14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: support hotplug cpu on powermacs
Paul Mackerras [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 11:13:13 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: support hotplug cpu on powermacs

This allows cpus to be off-lined on 32-bit SMP powermacs.  When a cpu
is off-lined, it is put into sleep mode with interrupts disabled.  It
can be on-lined again by asserting its soft-reset pin, which is
connected to a GPIO pin.

With this I can off-line the second cpu in my dual G4 powermac, which
means that I can then suspend the machine (the suspend/resume code
refuses to suspend if more than one cpu is online, and making it cope
with multiple cpus is surprisingly messy).

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: Kill init on unhandled synchronous signals
Paul Mackerras [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 11:13:11 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: Kill init on unhandled synchronous signals

This is a patch that I have had in my tree for ages.  If init causes
an exception that raises a signal, such as a SIGSEGV, SIGILL or
SIGFPE, and it hasn't registered a handler for it, we don't deliver
the signal, since init doesn't get any signals that it doesn't have a
handler for.  But that means that we just return to userland and
generate the same exception again immediately.  With this patch we
print a message and kill init in this situation.

This is very useful when you have a bug in the kernel that means that
init doesn't get as far as executing its first instruction. :)
Without this patch the system hangs when it gets to starting the
userland init; with it you at least get a message giving you a clue
about what has gone wrong.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] telephony: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:31 +0000]
[PATCH] telephony: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_uninterruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] parport: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:31 +0000]
[PATCH] parport: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.  Also use
human-time to jiffies units conversion functions rather than direct HZ
division to avoid rounding issues.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/char: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:30 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/char: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/cdrom: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:29 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/cdrom: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_{un,}interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
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] drivers/block: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:28 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/block: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_{un,}interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
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] mips: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:27 +0000]
[PATCH] mips: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.  Also, replace
custom timespectojiffies() function with globally availabe
timespec_to_jiffies().

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
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] i386: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:26 +0000]
[PATCH] i386: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] alpha: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:25 +0000]
[PATCH] alpha: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mm: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:25 +0000]
[PATCH] mm: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kernel: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:24 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:23 +0000]
[PATCH] fs: fix-up schedule_timeout() usage

Use schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() instead of
set_current_state()/schedule_timeout() to reduce kernel size.  Also use helper
functions to convert between human time units and jiffies rather than constant
HZ division to avoid rounding errors.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] time.h: remove ifdefs
Andrew Morton [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:23 +0000]
[PATCH] time.h: remove ifdefs

Remove these ifdefs - there's no need to have more than one definition of
these multipliers anywhere.

Cc: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] include: update jiffies/{m,u}secs conversion functions
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:22 +0000]
[PATCH] include: update jiffies/{m,u}secs conversion functions

Clarify the human-time units to jiffies conversion functions by using the
constants in time.h.  This makes many of the subsequent patches direct
copies of the current code.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] add schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() interfaces
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:21 +0000]
[PATCH] add schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() interfaces

Add schedule_timeout_{,un}interruptible() interfaces so that
schedule_timeout() callers don't have to worry about forgetting to add the
set_current_state() call beforehand.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] i386/x86_64: make get_cpu_vendor() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:21 +0000]
[PATCH] i386/x86_64: make get_cpu_vendor() static

get_cpu_vendor() no longer has any users in other files.

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] fs/cramfs/uncompress.c should #include <linux/cramfs_fs.h>
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:20 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/cramfs/uncompress.c should #include <linux/cramfs_fs.h>

Every file should #include the header with the prototypes of the global
functions it is offering.

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] remove ACPI S4bios support
Pavel Machek [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:19 +0000]
[PATCH] remove ACPI S4bios support

Remove S4BIOS support.  It is pretty useless, and only ever worked for _me_
once.  (I do not think anyone else ever tried it).  It was in feature-removal
for a long time, and it should have been removed before.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Cc: "Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] include/linux/bio.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:18 +0000]
[PATCH] include/linux/bio.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: 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] "extern inline" -> "static inline"
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:18 +0000]
[PATCH] "extern inline" -> "static inline"

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

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] include/linux/blkdev.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:17 +0000]
[PATCH] include/linux/blkdev.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

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] include/asm-i386/: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:16 +0000]
[PATCH] include/asm-i386/: "extern inline" -> "static inline"

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

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] janitor: reiserfs: super.c - vfree() checking cleanups
James Lamanna [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:16 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: reiserfs: super.c - vfree() checking cleanups

super.c vfree() checking cleanups.

