Re: [PATCH v3 00/10] BKL conversion in tty layer

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon May 17 2010 - 11:34:21 EST

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 02:41:30PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sat, 15 May 2010 22:59:46 +0200
> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is the third attempt to get the BKL out of the
> > TTY code. This version goes much further than the
> > previous one, and eliminates most of the code I
> > had introduced there.
> At this point I think the only way to make further progress is to
> actually push this stuff into the kernel on top of the BKL removal
> patches for the drivers and see what happens. Something will no doubt
> break but we can try and nail them in time or if not revert the series
> and try again next kernel.
> The big nasty remaining after this is drivers/serial, which probably
> wants some serious reconstructive surgery to use kfifo etc. Either way
> its an independent problem to the stuff this lot tackles.
> So this series
> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'd prefer to do this for .36, not for .35. Arnd, I'll be glad to queue
these patches up to the tty development tree after .35-rc1 is out, so it
gets lots of testing in the linux-next tree, is that ok? If so, can you
resend them to me at that time?


greg k-h
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