13 years ago[PATCH] amiga: fix driver_register() return handling, remove zorro_module_init()
Bjorn Helgaas [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:20 +0000]
[PATCH] amiga: fix driver_register() return handling, remove zorro_module_init()

Remove the assumption that driver_register() returns the number of devices
bound to the driver.  In fact, it returns zero for success or a negative
error value.

zorro_module_init() used the device count to automatically unregister and
unload drivers that found no devices.  That might have worked at one time,
but has been broken for some time because zorro_register_driver() returned
either a negative error or a positive count (never zero).  So it could only
unregister on failure, when it's not needed anyway.

This functionality could be resurrected in individual drivers by counting
devices in their .probe() methods.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.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>

13 years ago[PATCH] EISA: tidy-up driver_register() return value
Bjorn Helgaas [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:19 +0000]
[PATCH] EISA: tidy-up driver_register() return value

Remove the assumption that driver_register() returns the number of devices
bound to the driver.  In fact, it returns zero for success or a negative
error value.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Acked-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
Acked-by: Marc Zyngier <maz@misterjones.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] hp300: fix driver_register() return handling, remove dio_module_init()
Bjorn Helgaas [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:17 +0000]
[PATCH] hp300: fix driver_register() return handling, remove dio_module_init()

Remove the assumption that driver_register() returns the number of devices
bound to the driver.  In fact, it returns zero for success or a negative
error value.

dio_module_init() used the device count to automatically unregister and
unload drivers that found no devices.  That might have worked at one time,
but has been broken for some time because dio_register_driver() returned
either a negative error or a positive count (never zero).  So it could only
unregister on failure, when it's not needed anyway.

This functionality could be resurrected in individual drivers by counting
devices in their .probe() methods.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Cc: Philip Blundell <philb@gnu.org>
Cc: Jochen Friedrich <jochen@scram.de>
Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: use balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr in reiserfs_file_write()
Alexander Zarochentsev [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:16 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: use balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr in reiserfs_file_write()

Use the new balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr in reiserfs "largeio" file
write.

Signed-off-by: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] initcall failure reporting
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:15 +0000]
[PATCH] initcall failure reporting

We presently ignore the return values from initcalls.  But that can carry
useful debugging information.  So print it out if it's non-zero.

It turns out the -ENODEV happens quite a lot, due to built-in drivers which
have no hardware to drive.  So suppress that unless initcall_debug was
specified.

Also make the warning message more friendly by printing the name of the
initcall function.

Also drop the KERN_DEBUG from the initcall_debug message.  If we specified
inticall_debug then we obviously want to see the messages.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: cleanups
Vladimir V. Saveliev [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:15 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: cleanups

Clean up several places where gcc issues warnings when -W is specified.
Thanks to Neil for finding that.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir V. Saveliev <vs@namesys.com>
Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] parport: move PP_MAJOR from ppdev.h to major.h
Rene Herman [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:13 +0000]
[PATCH] parport: move PP_MAJOR from ppdev.h to major.h

Today I wondered about /dev/parport<n> after not seeing anything in
drivers/parport register char-major-99.  Having PP_MAJOR in
include/linux/major.h would've allowed me to more quickly determine that it
was the ppdev driver driving these.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] block/floppy: fix section mismatch warnings
Sam Ravnborg [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:13 +0000]
[PATCH] block/floppy: fix section mismatch warnings

In latest -mm a number of section mismatch warnings are generated for
floppy.o like the following:

WARNING: drivers/block/floppy.o - Section mismatch: reference to    \
.init.data: from .text between 'init_module' (at offset 0x6976) and \
'cleanup_module'

The warning are caused by a reference to floppy_init() which is __init from
init_module() which is not declared __init.  Declaring init_module() _init
fixes this.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] ide: fix section mismatch warning
Sam Ravnborg [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:11 +0000]
[PATCH] ide: fix section mismatch warning

In latest -mm ide-code.o gave a number of warnings like the following:

WARNING: drivers/ide/ide-core.o - Section mismatch: reference to    \
.init.text: from .text between 'init_module' (at offset 0x1f97) and \
'cleanup_module'

The warning was caused by init_module() calling parse_option() and
ide_init() both declared __init.

Declaring init_module() __init fixes the warnings.

Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.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>

13 years ago[PATCH] inotify: lock avoidance with parent watch status in dentry
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:09 +0000]
[PATCH] inotify: lock avoidance with parent watch status in dentry

Previous inotify work avoidance is good when inotify is completely unused,
but it breaks down if even a single watch is in place anywhere in the
system.  Robin Holt notices that udev is one such culprit - it slows down a
512-thread application on a 512 CPU system from 6 seconds to 22 minutes.

Solve this by adding a flag in the dentry that tells inotify whether or not
its parent inode has a watch on it.  Event queueing to parent will skip
taking locks if this flag is cleared.  Setting and clearing of this flag on
all child dentries versus event delivery: this is no in terms of race
cases, and that was shown to be equivalent to always performing the check.

