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SubjectRe: [patch 11/28] nvram: Drop the bkl from nvram_llseek()
On Saturday 10 October 2009, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> There is nothing to protect inside nvram_llseek(), the file
> offset doesn't need to be protected and nvram_len is only
> initialized from an __init path.
> It's safe to remove the big kernel lock there.

The generic_nvram driver still uses ->ioctl instead of ->unlocked_ioctl.
I guess it would be helpful to change that in the same series, so we
don't get the BKL back as soon as someone does a pushdown into the
remaining ioctl functions.

Arnd <><

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