12 years agoext2: statfs speed up
Badari Pulavarty [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:58 +0000]
ext2: statfs speed up

This is a patch that speeds up statfs.  It is very simple - the "overhead"
calculation, which takes a huge amount of time for large filesystems, never
changes unless the size of the filesystem itself changes.  That means we can
store it in memory and only recalculate if the filesystem has been resized
(almost never).

It also fixes a minor problem that we never update the on-disk superblock free
blocks/inodes counts until the filesystem is unmounted.  While not fatal, we
may as well update that on disk when we have the information, and it makes
things like debugfs and dumpe2fs report a bit more accurate info.

Signed-off-by: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@clusterfs.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodrivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c: lower printk severity
Dan Aloni [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:57 +0000]
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c: lower printk severity

Signed-off-by: Dan Aloni <da-x@monatomic.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodrivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_poweroff.c: lower printk severity
Dan Aloni [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:56 +0000]
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_poweroff.c: lower printk severity

Signed-off-by: Dan Aloni <da-x@monatomic.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agovsprintf.c: optimizing, part 2: base 10 conversion speedup, v2
Denis Vlasenko [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:56 +0000]
vsprintf.c: optimizing, part 2: base 10 conversion speedup, v2

Optimize integer-to-string conversion in vsprintf.c for base 10.  This is
by far the most used conversion, and in some use cases it impacts
performance.  For example, top reads /proc/$PID/stat for every process, and
with 4000 processes decimal conversion alone takes noticeable time.

Using code from

http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/bcd/decimal.html
(with permission from the author, Douglas W. Jones)

binary-to-decimal-string conversion is done in groups of five digits at
once, using only additions/subtractions/shifts (with -O2; -Os throws in
some multiply instructions).

On i386 arch gcc 4.1.2 -O2 generates ~500 bytes of code.

This patch is run tested. Userspace benchmark/test is also attached.
I tested it on PIII and AMD64 and new code is generally ~2.5 times
faster. On AMD64:

# ./vsprintf_verify-O2
Original decimal conv: .......... 151 ns per iteration
Patched decimal conv:  .......... 62 ns per iteration
Testing correctness
12895992590592 ok...        [Ctrl-C]
# ./vsprintf_verify-O2
Original decimal conv: .......... 151 ns per iteration
Patched decimal conv:  .......... 62 ns per iteration
Testing correctness
26025406464 ok...        [Ctrl-C]

More realistic test: top from busybox project was modified to
report how many us it took to scan /proc (this does not account
any processing done after that, like sorting process list),
and then I test it with 4000 processes:

#!/bin/sh
i=4000
while test $i != 0; do
    sleep 30 &
    let i--
done
busybox top -b -n3 >/dev/null

on unpatched kernel:

top: 4120 processes took 102864 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 91757 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 92517 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 92581 microseconds to scan

on patched kernel:

top: 4120 processes took 75460 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 66451 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 67267 microseconds to scan
top: 4120 processes took 67618 microseconds to scan

The speedup comes from much faster generation of /proc/PID/stat
by sprintf() calls inside the kernel.

Signed-off-by: Douglas W Jones <jones@cs.uiowa.edu>
Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agovsprintf.c: optimizing, part 1 (easy and obvious stuff)
Denis Vlasenko [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:54 +0000]
vsprintf.c: optimizing, part 1 (easy and obvious stuff)

* There is no point in having full "0...9a...z" constant vector,
  if we use only "0...9a...f" (and "x" for "0x").

* Post-decrement usually needs a few more instructions, so use
  pre decrement instead where makes sense:
-       while (i < precision--) {
+       while (i <= --precision) {

* if base != 10 (=> base 8 or 16), we can avoid using division
  in a loop and use mask/shift, obtaining much faster conversion.
  (More complex optimization for base 10 case is in the second patch).

Overall, size vsprintf.o shows ~80 bytes smaller text section
with this patch applied.

Signed-off-by: Douglas W Jones <jones@cs.uiowa.edu>
Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoFix trivial typos in anon_inodes.c comments
J. Bruce Fields [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:53 +0000]
Fix trivial typos in anon_inodes.c comments

Trivial typo and grammar fixes.

Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@citi.umich.edu>
Cc: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoisapnp: remove pointless check of 'type' against 0 in isapnp_read_tag()
Jesper Juhl [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:53 +0000]
isapnp: remove pointless check of 'type' against 0 in isapnp_read_tag()

In drivers/pnp/isapnp/core.c::isapnp_read_tag() there is a test of 'type'
being == 0 a bit down in the function.  That test doesn't make any sense.
If 'type' could indeed be NULL, then the test happens way too late as we'd
already have tried to dereference the pointer earlier and looking at the
callers it also turns out that there is no way type can ever actually be
NULL.

So the test is completely pointless and should just be removed.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years ago.gitignore update
Alexey Dobriyan [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:52 +0000]
.gitignore update

headers_install by default puts headers into usr/include/ .
They're auto-generated, so should be ignored.

Same for *.orig, *.rej .

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@sw.ru>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoremove mm/backing-dev.c:congestion_wait_interruptible()
Adrian Bunk [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:52 +0000]
remove mm/backing-dev.c:congestion_wait_interruptible()

congestion_wait_interruptible() is no longer used.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agokernel/printk.c: document possible deadlock against scheduler
Jiri Kosina [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:51 +0000]
kernel/printk.c: document possible deadlock against scheduler

kernel/printk.c: document possible deadlock against scheduler

The printk's comment states that it can be called from every context,
which might lead to false illusion that it could be called from everywhere
without any restrictions.

This is however not true - a call to printk() could deadlock if called from
scheduler code (namely from schedule(), wake_up(), etc) on runqueue lock
when it tries to wake up klogd. Document this.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodocs: static initialization of spinlocks is OK
Ed L. Cashin [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:50 +0000]
docs: static initialization of spinlocks is OK

Static initialization of spinlocks is preferable to dynamic initialization
when it is practical.  This patch updates documentation for consistency
with comments in spinlock_types.h.

