Re: [announce] "kill the Big Kernel Lock (BKL)" tree

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 16:33:50 EST

> This is all certainly doable, but it leaves me with one concern: there
> will be no signal to external module maintainers that the change needs
> to be made. So, beyond doubt, quite a few of them will just continue to
> be shipped unfixed - and they will still run. If any of them actually
> *need* the BKL, something awful may happen to somebody someday.

I now have a large patch and my full x86-32 build tree building without
->ioctl() in file_operations. Its a 350K patch and took all day so I'll
begin splitting it out and sending chunks to tree maintainers.

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