Re: [PATCH, RFC] char dev BKL pushdown

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 19:45:46 EST

On Sunday 18 May 2008, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> There's a few intermediate dispatcher levels like this, actually.
> Lots of video drivers get called behind video_open(), usb drivers from
> usb_open(), etc.  Not much to be done but to push things down one level
> at a time.

I've given it a try for all the misc drivers that have an open() function.
The vast majority of them are actually watchdog drivers, all of which
register as a misc device by themselves. You seem to already have a script
to turn per-file changes into a patch each, so I'm sending you two patches:
one for all the watchdog drivers (maybe Wim can take care of that as well)
and one for all the other misc drivers (this one needs to be split).

Arnd <><

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