From: David Miller on
From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd(a)>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 23:18:53 +0200

> All these files use the big kernel lock in a trivial
> way to serialize their private file operations,
> typically resulting from an earlier semi-automatic
> pushdown from VFS.
> None of these drivers appears to want to lock against
> other code, and they all use the BKL as the top-level
> lock in their file operations, meaning that there
> is no lock-order inversion problem.
> Consequently, we can remove the BKL completely,
> replacing it with a per-file mutex in every case.
> Using a scripted approach means we can avoid
> typos.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd(a)>

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