The state of Giant lock in the file systems?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Mon Nov 8 15:29:11 UTC 2010

On 8 November 2010 16:10, Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at> wrote:

> I already claimed several times that I will remove VFS_LOCK_GIANT
> after smbfs is locked. Patch for removal is sitting in my repository
> for almost a year.

Ok, I've made a little table here:

Just to get my understanding clear on this: in the case of VFS, Giant
protects / prevents concurrent execution of all vfsops or something
more / something other than that?

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