The essential behaviour is that activity occuring _after_ a watch has been
added and _before_ it has been removed, will generate events.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Robert Love <rml@novell.com>
Cc: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] sysrq cleanup
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:08 +0000]
[PATCH] sysrq cleanup

sysrq.c is fairly revolting.  Fix.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] fix 'defined but not used' warning in net/rxrpc/main.c::rxrpc_initialise
Jesper Juhl [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:08 +0000]
[PATCH] fix 'defined but not used' warning in net/rxrpc/main.c::rxrpc_initialise

net/rxrpc/main.c: In function `rxrpc_initialise':
net/rxrpc/main.c:83: warning: label `error_proc' defined but not used

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Fix EDD to properly ignore signature of non-existing drives
Andrey Borzenkov [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:07 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix EDD to properly ignore signature of non-existing drives

Some BIOSes do not always set CF on error before return from int13.  The
patch adds additional check for status being zero (AH == 0).

Signed-off-by: Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@mail.ru>
Cc: Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@dell.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel/params.c: make param_array() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:06 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel/params.c: make param_array() static

param_array() in kernel/params.c can now become static.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Remove MODULE_PARM
Rusty Russell [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:05 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove MODULE_PARM

MODULE_PARM was actually breaking: recent gcc version optimize them out as
unused.  It's time to replace the last users, which are generally in the
most unloved drivers anyway.

Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] hysdn: remove custom types
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:04 +0000]
[PATCH] hysdn: remove custom types

hysdn defines its own types: ulong, uint, uchar and word.

Problem is, the module_param macros rely upon some of those identifiers having
special meanings too.  The net effect is that module_param() and friends
cannot be used in ISDN because of this namespace clash.

So remove the hysdn-private defines and open-code them all.

Cc: Karsten Keil <kkeil@suse.de>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] drivers/block/nbd.c: don't defer compile error to runtime
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:04 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/block/nbd.c: don't defer compile error to runtime

If we can detect a problem at compile time, the compilation should fail.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] constify tty flip buffer handling
Thomas Koeller [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:03 +0000]
[PATCH] constify tty flip buffer handling

Add a couple of 'const' qualifiers to the TTY flip buffer APIs, where
appropriate.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Koeller <thomas@koeller.dyndns.org>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ISDN: fix copy_to_user() unused result warning in isdn_ppp
Jesper Juhl [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:02 +0000]
[PATCH] ISDN: fix copy_to_user() unused result warning in isdn_ppp

   drivers/isdn/i4l/isdn_ppp.c:785: warning: ignoring return value of `copy_to_user', declared with attribute warn_unused_result

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Add lookup_instantiate_filp usage warning
Oleg Drokin [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:02 +0000]
[PATCH] Add lookup_instantiate_filp usage warning

I think it would be nice to put an usage warning in header of
lookup_instantiate_filp() to indicate it is unsafe to use it on anything
but regular files (even that is potentially unsafe, but there your ->open()
is usually in your hands anyway), so that others won't fall into the same
trap I did.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Drokin <green@linuxhacker.ru>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Introduce FMODE_EXEC file flag
Oleg Drokin [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:01 +0000]
[PATCH] Introduce FMODE_EXEC file flag

Introduce FMODE_EXEC file flag, to indicate that file is being opened for
execution.  This is useful for distributed filesystems to maintain
consistent behavior for returning ETXTBUSY when opening for write and
execution happens on different nodes.

akpm:

  Needed by Lustre at present.  I assume their objective to to work towards
  being able to install Lustre on an unmodified distro kernel, which seems
  sane.  It should have zero runtime cost.

  Trond and Chuck indicate that NFS4 can probably use this too, for the same
  thing.

  Steven says it's also on the GFS todo list.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Drokin <green@linuxhacker.ru>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Cc: Chuck Lever <cel@citi.umich.edu>
Cc: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: reiserfs_file_write() will lose error code when a 0-length write...
Jeff Mahoney [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:07:00 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: reiserfs_file_write() will lose error code when a 0-length write occurs w/ O_SYNC

When an error occurs in reiserfs_file_write before any data is written, and
O_SYNC is set, the return code of generic_osync_write will overwrite the
error code, losing it.

This patch ensures that generic_osync_inode() doesn't run under an error
condition, losing the error.  This duplicates the logic from
generic_file_buffered_write().

Signed-off-by: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com>
Cc: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Cc: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com>
Cc: Alexander Zarochentsev <zam@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: handle trans_id overflow
Alexander Zarochentsev [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:59 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: handle trans_id overflow

Reiserfs does not handle transaction ID overflow correctly.  Transaction ID
== 0 causes reiserfs to crash.  The patch fixes all places where the
transaction ID is incremented.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Zarochentsev <zam@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>
Cc: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Cc: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: fix transaction overflowing
Alexander Zarochentzev [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:57 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: fix transaction overflowing

This patch fixes a bug in reiserfs truncate.  A transaction might overflow
when truncating long highly fragmented file.  The fix is to split
truncation into several transactions to avoid overflowing.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir V. Saveliev <vs@namesys.com>
Cc; Charles McColgan <cm@chuck.net>
Cc: Alexander Zarochentsev <zam@namesys.com>
Cc: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>
Cc: Chris Mason <mason@suse.com>
Cc: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fs/inode.c: make iprune_mutex static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:56 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/inode.c: make iprune_mutex static

There's no reason for iprune_mutex being global.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Small cleanup in quota.h
Jan Kara [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:55 +0000]
[PATCH] Small cleanup in quota.h

Remove unused quota flag.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Missed error checking for intent's filp in open_namei().
Oleg Drokin [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:54 +0000]
[PATCH] Missed error checking for intent's filp in open_namei().