Signed-off-by: Ed L. Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoserial: remove termios checks from various old char serial drivers
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:49 +0000]
serial: remove termios checks from various old char serial drivers

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years ago68360serial: remove broken optimisation
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:49 +0000]
68360serial: remove broken optimisation

Remove the broken 'no termios change' optimisation for this driver.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Cc: Greg Ungerer <gerg@snapgear.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agosynclink: remove bogus 'no change' termios optimisation from synclink drivers
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:48 +0000]
synclink: remove bogus 'no change' termios optimisation from synclink drivers

Again this check is wrong now, and un-needed

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Cc: Paul Fulghum <paulkf@microgate.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agogenericserial: remove bogus optimisation check and dead code paths
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:47 +0000]
genericserial: remove bogus optimisation check and dead code paths

We've been using the 'new locking' for a long time now so it seems
pointless keeping the old one around.  Remove it and undo the macros it
uses back into real code for readability.  Remove the bogus 'no termios
change' checks.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Cc: Morten Helgesen <morten@sourcepoet.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoamiserial: remove incorrect 'no termios change' check
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:47 +0000]
amiserial: remove incorrect 'no termios change' check

Lots of serial drivers check and optimise for setting the termios values to
the ones they were before.  This is pointless and the check is wrong
anyway.  Remove the checks on the serial drivers.  If we ever do need such
a check put it back in the tty layer instead _once_!

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agomodules: remove modlist_lock
Rusty Russell [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:46 +0000]
modules: remove modlist_lock

Now we always use stop_machine for module insertion or deletion, we no
longer need the modlist_lock: merely disabling preemption is sufficient to
block against list manipulation.  This avoids deadlock on OOPSen where we
can potentially grab the lock twice.

Bug: 8695
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Tobias Oed <tobiasoed@hotmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext4: fix error handling in ext4_create_journal
Borislav Petkov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:45 +0000]
ext4: fix error handling in ext4_create_journal

Fix error handling in ext4_create_journal according to kernel conventions.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de>
Cc: <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext3: fix error handling in ext3_create_journal()
Borislav Petkov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:45 +0000]
ext3: fix error handling in ext3_create_journal()

Fix error handling in ext3_create_journal according to kernel conventions.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agomake cancel_xxx_work_sync() return a boolean
Oleg Nesterov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:44 +0000]
make cancel_xxx_work_sync() return a boolean

Change cancel_work_sync() and cancel_delayed_work_sync() to return a boolean
indicating whether the work was actually cancelled.  A zero return value means
that the work was not pending/queued.

Without that kind of change it is not possible to avoid flush_workqueue()
sometimes, see the next patch as an example.

Also, this patch unifies both functions and kills the (unlikely) busy-wait
loop.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@o2.pl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agorename cancel_rearming_delayed_work() to cancel_delayed_work_sync()
Oleg Nesterov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:44 +0000]
rename cancel_rearming_delayed_work() to cancel_delayed_work_sync()

Imho, the current naming of cancel_xxx workqueue functions is very confusing.

cancel_delayed_work()
cancel_rearming_delayed_work()
cancel_rearming_delayed_workqueue() // obsolete

cancel_work_sync()

This looks as if the first 2 functions differ in "type" of their argument
which is not true any longer, nowadays the difference is the behaviour.

The semantics of cancel_rearming_delayed_work(dwork) was changed
significantly, it doesn't require that dwork rearms itself, and cancels dwork
synchronously.

Rename it to cancel_delayed_work_sync().  This matches cancel_delayed_work()
and cancel_work_sync().  Re-create cancel_rearming_delayed_work() as a simple
inline obsolete wrapper, like cancel_rearming_delayed_workqueue().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@o2.pl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoupdate Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
Borislav Petkov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:43 +0000]
update Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt

Update Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoRemove the last few UMSDOS leftovers
Jesper Juhl [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:42 +0000]
Remove the last few UMSDOS leftovers

The UMSDOS filesystem was removed back in 2.6.11, but some tiny bits stuck
around.  This patch removes the few remaining leftovers.  The only things
left behind after this are the entries in the CREDITS file and the ioctl
number in Documentation/ioctl-number.txt as documentation.

This third (hopefully final) version of the patch doesn't edit the
arch/um/config.release file, since Jeff Dike pointed out to me that it
should die completely, and asked me to remove it from my patch as he'll
send in a seperate patch removing the file completely.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoAdd missing files and dirs to 00-INDEX in Documentation/
Jesper Juhl [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:41 +0000]
Add missing files and dirs to 00-INDEX in Documentation/

Add descriptions for a number of missing files and directories to the
Documentation/00-INDEX file.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodma: make dma pool to use kmalloc_node
Yinghai Lu [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:41 +0000]
dma: make dma pool to use kmalloc_node

Using dev_to_node(&dev->dev) to get node, and kmalloc_node to dma buffer on
corresponding node dma pool

Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai.lu@sun.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoUDF: fix function name from udf_crc16 to udf_crc
Cyrill Gorcunov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:40 +0000]
UDF: fix function name from udf_crc16 to udf_crc

We have to change udf_crc16() name to udf_crc() to be able to play with CRC
test.

Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agogeneric bug: use show_regs() instead of dump_stack()
Heiko Carstens [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:39 +0000]
generic bug: use show_regs() instead of dump_stack()

The current generic bug implementation has a call to dump_stack() in case a
WARN_ON(whatever) gets hit.  Since report_bug(), which calls dump_stack(),
gets called from an exception handler we can do better: just pass the
pt_regs structure to report_bug() and pass it to show_regs() in case of a
warning.  This will give more debug informations like register contents,
etc...  In addition this avoids some pointless lines that dump_stack()
emits, since it includes a stack backtrace of the exception handler which
is of no interest in case of a warning.  E.g.  on s390 the following lines
are currently always present in a stack backtrace if dump_stack() gets
called from report_bug():

 [<000000000001517a>] show_trace+0x92/0xe8)
 [<0000000000015270>] show_stack+0xa0/0xd0
 [<00000000000152ce>] dump_stack+0x2e/0x3c
 [<0000000000195450>] report_bug+0x98/0xf8
 [<0000000000016cc8>] illegal_op+0x1fc/0x21c
 [<00000000000227d6>] sysc_return+0x0/0x10

Acked-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>
Acked-by: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@parisc-linux.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoAdd -Werror-implicit-function-declaration
Dave Jones [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:38 +0000]
Add -Werror-implicit-function-declaration

Add -Werror-implicit-function-declaration
This makes builds fail sooner if something is implicitly defined instead
of having to wait half an hour for it to fail at the linking stage.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agouninline check_signature()
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:38 +0000]
uninline check_signature()

This is a rather bizarre thing to have inlined in io.h.  Stick it in lib/
instead.

