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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kill empty chardev open/release methods

> As it turns out, a misc driver will still be OK because the BKL has not
> (yet) been pushed past misc_open(). What this does mean, though, is
> that all of those empty and trivial open functions need to be
> revisited. I thought this looked too easy the first time through...

I think it would be best to make them lock/unlock kernel in the first
pass and then work through them. The BKL can be subtle and evil, but as I
brought it into the world I guess I must banish it ;)


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