It seems there is error check missing in open_namei for errors returned
through intent.open.file (from lookup_instantiate_filp).

If there is plain open performed, then such a check done inside
__path_lookup_intent_open called from path_lookup_open(), but when the open
is performed with O_CREAT flag set, then __path_lookup_intent_open is only
called with LOOKUP_PARENT set where no file opening can occur yet.

Later on lookup_hash is called where exact opening might take place and
intent.open.file may be filled.  If it is filled with error value of some
sort, then we get kernel attempting to dereference this error value as
address (and corresponding oops) in nameidata_to_filp() called from
filp_open().

While this is relatively simple to workaround in ->lookup() method by just
checking lookup_instantiate_filp() return value and returning error as
needed, this is not so easy in ->d_revalidate(), where we can only return
"yes, dentry is valid" or "no, dentry is invalid, perform full lookup
again", and just returning 0 on error would cause extra lookup (with
potential extra costly RPCs).

So in short, I believe that there should be no difference in error handling
for opening a file and creating a file in open_namei() and propose this
simple patch as a solution.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] jbd: convert kjournald to kthread API
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:53 +0000]
[PATCH] jbd: convert kjournald to kthread API

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

13 years ago[PATCH] jbd: embed j_commit_timer in journal struct
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:53 +0000]
[PATCH] jbd: embed j_commit_timer in journal struct

The kjournald timer is currently on the kernel thread's stack and the journal
structure points at it.  Save a pointer hop by moving the timer into the
journal structure.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Keys: Replace duplicate non-updateable keys rather than failing
David Howells [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:52 +0000]
[PATCH] Keys: Replace duplicate non-updateable keys rather than failing

Cause an attempt to add a duplicate non-updateable key (such as a keyring) to
a keyring to discard the extant copy in favour of the new one rather than
failing with EEXIST:

# do the test in an empty session
keyctl session
# create a new keyring called "a" and attach to session
keyctl newring a @s
# create another new keyring called "a" and attach to session,
# displacing the keyring added by the second command:
keyctl newring a @s

Without this patch, the third command will fail.

For updateable keys (such as those of "user" type), the update method will
still be called rather than a new key being created.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Keys: Fix key quota management on key allocation
David Howells [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:51 +0000]
[PATCH] Keys: Fix key quota management on key allocation

Make key quota detection generate an error if either quota is exceeded rather
than only if both quotas are exceeded.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] x86: HUGETLBFS and DEBUG_PAGEALLOC are incompatible
Chen, Kenneth W [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:50 +0000]
[PATCH] x86: HUGETLBFS and DEBUG_PAGEALLOC are incompatible

DEBUG_PAGEALLOC is not compatible with hugetlb page support.  That debug
option turns off PSE.  Once it is turned off in CR4, the cpu will ignore
pse bit in the pmd and causing infinite page-not- present faults.

So disable DEBUG_PAGEALLOC if the user selected hugetlbfs.

Signed-off-by: Ken Chen <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] x86: make CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU depend on !X86_PC
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:50 +0000]
[PATCH] x86: make CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU depend on !X86_PC

Make CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU depend on !X86_PC, so we need to turn on either
CONFIG_GENERICARCH, CONFIG_BIGSMP or any other subarch except X86_PC when
CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=y

With 2.6.15+ kernels when CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is turned on we switch to
bigsmp mode for sending IPI's and ioapic configurations that caused the
following error message.

>> More than 8 CPUs detected and CONFIG_X86_PC cannot handle it.
>> Use CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH or CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP.

Originally bigsmp was added just to handle >8 cpus, but now with hotplug
cpu support we need to use bigsmp mode (why?  see below), that cause the
above error message even if there were less than 8 cpus in the system.

The message is bogus, but we are cannot use logical flat mode due to issues
with broadcast IPI can confuse a CPU just comming up.  We use flat physical
mode just like x86_64 case.  More details on why bigsmp now uses flat
physical mode (vs.  cluster mode) in following link.

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=113261865814107&w=2

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] quieten zone_pcp_init
Anton Blanchard [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:49 +0000]
[PATCH] quieten zone_pcp_init

In zone_pcp_init we print out all zones even if they are empty:

On node 0 totalpages: 245760
  DMA zone: 245760 pages, LIFO batch:31
  DMA32 zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
  HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0

To conserve dmesg space why not print only the non zero zones.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] mm: make page migration dependent on swap and NUMA
Christoph Lameter [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:48 +0000]
[PATCH] mm: make page migration dependent on swap and NUMA

The page migration code could function without NUMA but we currently have
no users for the non-NUMA case.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: fix memory leak in alloc_kmemlist
Christoph Lameter [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:47 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: fix memory leak in alloc_kmemlist

We have had this memory leak for a while now.  The situation is complicated
by the use of alloc_kmemlist() as a function to resize various caches by
do_tune_cpucache().

What we do here is first of all make sure that we deallocate properly in
the loop over all the nodes.

If we are just resizing caches then we can simply return with -ENOMEM if an
allocation fails.

If the cache is new then we need to rollback and remove all earlier
allocations.

We detect that a cache is new by checking if the link to the global cache
chain has been setup.  This is a bit hackish ....

(also fix up too overlong lines that I added in the last patch...)

