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SubjectRe: [PATCH] video4linux: Push down the BKL
On Thu, 22 May 2008, Alan Cox wrote:

> For most drivers the generic ioctl handler does the work and we update it
> and it becomes the unlocked_ioctl method. Older drivers use the usercopy
> method so we make it do the work. Finally there are a few special cases.
> Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>

The pvrusb2 driver already should not require the BKL. Though since
this driver (like every V4L driver) is using video_usercopy() then it's
obviously going along for the ride here with respect to the overall
issue here in pushing the lock down into video_usercopy(). In the mean
time, for the pvrusb2 portion of this patch...

Acked-By: Mike Isely <>



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