Signed-off by: James Lamanna <jlamanna@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: ide/ide-cs: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:15 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: ide/ide-cs: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()

Uses msleep() in place of schedule_timeout() to guarantee the task delays as
expected.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: block/xd: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()/msleep_interrupti...
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:14 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: block/xd: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()/msleep_interruptible()

Use msleep() or msleep_interruptible() [as appropriate] instead of
schedule_timeout() to gurantee the task delays as expected.  As a result
changed the units of the timeout variable from jiffies to msecs.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: sh: hd64465: minmax-removal
Michael Veeck [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:13 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: sh: hd64465: minmax-removal

Patch removes unnecessary min/max macros and changes calls to use kernel.h
macros instead.

Signed-off-by: Michael Veeck <michael.veeck@gmx.net>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: sh: bigsur/io: minmax-removal
Michael Veeck [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:11 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: sh: bigsur/io: minmax-removal

Patch removes unnecessary min/max macros and changes calls to use kernel.h
macros instead.

Signed-off-by: Michael Veeck <michael.veeck@gmx.net>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
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] janitor: tulip/de4x5: list_for_each
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:10 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: tulip/de4x5: list_for_each

s/for/list_for_each/

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: block/umem: replace PRINTK with pr_debug
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:09 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: block/umem: replace PRINTK with pr_debug

Removed unused dprintk, replaced PRINTK with pr_debug.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: ide-tape: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:08 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: ide-tape: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()

Uses msleep() instead of schedule_timeout() to guarantee
the task delays at least the desired time amount.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: fs/dcache.c: list_for_each*
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:07 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: fs/dcache.c: list_for_each*

First one is list_for_each_entry (thanks maks), second 2 list_for_each_safe.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: fs/namespace.c: list_for_each_entry
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:07 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: fs/namespace.c: list_for_each_entry

Make code more readable with list_for_each_entry.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: jffs/intrep: list_for_each_entry
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:05 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: jffs/intrep: list_for_each_entry

Use list_for_each_entry to make code more readable.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Cc: <jffs-dev@axis.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] janitor: net/ppp-generic: list_for_each_entry
Domen Puncer [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:04 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: net/ppp-generic: list_for_each_entry

Make code more readable with list_for_each_entry.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Cc: 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] janitor: ide: min/max macros in ide-timing.h
Clemens Buchacher [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:27:00 +0000]
[PATCH] janitor: ide: min/max macros in ide-timing.h

I replaced the custom MIN/MAX macros with the type safe min/max macros
from linux/kernel.h.

Signed-off-by: Maximilian Attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] lib/sort.c: small cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:59 +0000]
[PATCH] lib/sort.c: small cleanups

This patch contains the following small cleanups:
- make two needlessly global functions static
- every file should #include the header files containing the prototypes
  of it's global functions

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] remove invalid comment in mm/page_alloc.c
Renaud Lienhart [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:59 +0000]
[PATCH] remove invalid comment in mm/page_alloc.c

free_pages_bulk() doesn't free the entire list if count == 0.

Signed-off-by: Renaud Lienhart <renaud.lienhart@free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Spelling and whitespace fixes for REPORTING-BUGS
Tobias Klauser [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:58 +0000]
[PATCH] Spelling and whitespace fixes for REPORTING-BUGS

The attached patch fixes some spelling errors in REPORTING-BUGS and also
removes all trailing whitespaces.

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@nuerscht.ch>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/char/lp.c : Use of the time_after() macro
Marcelo Feitoza Parisi [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:57 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/char/lp.c : Use of the time_after() macro

Use of the time_after() macro, defined at linux/jiffies.h, which deals with
wrapping correctly and are nicer to read.

Signed-off-by: Marcelo Feitoza Parisi <marcelo@feitoza.com.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] patch] remove sound/oss/skeleton.c
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:56 +0000]
[PATCH] patch] remove sound/oss/skeleton.c

We do no longer need a template for OSS drivers.

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] include/asm-arm26/hardirq.h: remove #define irq_enter()
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:55 +0000]
[PATCH] include/asm-arm26/hardirq.h: remove #define irq_enter()

This patch removes a #define for irq_enter that is superfluous due to a
similar one in include/linux/hardirq.h.

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] merge some from Rusty's trivial patches
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:54 +0000]
[PATCH] merge some from Rusty's trivial patches

This patch contains the most trivial from Rusty's trivial patches:
- spelling fixes
- remove duplicate includes

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.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] vfree and kfree cleanup in drivers/
Jesper Juhl [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:54 +0000]
[PATCH] vfree and kfree cleanup in drivers/

This patch does a full cleanup of 'NULL checks before vfree', and a partial
cleanup of calls to kfree for all of drivers/ - the kfree bit is partial in
that I only did the files that also had vfree calls in them.  The patch
also gets rid of some redundant (void *) casts of pointers being passed to
[vk]free, and a some tiny whitespace corrections also crept in.