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

13 years ago[PATCH] alloc_kmemlist: Some cleanup in preparation for a real memory leak fix
Christoph Lameter [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:46 +0000]
[PATCH] alloc_kmemlist: Some cleanup in preparation for a real memory leak fix

Inspired by Jesper Juhl's patch from today

1. Get rid of err
We do not set it to anything else but zero.

2. Drop the CONFIG_NUMA stuff.
There are definitions for alloc_alien_cache and free_alien_cache()
that do the right thing for the non NUMA case.

3. Better naming of variables.

4. Remove redundant cachep->nodelists[node] expressions.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
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>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: Bypass free lists for __drain_alien_cache()
Christoph Lameter [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:45 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: Bypass free lists for __drain_alien_cache()

__drain_alien_cache() currently drains objects by freeing them to the
(remote) freelists of the original node.  However, each node also has a
shared list containing objects to be used on any processor of that node.
We can avoid a number of remote node accesses by copying the pointers to
the free objects directly into the remote shared array.

And while we are at it: Skip alien draining if the alien cache spinlock is
already taken.

Kiran reported that this is a performance benefit.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: add transfer_objects() function
Christoph Lameter [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:44 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: add transfer_objects() function

slabr_objects() can be used to transfer objects between various object
caches of the slab allocator.  It is currently only used during
__cache_alloc() to retrieve elements from the shared array.  We will be
using it soon to transfer elements from the alien caches to the remote
shared array.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] mm: use kmem_cache_zalloc
Pekka Enberg [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:43 +0000]
[PATCH] mm: use kmem_cache_zalloc

Convert mm/ to use the new kmem_cache_zalloc allocator.

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>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: optimize constant-size kzalloc calls
Pekka Enberg [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:43 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: optimize constant-size kzalloc calls

As suggested by Eric Dumazet, optimize kzalloc() calls that pass a
compile-time constant size.  Please note that the patch increases kernel
text slightly (~200 bytes for defconfig on x86).

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>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: introduce kmem_cache_zalloc allocator
Pekka Enberg [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:42 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: introduce kmem_cache_zalloc allocator

Introduce a memory-zeroing variant of kmem_cache_alloc.  The allocator
already exits in XFS and there are potential users for it so this patch
makes the allocator available for the general public.

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>

13 years ago[PATCH] slab: implement /proc/slab_allocators
Al Viro [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:39 +0000]
[PATCH] slab: implement /proc/slab_allocators

Implement /proc/slab_allocators.   It produces output like:

idr_layer_cache: 80 idr_pre_get+0x33/0x4e
buffer_head: 2555 alloc_buffer_head+0x20/0x75
mm_struct: 9 mm_alloc+0x1e/0x42
mm_struct: 20 dup_mm+0x36/0x370
vm_area_struct: 384 dup_mm+0x18f/0x370
vm_area_struct: 151 do_mmap_pgoff+0x2e0/0x7c3
vm_area_struct: 1 split_vma+0x5a/0x10e
vm_area_struct: 11 do_brk+0x206/0x2e2
vm_area_struct: 2 copy_vma+0xda/0x142
vm_area_struct: 9 setup_arg_pages+0x99/0x214
fs_cache: 8 copy_fs_struct+0x21/0x133
fs_cache: 29 copy_process+0xf38/0x10e3
files_cache: 30 alloc_files+0x1b/0xcf
signal_cache: 81 copy_process+0xbaa/0x10e3
sighand_cache: 77 copy_process+0xe65/0x10e3
sighand_cache: 1 de_thread+0x4d/0x5f8
anon_vma: 241 anon_vma_prepare+0xd9/0xf3
size-2048: 1 add_sect_attrs+0x5f/0x145
size-2048: 2 journal_init_revoke+0x99/0x302
size-2048: 2 journal_init_revoke+0x137/0x302
size-2048: 2 journal_init_inode+0xf9/0x1c4

Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Cc: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
Cc: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
DESC
slab-leaks3-locking-fix
EDESC
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>

Update for slab-remove-cachep-spinlock.patch

Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Cc: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
Cc: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] cirrus ep93xx watchdog driver
Alessandro Zummo [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:37 +0000]
[PATCH] cirrus ep93xx watchdog driver

Add a driver for the on-chip watchdog on the cirrus ep93xx series of ARM
CPUs.

Signed-off-by: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@wantstofly.org>
Cc: Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Optimise d_find_alias()
David Howells [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:36 +0000]
[PATCH] Optimise d_find_alias()

The attached patch optimises d_find_alias() to only take the spinlock if
there's anything in the the inode's alias list.  If there isn't, it returns
NULL immediately.

With respect to the superblock sharing patch, this should reduce by one the
number of times the dcache_lock is taken by nfs_lookup() for ordinary
directory lookups.

Only in the case where there's already a dentry for particular directory inode
(such as might happen when another mountpoint is rooted at that dentry) will
the lock then be taken the extra time.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Validate and sanitze itimer timeval from userspace
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:35 +0000]
[PATCH] Validate and sanitze itimer timeval from userspace

According to the specification the timevals must be validated and an
errorcode -EINVAL returned in case the timevals are not in canonical form.
This check was never done in Linux.

The pre 2.6.16 code converted invalid timevals silently.  Negative timeouts
were converted by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion to the maximum timeout.

hrtimers and the ktime_t operations expect timevals in canonical form.
Otherwise random results might happen on 32 bits machines due to the
optimized ktime_add/sub operations.  Negative timeouts are treated as
already expired.  This might break applications which work on pre 2.6.16.

