Re: [PATCH 01/27] BKL: Push down BKL from do_new_mount() to thefilesystems get_sb/fill_super operation

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 09:33:43 EST

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 11:25:09AM +0100, Jan Blunck wrote:
> > For the next spin please don't push it down to filesystems that
> > obviously don't need it at all and just mention them in the patch
> > description. For filesystems like xfs and btrfs that never used the BKL
> > at all that should make life a bit simpler.
> My plan was to remove the BKL in the obvious cases in the followup patches
> that are also included in the series. So should I just merge the obvious stuff
> into one patch? Christian Borntraeger was actually requesting the opposite. He
> wants to be able to bisect it to the patch that is removing the BKL. That
> would be much simple with many small patches I think.

Yes, but for most filesystems the BKL never made sense. Anywhere where
it's non-obvious (or the maintainer wants it) make it a separate patch,
but don't bother for things like xfs or btrfs.

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