While we're there, despaghetti it a bit, and fix its off-by-one behaviour when
passed a zero length.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoCodingStyle: add information about editor modelines
Josh Triplett [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:37 +0000]
CodingStyle: add information about editor modelines

I recently received a patch including a file that had a vim modeline,
and I realized that nothing specifically proscribed that practice.

Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoCodingStyle: add information about trailing whitespace
Josh Triplett [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:37 +0000]
CodingStyle: add information about trailing whitespace

Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agois_power_of_2: ufs/super.c
vignesh babu [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:36 +0000]
is_power_of_2: ufs/super.c

Replace (n & (n-1)) with is_power_of_2

Signed-off-by: vignesh babu <vignesh.babu@wipro.com>
Acked-by: Evgeniy Dushistov <dushistov@mail.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoparport_pc: it887x fix
Niels de Vos [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:35 +0000]
parport_pc: it887x fix

The IO port range requested by parport_pc.c:sio_ite_8872_probe is too small.
The IO-ports of ttyS1 (0x2f8) will be missconfigured by the ITE-chip.  The ITE
starts looking for the chip a 0x2a0.  An IO-portrange of 32 will not overwrite
the ports of ttyS1.  Therefore register 0x60 should be written with
0xe5000000, enabling the ITE and setting IO-portsize to 32 bytes.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agois_power_of_2: kernel/kfifo.c
vignesh babu [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:34 +0000]
is_power_of_2: kernel/kfifo.c

Replace (n & (n-1)) with is_power_of_2()

Signed-off-by: vignesh babu <vignesh.babu@wipro.com>
Acked-by: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agomake seccomp zerocost in schedule
Andrea Arcangeli [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:33 +0000]
make seccomp zerocost in schedule

This follows a suggestion from Chuck Ebbert on how to make seccomp
absolutely zerocost in schedule too.  The only remaining footprint of
seccomp is in terms of the bzImage size that becomes a few bytes (perhaps
even a few kbytes) larger, measure it if you care in the embedded.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@cpushare.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agomove seccomp from /proc to a prctl
Andrea Arcangeli [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:32 +0000]
move seccomp from /proc to a prctl

This reduces the memory footprint and it enforces that only the current
task can enable seccomp on itself (this is a requirement for a
strightforward [modulo preempt ;) ] TIF_NOTSC implementation).

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@cpushare.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agonbd.c: sock_xmit: cleanup signal related code
Oleg Nesterov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:32 +0000]
nbd.c: sock_xmit: cleanup signal related code

sock_xmit() re-implements sigprocmask() and dequeue_signal_lock().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Paul Clements <paul.clements@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agokcdrwd: remove unneeded flush_signals() call
Oleg Nesterov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:29 +0000]
kcdrwd: remove unneeded flush_signals() call

kcdrwd() is a kernel thread, all signals are ignored.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoadb_probe_task: remove unneeded flush_signals() call
Oleg Nesterov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:29 +0000]
adb_probe_task: remove unneeded flush_signals() call

adb_probe_task() is forked by "events" thread, all signals are ignored, no
need to play with signal blocking/flushing.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agobd_claim_by_disk: fix warning
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:28 +0000]
bd_claim_by_disk: fix warning

Fix this:

fs/block_dev.c: In function 'bd_claim_by_disk':
fs/block_dev.c:970: warning: 'found' may be used uninitialized in this function

and given that free_bd_holder() now needs free(NULL)-is-legal behaviour, we
can simplify bd_release_from_kobject().

Cc: Bjorn Steinbrink <B.Steinbrink@gmx.de>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes-kernel@saeurebad.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoReplace obscure constructs in fs/block_dev.c
Johannes Weiner [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:25 +0000]
Replace obscure constructs in fs/block_dev.c

Replace some funky codepaths in fs/block_dev.c with cleaner versions of the
affected places.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix return value]
Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes-kernel@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Bjorn Steinbrink <B.Steinbrink@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agofs/namespace.c should #include "internal.h"
Adrian Bunk [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:25 +0000]
fs/namespace.c should #include "internal.h"

Every file should include the headers containing the prototypes for
its global functions.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agosprint_symbol() cleanup
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:24 +0000]
sprint_symbol() cleanup

Remove pointless `else'.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoHFS+: add custom dentry hash and comparison operations
Duane Griffin [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:23 +0000]
HFS+: add custom dentry hash and comparison operations

Add custom dentry hash and comparison operations for HFS+ filesystems that are
case-insensitive and/or do automatic unicode decomposition.  The new
operations reuse the existing HFS+ ASCII to unicode conversion, unicode
decomposition and case folding functionality.

Signed-off-by: Duane Griffin <duaneg@dghda.com>
Signed-off-by: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoHFS+: refactor ASCII to unicode conversion routine for later reuse
Duane Griffin [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:22 +0000]
HFS+: refactor ASCII to unicode conversion routine for later reuse

The HFS+ filesystem is case-insensitive and does automatic unicode
decomposition by default, but does not provide custom dentry operations.  This
can lead to multiple dentries being cached for lookups on a filename with
varying case and/or character (de)composition.

These patches add custom dentry hash and comparison operations for
case-sensitive and/or automatically decomposing HFS+ filesystems.  Unicode
decomposition and case-folding are performed as required to ensure equivalent
filenames are hashed to the same values and compare as equal.

This patch:

Refactor existing HFS+ ASCII to unicode string conversion routine to split out
character conversion functionality.  This will be reused by the custom dentry
hash and comparison routines.  This approach avoids unnecessary memory
allocation compared to using the string conversion routine directly in the new
functions.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: avoid use-of-uninitialised]
Signed-off-by: Duane Griffin <duaneg@dghda.com>
Signed-off-by: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agomistaken ext4_inode_bitmap for ext4_block_bitmap
Toshiyuki Okajima [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:22 +0000]
mistaken ext4_inode_bitmap for ext4_block_bitmap

In ext4_new_blocks(), one of two ext4_block_bitmap() calls should be
ext4_inode_bitmap() call.  It is not harmful in normal processing, but it
should be fixed.

Signed-off-by: Toshiyuki Okajima <toshi.okajima@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agosysctl.c: add text telling people to use CTL_UNNUMBERED
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:21 +0000]
sysctl.c: add text telling people to use CTL_UNNUMBERED

Hopefully this will help people to understand the new regime.

Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoAdd Documentation/sysctl/ctl_unnumbered.txt
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:20 +0000]
Add Documentation/sysctl/ctl_unnumbered.txt

Poeple keep on adding new numbered sysctls, when they're supposed not to.

