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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] TTY patches for 2.6.36
    On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
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    > Wouldn't it make more sense to simply turn it on as Linus suggested ?

    I really do want the whole "there can be only one" highlander part.

    Go all Christopher Lambert on it, and cut it off at the head so that
    it cannot resurface even by mistake. IOW, remove the config option
    entirely, and remove the #ifdef's that switch between the BKL and
    mutex case.

    Otherwise somebody will enable the BKL code, and we'll miss the
    testing for that case. And getting testing is what the whole merge
    window is all about.

    I also don't want the BKL to show up in grep, even if the config
    option for it were to be impossible to enable. If we've gotten far
    enough that we can get rid of the BKL in the tty layer, we really
    should get rid of it. Not leave it in some zombie limbo state.

    Linus


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