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] fix unusual placement of inline keyword in hpet
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:52 +0000]
[PATCH] fix unusual placement of inline keyword in hpet

With gcc -W:

drivers/char/hpet.c:102: warning: `inline' is not at beginning of declaration
drivers/char/hpet.c:109: warning: `inline' is not at beginning of declaration

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <juhl-lkml@dif.dk>
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] update FSF address in COPYING
Pekka J Enberg [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:51 +0000]
[PATCH] update FSF address in COPYING

FSF has moved so update the address as per
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.

Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] i386/smpboot: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:50 +0000]
[PATCH] i386/smpboot: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()

Replace schedule_timeout() with msleep() to guarantee the task delays as
expected.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] telephony/ixj: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()
Nishanth Aravamudan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:50 +0000]
[PATCH] telephony/ixj: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()

Replace schedule_timeout() with msleep() to guarantee the task delays as
expected.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dmapool: Fix "nocast type" warnings
Victor Fusco [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:49 +0000]
[PATCH] dmapool: Fix "nocast type" warnings

Fix the sparse warning "implicit cast to nocast type"

Signed-off-by: Victor Fusco <victor@cetuc.puc-rio.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] lib/radix-tree: Fix "nocast type" warnings
Victor Fusco [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:48 +0000]
[PATCH] lib/radix-tree: Fix "nocast type" warnings

Fix the sparse warning "implicit cast to nocast type"

Signed-off-by: Victor Fusco <victor@cetuc.puc-rio.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Spelling fixes for Documentation/
Tobias Klauser [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:46 +0000]
[PATCH] Spelling fixes for Documentation/

The attached patch fixes the following spelling errors in Documentation/
        - double "the"
        - Several misspellings of function/functionality
        - infomation
        - memeory
        - Recieved
        - wether
and possibly others which I forgot ;-)
Trailing whitespaces on the same line as the typo are also deleted.

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@nuerscht.ch>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mm/swap_state: Fix "nocast type" warnings
Victor Fusco [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:46 +0000]
[PATCH] mm/swap_state: Fix "nocast type" warnings

Fix the sparse warning "implicit cast to nocast type"

Signed-off-by: Victor Fusco <victor@cetuc.puc-rio.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Add kerneldoc reference to CodingStyle
Pekka J Enberg [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:44 +0000]
[PATCH] Add kerneldoc reference to CodingStyle

Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] SH64: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:44 +0000]
[PATCH] SH64: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures

Convert the initializers of hw_interrupt_type structures to C99 initializers.

Signed-off-by: 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] V850: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:43 +0000]
[PATCH] V850: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures

Convert the initializers of hw_interrupt_type structures to C99 initializers.

Signed-off-by: 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] SH: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:42 +0000]
[PATCH] SH: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures

Convert the initializers of hw_interrupt_type structures to C99 initializers.

Signed-off-by: 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] PPC: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:40 +0000]
[PATCH] PPC: C99 initializers for hw_interrupt_type structures

Convert the initializers of hw_interrupt_type structures to C99 initializers.

Signed-off-by: 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] kernel/acct: add kerneldoc
Randy Dunlap [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:39 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel/acct: add kerneldoc

for kernel/acct.c:
- fix typos
- add kerneldoc for non-static functions

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] char/n_tty: fix sparse warnings (__nocast type)
Victor Fusco [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:38 +0000]
[PATCH] char/n_tty: fix sparse warnings (__nocast type)

Fix the sparse warning "implicit cast to nocast type"

Signed-off-by: Victor Fusco <victor@cetuc.puc-rio.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mm/slab: fix sparse warnings
Victor Fusco [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:36 +0000]
[PATCH] mm/slab: fix sparse warnings

Fix the sparse warning "implicit cast to nocast type"

Signed-off-by: Victor Fusco <victor@cetuc.puc-rio.br>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sb16_csp: untypedef
Alexey Dobriyan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:35 +0000]
[PATCH] sb16_csp: untypedef

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sb16_csp: remove home-grown le??_to_cpu macros
Alexey Dobriyan [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:34 +0000]
[PATCH] sb16_csp: remove home-grown le??_to_cpu macros

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

14 years ago[PATCH] hdpu_cpustate.c: misc_register() can fail
Christophe Lucas [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:33 +0000]
[PATCH] hdpu_cpustate.c: misc_register() can fail

Signed-off-by: Christophe Lucas <clucas@rotomalug.org>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/char/lcd.c: misc_register() can fail
Christophe Lucas [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:32 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/char/lcd.c: misc_register() can fail

Signed-off-by: Christophe Lucas <clucas@rotomalug.org>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] applicom: fix error handling
Christophe Lucas [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:29 +0000]
[PATCH] applicom: fix error handling

misc_register() can fail.

