Re: [PATCH, RFC] char dev BKL pushdown

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 11:13:58 EST

Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.

OK, it looks like the "misc" misc drivers patch can go into the
bkl-removal tree, while the watchdog patches should not. What that
means, I guess, is that the final misc_open() patch cannot go in at this
point; Alan's watchdog stuff needs to find its way in first. Make

> 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).

Alas, I have no such script. I just committed each change as I made it
- each one required individual attention anyway. The misc changes look
pretty straightforward, so I could probably hack up such a thing pretty
quickly if you don't have a tree with broken out patches.


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