To prevent random behaviour and API breakage the timevals are checked and
invalid timevals sanitized in a simliar way as the pre 2.6.16 code did.

Invalid timevals are reported with a per boot limited number of kernel
messages so applications which use this misfeature can be corrected.

After a grace period of one year the sanitizing should be replaced by a
correct validation check.  This is also documented in
Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt

The validation and sanitizing is done inside do_setitimer so all callers
(sys_setitimer, compat_sys_setitimer, osf_setitimer) are catched.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] sys_alarm() unsigned signed conversion fixup
Thomas Gleixner [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:33 +0000]
[PATCH] sys_alarm() unsigned signed conversion fixup

alarm() calls the kernel with an unsigend int timeout in seconds.  The
value is stored in the tv_sec field of a struct timeval to setup the
itimer.  The tv_sec field of struct timeval is of type long, which causes
the tv_sec value to be negative on 32 bit machines if seconds > INT_MAX.

Before the hrtimer merge (pre 2.6.16) such a negative value was converted
to the maximum jiffies timeout by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion.  It's
not clear whether this was intended or just happened to be done by the
timeval_to_jiffies code.

hrtimers expect a timeval in canonical form and treat a negative timeout as
already expired.  This breaks the legitimate usage of alarm() with a
timeout value > INT_MAX seconds.

For 32 bit machines it is therefor necessary to limit the internal seconds
value to avoid API breakage.  Instead of doing this in all implementations
of sys_alarm the duplicated sys_alarm code is moved into a common function
in itimer.c

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] timer irq driven soft watchdog fix
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:32 +0000]
[PATCH] timer irq driven soft watchdog fix

I seem to have lost this hunk in yesterday's patch.  It brings the
coming-online CPU's softlockup timer up to date so we don't get false-positive
tripups during CPU hot-add.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] fix DMI onboard device discovery
Andrey Panin [Sat, 25 Mar 2006 11:06:31 +0000]
[PATCH] fix DMI onboard device discovery

Attached patch fixes invalid pointer arithmetic in DMI code to make onboard
device discovery working again.

akpm: bug has been present since dmi_find_device() was added in 2.6.14.
Affects ipmi only (I think) - the symptoms weren't described.

akpm: changed to use pointer arithmetic rather than open-coded sizeof.

Signed-off-by: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
Cc: Corey Minyard <minyard@acm.org>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] net: ne2k.c won't compile if pci_clone_list is const
Horms [Thu, 23 Mar 2006 07:36:28 +0000]
[PATCH] net: ne2k.c won't compile if pci_clone_list is const

net: ne2k.c won't compile if pci_clone_list is const

f71e130966ba429dbd24be08ddbcdf263df9a5ad which (amongst other things)
made pci_clone_list in ne2k-pci.c const causes the following compile error.
This patch reverses that portion of that changeset

drivers/net/ne2k-pci.c:123: error: pci_clone_list causes a section type
conflict

~/ gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.0.3 (Debian 4.0.3-1)
~/ dpkg gcc-4.0 | grep Version
Version: 4.0.3-1

Signed-Off-By: Horms <horms@verge.net.au

 ne2k-pci.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

cee0890cc97247b6a9decd94f5dc0719ac8f0b1b

Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] AT91RM9200 Ethernet driver
Andrew Victor [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:50:17 +0000]
[PATCH] AT91RM9200 Ethernet driver

This patch adds support for the Ethernet controller integrated in the
Atmel AT91RM9200 SoC processor.

Changes since the previous submission (01/02/2006) are:
  - Make use of the clk.h clock infrastructure.
  - The multicast hash function is not crc32. [Patch by Pedro Perez]

Signed-off-by: Andrew Victor <andrew@sanpeople.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>

13 years agoMerge branch 'upstream-linus' of master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik...
Linus Torvalds [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:19:51 +0000]
Merge branch 'upstream-linus' of /linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/libata-dev

* 'upstream-linus' of master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/libata-dev:
  [PATCH] libata: Remove dependence on host_set->dev for SAS
  [PATCH] libata: ata_scsi_ioctl cleanup
  [PATCH] libata: ata_scsi_queuecmd cleanup
  [libata] export ata_dev_pair; trim trailing whitespace
  [PATCH] libata: add ata_dev_pair helper
  [PATCH] Make libata not powerdown drivers on PM_EVENT_FREEZE.
  [PATCH] libata: make ata_set_mode() responsible for failure handling
  [PATCH] libata: use ata_dev_disable() in ata_bus_probe()
  [PATCH] libata: implement ata_dev_disable()
  [PATCH] libata: check if port is disabled after internal command
  [PATCH] libata: make per-dev transfer mode limits per-dev
  [PATCH] libata: add per-dev pio/mwdma/udma_mask
  [PATCH] libata: implement ata_unpack_xfermask()
  [libata] Move some bmdma-specific code to libata-bmdma.c
  [libata sata_uli] kill scr_addr abuse
  [libata sata_nv] eliminate duplicate codepaths with iomap
  [libata sata_nv] cleanups: convert #defines to enums; remove in-file history
  [libata sata_sil24] cleanups: use pci_iomap(), kzalloc()

13 years ago[PATCH] fix build error if CONFIG_SYSFS=n
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:44 +0000]
[PATCH] fix build error if CONFIG_SYSFS=n

uevent_seqnum and uevent_helper are only defined if CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y,
CONFIG_NET=n.

