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Date:	Sat, 8 Dec 2007 09:17:54 -0500
From:	Jeff Layton <>
To:	Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NLM: Add lockd reference counting and clean up lockd
 startup and shutdown

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 14:07:47 +0000
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

> > +	mutex_lock(&nlmsvc_mutex);
> > +	while (atomic_read(&nlmsvc_ref) != 0) {
> might be better to do the refcounting outside the thread and use the
> kthread api, which is something we still need to do for lockd anyway.

Currently sending a SIGKILL to lockd tells it to drop all of its locks
without exiting. If we change lockd to use kthreads, will we have to
change that to use a different mechanism?

Jeff Layton <>
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