Re: [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Jan 26 2011 - 07:50:51 EST

On Wednesday 26 January 2011, Andi Kleen wrote:
> I don't think that's a very good idea, there's danger
> of holding it over IO and that would be really bad (as in like MINIX[1])
> It would be better to do it the i810 way and check for the number of
> CPUs at module init time and refuse to run if it's > 1

I don't see much value of one evil over the other, but why not. The code
is going away anyway unless someone cleans it up further.

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