Add a documentation file which explain why new sysctls should use
CTL_UNNUMBERED.  The next patch will sprinkle pointers to this throughout
sysctl.c.

Eric provided the text (thanks)

Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoFUTEX: Tidy up the code
Thomas Gleixner [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:20 +0000]
FUTEX: Tidy up the code

The recent PRIVATE and REQUEUE_PI changes to the futex code made it hard to
read.  Tidy it up.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoupdate description in Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
Borislav Petkov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:19 +0000]
update description in Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt

Update the description of struct file_system_type and get_sb() in
Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt to match the current code.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agocdrom: replace hard-coded constants by kernel.h macro.
Robert P. J. Day [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:19 +0000]
cdrom: replace hard-coded constants by kernel.h macro.

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agosys_time() speedup
Ingo Molnar [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:18 +0000]
sys_time() speedup

Improve performance of sys_time().  sys_time() returns time in seconds, but
it does so by calling do_gettimeofday() and then returning the tv_sec
portion of the GTOD time.  But the data structure "xtime", which is updated
by every timer/scheduler tick, already offers HZ granularity time.

The patch improves the sysbench OLTP macrobenchmark significantly:

2.6.22-rc6:

#threads
   1:        transactions:                        3733   (373.21 per sec.)
   2:        transactions:                        6676   (667.46 per sec.)
   3:        transactions:                        6957   (695.50 per sec.)
   4:        transactions:                        7055   (705.48 per sec.)
   5:        transactions:                        6596   (659.33 per sec.)

2.6.22-rc6 + sys_time.patch:

   1:        transactions:                        4005   (400.47 per sec.)
   2:        transactions:                        7379   (737.77 per sec.)
   3:        transactions:                        7347   (734.49 per sec.)
   4:        transactions:                        7468   (746.65 per sec.)
   5:        transactions:                        7428   (742.47 per sec.)

Mixed API uses of gettimeofday() and time() are guaranteed to be coherent
via the use of a at-most-once-per-second slowpath that updates xtime.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fixes]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: John Stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agois_power_of_2(): jbd
vignesh babu [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:17 +0000]
is_power_of_2(): jbd

Replace (n & (n-1)) in the context of power of 2 checks with
is_power_of_2().

Signed-off-by: vignesh babu <vignesh.babu@wipro.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agois_power_of_2: ext3/super.c
vignesh babu [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:17 +0000]
is_power_of_2: ext3/super.c

Replace (n & (n-1)) in the context of power of 2 checks with is_power_of_2()

Signed-off-by: vignesh babu <vignesh.babu@wipro.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodrop obsolete sys_ioctl export
Christoph Hellwig [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:16 +0000]
drop obsolete sys_ioctl export

sys_ioctl() was only exported for our first version of compat ioctl
handling.  Now that the whole compat ioctl handling mess is more or less
sorted out there are no more modular users left and we can kill it.

There's one exception and that's sparc64's solaris compat module, but
sparc64 has it's own export predating the generic one by years for that
which this patch leaves untouched.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodoc/oops-tracing: add Code: decode info
Randy Dunlap [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:15 +0000]
doc/oops-tracing: add Code: decode info

Add info that the Code: bytes line contains <xy> or (wxyz) in some
architecture oops reports and what that means.

Add a script by Andi Kleen that reads the Code: line from an Oops report
file and generates assembly code from the hex bytes.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agonamespace: ensure clone_flags are always stored in an unsigned long
Eric W. Biederman [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:15 +0000]
namespace: ensure clone_flags are always stored in an unsigned long

While working on unshare support for the network namespace I noticed we
were putting clone flags in an int.  Which is weird because the syscall
uses unsigned long and we at least need an unsigned to properly hold all of
the unshare flags.

So to make the code consistent, this patch updates the code to use
unsigned long instead of int for the clone flags in those places
where we get it wrong today.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Acked-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext3: remove extra IS_RDONLY() check
Dave Hansen [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:14 +0000]
ext3: remove extra IS_RDONLY() check

ext3_change_inode_journal_flag() is only called from one location:
ext3_ioctl(EXT3_IOC_SETFLAGS).  That ioctl case already has a IS_RDONLY()
call in it so this one is superfluous.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoupdate procfs-guide doc of read_func
C. Scott Ananian [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:13 +0000]
update procfs-guide doc of read_func

The procfs-guide claims that 'the parameter start doesn't seem to be used
anywhere in the kernel'.  This is out of date.  In linux/fs/proc/generic.c
we find a very nice description of the parameters to read_func.  The
appended patch replaces the bogus description with this (as far as I know)
accurate one.

Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoRemove final two references to "__obsolete_setup" macro
Robert P. J. Day [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:13 +0000]
Remove final two references to "__obsolete_setup" macro

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodiskquota: 32bit quota tools on 64bit architectures
Vasily Tarasov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:12 +0000]
diskquota: 32bit quota tools on 64bit architectures

OpenVZ Linux kernel team has discovered the problem with 32bit quota tools
working on 64bit architectures.  In 2.6.10 kernel sys32_quotactl() function
was replaced by sys_quotactl() with the comment "sys_quotactl seems to be
32/64bit clean, enable it for 32bit" However this isn't right.  Look at
if_dqblk structure:

struct if_dqblk {
        __u64 dqb_bhardlimit;
        __u64 dqb_bsoftlimit;
        __u64 dqb_curspace;
        __u64 dqb_ihardlimit;
        __u64 dqb_isoftlimit;
        __u64 dqb_curinodes;
        __u64 dqb_btime;
        __u64 dqb_itime;
        __u32 dqb_valid;
};

For 32 bit quota tools sizeof(if_dqblk) == 0x44.
But for 64 bit kernel its size is 0x48, 'cause of alignment!
Thus we got a problem. Attached patch reintroduce sys32_quotactl() function,
that handles this and related situations.

[michal.k.k.piotrowski@gmail.com: build fix]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: Make it link with CONFIG_QUOTA=n]
Signed-off-by: Vasily Tarasov <vtaras@openvz.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz>
Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Michal Piotrowski <michal.k.k.piotrowski@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoIntroduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types
Arnd Bergmann [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:11 +0000]
Introduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types

One common problem with 32 bit system call and ioctl emulation is the
different alignment rules between i386 and 64 bit machines.  A number of
drivers work around this by marking the compat structures as
'attribute((packed))', which is not the right solution because it breaks
all the non-x86 architectures that want to use the same compat code.

