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    Subject[PATCH 0/6 RFC] Remove the BKL from sys_execve on various architectures
    Most of the mainstream architectures such as x86, x86-64 and ppc, do not 
    use the bkl in sys_execve.

    All of the architectures that still use it, look like copy-and-pastes from
    a time when the mainstream architectures did use it. In addition, all of
    the call-outs appear to be to generic functions that are safe to use
    without the bkl. Therefore, I believe it should be safe to simply remove.

    However, the bkl does some surprising things, and I could be wrong. So
    please have a look at let us know if there is a reason why your
    architecture does indeed need the bkl in sys_execve.

    Even better, grab the relevant patch and do some testing and report back.

    Thank you in advance.

    John Kacur

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