Re: [PATCH 00/27] Push down BKL to the filesystems (v2)

From: Christian Borntraeger
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 10:31:29 EST

Am Montag 02 November 2009 14:30:42 schrieb Jan Blunck:
> > Looking at
> > you diffstat it seems that you only touched fs/*
> >
> > There are filesystems in other places, e.g.
> > drivers/isdn/capi/capifs.c,
> > arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
> > or
> > arch/s390/hypfs/inode.c
> >
> > 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?
> D'Oh! You are totally correct. Seems that nothing important outside of fs/
> actually requires the BKL since my box is still wor

Can you change your series to do the full pushdown anyway? grep for
register_filesystem find several places that probably dont get much testing and
if something goes wrong a full pushdown + blk removal would allow to find the
problem with bisect later on.
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