Signed-off-by: Christophe Lucas <clucas@rotomalug.org>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mm/filemap.c: make two functions static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:28 +0000]
[PATCH] mm/filemap.c: make two functions static

With Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>

Give some things static scope.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
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] Yet another RCU documentation update
Paul E. McKenney [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:24 +0000]
[PATCH] Yet another RCU documentation update

Update RCU documentation based on discussions and review of RCU-based tree
patches.  Add an introductory whatisRCU.txt file.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Remove even more stale references to Documentation/smp.tex
Arthur Othieno [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:22 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove even more stale references to Documentation/smp.tex

Randy cleaned out the bulk of these stale references to the now long gone
Documentation/smp.tex back in 2004.  I followed this up with a few more
sweeps.  Somehow, these have managed to sneak back in since.

I can't seem to figure out a contact point for M32R (no one listed in
MAINTAINERS!), but, these patches are only but trivial.

Signed-off-by: Arthur Othieno <a.othieno@bluewin.ch>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: allow the load to grow upto its cpu_power
Siddha, Suresh B [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:21 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: allow the load to grow upto its cpu_power

Don't pull tasks from a group if that would cause the group's total load to
drop below its total cpu_power (ie.  cause the group to start going idle).

Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Acked-by: 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] sched: don't kick ALB in the presence of pinned task
Siddha, Suresh B [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:21 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: don't kick ALB in the presence of pinned task

Jack Steiner brought this issue at my OLS talk.

Take a scenario where two tasks are pinned to two HT threads in a physical
package.  Idle packages in the system will keep kicking migration_thread on
the busy package with out any success.

We will run into similar scenarios in the presence of CMP/NUMA.

Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
Acked-by: 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] sched: use cached variable in sys_sched_yield()
Renaud Lienhart [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:20 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: use cached variable in sys_sched_yield()

In sys_sched_yield(), we cache current->array in the "array" variable, thus
there's no need to dereference "current" again later.

Signed-Off-By: Renaud Lienhart <renaud.lienhart@free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: HT optimisation
Nick Piggin [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:19 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: HT optimisation

If an idle sibling of an HT queue encounters a busy sibling, then make
higher level load balancing of the non-idle variety.

Performance of multiprocessor HT systems with low numbers of tasks
(generally < number of virtual CPUs) can be significantly worse than the
exact same workloads when running in non-HT mode.  The reason is largely
due to poor scheduling behaviour.

This patch improves the situation, making the performance gap far less
significant on one problematic test case (tbench).

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Acked-by: 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] sched: less locking
Nick Piggin [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:18 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: less locking

During periodic load balancing, don't hold this runqueue's lock while
scanning remote runqueues, which can take a non trivial amount of time
especially on very large systems.

Holding the runqueue lock will only help to stabilise ->nr_running, however
this doesn't do much to help because tasks being woken will simply get held
up on the runqueue lock, so ->nr_running would not provide a really
accurate picture of runqueue load in that case anyway.

What's more, ->nr_running (and possibly the cpu_load averages) of remote
runqueues won't be stable anyway, so load balancing is always an inexact
operation.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Acked-by: 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] sched: less newidle locking
Nick Piggin [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:16 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: less newidle locking

Similarly to the earlier change in load_balance, only lock the runqueue in
load_balance_newidle if the busiest queue found has a nr_running > 1.  This
will reduce frequency of expensive remote runqueue lock aquisitions in the
schedule() path on some workloads.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Acked-by: 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] sched: fix SMT scheduler latency bug
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:16 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: fix SMT scheduler latency bug

William Weston reported unusually high scheduling latencies on his x86 HT
box, on the -RT kernel.  I managed to reproduce it on my HT box and the
latency tracer shows the incident in action:

                 _------=> CPU#
                / _-----=> irqs-off
               | / _----=> need-resched
               || / _---=> hardirq/softirq
               ||| / _--=> preempt-depth
               |||| /
               |||||     delay
   cmd     pid ||||| time  |   caller
      \   /    |||||   \   |   /
      du-2803  3Dnh2    0us : __trace_start_sched_wakeup (try_to_wake_up)
        ..............................................................
        ... we are running on CPU#3, PID 2778 gets woken to CPU#1: ...
        ..............................................................
      du-2803  3Dnh2    0us : __trace_start_sched_wakeup <<...>-2778> (73 1)
      du-2803  3Dnh2    0us : _raw_spin_unlock (try_to_wake_up)
        ................................................
        ... still on CPU#3, we send an IPI to CPU#1: ...
        ................................................
      du-2803  3Dnh1    0us : resched_task (try_to_wake_up)
      du-2803  3Dnh1    1us : smp_send_reschedule (try_to_wake_up)
      du-2803  3Dnh1    1us : send_IPI_mask_bitmask (smp_send_reschedule)
      du-2803  3Dnh1    2us : _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore (try_to_wake_up)
        ...............................................
        ... 1 usec later, the IPI arrives on CPU#1: ...
        ...............................................
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.    2us : smp_reschedule_interrupt (c0100c5a 0 0)