Hopefully, this patch improves the situation, it introduces two new types,
compat_u64 and compat_s64.  These are defined on all architectures to have
the same size and alignment as the 32 bit version of u64 and s64.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Vasily Tarasov <vtaras@openvz.org>
Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agokerneldoc fix in audit_core_dumps
Henrik Kretzschmar [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:10 +0000]
kerneldoc fix in audit_core_dumps

Fix parameter name in audit_core_dumps for kerneldoc.

Signed-off-by: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@nachtwindheim.de>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoremove unused lock_cpu_hotplug_interruptible definition
Nathan Lynch [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:09 +0000]
remove unused lock_cpu_hotplug_interruptible definition

aa95387774039096c11803c04011f1aa42d85758 removed the implementation of
lock_cpu_hotplug_interruptible and all users of it.  This stub definition
for !CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU was left over -- kill it now.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext4: fix deadlock in ext4_remount() and orphan list handling
Jan Kara [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:09 +0000]
ext4: fix deadlock in ext4_remount() and orphan list handling

ext4_orphan_add() and ext4_orphan_del() functions lock sb->s_lock with a
transaction started with ext4_mark_recovery_complete() waits for a transaction
holding sb->s_lock, thus leading to a possible deadlock.  At the moment we
call ext4_mark_recovery_complete() from ext4_remount() we have done all the
work needed for remounting and thus we are safe to drop sb->s_lock before we
wait for transactions to commit.  Note that at this moment we are still
guarded by s_umount lock against other remounts/umounts.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@sandeen.net>
Cc: <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext3: fix deadlock in ext3_remount() and orphan list handling
Jan Kara [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:08 +0000]
ext3: fix deadlock in ext3_remount() and orphan list handling

ext3_orphan_add() and ext3_orphan_del() functions lock sb->s_lock with a
transaction started with ext3_mark_recovery_complete() waits for a transaction
holding sb->s_lock, thus leading to a possible deadlock.  At the moment we
call ext3_mark_recovery_complete() from ext3_remount() we have done all the
work needed for remounting and thus we are safe to drop sb->s_lock before we
wait for transactions to commit.  Note that at this moment we are still
guarded by s_umount lock against other remounts/umounts.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@sandeen.net>
Cc: <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoadjust nosmp handling
Jan Beulich [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:07 +0000]
adjust nosmp handling

Especially when !CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU, avoid needlessy allocating resources for
CPUs that can never become available.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoadd a kmem_cache for nsproxy objects
Cedric Le Goater [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:07 +0000]
add a kmem_cache for nsproxy objects

It should improve performance in some scenarii where a lot of
these nsproxy objects are created by unsharing namespaces. This is
a typical use of virtual servers that are being created or entered.

This is also a good tool to find leaks and gather statistics on
namespace usage.

Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agofix create_new_namespaces() return value
Cedric Le Goater [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:06 +0000]
fix create_new_namespaces() return value

dup_mnt_ns() and clone_uts_ns() return NULL on failure.  This is wrong,
create_new_namespaces() uses ERR_PTR() to catch an error.  This means that the
subsequent create_new_namespaces() will hit BUG_ON() in copy_mnt_ns() or
copy_utsname().

Modify create_new_namespaces() to also use the errors returned by the
copy_*_ns routines and not to systematically return ENOMEM.

[oleg@tv-sign.ru: better changelog]
Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Cc: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agodirty_writeback_centisecs_handler() cleanup
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:05 +0000]
dirty_writeback_centisecs_handler() cleanup

Repair indenting bustage.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoAllow softlockup to be runtime disabled
Dave Jones [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:05 +0000]
Allow softlockup to be runtime disabled

It's useful sometimes to disable the softlockup checker at boottime.
Especially if it triggers during a distro install.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoCOBALT: remove all references to Cobalt NVRAM
Robert P. J. Day [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:04 +0000]
COBALT: remove all references to Cobalt NVRAM

Remove not only the references to Cobalt NVRAM, but the header file as
well.

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Acked-by: Tim Hockin <thockin@hockin.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoDocument the fact that RCU callbacks can run in parallel
Paul E. McKenney [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:03 +0000]
Document the fact that RCU callbacks can run in parallel

Add an item to the RCU documentation checklist noting that RCU callbacks
can run in parallel.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agobinfmt_elf warning fix
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:03 +0000]
binfmt_elf warning fix

fs/binfmt_elf.c: In function 'load_elf_binary':
fs/binfmt_elf.c:1002: warning: 'interp_map_addr' may be used uninitialized in this function

The compiler (gcc-4.1.0) is correct, but it failed to notice that we didn't
use the resulting value.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agorevert "vanishing ioctl handler debugging"
Andrew Morton [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:02 +0000]
revert "vanishing ioctl handler debugging"

Revert my do_ioctl() debugging patch: Paul fixed the bug.

Cc: Paul Fulghum <paulkf@microgate.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agouser namespace: add unshare
Serge E. Hallyn [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:41:01 +0000]
user namespace: add unshare

This patch enables the unshare of user namespaces.

It adds a new clone flag CLONE_NEWUSER and implements copy_user_ns() which
resets the current user_struct and adds a new root user (uid == 0)

For now, unsharing the user namespace allows a process to reset its
user_struct accounting and uid 0 in the new user namespace should be contained
using appropriate means, for instance selinux

The plan, when the full support is complete (all uid checks covered), is to
keep the original user's rights in the original namespace, and let a process
become uid 0 in the new namespace, with full capabilities to the new
namespace.

Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Kirill Korotaev <dev@sw.ru>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Cc: Andrew Morgan <agm@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agouser namespace: add the framework
Cedric Le Goater [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:59 +0000]
user namespace: add the framework

Basically, it will allow a process to unshare its user_struct table,
resetting at the same time its own user_struct and all the associated
accounting.

A new root user (uid == 0) is added to the user namespace upon creation.
Such root users have full privileges and it seems that theses privileges
should be controlled through some means (process capabilities ?)

The unshare is not included in this patch.

Changes since [try #4]:
- Updated get_user_ns and put_user_ns to accept NULL, and
  get_user_ns to return the namespace.

