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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd <at> arndb.de>
Subject: [PATCH 0/4] Phasing out the BKL
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Tuesday 18th January 2011 21:16:58 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Hi Linus,

These are the remaining patches I have for moving
the big kernel lock further out of the view of
developers. I had originally made them for 2.6.37
and they have been in linux-next since.

None of them has any real significance at this point,
since there are few people using the remaining modules
that require the BKL (ipx, appletalk, x.25, ufs,
adfs, hpfs, i830-drm, and a few bits in staging).
I expect to see patches for the first four in that
list at some point in the near future, after that
I suppose we can remove the option along with the
remaining dependencies completely.

For now, please pick any patches you like out of
these four.

Cc: Dave Airlie 

Arnd Bergmann (4):
  drm/i810: remove the BKL
  BKL: disable by default
  BKL: mark lock_kernel as deprecated
  BKL: move CONFIG_BKL to staging

 drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig         |    4 ++--
 drivers/gpu/drm/i810/i810_dma.c |   18 +-----------------
 drivers/gpu/drm/i810/i810_drv.c |    6 +++++-
 drivers/staging/Kconfig         |   10 ++++++++++
 include/linux/smp_lock.h        |   23 ++++++-----------------
 lib/Kconfig.debug               |    9 ---------
 6 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
 
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