So far so good, this is the normal wakeup/preemption mechanism.  But here
comes the scheduler anomaly on CPU#1:

  <idle>-0     1Dnh.    2us : preempt_schedule_irq (need_resched)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.    2us : preempt_schedule_irq (need_resched)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.    3us : __schedule (preempt_schedule_irq)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.    3us : profile_hit (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1    3us : sched_clock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1    4us : _raw_spin_lock_irq (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1    4us : _raw_spin_lock_irqsave (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    5us : _raw_spin_unlock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1    5us : preempt_schedule (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1    6us : _raw_spin_lock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    6us : find_next_bit (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    6us : _raw_spin_lock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh3    7us : find_next_bit (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh3    7us : find_next_bit (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh3    8us : _raw_spin_unlock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    8us : preempt_schedule (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    8us : find_next_bit (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    9us : trace_stop_sched_switched (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh2    9us : _raw_spin_lock (trace_stop_sched_switched)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh3   10us : trace_stop_sched_switched <<...>-2778> (73 8c)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh3   10us : _raw_spin_unlock (trace_stop_sched_switched)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh1   10us : _raw_spin_unlock (__schedule)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.   11us : local_irq_enable_noresched (preempt_schedule_irq)
  <idle>-0     1Dnh.   11us < (0)

we didnt pick up pid 2778! It only gets scheduled much later:

   <...>-2778  1Dnh2  412us : __switch_to (__schedule)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh2  413us : __schedule <<idle>-0> (8c 73)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh2  413us : _raw_spin_unlock (__schedule)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh1  413us : trace_stop_sched_switched (__schedule)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh1  414us : _raw_spin_lock (trace_stop_sched_switched)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh2  414us : trace_stop_sched_switched <<...>-2778> (73 1)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh2  414us : _raw_spin_unlock (trace_stop_sched_switched)
   <...>-2778  1Dnh1  415us : trace_stop_sched_switched (__schedule)

the reason for this anomaly is the following code in dependent_sleeper():

                /*
                 * If a user task with lower static priority than the
                 * running task on the SMT sibling is trying to schedule,
                 * delay it till there is proportionately less timeslice
                 * left of the sibling task to prevent a lower priority
                 * task from using an unfair proportion of the
                 * physical cpu's resources. -ck
                 */
[...]
                        if (((smt_curr->time_slice * (100 - sd->per_cpu_gain) /
                                100) > task_timeslice(p)))
                                        ret = 1;

Note that in contrast to the comment above, we dont actually do the check
based on static priority, we do the check based on timeslices.  But
timeslices go up and down, and even highprio tasks can randomly have very
low timeslices (just before their next refill) and can thus be judged as
'lowprio' by the above piece of code.  This condition is clearly buggy.
The correct test is to check for static_prio _and_ to check for the
preemption priority.  Even on different static priority levels, a
higher-prio interactive task should not be delayed due to a
higher-static-prio CPU hog.

There is a symmetric bug in the 'kick SMT sibling' code of this function as
well, which can be solved in a similar way.

The patch below (against the current scheduler queue in -mm) fixes both
bugs.  I have build and boot-tested this on x86 SMT, and nice +20 tasks
still get properly throttled - so the dependent-sleeper logic is still in
action.

btw., these bugs pessimised the SMT scheduler because the 'delay wakeup'
property was applied too liberally, so this fix is likely a throughput
improvement as well.

I separated out a smt_slice() function to make the code easier to read.

Signed-off-by: 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] sched: TASK_NONINTERACTIVE
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:12 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: TASK_NONINTERACTIVE

This patch implements a task state bit (TASK_NONINTERACTIVE), which can be
used by blocking points to mark the task's wait as "non-interactive".  This
does not mean the task will be considered a CPU-hog - the wait will simply
not have an effect on the waiting task's priority - positive or negative
alike.  Right now only pipe_wait() will make use of it, because it's a
common source of not-so-interactive waits (kernel compilation jobs, etc.).

