14 years ago[PATCH] call mm/page-writeback.c:set_ratelimit() when new pages are hot-added
Chandra Seetharaman [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:25 +0000]
[PATCH] call mm/page-writeback.c:set_ratelimit() when new pages are hot-added

ratelimit_pages in page-writeback.c is recalculated (in set_ratelimit())
every time a CPU is hot-added/removed.  But this value is not recalculated
when new pages are hot-added.

This patch fixes that problem by calling set_ratelimit() when new pages
are hot-added.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove static variable mm/page-writeback.c:total_pages
Chandra Seetharaman [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:24 +0000]
[PATCH] remove static variable mm/page-writeback.c:total_pages

page-writeback.c has a static local variable "total_pages", which is the
total number of pages in the system.

There is a global variable "vm_total_pages", which is the total number of
pages the VM controls.

Both are assigned from the return value of nr_free_pagecache_pages().

This patch removes the local variable and uses the global variable in that
place.

One more issue with the local static variable "total_pages" is that it is
not updated when new pages are hot-added.  Since vm_total_pages is updated
when new pages are hot-added, this patch fixes that problem too.

Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mem driver: fix conditional on isa i/o support
Geoff Levand [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:23 +0000]
[PATCH] mem driver: fix conditional on isa i/o support

This change corrects the logic on the preprocessor conditionals that
include support for ISA port i/o (/dev/ioports) into the mem character
driver.

This fixes the following error when building for powerpc platforms with
CONFIG_PCI=n.

  drivers/built-in.o: undefined reference to `pci_io_base'

Signed-off-by: Geoff Levand <geoffrey.levand@am.sony.com>
Acked-by: Linas Vepstas <lins@austin.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] SuperH maintainership change
Kaz Kojima [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:22 +0000]
[PATCH] SuperH maintainership change

I think this is a time to step down from my SUPERH architecture
maintainerships.  The major development issues for this port seem to shift
on the hardwares I can't access and I have no recent activity on kernel.  I
shouldn't qualify as a maintainer of SUPERH port now and there is no
problem because Paul is actively maintaining it.  The attached patch drops
my name, address and web URL from MAINTAINERS file.

Signed-off-by: Kazumoto Kojima <kkojima@rr.iij4u.or.jp>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs/namei.c: replace multiple current->fs by shortcut variable
Andreas Mohr [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:22 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/namei.c: replace multiple current->fs by shortcut variable

Replace current->fs by fs helper variable to reduce some indirection
overhead and (at least at the moment, before the current_thread_info() %gs
PDA improvement is available) get rid of more costly current references.
Reduces fs/namei.o from 37786 to 37082 Bytes (704 Bytes saved).

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanup]
Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Add section on function return values to CodingStyle
Alan Stern [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:21 +0000]
[PATCH] Add section on function return values to CodingStyle

This patch (as776) adds a new chapter to Documentation/CodingStyle,
explaining the circumstances under which a function should return 0 for
failure and non-zero for success as opposed to a negative error code for
failure and 0 for success.

Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] lib/rwsem.c: un-inline rwsem_down_failed_common()
Andreas Mohr [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:20 +0000]
[PATCH] lib/rwsem.c: un-inline rwsem_down_failed_common()

Un-inlining rwsem_down_failed_common() (two callsites) reduced lib/rwsem.o
on my Athlon, gcc 4.1.2 from 5935 to 5480 Bytes (455 Bytes saved).

I thus guess that reduced icache footprint (and better function caching) is
worth more than any function call overhead.

Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Add to MAINTAINERS file
Jim Lewis [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:19 +0000]
[PATCH] Add to MAINTAINERS file

This patch adds Jim Lewis to the MAINTAINERS file for the Spidernet
network driver.

Signed-off-by: James K Lewis <jklewis@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] loop: forward-port resource leak checks from Solar
Serge E. Hallyn [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:18 +0000]
[PATCH] loop: forward-port resource leak checks from Solar

Forward port of the patch by Solar and ported by Julio.

Compiles, boots, and passes my looptorturetest.sh.

Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Julio Auto <mindvortex@gmail.com>
Cc: Solar Designer <solar@openwall.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove sound/oss/COPYING
Andrew Morton [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:17 +0000]
[PATCH] remove sound/oss/COPYING

This appears to be a verbatim copy-n-paste of the GPL.

Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cpuset: hotunplug cpus and mems in all cpusets
Paul Jackson [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:17 +0000]
[PATCH] cpuset: hotunplug cpus and mems in all cpusets

The cpuset code handling hot unplug of CPUs or Memory Nodes was incorrect -
it could remove a CPU or Node from the top cpuset, while leaving it still
in some child cpusets.

One basic rule of cpusets is that each cpusets cpus and mems are subsets of
its parents.  The cpuset hot unplug code violated this rule.

So the cpuset hotunplug handler must walk down the tree, removing any
removed CPU or Node from all cpusets.

However, it is not allowed to make a cpusets cpus or mems become empty.
They can only transition from empty to non-empty, not back.

So if the last CPU or Node would be removed from a cpuset by the above
walk, we scan back up the cpuset hierarchy, finding the nearest ancestor
that still has something online, and copy its CPU or Memory placement.

Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Cc: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com>
Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cpuset: top_cpuset tracks hotplug changes to node_online_map
Paul Jackson [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:16 +0000]
[PATCH] cpuset: top_cpuset tracks hotplug changes to node_online_map

Change the list of memory nodes allowed to tasks in the top (root) nodeset
to dynamically track what cpus are online, using a call to a cpuset hook
from the memory hotplug code.  Make this top cpus file read-only.

On systems that have cpusets configured in their kernel, but that aren't
actively using cpusets (for some distros, this covers the majority of
systems) all tasks end up in the top cpuset.

If that system does support memory hotplug, then these tasks cannot make
use of memory nodes that are added after system boot, because the memory
nodes are not allowed in the top cpuset.  This is a surprising regression
over earlier kernels that didn't have cpusets enabled.

One key motivation for this change is to remain consistent with the
behaviour for the top_cpuset's 'cpus', which is also read-only, and which
automatically tracks the cpu_online_map.

This change also has the minor benefit that it fixes a long standing,
little noticed, minor bug in cpusets.  The cpuset performance tweak to
short circuit the cpuset_zone_allowed() check on systems with just a single
cpuset (see 'number_of_cpusets', in linux/cpuset.h) meant that simply
changing the 'mems' of the top_cpuset had no affect, even though the change
(the write system call) appeared to succeed.  With the following change,
that write to the 'mems' file fails -EACCES, and the 'mems' file stubbornly
refuses to be changed via user space writes.  Thus no one should be mislead
into thinking they've changed the top_cpusets's 'mems' when in affect they
haven't.

In order to keep the behaviour of cpusets consistent between systems
actively making use of them and systems not using them, this patch changes
the behaviour of the 'mems' file in the top (root) cpuset, making it read
only, and making it automatically track the value of node_online_map.  Thus
tasks in the top cpuset will have automatic use of hot plugged memory nodes
allowed by their cpuset.

[akpm@osdl.org: build fix]
[bunk@stusta.de: build fix]
Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix typo in rtc kconfig
Pavel Machek [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:14 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix typo in rtc kconfig

Fix simple typo in RTC_HCTOSYS option.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] oom: don't kill current when another OOM in progress
Nick Piggin [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:14 +0000]
[PATCH] oom: don't kill current when another OOM in progress

A previous patch to allow an exiting task to OOM kill itself (and thereby
avoid a little deadlock) introduced a problem.  We don't want the
PF_EXITING task, even if it is 'current', to access mem reserves if there
is already a TIF_MEMDIE process in the system sucking up reserves.

Also make the commenting a little bit clearer, and note that our current
scheme of effectively single threading the OOM killer is not itself
perfect.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] oom_kill_task(): cleanup ->mm checks
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:13 +0000]
[PATCH] oom_kill_task(): cleanup ->mm checks

- It is not possible to have task->mm == &init_mm.

- task_lock() buys nothing for 'if (!p->mm)' check.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] select_bad_process(): cleanup 'releasing' check
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:12 +0000]
[PATCH] select_bad_process(): cleanup 'releasing' check

No logic changes, but imho easier to read.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] select_bad_process(): kill a bogus PF_DEAD/TASK_DEAD check
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:12 +0000]
[PATCH] select_bad_process(): kill a bogus PF_DEAD/TASK_DEAD check

The only one usage of TASK_DEAD outside of last schedule path,

select_bad_process:

for_each_task(p) {

if (!p->mm)
continue;
...
if (p->state == TASK_DEAD)
continue;
...

TASK_DEAD state is set at the end of do_exit(), this means that p->mm
was already set == NULL by exit_mm(), so this task was already rejected
by 'if (!p->mm)' above.

Note also that the caller holds tasklist_lock, this means that p can't
pass exit_notify() and then set TASK_DEAD when p->mm != NULL.

Also, remove open-coded is_init().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] introduce TASK_DEAD state
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:11 +0000]
[PATCH] introduce TASK_DEAD state

I am not sure about this patch, I am asking Ingo to take a decision.

task_struct->state == EXIT_DEAD is a very special case, to avoid a confusion
it makes sense to introduce a new state, TASK_DEAD, while EXIT_DEAD should
live only in ->exit_state as documented in sched.h.

Note that this state is not visible to user-space, get_task_state() masks off
unsuitable states.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kill PF_DEAD flag
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:10 +0000]
[PATCH] kill PF_DEAD flag

After the previous change (->flags & PF_DEAD) <=> (->state == EXIT_DEAD), we
don't need PF_DEAD any longer.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] set EXIT_DEAD state in do_exit(), not in schedule()
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:09 +0000]
[PATCH] set EXIT_DEAD state in do_exit(), not in schedule()

schedule() checks PF_DEAD on every context switch and sets ->state = EXIT_DEAD
to ensure that the exiting task will be deactivated.  Note that this EXIT_DEAD
is in fact a "random" value, we can use any bit except normal TASK_XXX values.

It is better to set this state in do_exit() along with PF_DEAD flag and remove
that check in schedule().