(I stole this back from Greg's tree - it makes allnoconfig work).

Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] strndup_user: convert keyctl
Davi Arnaut [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:43 +0000]
[PATCH] strndup_user: convert keyctl

Copies user-space string with strndup_user() and moves the type string
duplication code to a function (thus fixing a wrong check on the length of the
type.)

Signed-off-by: Davi Arnaut <davi.arnaut@gmail.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] strndup_user: convert module
Davi Arnaut [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:43 +0000]
[PATCH] strndup_user: convert module

Change hand-coded userspace string copying to strndup_user.

Signed-off-by: Davi Arnaut <davi.arnaut@gmail.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] strndup_user()
Davi Arnaut [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:42 +0000]
[PATCH] strndup_user()

This patch series creates a strndup_user() function to easy copying C strings
from userspace.  Also we avoid common pitfalls like userspace modifying the
final \0 after the strlen_user().

Signed-off-by: Davi Arnaut <davi.arnaut@gmail.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] timer-irq-driven soft-watchdog, cleanups
Ingo Molnar [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:41 +0000]
[PATCH] timer-irq-driven soft-watchdog, cleanups

Make the softlockup detector purely timer-interrupt driven, removing
softirq-context (timer) dependencies.  This means that if the softlockup
watchdog triggers, it has truly observed a longer than 10 seconds
scheduling delay of a SCHED_FIFO prio 99 task.

(the patch also turns off the softlockup detector during the initial bootup
phase and does small style fixes)

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Fix module refcount leak in __set_personality()
Sergey Vlasov [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:38 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix module refcount leak in __set_personality()

If the change of personality does not lead to change of exec domain,
__set_personality() returned without releasing the module reference
acquired by lookup_exec_domain().

Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <vsu@altlinux.ru>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3: Properly report backup block present in a group
Glauber de Oliveira Costa [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:37 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: Properly report backup block present in a group

In filesystems with the meta block group flag on, ext3_bg_num_gdb() fails
to report the correct number of blocks used to store the group descriptor
backups in a given group.  It happens because meta_bg follows a different
logic from the original ext3 backup placement in groups multiples of 3, 5
and 7.

Signed-off-by: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <glommer@br.ibm.com>
Cc: Andreas Dilger <adilger@clusterfs.com>
Cc: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com>
Cc: Alex Tomas <alex@clusterfs.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: document wrong return value
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:36 +0000]
[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: document wrong return value

Document the fact that setrlimit(RLIMIT_CPU) doesn't return error codes when
it should.  I don't think we can fix this without a 2.7.x..

Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: fix handling of a zero limit
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:35 +0000]
[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: fix handling of a zero limit

At present the kernel doesn't honour an attempt to set RLIMIT_CPU to zero
seconds.  But the spec says it should, and that's what 2.4.x does.

Fixing this for real would involve some complexity (such as adding a new
it-has-been-set flag to the task_struct, and testing that everwhere, instead
of overloading the value of it_prof_expires).

Given that a 2.4 kernel won't actually send the signal until one second has
expired anyway, let's just handle this case by treating the caller's
zero-seconds as one second.

Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] sys_setrlimit() cleanup
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:34 +0000]
[PATCH] sys_setrlimit() cleanup

- Whitespace cleanups

- Make that expression comprehensible.

There's a potential logic change here: we do the "is it_prof_expires equal to
zero" test after converting it to seconds, rather than doing the comparison
between raw cputime_t's.

But given that it's in units of seconds anyway, that shouldn't change
anything.

Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] deprecate the tasklist_lock export
Christoph Hellwig [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:33 +0000]
[PATCH] deprecate the tasklist_lock export

Drivers have no business looking at the task list and thus using this lock.
 The only possibly modular users left are:

 arch/ia64/kernel/mca.c
 drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
 fs/binfmt_elf.c

which I'll send out fixes for soon.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Yet more rio cleaning (2 of 2)
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:32 +0000]
[PATCH] Yet more rio cleaning (2 of 2)

- Remove more unused headers
- Remove various typedefs
- Correct type of PaddrP (physical addresses should be ulong)
- Kill use of bcopy
- More printk cleanups
- Kill true/false
- Clean up direct access to pci BARs

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Yet more rio cleaning (1 of 2)
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:31 +0000]
[PATCH] Yet more rio cleaning (1 of 2)

- Remove more unused headers
- Remove various typedefs
- Correct type of PaddrP (physical addresses should be ulong)
- Kill use of bcopy
- More printk cleanups
- Kill true/false
- Clean up direct access to pci BARs

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #5
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:30 +0000]
[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #5

Final polish.  There is no more save_flags/cli type locking left.  We also no
longer use the pcicopy function and file so they can go.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #4
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:29 +0000]
[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #4

Third large chunk of code cleanup.  The split between this and #3 and #4 is
fairly arbitary and due to the message length limit on the list.  These
patches continue the process of ripping out macros and typedefs while cleaning
up lots of 32bit assumptions.  Several inlines for compatibility also get
removed and that causes a lot of noise.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #3
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:28 +0000]
[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #3

Second large chunk of code cleanup.  The split between this and #3 and #4 is
fairly arbitary and due to the message length limit on the list.  These
patches continue the process of ripping out macros and typedefs while cleaning
up lots of 32bit assumptions.  Several inlines for compatibility also get
removed and that causes a lot of noise.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #2
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:27 +0000]
[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #2

First large chunk of code cleanup.  The split between this and #3 and #4 is
fairly arbitary and due to the message length limit on the list.  These
patches continue the process of ripping out macros and typedefs while cleaning
up lots of 32bit assumptions.  Several inlines for compatibility also get
removed and that causes a lot of noise.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #1
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:26 +0000]
[PATCH] rio driver rework continued #1

More header cleanups, strip out typedefs and remove cruft.  There are a lot of
magic macros that can go and also a great deal of abuse of volatile that is
not needed any more as this patch set cleans up the misuse of pointer access
to ISA and PCI space.

