Re: [PATCH 14/20] staging/appletalk: remove the BKL
From: David Miller
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 17:28:56 EST
From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:17:28 +0100
> This changes appletalk to use lock_sock instead of
> lock_kernel for serialization. I tried to make sure
> that we don't hold the socket lock during sleeping
> functions, but I did not try to prove whether the
> locks are necessary in the first place.
> Compile-tested only.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
If you're moving appletalk to staging because "nobody is motivated
enough to remove the BKL" and then you actually do the work to remove
the BKL, I really don't see any point in doing the whole staging
We always keep an eye on every protocol that sits under the top-level
net/. Every socket API change propagates, as does every other
networking API change that matters for those protocols.
You can move appletalk down to staging if that stops happening, which
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