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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: push down BKL into .locked_ioctl
    > Ok, here comes the first step. Can you be more specific
    > about what you mean with the open and release methods?
    > Do you mean the sg.c and bsg.c chrdev file operations?

    No, the open and release methods in struct block_device_operations.
    After this the driver API for block devices is BKL free, which
    is an important step. To get there the locking in blkdev_get/put
    needs to be sorted out first, though.


    The ioctl pushdown patch looks good to me, btw.



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