We are safe wrt concurrent try_to_wake_up() (for example ptrace, tkill), it
can not change task's ->state: the 'state' argument of try_to_wake_up() can't
have EXIT_DEAD bit.  And in case when try_to_wake_up() sees a stale value of
->state == TASK_RUNNING it will do nothing.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] lockdep: core, add enable/disable_irq_irqsave/irqrestore() APIs
Arjan van de Ven [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:08 +0000]
[PATCH] lockdep: core, add enable/disable_irq_irqsave/irqrestore() APIs

Introduce the disable_irq_nosync_lockdep_irqsave() and
enable_irq_lockdep_irqrestore() APIs.  These are needed for NE2000; basically
NE2000 calls disable_irq and enable_irq as locking against the IRQ handler,
but both in cases where interrupts are on and off.  This means that lockdep
needs to track the old state of the virtual irq flags on disable_irq, and
restore these at enable_irq time.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Ban register_filesystem(NULL);
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:07 +0000]
[PATCH] Ban register_filesystem(NULL);

Everyone passes valid pointer there.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] 9p: fix leak on error path
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:06 +0000]
[PATCH] 9p: fix leak on error path

If register_filesystem() fails mux workqueue must be killed.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@gmail.com>
Cc: Ron Minnich <rminnich@lanl.gov>
Cc: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cramfs: make cramfs_uncompress_exit() return void
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:05 +0000]
[PATCH] cramfs: make cramfs_uncompress_exit() return void

It always returns 0, so relying on it is useless.  The only caller isn't
checking return value.  In general, un-, de-, -free functions should return
void.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] freevxfs: fix leak on error path
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:04 +0000]
[PATCH] freevxfs: fix leak on error path

If register_filesystem() fails, vxfs_inode cache must be destroyed.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cramfs: rewrite init_cramfs_fs()
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:04 +0000]
[PATCH] cramfs: rewrite init_cramfs_fs()

Two lines -- two bugs. :-(

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Pass a lock expression to __cond_lock, like __acquire and __release
Josh Triplett [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:03 +0000]
[PATCH] Pass a lock expression to __cond_lock, like __acquire and __release

Currently, __acquire and __release take a lock expression, but __cond_lock
takes only a condition, not the lock acquired if the expression evaluates
to true.  Change __cond_lock to accept a lock expression, and change all
the callers to pass in a lock expression.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] doc: fix kernel-parameters 'quiet'
Randy Dunlap [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:02 +0000]
[PATCH] doc: fix kernel-parameters 'quiet'

Fix "quiet" parameter doc.  No trailing '=' sign, no value after it.  And
it disables "most" kernel messages, not all of them.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fix mem_write() return value
Frederik Deweerdt [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:02 +0000]
[PATCH] fix mem_write() return value

At the beginning of the routine, "copied" is set to 0, but it is no good
because in lines 805 and 812 it is set to other values.  Finally, the
routine returns as if it copied 12 (=ENOMEM) bytes less than it actually
did.

Signed-off-by: Frederik Deweerdt <frederik.deweerdt@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] block_dev.c mutex_lock_nested() fix
Jason Baron [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:01 +0000]
[PATCH] block_dev.c mutex_lock_nested() fix

In the case below we are locking the whole disk not a partition.  This
change simply brings the code in line with the piece above where when we
are the 'first' opener, and we are a partition.

Signed-off-by: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Replace _spin_trylock with spin_trylock in the IRQ variants to use __cond_lock
Josh Triplett [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:01:00 +0000]
[PATCH] Replace _spin_trylock with spin_trylock in the IRQ variants to use __cond_lock

spin_trylock_irq and spin_trylock_irqsave use _spin_trylock, which does not
use the __cond_lock wrapper annotation and thus does not affect the lock
context; change them to use spin_trylock instead, which does use
__cond_lock.

Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Make spinlock/rwlock annotations more accurate by using parameters, not types
Josh Triplett [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:59 +0000]
[PATCH] Make spinlock/rwlock annotations more accurate by using parameters, not types

The lock annotations used on spinlocks and rwlocks currently use
__{acquires,releases}(spinlock_t) and __{acquires,releases}(rwlock_t),
respectively.  This loses the information of which lock actually got
acquired or released, and assumes a different type for the parameter of
__acquires and __releases than the rest of the kernel.  While the current
implementations of __acquires and __releases throw away their argument,
this will not always remain the case.  Change this to use the lock
parameter instead, to preserve this information and increase consistency in
usage of __acquires and __releases.

Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] windfarm_smu_sat.c: simplify around i2c_add_driver()
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:58 +0000]
[PATCH] windfarm_smu_sat.c: simplify around i2c_add_driver()

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tty: Fix bits and note more bits to fix
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:58 +0000]
[PATCH] tty: Fix bits and note more bits to fix

If your driver implements "break on" and "break off" this ensures you won't
get multiple overlapping requests or requests in parallel.  If your driver
has its own break handling then its still your problem as the driver
author.

Break is also now serialized against writes from user space properly but no
new guarantees are made driver level about writes from the line discipline
itself (eg flow control or echo)

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

14 years ago[PATCH] solaris emulation: incorrect tty locking
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:57 +0000]
[PATCH] solaris emulation: incorrect tty locking

[akpm@osdl.org: build fix]
[akpm@osdl.org: warning fix]
Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] docbook: fix segfault in docproc.c
Henrik Kretzschmar [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:56 +0000]
[PATCH] docbook: fix segfault in docproc.c

Adds a missing exit, if the file that should be parsed couldn't be opened.
Without it crashes with a segfault, cause the filedescriptor is accessed
even if the file could not be opened.

