Commit de62a97e authored by Christoph Hellwig's avatar Christoph Hellwig Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] deprecate the tasklist_lock export

Drivers have no business looking at the task list and thus using this lock.
 The only possibly modular users left are:


which I'll send out fixes for soon.
Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 554b7c80
......@@ -185,6 +185,17 @@ Who: Jean Delvare <>
What: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL(tasklist_lock)
When: August 2006
Files: kernel/fork.c
Why: tasklist_lock protects the kernel internal task list. Modules have
no business looking at it, and all instances in drivers have been due
to use of too-lowlevel APIs. Having this symbol exported prevents
moving to more scalable locking schemes for the task list.
Who: Christoph Hellwig <>
What: mount/umount uevents
When: February 2007
Why: These events are not correct, and do not properly let userspace know
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