[RFC 00/20] Proposal for remaining BKL users

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Tue Jan 25 18:22:23 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:17:14PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I've gone through all the code in the kernel that
> uses the big kernel lock and come up with a solution
> that seems at least half-reasonable for each of them.
> The decisions are somewhat arbitrary, but here is
> what I'd suggest we do:
> * Remove in 2.6.39:
>    i830, autofs3, smbfs

I thought some people really wanted to keep i830.  Or was that i810?

 I'll drop autofs3 and smbfs, thanks.

> * Move to staging now, kill in 2.6.41 (or later):
>    appletalk, hpfs

Sounds good to me.

> * Work around in an ugly way, but keep alive:
>    * ufs, ipx, i810, cx25721
> * Fix properly:
>    * usbip, go7007, adfs, x25

Thanks for the usbip and go7007 patches, I'll queue them up.

greg k-h

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