Changes since [try #3]:
- moved struct user_namespace to files user_namespace.{c,h}

Changes since [try #2]:
- removed struct user_namespace* argument from find_user()

Changes since [try #1]:
- removed struct user_namespace* argument from find_user()
- added a root_user per user namespace

Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Kirill Korotaev <dev@sw.ru>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Cc: Andrew Morgan <agm@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoremove CONFIG_UTS_NS and CONFIG_IPC_NS
Cedric Le Goater [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:58 +0000]
remove CONFIG_UTS_NS and CONFIG_IPC_NS

CONFIG_UTS_NS and CONFIG_IPC_NS have very little value as they only
deactivate the unshare of the uts and ipc namespaces and do not improve
performance.

Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Acked-by: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoAudit: add TTY input auditing
Miloslav Trmac [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:56 +0000]
Audit: add TTY input auditing

Add TTY input auditing, used to audit system administrator's actions.  This is
required by various security standards such as DCID 6/3 and PCI to provide
non-repudiation of administrator's actions and to allow a review of past
actions if the administrator seems to overstep their duties or if the system
becomes misconfigured for unknown reasons.  These requirements do not make it
necessary to audit TTY output as well.

Compared to an user-space keylogger, this approach records TTY input using the
audit subsystem, correlated with other audit events, and it is completely
transparent to the user-space application (e.g.  the console ioctls still
work).

TTY input auditing works on a higher level than auditing all system calls
within the session, which would produce an overwhelming amount of mostly
useless audit events.

Add an "audit_tty" attribute, inherited across fork ().  Data read from TTYs
by process with the attribute is sent to the audit subsystem by the kernel.
The audit netlink interface is extended to allow modifying the audit_tty
attribute, and to allow sending explanatory audit events from user-space (for
example, a shell might send an event containing the final command, after the
interactive command-line editing and history expansion is performed, which
might be difficult to decipher from the TTY input alone).

Because the "audit_tty" attribute is inherited across fork (), it would be set
e.g.  for sshd restarted within an audited session.  To prevent this, the
audit_tty attribute is cleared when a process with no open TTY file
descriptors (e.g.  after daemon startup) opens a TTY.

See https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-audit/2007-June/msg00000.html for a
more detailed rationale document for an older version of this patch.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
Signed-off-by: Miloslav Trmac <mitr@redhat.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Paul Fulghum <paulkf@microgate.com>
Cc: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>
Cc: Steve Grubb <sgrubb@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoImprove behaviour of spurious IRQ detect
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:55 +0000]
Improve behaviour of spurious IRQ detect

Currently we handle spurious IRQ activity based upon seeing a lot of
invalid interrupts, and we clear things back on the base of lots of valid
interrupts.

Unfortunately in some cases you get legitimate invalid interrupts caused by
timing asynchronicity between the PCI bus and the APIC bus when disabling
interrupts and pulling other tricks.  In this case although the spurious
IRQs are not a problem our unhandled counters didn't clear and they act as
a slow running timebomb.  (This is effectively what the serial port/tty
problem that was fixed by clearing counters when registering a handler
showed up)

It's easy enough to add a second parameter - time.  This means that if we
see a regular stream of harmless spurious interrupts which are not harming
processing we don't go off and do something stupid like disable the IRQ
after a month of running.  OTOH lockups and performance killers show up a
lot more than 10/second

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup]
Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agointel-rng: undo mess made by an 80 column extremist
Alan Cox [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:54 +0000]
intel-rng: undo mess made by an 80 column extremist

The intel-rng printed a nice well formatted message when the port was
disabled.  Someone then came along and blindly trashed it by screwing up a
trim down to 80 columns.

Put it back into the right format and keep the overlong lines as the result
is also MUCH easier to read in this specific case.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Cc: Michael Buesch <mb@bu3sch.de>
Acked-by: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agohugetlbfs: handle empty options string
Lee Schermerhorn [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:54 +0000]
hugetlbfs: handle empty options string

I was seeing a null pointer deref in fs/super.c:vfs_kern_mount().
Some file system get_sb() handler was returning NULL mnt_sb with
a non-negative return value.  I also noticed a "hugetlbfs: Bad
mount option:" message in the log.

Turns out that hugetlbfs_parse_options() was not checking for an
empty option string after call to strsep().  On failure,
hugetlbfs_parse_options() returns 1.  hugetlbfs_fill_super() just
passed this return code back up the call stack where
vfs_kern_mount() missed the error and proceeded with a NULL mnt_sb.

Apparently introduced by patch:
hugetlbfs-use-lib-parser-fix-docs.patch

The problem was exposed by this line in my fstab:

none        /huge       hugetlbfs   defaults    0 0

It can also be demonstrated by invoking mount of hugetlbfs
directly with no options or a bogus option.

This patch:

1) adds the check for empty option to hugetlbfs_parse_options(),
2) enhances the error message to bracket any unrecognized
   option with quotes ,
3) modifies hugetlbfs_parse_options() to return -EINVAL on any
   unrecognized option,
4) adds a BUG_ON() to vfs_kern_mount() to catch any get_sb()
   handler that returns a NULL mnt->mnt_sb with a return value
   >= 0.

Signed-off-by: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com>
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agohugetlbfs: use lib/parser, fix docs
Randy Dunlap [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:52 +0000]
hugetlbfs: use lib/parser, fix docs

Use lib/parser.c to parse hugetlbfs mount options.  Correct docs in
hugetlbpage.txt.

old size of hugetlbfs_fill_super:  675 bytes
new size of hugetlbfs_fill_super:  686 bytes
(hugetlbfs_parse_options() is inlined)

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Cc: Adam Litke <agl@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agofix typo in prefetch.h
Dave Jones [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:51 +0000]
fix typo in prefetch.h

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoSubmitChecklist update, fix spelling error
Jesper Juhl [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:51 +0000]
SubmitChecklist update, fix spelling error

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoHFSPlus: change kmalloc/memset to kzalloc
Wyatt Banks [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:50 +0000]
HFSPlus: change kmalloc/memset to kzalloc

Removed kmalloc and memset in favor of kzalloc.

