Re: [RFC] Change locking in block_dev.c:do_open()

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 10:42:05 EST


On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> that area is not BKL. It's *!@& damn devfs=only mess and code that does
> direct assignment of ->bd_op before calling blkdev_get(). Until it's solved
> (and the only decent way I see is to remove this misfeature) I'd seriously
> recommend to leave the damn thing as is.

If it prevents a blkdev cleanup, I'd say we disable it at least and if it
should be really needed, we can still fix it later. Is anyone actually
using "devfs=only"? What's the use of it anyway? It only disables the
ability to address a driver by dev_t, I didn't know we want to go that

bye, Roman

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