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SubjectRe: [patch 05/28] drivers: Remove BKL from drivers/char/misc.c
On Saturday 10 October 2009, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> misc_open() is already serialized with misc_mtx. Remove the BKL
> locking which got there via the BKL pushdown.

This only works as long as all misc drivers also don't need the BKL
in /their/ open methods. I believe that we did a pushdown into them
last year, but new ones may have crept up.

I guess we really should have kill this one off back then, but somehow
it was forgotten about.

Arnd <><

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