Signed-off-by: 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] sched cleanups
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:11 +0000]
[PATCH] sched cleanups

whitespace cleanups.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: make idlest_group/cpu cpus_allowed-aware
M.Baris Demiray [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:09 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: make idlest_group/cpu cpus_allowed-aware

Add relevant checks into find_idlest_group() and find_idlest_cpu() to make
them return only the groups that have allowed CPUs and allowed CPUs
respectively.

Signed-off-by: M.Baris Demiray <baris@labristeknoloji.com>
Signed-off-by: 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: run SCHED_NORMAL tasks with real time tasks on SMT siblings
Con Kolivas [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:08 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: run SCHED_NORMAL tasks with real time tasks on SMT siblings

The hyperthread aware nice handling currently puts to sleep any non real
time task when a real time task is running on its sibling cpu.  This can
lead to prolonged starvation by having the non real time task pegged to the
cpu with load balancing not pulling that task away.

Currently we force lower priority hyperthread tasks to run a percentage of
time difference based on timeslice differences which is meaningless when
comparing real time tasks to SCHED_NORMAL tasks.  We can allow non real
time tasks to run with real time tasks on the sibling up to per_cpu_gain%
if we use jiffies as a counter.

Cleanups and micro-optimisations to the relevant code section should make
it more understandable as well.

Signed-off-by: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>
Acked-by: 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] synclink_cs add statistics clear
Paul Fulghum [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:07 +0000]
[PATCH] synclink_cs add statistics clear

Add ability to clear statistics.

Signed-off-by: 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] cpuset semaphore depth check deadlock fix
Paul Jackson [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:26:06 +0000]
[PATCH] cpuset semaphore depth check deadlock fix

The cpusets-formalize-intermediate-gfp_kernel-containment patch
has a deadlock problem.

This patch was part of a set of four patches to make more
extensive use of the cpuset 'mem_exclusive' attribute to
manage kernel GFP_KERNEL memory allocations and to constrain
the out-of-memory (oom) killer.

A task that is changing cpusets in particular ways on a system
when it is very short of free memory could double trip over
the global cpuset_sem semaphore (get the lock and then deadlock
trying to get it again).

The second attempt to get cpuset_sem would be in the routine
cpuset_zone_allowed().  This was discovered by code inspection.
I can not reproduce the problem except with an artifically
hacked kernel and a specialized stress test.

In real life you cannot hit this unless you are manipulating
cpusets, and are very unlikely to hit it unless you are rapidly
modifying cpusets on a memory tight system.  Even then it would
be a rare occurence.

If you did hit it, the task double tripping over cpuset_sem
would deadlock in the kernel, and any other task also trying
to manipulate cpusets would deadlock there too, on cpuset_sem.
Your batch manager would be wedged solid (if it was cpuset
savvy), but classic Unix shells and utilities would work well
enough to reboot the system.

The unusual condition that led to this bug is that unlike most
semaphores, cpuset_sem _can_ be acquired while in the page
allocation code, when __alloc_pages() calls cpuset_zone_allowed.
So it easy to mistakenly perform the following sequence:
  1) task makes system call to alter a cpuset
  2) take cpuset_sem
  3) try to allocate memory
  4) memory allocator, via cpuset_zone_allowed, trys to take cpuset_sem
  5) deadlock

The reason that this is not a serious bug for most users
is that almost all calls to allocate memory don't require
taking cpuset_sem.  Only some code paths off the beaten
track require taking cpuset_sem -- which is good.  Taking
a global semaphore on the main code path for allocating
memory would not scale well.

This patch fixes this deadlock by wrapping the up() and down()
calls on cpuset_sem in kernel/cpuset.c with code that tracks
the nesting depth of the current task on that semaphore, and
only does the real down() if the task doesn't hold the lock
already, and only does the real up() if the nesting depth
(number of unmatched downs) is exactly one.

The previous required use of refresh_mems(), anytime that
the cpuset_sem semaphore was acquired and the code executed
while holding that semaphore might try to allocate memory, is
no longer required.  Two refresh_mems() calls were removed
thanks to this.  This is a good change, as failing to get
all the necessary refresh_mems() calls placed was a primary
source of bugs in this cpuset code.  The only remaining call
to refresh_mems() is made while doing a memory allocation,
if certain task memory placement data needs to be updated
from its cpuset, due to the cpuset having been changed behind
the tasks back.

Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] spinlock consolidation
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:25:56 +0000]
[PATCH] spinlock consolidation

This patch (written by me and also containing many suggestions of Arjan van
de Ven) does a major cleanup of the spinlock code.  It does the following
things:

 - consolidates and enhances the spinlock/rwlock debugging code

 - simplifies the asm/spinlock.h files

 - encapsulates the raw spinlock type and moves generic spinlock
   features (such as ->break_lock) into the generic code.

