[arch-general] kernel 2.6.37 BKL

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jan 6 08:03:43 EST 2011

It seems like there is already agreement to keep BKL enabled, but for
what it's worth here are my two cents:

As explained by Andi Kleen <http://halobates.de/blog/p/56>, the
disabling of BKL has no impact on end users. The benefit might come
later, as the absence of BKL allows optimizations to be made. However,
for the time being there is no benefit in removing it, and as Thomas
pointed out, some functionality would be lost (Matthew: the v4l
subsystem was fixed to work without BKL, that's why it still works for
you :) ).



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