Re: getting rid of sys/nfs/nfs_lock.c

From: Rick Macklem <>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:32:39 +0000
Oh, I forgot to mention that, post March 2008, this code was replaced by the
in kernel nlm found in sys/nlm, which is why it has been in use.

From: <> on behalf of Rick Macklem <>
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:30 PM
Subject: getting rid of sys/nfs/nfs_lock.c


sys/nfs/nfs_lock.c uses Giant. Since it has not been used by default since
March 2008, I suspect it can be removed from head without any impact.
Post March 2008, the only way this code could be executed is by both
building a kernel without "options NFSLOCKD" and deleting nfslockd.ko
from the kernel boot directory and then running rpc.lockd on the system.

I doubt anyone has been doing both of the above, but if you think it is
still useful, please speak up. (I have an untested patch that replaces Giant
with a regular mutex. I realized this code is not used when I trying to test it.;-)

Also, if it seems appropriate, I could commit a patch that makes it print out
"deprecated and going away before FreeBSD 13" message, but I doubt anyone
will ever see it.
Should I do such a message and wait a few months for the deletion?

Thanks for your comments, rick
ps: The current patch that prepares the kernel for deletion of sys/nfs/nfs_lock.c
     is in

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