Signed-off-by: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@nachtwindheim.de>
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sys_get_robust_list(): don't take tasklist_lock
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:55 +0000]
[PATCH] sys_get_robust_list(): don't take tasklist_lock

use rcu locks for find_task_by_pid().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] futex_find_get_task(): don't take tasklist_lock
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:55 +0000]
[PATCH] futex_find_get_task(): don't take tasklist_lock

It is ok to do find_task_by_pid() + get_task_struct() under
rcu_read_lock(), we cand drop tasklist_lock.

Note that testing of ->exit_state is racy with or without tasklist anyway.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] autofs4: pending flag not cleared on mount fail
Ian Kent [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:54 +0000]
[PATCH] autofs4: pending flag not cleared on mount fail

During testing I've found that the mount pending flag can be left set at
exit from autofs4_lookup after a failed mount request.  This shouldn't be
allowed to happen and causes incorrect error returns.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] autofs4: autofs4_follow_link false negative fix
Ian Kent [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:53 +0000]
[PATCH] autofs4: autofs4_follow_link false negative fix

The check for an empty directory in the autofs4_follow_link method fails
occassionally due to old dentrys.  We had the same problem
autofs4_revalidate ages ago.  I thought we wouldn't need this in
autofs4_follow_link, silly me.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] copy_process: cosmetic ->ioprio tweak
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:52 +0000]
[PATCH] copy_process: cosmetic ->ioprio tweak

copy_process:
// holds tasklist_lock + ->siglock
       /*
        * inherit ioprio
        */
       p->ioprio = current->ioprio;

Why?  ->ioprio was already copied in dup_task_struct().  I guess this is
needed to ensure that the child can't escape
sys_ioprio_set(IOPRIO_WHO_{PGRP,USER}), yes?

In that case we don't need ->siglock held, and the comment should be
updated.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] reparent_to_init(): use has_rt_policy()
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:51 +0000]
[PATCH] reparent_to_init(): use has_rt_policy()

Remove open-coded has_rt_policy(), no changes in kernel/exit.o

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched_setscheduler: fix? policy checks
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:50 +0000]
[PATCH] sched_setscheduler: fix? policy checks

I am not sure this patch is correct: I can't understand what the current
code does, and I don't know what it was supposed to do.

The comment says:

 * can't change policy, except between SCHED_NORMAL
 * and SCHED_BATCH:

The code:

if (((policy != SCHED_NORMAL && p->policy != SCHED_BATCH) &&
(policy != SCHED_BATCH && p->policy != SCHED_NORMAL)) &&

But this is equivalent to:

if ( (is_rt_policy(policy) && has_rt_policy(p)) &&

which means something different.  We can't _decrease_ the current
->rt_priority with such a check (if rlim[RLIMIT_RTPRIO] == 0).

Probably, it was supposed to be:

if ( !(policy == SCHED_NORMAL && p->policy == SCHED_BATCH)  &&
!(policy == SCHED_BATCH  && p->policy == SCHED_NORMAL)

this matches the comment, but strange: it doesn't allow to _drop_ the
realtime priority when rlim[RLIMIT_RTPRIO] == 0.

I think the right check would be:

/* can't set/change rt policy */
if (is_rt_policy(policy) &&
policy != p->policy &&
!rlim_rtprio)
return -EPERM;

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] introduce is_rt_policy() helper
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:49 +0000]
[PATCH] introduce is_rt_policy() helper

Imho, makes the code a bit easier to read.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] do_sched_setscheduler(): don't take tasklist_lock
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:48 +0000]
[PATCH] do_sched_setscheduler(): don't take tasklist_lock

Use rcu locks instead. sched_setscheduler() now takes ->siglock
before reading ->signal->rlim[].

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kill extraneous printk in kernel_restart()
Cal Peake [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:47 +0000]
[PATCH] kill extraneous printk in kernel_restart()

Get rid of an extraneous printk in kernel_restart().

Signed-off-by: Cal Peake <cp@absolutedigital.net>
Acked-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix ____call_usermodehelper errors being silently ignored
Björn Steinbrink [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:46 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix ____call_usermodehelper errors being silently ignored

If ____call_usermodehelper fails, we're not interested in the child
process' exit value, but the real error, so let's stop wait_for_helper from
overwriting it in that case.

Issue discovered by Benedikt Böhm while working on a Linux-VServer usermode
helper.

Signed-off-by: Björn Steinbrink <B.Steinbrink@gmx.de>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Return better error codes if drivers/char/raw.c module init fails
Rolf Eike Beer [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:46 +0000]
[PATCH] Return better error codes if drivers/char/raw.c module init fails

Currently this module just returns 1 if anything on module init fails. Store
the error code of the different function calls and return their error on
problems.

Signed-off-by: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
[ Fixed to not unregister twice on error ]
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Use decimal for PTRACE_ATTACH and PTRACE_DETACH.
Roland McGrath [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:45 +0000]
[PATCH] Use decimal for PTRACE_ATTACH and PTRACE_DETACH.

It is sure confusing that linux/ptrace.h has:
#define PTRACE_SINGLESTEP    9
#define PTRACE_ATTACH 0x10
#define PTRACE_DETACH 0x11
#define PTRACE_SYSCALL   24
All the low-numbered constants are in decimal, but the last two in hex.
It sure makes it likely that someone will look at this and think that
9, 10, 11 are used, and that 16 and 17 are not used.

How about we use the same notation for all the numbers [0,24] in the
same short list?

Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cdev documentation
Jonathan Corbet [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:44 +0000]
[PATCH] cdev documentation

Add some documentation comments for the cdev interface.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Cc: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de>
Acked-by: "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tty: make termios_sem a mutex
Arjan van de Ven [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:43 +0000]
[PATCH] tty: make termios_sem a mutex

[akpm@osdl.org: fix]
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] exit: fix crash case
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:42 +0000]
[PATCH] exit: fix crash case

If we are going to BUG() not panic() here then we should cover the case of
the BUG being compiled out

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tty: stop the tty vanishing under procfs access
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:41 +0000]
[PATCH] tty: stop the tty vanishing under procfs access

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tty: lock ticogwinsz
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:40 +0000]
[PATCH] tty: lock ticogwinsz

Now we lock the set ioctl its trivial to lock the get one so the data
copied is consistent.  At the moment we have the BKL here but this removes
the need for it and is a step in the right direction

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tty: trivial kzalloc opportunity
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:40 +0000]
[PATCH] tty: trivial kzalloc opportunity

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

14 years ago[PATCH] kexec warning fix
Roland McGrath [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:39 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec warning fix

This fixes a couple of compiler warnings, and adds paranoia checks as well.

Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] simplify update_times (avoid jiffies/jiffies_64 aliasing problem)
Atsushi Nemoto [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:32 +0000]
[PATCH] simplify update_times (avoid jiffies/jiffies_64 aliasing problem)

Pass ticks to do_timer() and update_times(), and adjust x86_64 and s390
timer interrupt handler with this change.

Currently update_times() calculates ticks by "jiffies - wall_jiffies", but
callers of do_timer() should know how many ticks to update.  Passing ticks
get rid of this redundant calculation.  Also there are another redundancy
pointed out by Martin Schwidefsky.

This cleanup make a barrier added by
5aee405c662ca644980c184774277fc6d0769a84 needless.  So this patch removes
it.

As a bonus, this cleanup make wall_jiffies can be removed easily, since now
wall_jiffies is always synced with jiffies.  (This patch does not really
remove wall_jiffies.  It would be another cleanup patch)

Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: john stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Ian Molton <spyro@f2s.com>
Cc: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata.hirokazu@renesas.com>
Acked-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Cc: Kazumoto Kojima <kkojima@rr.iij4u.or.jp>
Cc: Richard Curnow <rc@rc0.org.uk>
Cc: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Cc: Miles Bader <uclinux-v850@lsi.nec.co.jp>
Cc: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net>
Acked-by: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] __dequeue_signal() cleanup
Roland McGrath [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:31 +0000]
[PATCH] __dequeue_signal() cleanup

This tightens up __dequeue_signal a little.  It also avoids doing
recalc_sigpending twice in a row, instead doing it once in dequeue_signal.

Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] has_stopped_jobs() cleanup
Roland McGrath [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:31 +0000]
[PATCH] has_stopped_jobs() cleanup

This check has been obsolete since the introduction of TASK_TRACED.  Now
TASK_STOPPED always means job control stop.

Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] I/O Error attempting to read last partial block of a file in an ISO9660 file...
Joel & Rebecca VanderZee [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:30 +0000]
[PATCH] I/O Error attempting to read last partial block of a file in an ISO9660 file system

There was an I/O error that prevented reading the last partial block of
large files in an ISO9660 filesystem.  The error was generated when a file
comprised more than one section and had a size that was not an exact
multiple of the filesystem block size.  This patch removes the check (and
failure) for reading into the last partial block (and possibly beyond) for
multiple-section files.

It worked in my testing to prevent reading beyond the end of the section;
my first patch just incremented the sect_size block count for a partial
block and continued doing the check.  But there is a commment in the source
code about reading beyond the end of the file to fill a page cache.
Failing to access beyond the section would prevent reading beyond the end
of the file.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] posix-timers: Fix the flags handling in posix_cpu_nsleep()
Toyo Abe [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:29 +0000]
[PATCH] posix-timers: Fix the flags handling in posix_cpu_nsleep()

When a posix_cpu_nsleep() sleep is interrupted by a signal more than twice, it
incorrectly reports the sleep time remaining to the user.  Because
posix_cpu_nsleep() doesn't report back to the user when it's called from
restart function due to the wrong flags handling.

This patch, which applies after previous one, moves the nanosleep() function
from posix_cpu_nsleep() to do_cpu_nanosleep() and cleans up the flags handling
appropriately.

Signed-off-by: Toyo Abe <toyoa@mvista.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] posix-timers: Fix clock_nanosleep() doesn't return the remaining time in...
Toyo Abe [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:28 +0000]
[PATCH] posix-timers: Fix clock_nanosleep() doesn't return the remaining time in compatibility mode

The clock_nanosleep() function does not return the time remaining when the
sleep is interrupted by a signal.

This patch creates a new call out, compat_clock_nanosleep_restart(), which
handles returning the remaining time after a sleep is interrupted.  This
patch revives clock_nanosleep_restart().  It is now accessed via the new
call out.  The compat_clock_nanosleep_restart() is used for compatibility
access.

Since this is implemented in compatibility mode the normal path is
virtually unaffected - no real performance impact.

