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Date:	Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:54:03 +0100
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	Mathieu Segaud <mathieu.segaud@...ala.cx>
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, sct@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Convert EXT2 to use unlocked_ioctl

On Thursday 17 January 2008, you wrote:
> 
> Change ext_ioctl() to be an unlocked_ioctl(), explicitly
> exposing BKL's uses.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Segaud <mathieu.segaud@...ala.cx>

You are now calling lock_kernel() twice in case of ext2_compat_ioctl(),
which calls back into ext2_ioctl with the BKL already held.

This is allowed with the BKL, but really bad style that you should
avoid. I assume the ext3 and ext4dev versions of your patch have
the same issue, but I didn't check in detail.

	Arnd <><
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