Re: [PATCH, RFC] char dev BKL pushdown

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri May 16 2008 - 12:41:28 EST

> probably (I hope), will tell me that I've been wasting my time and that
> their code doesn't need the BKL. In such cases, I'll gladly drop the
> associated patch. But there's a fair amount of stuff here which clearly

You have to be careful before assuming but yes - seems sensible.

I'm currently munching my way through the watchdog drivers fixing them up
for unlocked_ioctl/BKL drops and finding various things needing fixing

> *does* need it still. If all seems well, maybe this tree should get into
> linux-next at some point too.

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