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    SubjectRe: [PATCH, RFC] Remove fasync() BKL usage, take 3325
    On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 05:23:37 +0100
    Oleg Nesterov <> wrote:

    > But please don't forget it is not strictly necessary f_op->fasync()
    > must use fasync_helper(). And we have users (pipe_rdwr_fasync) which
    > call fasync_helper() twice.

    Understood. Any such change will certainly require an audit of all
    in-tree fasync() implementations; that's part of why it's taking a
    little while. But it also cleans things up and solves the atomicity
    problems nicely, so I think it's worth trying.


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