 - cleans up the spinlock code hierarchy to get rid of the spaghetti.

Most notably there's now only a single variant of the debugging code,
located in lib/spinlock_debug.c.  (previously we had one SMP debugging
variant per architecture, plus a separate generic one for UP builds)

Also, i've enhanced the rwlock debugging facility, it will now track
write-owners.  There is new spinlock-owner/CPU-tracking on SMP builds too.
All locks have lockup detection now, which will work for both soft and hard
spin/rwlock lockups.

The arch-level include files now only contain the minimally necessary
subset of the spinlock code - all the rest that can be generalized now
lives in the generic headers:

 include/asm-i386/spinlock_types.h       |   16
 include/asm-x86_64/spinlock_types.h     |   16

I have also split up the various spinlock variants into separate files,
making it easier to see which does what. The new layout is:

   SMP                         |  UP
   ----------------------------|-----------------------------------
   asm/spinlock_types_smp.h    |  linux/spinlock_types_up.h
   linux/spinlock_types.h      |  linux/spinlock_types.h
   asm/spinlock_smp.h          |  linux/spinlock_up.h
   linux/spinlock_api_smp.h    |  linux/spinlock_api_up.h
   linux/spinlock.h            |  linux/spinlock.h

/*
 * here's the role of the various spinlock/rwlock related include files:
 *
 * on SMP builds:
 *
 *  asm/spinlock_types.h: contains the raw_spinlock_t/raw_rwlock_t and the
 *                        initializers
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_types.h:
 *                        defines the generic type and initializers
 *
 *  asm/spinlock.h:       contains the __raw_spin_*()/etc. lowlevel
 *                        implementations, mostly inline assembly code
 *
 *   (also included on UP-debug builds:)
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_api_smp.h:
 *                        contains the prototypes for the _spin_*() APIs.
 *
 *  linux/spinlock.h:     builds the final spin_*() APIs.
 *
 * on UP builds:
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_type_up.h:
 *                        contains the generic, simplified UP spinlock type.
 *                        (which is an empty structure on non-debug builds)
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_types.h:
 *                        defines the generic type and initializers
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_up.h:
 *                        contains the __raw_spin_*()/etc. version of UP
 *                        builds. (which are NOPs on non-debug, non-preempt
 *                        builds)
 *
 *   (included on UP-non-debug builds:)
 *
 *  linux/spinlock_api_up.h:
 *                        builds the _spin_*() APIs.
 *
 *  linux/spinlock.h:     builds the final spin_*() APIs.
 */

All SMP and UP architectures are converted by this patch.

arm, i386, ia64, ppc, ppc64, s390/s390x, x64 was build-tested via
crosscompilers.  m32r, mips, sh, sparc, have not been tested yet, but should
be mostly fine.

From: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>

  Booted and lightly tested on a500-44 (64-bit, SMP kernel, dual CPU).
  Builds 32-bit SMP kernel (not booted or tested).  I did not try to build
  non-SMP kernels.  That should be trivial to fix up later if necessary.

  I converted bit ops atomic_hash lock to raw_spinlock_t.  Doing so avoids
  some ugly nesting of linux/*.h and asm/*.h files.  Those particular locks
  are well tested and contained entirely inside arch specific code.  I do NOT
  expect any new issues to arise with them.

 If someone does ever need to use debug/metrics with them, then they will
  need to unravel this hairball between spinlocks, atomic ops, and bit ops
  that exist only because parisc has exactly one atomic instruction: LDCW
  (load and clear word).

From: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>

   ia64 fix

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
Signed-off-by: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
Signed-off-by: Mikael Pettersson <mikpe@csd.uu.se>
Signed-off-by: Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Subject: PATCH: fix numa caused compile warnings
Alan Cox [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:25:49 +0000]
[PATCH] Subject: PATCH: fix numa caused compile warnings

pcibus_to_cpumask expands into more than just an initialiser so gcc
moans about code before variable declarations.

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] ntfs build fix
Andrew Morton [Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:25:47 +0000]
[PATCH] ntfs build fix

*** Warning: "bit_spin_lock" [fs/ntfs/ntfs.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "bit_spin_unlock" [fs/ntfs/ntfs.ko] undefined!

Cc: Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cantab.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: fix BUG when raid10 rebuilds without enough drives
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:04 +0000]
[PATCH] md: fix BUG when raid10 rebuilds without enough drives

This shouldn't be a BUG.  We should cope.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: fix raid10 assembly when too many devices are missing
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:03 +0000]
[PATCH] md: fix raid10 assembly when too many devices are missing

If you try to assemble an array with too many missing devices, raid10 will now
reject the attempt, instead of allowing it.