Signed-off-by: Toyo Abe <toyoa@mvista.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] update Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
jens m. noedler [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:27 +0000]
[PATCH] update Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt

Signed-off-by: jens m. noedler <noedler@web.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dquot: add proper locking when using current->signal->tty
Jan Kara [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:26 +0000]
[PATCH] dquot: add proper locking when using current->signal->tty

Dquot passes the tty to tty_write_message without locking

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix memory leak in vc_resize/vc_allocate
Catalin Marinas [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:25 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix memory leak in vc_resize/vc_allocate

Memory leaks can happen in the vc_resize() function in drivers/char/vt.c
because of the vc->vc_screenbuf variable overriding in vc_allocate().  The
kmemleak reported trace is as follows:

  <__kmalloc>
  <vc_resize>
  <fbcon_init>
  <visual_init>
  <vc_allocate>
  <con_open>
  <tty_open>
  <chrdev_open>

This patch no longer allocates a screen buffer in vc_allocate() if it was
already allocated by vc_resize().

Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Acked-by: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] elf_fdpic_core_dump: don't take tasklist_lock
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:25 +0000]
[PATCH] elf_fdpic_core_dump: don't take tasklist_lock

do_each_thread() is rcu-safe, and all tasks which use this ->mm must sleep
in wait_for_completion(&mm->core_done) at this point, so we can use RCU
locks.

Also, remove unneeded INIT_LIST_HEAD(new) before list_add(new, head).

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Acked-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] elf_core_dump: don't take tasklist_lock
Oleg Nesterov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:24 +0000]
[PATCH] elf_core_dump: don't take tasklist_lock

do_each_thread() is rcu-safe, and all tasks which use this ->mm must sleep
in wait_for_completion(&mm->core_done) at this point, so we can use RCU
locks.

Also, remove unneeded INIT_LIST_HEAD(new) before list_add(new, head).

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fix serial/amba-pl011.c console Kconfig
Peter Korsgaard [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:23 +0000]
[PATCH] fix serial/amba-pl011.c console Kconfig

Fix the Kconfig entry for console on AMBA PL011 to match the code.

Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] check return value of cpu_callback
Akinobu Mita [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:22 +0000]
[PATCH] check return value of cpu_callback

Spawing ksoftirqd, migration, or watchdog, and calling init_timers_cpu()
may fail with small memory.  If it happens in initcalls, kernel NULL
pointer dereference happens later.  This patch makes crash happen
immediately in such cases.  It seems a bit better than getting kernel NULL
pointer dereference later.

Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <mita@miraclelinux.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sound/sparc/dbri: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro
Tobias Klauser [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:21 +0000]
[PATCH] sound/sparc/dbri: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro

Use ARRAY_SIZE macro instead of sizeof(x)/sizeof(x[0])

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@distanz.ch>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sound/mips/au1x00: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro
Tobias Klauser [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:20 +0000]
[PATCH] sound/mips/au1x00: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro

Use ARRAY_SIZE macro instead of sizeof(x)/sizeof(x[0])

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@distanz.ch>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Remove old drivers/char/s3c2410_rtc.c
Ben Dooks [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:19 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove old drivers/char/s3c2410_rtc.c

This can now be removed, since there is now a drivers/rtc/rtc-s3c.c driver.

Signed-off-by: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: sound/oss/cs46xx.c
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:18 +0000]
[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: sound/oss/cs46xx.c

Remove some code which is unneeded if CONFIG_PM=n.

* Make suspend/resume registration look like the rest of drivers:
  #ifdef CONFIG_PM in struct pci_driver, prototypes, actual hooks.
* Drop CS46XX_ACPI_SUPPORT. It logically duplicated CONFIG_PM. It was
  hardcoded to 1 approx forever (ALSA merge just moved driver to
  sound/oss/).
* After previous point, sound/oss/cs46xxpm-24.h removed as being useless.
* As side effect selling (unused) static inline functions as suspend/resume
  hooks funkiness removed too.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: sound/oss/trident.c
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:16 +0000]
[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: sound/oss/trident.c

Remove some code which is unneeded if CONFIG_PM=n.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Ackde-by: Muli Ben-Yehuda <muli@il.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: drivers/parport/parport_serial.c
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:16 +0000]
[PATCH] CONFIG_PM=n slim: drivers/parport/parport_serial.c

Remove some code which is unneeded if CONFIG_PM=n.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] make leds.h include relevant headers
Johannes Berg [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:14 +0000]
[PATCH] make leds.h include relevant headers

Make it possible to include linux/leds.h without first including list.h and
spinlock.h.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Acked-by: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Remove another config.h
Dave Jones [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:14 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove another config.h

After the asm/ uses of #include <linux/config.h> this one is the next
biggest source of noise.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] fix wrong error code on interrupted close syscalls
Ernie Petrides [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:13 +0000]
[PATCH] fix wrong error code on interrupted close syscalls

The problem is that close() syscalls can call a file system's flush
handler, which in turn might sleep interruptibly and ultimately pass back
an -ERESTARTSYS return value.  This happens for files backed by an
interruptible NFS mount under nfs_file_flush() when a large file has just
been written and nfs_wait_bit_interruptible() detects that there is a
signal pending.

I have a test case where the "strace" command is used to attach to a
process sleeping in such a close().  Since the SIGSTOP is forced onto the
victim process (removing it from the thread's "blocked" mask in
force_sig_info()), the RPC wait is interrupted and the close() is
terminated early.

