Re: [PATCH, RFC] Char dev BKL pushdown v2

From: Roland Dreier
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 16:39:00 EST

> If you're sure that this code doesn't need the BKL (and it kind of
> looked that way to me), the preferred approach seems to be to put in a
> comment to that effect so that it's clear that the code has been looked
> at. So sending me a patch which does this would be great.

OK, will send such a patch after auditing more carefully. Just to be
very clear, the issue is to make sure the locking is sufficient to
protect against multiple racing open calls to the same character device?

- R.
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