2008-05-20 13:33:07

by Talpey, Thomas

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Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] [RFC] knfsd: convert to kthread API and remove signaling for shutdown

At 10:34 PM 5/19/2008, Greg Banks wrote:
>Practically none of nfsd runs under BKL, except the startup and shutdown
>sequences and some of the write handlers for /proc/fs/nfsd/.

Locking and NFSv4 delegations.

In my opinion, getting rid of the BKL in NFS comes down to getting
locking right. It's incredibly intertwined, and it's not NFS's fault.