But the file table entry has already been cleared before the flush handler
was called.  Thus, when the syscall is restarted, the file descriptor
appears closed and an EBADF error is returned (which is wrong).  What's
worse, there is the hypothetical case where another thread of a
multi-threaded application might have reused the file descriptor, in which
case that file would be mistakenly closed.

The bottom line is that close() syscalls are not restartable, and thus
-ERESTARTSYS return values should be mapped to -EINTR.  This is consistent
with the close(2) manual page.  The fix is below.

Signed-off-by: Ernie Petrides <petrides@redhat.com>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Small update to CREDITS
Jesper Juhl [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:12 +0000]
[PATCH] Small update to CREDITS

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

14 years ago[PATCH] memory ordering in __kfifo primitives
Paul E. McKenney [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:11 +0000]
[PATCH] memory ordering in __kfifo primitives

Both __kfifo_put() and __kfifo_get() have header comments stating that if
there is but one concurrent reader and one concurrent writer, locking is not
necessary.  This is almost the case, but a couple of memory barriers are
needed.  Another option would be to change the header comments to remove the
bit about locking not being needed, and to change the those callers who
currently don't use locking to add the required locking.  The attachment
analyzes this approach, but the patch below seems simpler.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] lockdep: print kernel version
Dave Jones [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:10 +0000]
[PATCH] lockdep: print kernel version

Lets do the same thing we do for oopses - print out the version in the
report.  It's an extra line of output though.  We could tack it on the end
of the INFO: lines, but that screws up Ingo's pretty output.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] atiixp: ATI SB600 IDE support for various modes
Anatoli Antonovitch [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:09 +0000]
[PATCH] atiixp: ATI SB600 IDE support for various modes

Support SB600 SATA legacy IDE (DMA enable).

Signed-off-by: Anatoli Antonovitch <antonovi@ati.com>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Chardev checking of overlapping ranges
Amos Waterland [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:08 +0000]
[PATCH] Chardev checking of overlapping ranges

The code in __register_chrdev_region checks that if the driver wishing to
register has the same major as an existing driver the new minor range is
strictly less than the existing minor range.  However, it does not also
check that the new minor range is strictly greater than the existing minor
range.  That is, if driver X has registered with major=x and minor=0-3,
__register_chrdev_region will allow driver Y to register with major=x and
minor=1-4.

Signed-off-by: Amos Waterland <apw@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Linas Vepstas <linas@austin.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] pidspace: is_init()
Sukadev Bhattiprolu [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:07 +0000]
[PATCH] pidspace: is_init()

This is an updated version of Eric Biederman's is_init() patch.
(http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/2/6/280).  It applies cleanly to 2.6.18-rc3 and
replaces a few more instances of ->pid == 1 with is_init().

Further, is_init() checks pid and thus removes dependency on Eric's other
patches for now.

Eric's original description:

There are a lot of places in the kernel where we test for init
because we give it special properties.  Most  significantly init
must not die.  This results in code all over the kernel test
->pid == 1.

Introduce is_init to capture this case.

With multiple pid spaces for all of the cases affected we are
looking for only the first process on the system, not some other
process that has pid == 1.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Cc: <lxc-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Acked-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix conflict with the is_init identifier on parisc
Eric Biederman [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:06 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix conflict with the is_init identifier on parisc

This appears to be the only usage of is_init in the kernel besides the
usage in sched.h.  On ia64 the same function is called in_init.  So to
remove the conflict and make the kernel more consistent rename is_init
is_core is_local and is_local_section to in_init in_core in_local and
in_local_section respectively.

Thanks to Adrian Bunk who spotted this, and to Matthew Wilcox
who suggested this fix.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix unserialized task->files changing
Kirill Korotaev [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:05 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix unserialized task->files changing

Fixed race on put_files_struct on exec with proc.  Restoring files on
current on error path may lead to proc having a pointer to already kfree-d
files_struct.

->files changing at exit.c and khtread.c are safe as exit_files() makes all
things under lock.

Found during OpenVZ stress testing.

[akpm@osdl.org: add export]
Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelianov <xemul@openvz.org>
Signed-off-by: Kirill Korotaev <dev@openvz.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kthread: convert arch/i386/kernel/apm.c
Serge E. Hallyn [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:04 +0000]
[PATCH] kthread: convert arch/i386/kernel/apm.c

Convert i386 apm.c from kernel_thread(), whose export is deprecated, to
kthread API.

Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tty locking on resize
Alan Cox [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:03 +0000]
[PATCH] tty locking on resize

The current kernel serializes console resizes but does not serialize the
resize against the tty structure updates.  This means that while two
parallel resizes cannot mess up the console you can get incorrect results
reported.

Secondly while doing this I added vc_lock_resize() to lock and resize the
console.  This leaves all knowledge of the console_sem in the vt/console
driver and kicks it out of the tty layer, which is good

Thirdly while doing this I decided I couldn't stand "disallocate" any
longer so I switched it to "deallocate".

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

14 years ago[PATCH] add -o flush for fat
Chris Mason [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:03 +0000]
[PATCH] add -o flush for fat

Fat is commonly used on removable media.  Mounting with -o flush tells the
FS to write things to disk as quickly as possible.  It is like -o sync, but
much faster (and not as safe).

Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] oprofile: ppro: need to enable/disable all the counters
Arun Sharma [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:01 +0000]
[PATCH] oprofile: ppro: need to enable/disable all the counters

Need to enable/disable all the counters instead of just counter 0.

