Re: [PATCH] floppy: remove floppy-specific O_EXCL handling

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon May 14 2012 - 12:25:23 EST


On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 11:02:07AM +0200, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> Block layer now handles O_EXCL in a generic way for block devices.
> The semantics is however different for floppy and all other block devices,
> as floppy driver contains its own O_EXCL handling.
> The semantics for all-but-floppy bdevs is "there can be at most one O_EXCL
> open of this file", while for floppy bdev the semantics is "if someone has
> the bdev open with O_EXCL, noone else can open it".
> Remove the floppy-specific handling and let the generic bdev code O_EXCL
> handling take over.
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@xxxxxxx>

Patch looks good to me but why do we want to change this at this


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