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    BKL: introduce CONFIG_BKL. · 6de5bd12
    Arnd Bergmann authored
    With all the patches we have queued in the BKL removal tree, only a
    few dozen modules are left that actually rely on the BKL, and even
    there are lots of low-hanging fruit. We need to decide what to do
    about them, this patch illustrates one of the options:
    Every user of the BKL is marked as 'depends on BKL' in Kconfig,
    and the CONFIG_BKL becomes a user-visible option. If it gets
    disabled, no BKL using module can be built any more and the BKL
    code itself is compiled out.
    The one exception is file locking, which is practically always
    enabled and does a 'select BKL' instead. This effectively forces
    CONFIG_BKL to be enabled until we have solved the fs/lockd
    mess and can apply the patch that removes the BKL from fs/locks.c.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
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