To explain the HFSPLUS_SB() macro in the removed memset call:

hfsplus_fs.h:#define HFSPLUS_SB(super)  (*(struct hfsplus_sb_info *)(super)->s_fs_info)

Signed-off-by: Wyatt Banks <wyatt@banksresearch.com>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoundeprecate raw driver
Dave Jones [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:49 +0000]
undeprecate raw driver

Despite repeated attempts over the last two and half years, this driver
seems somewhat persistant.  Remove its deprecated status as it has existing
users who may not be in a position to migrate their apps to O_DIRECT.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agosony-laptop: use NULL for pointer
Randy Dunlap [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:49 +0000]
sony-laptop: use NULL for pointer

Use NULL instead of 0 for pointer:
drivers/misc/sony-laptop.c:1920:6: warning: Using plain integer as NULL pointer

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Acked-by: Mattia Dongili <malattia@linux.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agotaskstats: add context-switch counters
Maxim Uvarov [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:48 +0000]
taskstats: add context-switch counters

Make available to the user the following task and process performance
statistics:

* Involuntary Context Switches (task_struct->nivcsw)
* Voluntary Context Switches (task_struct->nvcsw)

Statistics information is available from:
1. taskstats interface (Documentation/accounting/)
2. /proc/PID/status (task only).

This data is useful for detecting hyperactivity patterns between processes.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup]
Signed-off-by: Maxim Uvarov <muvarov@ru.mvista.com>
Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com>
Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Jay Lan <jlan@engr.sgi.com>
Cc: Jonathan Lim <jlim@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext3/ext4: orphan list corruption due bad inode
Vasily Averin [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:46 +0000]
ext3/ext4: orphan list corruption due bad inode

After ext3 orphan list check has been added into ext3_destroy_inode()
(please see my previous patch) the following situation has been detected:

 EXT3-fs warning (device sda6): ext3_unlink: Deleting nonexistent file (37901290), 0
 Inode 00000101a15b7840: orphan list check failed!
 00000773 6f665f00 74616d72 00000573 65725f00 06737270 66000000 616d726f
...
 Call Trace: [<ffffffff80211ea9>] ext3_destroy_inode+0x79/0x90
  [<ffffffff801a2b16>] sys_unlink+0x126/0x1a0
  [<ffffffff80111479>] error_exit+0x0/0x81
  [<ffffffff80110aba>] system_call+0x7e/0x83

First messages said that unlinked inode has i_nlink=0, then ext3_unlink()
adds this inode into orphan list.

Second message means that this inode has not been removed from orphan list.
 Inode dump has showed that i_fop = &bad_file_ops and it can be set in
make_bad_inode() only.  Then I've found that ext3_read_inode() can call
make_bad_inode() without any error/warning messages, for example in the
following case:

...
        if (inode->i_nlink == 0) {
                if (inode->i_mode == 0 ||
                    !(EXT3_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_mount_state & EXT3_ORPHAN_FS)) {
                        /* this inode is deleted */
                        brelse (bh);
                        goto bad_inode;
...

Bad inode can live some time, ext3_unlink can add it to orphan list, but
ext3_delete_inode() do not deleted this inode from orphan list.  As result
we can have orphan list corruption detected in ext3_destroy_inode().

However it is not clear for me how to fix this issue correctly.

As far as i see is_bad_inode() is called after iget() in all places
excluding ext3_lookup() and ext3_get_parent().  I believe it makes sense to
add bad inode check to these functions too and call iput if bad inode
detected.

Signed-off-by: Vasily Averin <vvs@sw.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoext3/ext4: orphan list check on destroy_inode
Vasily Averin [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:45 +0000]
ext3/ext4: orphan list check on destroy_inode

Customers claims to ext3-related errors, investigation showed that ext3
orphan list has been corrupted and have the reference to non-ext3 inode.
The following debug helps to understand the reasons of this issue.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: update for print_hex_dump() changes]
Signed-off-by: Vasily Averin <vvs@sw.ru>
Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoDrop an empty isicom.h from being exported to user space.
Robert P. J. Day [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:45 +0000]
Drop an empty isicom.h from being exported to user space.

Drop <linux/isicom.h> from being exported to user space since it would
be only an empty file.

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Acked-by: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoremove sonypi_camera_command()
Adrian Bunk [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:42 +0000]
remove sonypi_camera_command()

Remove the no longer used sonypi_camera_command().

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: Mattia Dongili <malattia@linux.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoKernel utf-8 handling
Jan Engelhardt [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:40 +0000]
Kernel utf-8 handling

This patch fixes dead keys and copy/paste of non-ASCII characters in UTF-8
mode on Linux console.  See more details about the original patch at:
http://chris.heathens.co.nz/linux/utf8.html

Already posted on
(Oldest) http://lkml.org/lkml/2003/5/31/148
         http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/12/24/69
(Recent) http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/8/7/75

[bunk@stusta.de: make drivers/char/selection.c:store_utf8() static]
Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Cc: Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov@ums.usu.ru>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>
Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoRemove capability.h from mm.h
Alexey Dobriyan [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:39 +0000]
Remove capability.h from mm.h

I forgot to remove capability.h from mm.h while removing sched.h!  This
patch remedies that, because the only inline function which was using
CAP_something was made out of line.

Cross-compile tested without regressions on:

all powerpc defconfigs
all mips defconfigs
all m68k defconfigs
all arm defconfigs
all ia64 defconfigs

alpha alpha-allnoconfig alpha-defconfig alpha-up
arm
i386 i386-allnoconfig i386-defconfig i386-up
ia64 ia64-allnoconfig ia64-defconfig ia64-up
m68k
mips
parisc parisc-allnoconfig parisc-defconfig parisc-up
powerpc powerpc-up
s390 s390-allnoconfig s390-defconfig s390-up
sparc sparc-allnoconfig sparc-defconfig sparc-up
sparc64 sparc64-allnoconfig sparc64-defconfig sparc64-up
um-x86_64
x86_64 x86_64-allnoconfig x86_64-defconfig x86_64-up

as well as my two usual configs.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoseq_file: more atomicity in traverse()
Alexey Dobriyan [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:39 +0000]
seq_file: more atomicity in traverse()

Original problem: in some circumstances seq_file interface can present
infinite proc file to the following script when normally said proc file is
finite:

while read line; do
[do something with $line]
done </proc/$FILE

bash, to implement such loop does essentially

read(0, buf, 128);
[find \n]
lseek(0, -difference, SEEK_CUR);

Consider, proc file prints list of objects each of them consists of many
lines, each line is shorter than 128 bytes.

Two objects in list, with ->index'es being 0 and 1.  Current one is 1, as
bash prints second object line by line.

Imagine first object being removed right before lseek().
traverse() will be called, because there is negative offset.
traverse() will reset ->index to 0 (!).
traverse() will call ->next() and get NULL in any usual iterate-over-list
code using list_for_each_entry_continue() and such. There is one object in
list now after all...
traverse() will return 0, lseek() will update file position and pretend
everything is OK.