Also check when hot-adding a drive and refuse the hot-add if the array is
beyond hope.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: really get sb_size setting right in all cases
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:02 +0000]
[PATCH] md: really get sb_size setting right in all cases

There was another case where sb_size wasn't being set, so instead do the
sensible thing and set if when filling in the content of a superblock.  That
ensures that whenever we write a superblock, the sb_size MUST be set.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: make sure the new 'sb_size' is set properly device added without pre...
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:01 +0000]
[PATCH] md: make sure the new 'sb_size' is set properly device added without pre-existing superblock.

There are two ways to add devices to an md/raid array.

  It can have superblock written to it, and then given to the md driver,
  which will read the superblock (the new way)

or

  md can be told (through SET_ARRAY_INFO) the shape of the array, and
  the told about individual drives, and md will create the required
  superblock (the old way).

The newly introduced sb_size was only set for drives being added the
new way, not the old ways.  Oops :-(

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: report spare drives in /proc/mdstat
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:00 +0000]
[PATCH] md: report spare drives in /proc/mdstat

Just like failed drives have (F), so spare drives now have (S).

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: add information about superblock version to /proc/mdstat
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:24:00 +0000]
[PATCH] md: add information about superblock version to /proc/mdstat

Leave it unchanged if the original (0.90) is used, incase it might be a
compatability problem.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: use queue_hardsect_size instead of block_size for md superblock size...
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:59 +0000]
[PATCH] md: use queue_hardsect_size instead of block_size for md superblock size calc.

Doh.  I want the physical hard-sector-size, not the current block size...

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: choose better default offset for bitmap.
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:58 +0000]
[PATCH] md: choose better default offset for bitmap.

On reflection, a better default location for hot-adding bitmaps with version-1
superblocks is immediately after the superblock.  There might not be much room
there, but there is usually atleast 3k, and that is a good start.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: tidy up daemon stop/start code in md/bitmap.c
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:58 +0000]
[PATCH] md: tidy up daemon stop/start code in md/bitmap.c

The bitmap code used to have two daemons, so there is some 'common' start/stop
code.  But now there is only one, so the common code is just noise.

This patch tidies this up somewhat.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
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] md: ensure bitmap_writeback_daemon handles shutdown properly.
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:57 +0000]
[PATCH] md: ensure bitmap_writeback_daemon handles shutdown properly.

mddev->bitmap gets clearred before the writeback daemon is stopped.  So the
write_back daemon needs to be careful not to dereference the 'bitmap' if it is
NULL.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: use kthread infrastructure in md
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:56 +0000]
[PATCH] md: use kthread infrastructure in md

Switch MD to use the kthread infrastructure, to simplify the code and get rid
of tasklist_lock abuse in md_unregister_thread.

Also don't flush signals in md_thread, as the called thread will always do
that.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: write-intent bitmap support for raid6
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:55 +0000]
[PATCH] md: write-intent bitmap support for raid6

This is a direct port of the raid5 patch.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: add write-intent-bitmap support to raid5
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:54 +0000]
[PATCH] md: add write-intent-bitmap support to raid5

Most awkward part of this is delaying write requests until bitmap updates have
been flushed.

To achieve this, we have a sequence number (seq_flush) which is incremented
each time the raid5 is unplugged.

If the raid thread notices that this has changed, it flushes bitmap changes,
and assigned the value of seq_flush to seq_write.

When a write request arrives, it is given the number from seq_write, and that
write request may not complete until seq_flush is larger than the saved seq
number.

We have a new queue for storing stripes which are waiting for a bitmap flush
and an extra flag for stripes to record if the write was 'degraded' and so
should not clear the a bit in the bitmap.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: limit size of sb read/written to appropriate amount
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:53 +0000]
[PATCH] md: limit size of sb read/written to appropriate amount

version-1 superblocks are not (normally) 4K long, and can be of variable size.
 Writing the full 4K can cause corruption (but only in non-default
configurations).

With this patch the super-block-flavour can choose a size to read, and set a
size to write based on what it finds.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: remove old cruft from md_k.h header file
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:53 +0000]
[PATCH] md: remove old cruft from md_k.h header file

These inlines haven't been used for ages, they should go.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] md: fix bitmap/read_sb_page so that it handles errors properly.
NeilBrown [Fri, 9 Sep 2005 23:23:52 +0000]
[PATCH] md: fix bitmap/read_sb_page so that it handles errors properly.

read_sb_page() assumed that if sync_page_io fails, the device would be marked
faultly.  However it isn't.  So in the face of error, read_sb_page would loop
forever.

Redo the logic so that this cannot happen.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>