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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@computergmbh.de>
Cc: Nikanth Karthikesan <knikanth@suse.de>,
	grant@torque.net, tim@cyberelk.net,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-janitors@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Change paride driver to use unlocked_ioctl instead of ioctl
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 12:20:28 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080109122027.GA13254@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0801091313231.29244@fbirervta.pbzchgretzou.qr>

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 01:14:25PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> I wonder why a simple copy_from_user() requires the BKL.. if pt
> does need locking, then probably some mutex inside pt.

Given this is a janitorial project where the people don't even have
the hardware to test it's best to do a 1:1 conversion instead of making
it more complex.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-09 12:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-10  6:14 Nikanth Karthikesan
2008-01-09  8:06 ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-01-09  8:23   ` Valdis.Kletnieks
     [not found]   ` <4784D3E0.BANGALORE.BLR.100.174746A.1.EABB.1@1:7.BANGALORE.BLR.100.0.1.0.1@16>
2008-01-10  8:55     ` Nikanth Karthikesan
2008-01-09 12:14       ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-01-09 12:20         ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2008-01-10  7:23 ` Nikanth Karthikesan
2008-01-09 12:33   ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-01-09 13:26     ` Jiri Kosina
2008-01-09 16:56       ` Alan Cox
2008-01-10 15:01         ` Jiri Kosina
2008-01-10 20:58           ` Alan Cox
     [not found]         ` <478681FE.BANGALORE.BLR.100.174746A.1.ECB1.1@1:7.BANGALORE.BLR.100.0.1.0.1@16>
2008-01-10 15:31           ` Nikanth Karthikesan
2008-01-10 15:50             ` Matthew Wilcox
     [not found]       ` <47854BF3.BANGALORE.BLR.100.174746A.1.EB89.1@1:7.BANGALORE.BLR.100.0.1.0.1@16>
2008-01-10  5:29         ` Nikanth Karthikesan

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