cvs commit: src/sys/net bpf.c

John Baldwin jhb at
Wed May 7 20:17:38 UTC 2008

On Thursday 14 June 2007 10:53:51 pm Christian S.J. Peron wrote:
> csjp        2007-06-15 02:53:51 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sys/net              bpf.c 
>   Log:
>   - Conditionally pickup Giant around the network interface
>     ioctl routines if we are running with !mpsafenet
>   - Change un-conditional Giant acquisition around ifpromisc
>     to occur only if we are running with !mpsafenet
>   With these locking bits in place, we can now remove the Giant
>   requirement from BPF, so drop the D_NEEDGIANT device flag.
>   This change removes Giant acquisitions around BPF device
>   handlers (read, write, ioctl etc).
>   MFC after:      1 month
>   Discussed with: rwatson

Would it be ok to MFC this to 6.x?  (Looks like it was just never MFC'd, was 
curious if a reason came up why it couldn't be MFC'd?)

John Baldwin

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