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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@texware.it>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Andrew Hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>,
	Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>,
	Jan Blunck <jblunck@infradead.org>,
	John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>,
	Oliver Neukum <oliver@neukum.org>,
	Paul Menage <menage@google.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 20/20] BKL: That's all, folks
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:01:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110126110159.GB27809@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110126084701.589322a2@bob.linux.org.uk>


* Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> > Yay!
> > 
> > Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> 
> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
> 
> Nice to see it gone - it seemed such a good idea in Linux 1.3

No need to feel bad about it - there was simply no other way to do it: the BKL 
basically represented all the single-CPU assumptions that were built into the kernel 
from 0.10 up to 1.3 (and at least as much new BKL depending code going forward as 
well ...).

Every last such piece of code had to be eliminated. So the BKL represented the 
status quo - and eliminating the status quo is always hard, as the code that remains 
became less and less important :-)

Thanks,

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2011-01-26 11:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 64+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-25 22:17 [RFC 00/20] Proposal for remaining BKL users Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 01/20] drm/i810: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 02/20] drm: remove i830 driver Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 03/20] staging/usbip: convert to kthread Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-28 17:53   ` Max Vozeler
2011-01-28 18:48     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-03-01 22:15     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 04/20] staging/cx25721: serialize access to devlist Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:23   ` Palash Bandyopadhyay
2011-01-31 21:37   ` Greg KH
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 05/20] staging/go7007: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 06/20] staging: Remove autofs3 Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  7:41   ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 07/20] staging: remove smbfs Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 08/20] adfs: remove the big kernel lock Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:20   ` Russell King
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 09/20] hpfs: rename big kernel lock to hpfs_lock Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  0:15   ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-26  0:19   ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-26 12:48     ` [PATCH v2] hpfs: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 12:50     ` [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:52       ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-27  5:01         ` Nick Piggin
2011-01-27 10:57           ` Miklos Szeredi
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 11/20] hpfs: move to drivers/staging Arnd Bergmann
2011-02-07 16:17   ` Mikulas Patocka
2011-02-07 19:31     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 12/20] x25: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 10:07   ` Andrew Hendry
2011-01-27 12:17     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 12:38       ` [PATCH v2] " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 13:20         ` Eric Dumazet
2011-01-27 13:43           ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 13/20] appletalk: move to staging Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 14/20] staging/appletalk: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:29   ` David Miller
2011-01-26 12:57     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 15/20] ufs: " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  2:30   ` Nick Bowler
2011-01-26 12:53     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27  5:47   ` Nick Piggin
2011-01-27 13:13     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 16/20] ipx: " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 17/20] tracing: don't trace " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:28   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 18/20] rtmutex-tester: remove BKL tests Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 15:00   ` [tip:core/locking] rtmutex-tester: Remove " tip-bot for Arnd Bergmann
2011-02-22 20:57   ` [tip:irq/core] rtmutex: tester: " tip-bot for Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 19/20] drivers: remove extraneous includes of smp_lock.h Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 20/20] BKL: That's all, folks Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  6:19   ` Ingo Molnar
2011-01-26  8:47     ` Alan Cox
2011-01-26 11:01       ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2011-01-26 11:22   ` Thomas Gleixner
2011-01-26  2:22 ` [RFC 00/20] Proposal for remaining BKL users Greg KH
2011-01-26  2:22   ` Greg KH
2011-01-26 11:31   ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 11:31     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 11:58     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2011-01-26 13:45       ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 13:45         ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:24         ` Palash Bandyopadhyay

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