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Date:	Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:16:16 +0100
From:	Jan Blunck <>
To:	Phillip Lougher <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,,,,
Subject: Re: BKL: Remove BKL from Squashfs

On Tue, Nov 10, Phillip Lougher wrote:

> Phillip Lougher wrote:
> >This patch was prompted by Jan Blunck's "Push down BKL to the 
> >filesystems" patch
> >series, where he firstly pushes the BKL down to individual filesystems
> >(even if they don't need it) , and then successively removes them
> >(on a one patch per filesystem basis) in later patches.
> >
> >The patch should be reviewed in the context that it is intended for Jan's
> >BKL removal patch series.
> >
> Jan and/or Matthew,
> Can you please ACK this patch, and say whether you're going to
> add it to your BKL patch series? (I'm happy for it to go through
> there, rather than my Squashfs tree).
> After reviewing your patches, it seems to me that the BKL isn't
> needed in Squashfs.  You removed it from 23 filesystems because
> it's not protecting any shared state,  on that basis it isn't needed
> needed in Squashfs either.

Yes, I'll do this through my patch series. I'll rework the series a bit and
will repost it soon.


Jan Blunck <>
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