This affects all cpus with family=6, including i386/core.  Usual symptom:
only counter 0 provides samples.  Other counters don't produce samples.

Signed-off-by: Arun Sharma <arun.sharma@google.com>
Cc: Philippe Elie <phil.el@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: John Levon <levon@movementarian.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs.h: ifdef security fields
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:01 +0000]
[PATCH] fs.h: ifdef security fields

[assuming BSD security levels are deleted]
The only user of i_security, f_security, s_security fields is SELinux,
however, quite a few security modules are trying to get into kernel.
So, wrap them under CONFIG_SECURITY. Adding config option for each
security field is likely an overkill.

Following Stephen Smalley's suggestion, i_security initialization is
moved to security_inode_alloc() to not clutter core code with ifdefs
and make alloc_inode() codepath tiny little bit smaller and faster.

The user of (highly greppable) struct fown_struct::security field is
still to be found. I've checked every "fown_struct" and every "f_owner"
occurence. Additionally it's removal doesn't break i386 allmodconfig
build.

struct inode, struct file, struct super_block, struct fown_struct
become smaller.

P.S. Combined with two reiserfs inode shrinking patches sent to
linux-fsdevel, I can finally suck 12 reiserfs inodes into one page.

/proc/slabinfo

-ext2_inode_cache 388 10
+ext2_inode_cache 384 10
-inode_cache 280 14
+inode_cache 276 14
-proc_inode_cache 296 13
+proc_inode_cache 292 13
-reiser_inode_cache 336 11
+reiser_inode_cache 332 12 <=
-shmem_inode_cache 372 10
+shmem_inode_cache 368 10

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: ifdef ACL stuff from inode
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:00 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: ifdef ACL stuff from inode

Shrink reiserfs inode more (by 8 bytes) for ACL non-users:

-reiser_inode_cache     344     11
+reiser_inode_cache     336     11

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: <reiserfs-dev@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: ifdef xattr_sem
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:58 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: ifdef xattr_sem

Shrink reiserfs inode by 12 bytes for xattr non-users (me).

-reiser_inode_cache     356     11
+reiser_inode_cache     344     11

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: <reiserfs-dev@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] unwind: fix unused variable warning when !CONFIG_MODULES
Chuck Ebbert [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:57 +0000]
[PATCH] unwind: fix unused variable warning when !CONFIG_MODULES

Fix "variable defined but not used" compiler warning in unwind.c when
CONFIG_MODULES is not set.

Signed-off-by: Chuck Ebbert <76306.1226@compuserve.com>
Cc: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ifdef ->quota_read, ->quota_write
Alexey Dobriyan [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:56 +0000]
[PATCH] ifdef ->quota_read, ->quota_write

All suppliers of ->quota_read, ->quota_write (I've found ext2, ext3, UFS,
reiserfs) already have them properly ifdeffed.  All callers of
->quota_read, ->quota_write are under CONFIG_QUOTA umbrella, so...

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix reiserfs latencies caused by data=ordered
Chris Mason [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:56 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix reiserfs latencies caused by data=ordered

ReiserFS does periodic cleanup of old transactions in order to limit the
length of time a journal replay may take after a crash.  Sometimes, writing
metadata from an old (already committed) transaction may require committing
a newer transaction, which also requires writing all data=ordered buffers.
This can cause very long stalls on journal_begin.

This patch makes sure new transactions will not need to be committed before
trying a periodic reclaim of an old transaction.  It is low risk because if
a bad decision is made, it just means a slightly longer journal replay
after a crash.

Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs_fsync should only use barriers when they are enabled
Chris Mason [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:54 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs_fsync should only use barriers when they are enabled

make sure that reiserfs_fsync only triggers barriers when mounted with -o
barrier=flush

Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] console utf-8 mode fixes
Adam Tlalka [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:53 +0000]
[PATCH] console utf-8 mode fixes

Fix utf-8 mode so alternate charset modes always work according to control
sequences interpreted in do_con_trol function preserving backward US-ASCII
and VT100 semigraphics compatibility.

Malformed utf-8 sequences are represented as sequences of replacement
glyphs,original codes or '?' as a last resort.

unicode-xterm, gnome-terminal, kconsole and other terminal emulators in
utf-8 mode respect acsc, enacs, rmacs sequences.  Also I found that some
important system programs (from Debian distro) uses acsc in utf-8 mode -
dselect, aptitude, w3m for example.

Signed-off-by: Adam Tlalka <atlka@pg.gda.pl>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ucb1x00-ts: handle errors from input_register_device()
Dmitry Torokhov [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:52 +0000]
[PATCH] ucb1x00-ts: handle errors from input_register_device()

ucb1x00-ts: handle errors from input_register_device()

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] single bit flip detector
Dave Jones [Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:59:51 +0000]
[PATCH] single bit flip detector

In cases where we detect a single bit has been flipped, we spew the usual
slab corruption message, which users instantly think is a kernel bug.  In a
lot of cases, single bit errors are down to bad memory, or other hardware
failure.

This patch adds an extra line to the slab debug messages in those cases, in
the hope that users will try memtest before they report a bug.

000: 6b 6b 6b 6b 6a 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b
Single bit error detected. Possibly bad RAM. Run memtest86.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>