[arch-general] kernel 2.6.37 BKL

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 20:20:05 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 19:45 -0500, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> On 01/05/2011 07:23 PM, Jan Steffens wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Matthew Monaco<dgbaley27 at verizon.net>  wrote:
> >> Devs,
> >>
> >> Any plans about the BKL setting in .37? I've been running the rc's without
> >> it for a while now.
> >>
> >
> > Leave it enabled. It's important for compatibility with older drivers.
> >
> The thing is, and this might be an indictment against me, I had heard it's 
> required for v4l, but I compiled without BKL and my webcam works fine.

At this point in time leaving it enabled for compatibility in kernel26
is fine IMO. Those who need it disabled for specific reasons (the one I
can think of is task latency for audio) should already be used to
compiling patched kernels, so it wouldn't be a big deal for now.

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