Re: [PATCH 00/27] Push down BKL to the filesystems (v2)
From: Christian Borntraeger
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 06:29:11 EST
Am Montag 02 November 2009 11:04:40 schrieb Jan Blunck:
> During the realtime preemption mini-summit we discussed the entire removal
> of the big kernel lock. I've started working on this for some filesystems.
> My plan is to push the BKL down to the implementations first and remove it
> from there later.
> This series is pushing the BKL from do_new_mount() down to the filesystems
> and removes it from ext series of filesystems and one other trivial use:
> if the BKL is only used in get_sb/fill_super due to the push-down, we just
> need to make sure that parallel calls to get_sb/fill_super would race
> against each other.
seems that patch 1 (the pushdown) did not yet made it to the list. Looking at
you diffstat it seems that you only touched fs/*
There are filesystems in other places, e.g.
I am really not an expert in filesystems, so my comment might be bogus: My
expection was, that a simple pushdown should also affect these filesystems,
especially if the filesystems dont use simple_fill_super, no?
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