So, what we have now: ->f_pos points to place where second object will be
printed, but ->index is 0.  seq_read() instead of returning EOF, will start
printing first line of first object every time it's called, until enough
objects are added to ->f_pos return in bounds.

Fix is to update ->index only after we're sure we saw enough objects down
the road.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@sw.ru>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoDocumentation: /proc/$pid/stat files
Kees Cook [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:38 +0000]
Documentation: /proc/$pid/stat files

Documentation for the /proc/$pid/stat file.

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <kees@outflux.net>
Cc: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoatmel_serial: fix break handling
Haavard Skinnemoen [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:36 +0000]
atmel_serial: fix break handling

The RXBRK field in the AT91/AT32 USART status register has the
following definition according to e.g. the AT32AP7000 data sheet:

    RXBRK: Break Received/End of Break
    0: No Break received or End of Break detected since the last RSTSTA.
    1: Break Received or End of Break detected since the last RSTSTA.

Thus, for each break, the USART sets the RXBRK bit twice. This patch
modifies the driver to report the break event to the serial core only
once by keeping track of whether a break condition is currently
active. The break_active flag is reset as soon as a character is
received, so even if we miss the start-of-break interrupt this should
do the right thing.

Signed-off-by: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Cc: Andrew Victor <andrew@sanpeople.com>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Ivan Kuten <ivan.kuten@promwad.com>
Cc: Nicolas Ferre <nicolas.ferre@rfo.atmel.com>
Cc: Patrice Vilchez <patrice.vilchez@rfo.atmel.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoinit: wait for asynchronously scanned block devices
Pierre Ossman [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:35 +0000]
init: wait for asynchronously scanned block devices

Some buses (e.g.  USB and MMC) do their scanning of devices in the
background, causing a race between them and prepare_namespace().  In order
to be able to use these buses without an initrd, we now wait for the device
specified in root= to actually show up.

If the device never shows up than we will hang in an infinite loop.  In
order to not mess with setups that reboot on panic, the feature must be
turned on via the command line option "rootwait".

[bunk@stusta.de: root_wait can become static]
Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

12 years agoO_CLOEXEC for SCM_RIGHTS
Ulrich Drepper [Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:40:34 +0000]
O_CLOEXEC for SCM_RIGHTS

Part two in the O_CLOEXEC saga: adding support for file descriptors received
through Unix domain sockets.

The patch is once again pretty minimal, it introduces a new flag for recvmsg
and passes it just like the existing MSG_CMSG_COMPAT flag.  I think this bit
is not used otherwise but the networking people will know better.

This new flag is not recognized by recvfrom and recv.  These functions cannot
be used for that purpose and the asymmetry this introduces is not worse than
the already existing MSG_CMSG_COMPAT situations.

The patch must be applied on the patch which introduced O_CLOEXEC.  It has to
remove static from the new get_unused_fd_flags function but since scm.c cannot
live in a module the function still hasn't to be exported.

Here's a test program to make sure the code works.  It's so much longer than
the actual patch...

#include <errno.h>
#include <error.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/un.h>

#ifndef O_CLOEXEC
# define O_CLOEXEC 02000000
#endif
#ifndef MSG_CMSG_CLOEXEC
# define MSG_CMSG_CLOEXEC 0x40000000
#endif

int
main (int argc, char *argv[])
{
  if (argc > 1)
    {
      int fd = atol (argv[1]);
      printf ("child: fd = %d\n", fd);
      if (fcntl (fd, F_GETFD) == 0 || errno != EBADF)
        {
          puts ("file descriptor valid in child");
          return 1;
        }
      return 0;

    }

  struct sockaddr_un sun;
  strcpy (sun.sun_path, "./testsocket");
  sun.sun_family = AF_UNIX;

  char databuf[] = "hello";
  struct iovec iov[1];
  iov[0].iov_base = databuf;
  iov[0].iov_len = sizeof (databuf);

  union
  {
    struct cmsghdr hdr;
    char bytes[CMSG_SPACE (sizeof (int))];
  } buf;
  struct msghdr msg = { .msg_iov = iov, .msg_iovlen = 1,
                        .msg_control = buf.bytes,
                        .msg_controllen = sizeof (buf) };
  struct cmsghdr *cmsg = CMSG_FIRSTHDR (&msg);

  cmsg->cmsg_level = SOL_SOCKET;
  cmsg->cmsg_type = SCM_RIGHTS;
  cmsg->cmsg_len = CMSG_LEN (sizeof (int));

  msg.msg_controllen = cmsg->cmsg_len;

  pid_t child = fork ();
  if (child == -1)
    error (1, errno, "fork");
  if (child == 0)
    {
      int sock = socket (PF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
      if (sock < 0)
        error (1, errno, "socket");

      if (bind (sock, (struct sockaddr *) &sun, sizeof (sun)) < 0)
        error (1, errno, "bind");
      if (listen (sock, SOMAXCONN) < 0)
        error (1, errno, "listen");

      int conn = accept (sock, NULL, NULL);
      if (conn == -1)
        error (1, errno, "accept");

      *(int *) CMSG_DATA (cmsg) = sock;
      if (sendmsg (conn, &msg, MSG_NOSIGNAL) < 0)
        error (1, errno, "sendmsg");

      return 0;
    }

  /* For a test suite this should be more robust like a
     barrier in shared memory.  */
  sleep (1);

  int sock = socket (PF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
  if (sock < 0)
    error (1, errno, "socket");

  if (connect (sock, (struct sockaddr *) &sun, sizeof (sun)) < 0)
    error (1, errno, "connect");
  unlink (sun.sun_path);

  *(int *) CMSG_DATA (cmsg) = -1;

  if (recvmsg (sock, &msg, MSG_CMSG_CLOEXEC) < 0)
    error (1, errno, "recvmsg");

  int fd = *(int *) CMSG_DATA (cmsg);
  if (fd == -1)
    error (1, 0, "no descriptor received");

  char fdname[20];
  snprintf (fdname, sizeof (fdname), "%d", fd);
  execl ("/proc/self/exe", argv[0], fdname, NULL);
  puts ("execl failed");
  return 1;
}

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: Fix fastcall inconsistency noted by Michael Buesch]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
Signed-off-by: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Michael Buesch <mb@bu3sch.de>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>