It now builds cleanly on 64bit, although there is more work left to do

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rioboot: post-Lindent
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:26 +0000]
[PATCH] rioboot: post-Lindent

After the indent we can now clean up unused code, and fix all myriad cases
that don't use readb/writeb properly.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rioboot: lindent
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:24 +0000]
[PATCH] rioboot: lindent

This is the result of indent -kr -i8 -bri0 -l255

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

13 years ago[PATCH] rio: more header cleanup
Alan Cox [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:24 +0000]
[PATCH] rio: more header cleanup

Strip some of the typedef mess out Remove a small subset of unused defines
and the like.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Fix "value computed not used" warnings
Takashi Iwai [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:23 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix "value computed not used" warnings

Fixes for annoying gcc-4.1 compile warnings "value computed not used".
Simply cast to void.

(akpm: Linus will go ballistic...)

Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] deprecate the kernel_thread export
Christoph Hellwig [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:22 +0000]
[PATCH] deprecate the kernel_thread export

Announce that the kernel_thread export will be removed in half a year,
after all it's users have been converted to the kthread_ API, which I plan
to do over the next month.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ide: Allow IDE interface to specify its not capable of 32-bit operations
Kumar Gala [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:21 +0000]
[PATCH] ide: Allow IDE interface to specify its not capable of 32-bit operations

In some embedded systems the IDE hardware interface may only support 16-bit
or smaller accesses.  Allow the interface to specify if this is the case
and don't allow the drive or user to override the setting.

Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org>
Acked-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] show MCP menu only on ARCH_SA1100
Adrian Bunk [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:21 +0000]
[PATCH] show MCP menu only on ARCH_SA1100

On architectures like i386, the "Multimedia Capabilities Port drivers" menu is
visible, but it can't be visited since it contains nothing usable for
!ARCH_SA1100.

This patch therefore shows this menu only on ARCH_SA1100.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Conditionalize compat_sys_newfstatat
Kyle McMartin [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:20 +0000]
[PATCH] Conditionalize compat_sys_newfstatat

If we don't want sys_newfstatat because __ARCH_WANT_STAT64 is defined, then
we certainly don't want compat_sys_newfstatat either.

Signed-off-by: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
Signed-off-by: Kyle McMartin <kyle@parisc-linux.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] console_setup() depends (wrongly?) on CONFIG_PRINTK
John Z. Bohach [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:19 +0000]
[PATCH] console_setup() depends (wrongly?) on CONFIG_PRINTK

It appears that console_setup() code only gets compiled into the kernel if
CONFIG_PRINTK is enabled.  One detrimental side-effect of this is that
serial8250_console_setup() never gets invoked when CONFIG_PRINTK is not
set, resulting in baud rate not being read/parsed from command line (i.e.
console=ttyS0,115200n8 is ignored, at least the baud rate part...)

Attached patch moves console_setup() code from inside

#ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK

to outside (in printk.c), removing dependence on said config. option.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] Updated Documentation/nfsroot.txt
Nico Schottelius [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:18 +0000]
[PATCH] Updated Documentation/nfsroot.txt

I today booted the first time my embedded device using Linux 2.6.15.2,
which was booted by pxelinux, which then bootet itself from the nfsroot.

This went pretty fine, but when I was reading through
Documentation/nfsroot.txt I saw that there are some more modern versions
available of loading the kernel and passing parameters.

Signed-off-by: Nico Schottelius <nico-kernel@schottelius.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] mmc: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver
Pierre Ossman [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:17 +0000]
[PATCH] mmc: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver

Driver for the Secure Digital Host Controller Interface specification.

Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Secure Digital Host Controller id and regs
Pierre Ossman [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:16 +0000]
[PATCH] Secure Digital Host Controller id and regs

Class code and register definitions for the Secure Digital Host Controller
standard.

Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] msync(): use do_fsync()
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:15 +0000]
[PATCH] msync(): use do_fsync()

No need to duplicate all that code.

Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fsync: extract internal code
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:14 +0000]
[PATCH] fsync: extract internal code

Pull the guts out of do_fsync() - we can use it elsewhere.

Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] msync: fix return value
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:14 +0000]
[PATCH] msync: fix return value

msync() does a strange thing.  Essentially:

vma = find_vma();
for ( ; ; ) {
if (!vma)
return -ENOMEM;
...
vma = vma->vm_next;
}

so an msync() request which starts within or before a valid VMA and which ends
within or beyond the final VMA will incorrectly return -ENOMEM.

Fix.

Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] msync(MS_SYNC): don't hold mmap_sem while syncing
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:13 +0000]
[PATCH] msync(MS_SYNC): don't hold mmap_sem while syncing

It seems bad to hold mmap_sem while performing synchronous disk I/O.  Alter
the msync(MS_SYNC) code so that the lock is released while we sync the file.

Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] msync(): perform dirty page levelling
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:12 +0000]
[PATCH] msync(): perform dirty page levelling

It seems sensible to perform dirty page throttling in msync: as the application
dirties pages we can kick off pdflush early, or even force the msync() caller
to perform writeout, or even throttle the msync() caller.

The main effect of this is to start disk writeback earlier if we've just
discovered that a large amount of pagecache has been dirtied.  (Otherwise it
wouldn't happen for up to five seconds, next time pdflush wakes up).

It also will cause the page-dirtying process to get panalised for dirtying
those pages rather than whacking someone else with the problem.

We should do this for munmap() and possibly even exit(), too.

We drop the mmap_sem while performing the dirty page balancing.  It doesn't
seem right to hold mmap_sem for that long.

Note that this patch only affects MS_ASYNC.  MS_SYNC will be syncing all the
dirty pages anyway.

We note that msync(MS_SYNC) does a full-file-sync inside mmap_sem, and always
has.  We can fix that up...

The patch also tightens up the mmap_sem coverage in sys_msync(): no point in
taking it while we perform the incoming arg checking.

Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] set_page_dirty() return value fixes
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:11 +0000]
[PATCH] set_page_dirty() return value fixes

We need set_page_dirty() to return true if it actually transitioned the page
from a clean to dirty state.  This wasn't right in a couple of places.  Do a
kernel-wide audit, fix things up.

This leaves open the possibility of returning a negative errno from
set_page_dirty() sometime in the future.  But we don't do that at present.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited: take nr_pages arg
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:10 +0000]
[PATCH] balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited: take nr_pages arg

Modify balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited() so that it can take a
number-of-pages-which-I-just-dirtied argument.  For msync().

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

13 years ago[PATCH] HOTPLUG_CPU: avoid hitting too many cachelines in recalc_bh_state()
Eric Dumazet [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:10 +0000]
[PATCH] HOTPLUG_CPU: avoid hitting too many cachelines in recalc_bh_state()

Instead of using for_each_cpu(i), we can use for_each_online_cpu(i).

When a CPU goes offline (ie removed from online map), it might have a non
null bh_accounting.nr, so this patch adds a transfer of this counter to an
online CPU counter.

We already have a hotcpu_notifier, (function buffer_cpu_notify()), where we
can do this bh_accounting.

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] sound: remove PC98-specific OPL3_HW_OPL3_PC98
Arthur Othieno [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:08 +0000]
[PATCH] sound: remove PC98-specific OPL3_HW_OPL3_PC98

OPL3_HW_OPL3_PC98 #define isn't used anywhere; previously in
sound/drivers/opl3/opl3_lib.c and sound/isa/cs423x/pc98.c, the latter of which
went away with the rest of PC98 subarch.

Signed-off-by: Arthur Othieno <apgo@patchbomb.org>
Cc: Jaroslav Kysela <perex@perex.cz>
Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] block: floppy98 removal, really.
Arthur Othieno [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:07 +0000]
[PATCH] block: floppy98 removal, really.

floppy98 went out together with the rest of PC98 subarch.  Remove stale
Makefile entry that remained.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] shmdt: check address alignment
Hugh Dickins [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:06 +0000]
[PATCH] shmdt: check address alignment

SUSv3 says the shmdt() function shall fail with EINVAL if the value of
shmaddr is not the data segment start address of a shared memory segment:
our sys_shmdt needs to reject a shmaddr which is not page-aligned.

Does it have the potential to break existing apps?

Hugh says

  "sys_shmdt() just does the wrong (unexpected) thing with a misaligned
  address: it'll fail on what you might expect it to succeed on, and only
  succeed on what it should definitely fail on.

  "That is, I think it behaves as if shmaddr gets rounded up, when the only
  understandable behaviour would be if it rounded it down.

  "Which does mean you'd have to be devious to see anything but EINVAL from
  a misaligned shmaddr there, so it's not terribly important."

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] sb_set_blocksize cleanup
Coywolf Qi Hunt [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:05 +0000]
[PATCH] sb_set_blocksize cleanup

sb_set_blocksize() cleanup: make sb_set_blocksize() use blksize_bits().

Signed-off-by: Coywolf Qi Hunt <qiyong@fc-cn.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] early_printk: cleanup trailiing whitespace
Randy Dunlap [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:05 +0000]
[PATCH] early_printk: cleanup trailiing whitespace

Remove all trailing tabs and spaces.  No other changes.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] fadvise(): write commands
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:18:04 +0000]
[PATCH] fadvise(): write commands

Add two new linux-specific fadvise extensions():

LINUX_FADV_ASYNC_WRITE: start async writeout of any dirty pages between file
offsets `offset' and `offset+len'.  Any pages which are currently under
writeout are skipped, whether or not they are dirty.

LINUX_FADV_WRITE_WAIT: wait upon writeout of any dirty pages between file
offsets `offset' and `offset+len'.

By combining these two operations the application may do several things:

LINUX_FADV_ASYNC_WRITE: push some or all of the dirty pages at the disk.

LINUX_FADV_WRITE_WAIT, LINUX_FADV_ASYNC_WRITE: push all of the currently dirty
pages at the disk.

LINUX_FADV_WRITE_WAIT, LINUX_FADV_ASYNC_WRITE, LINUX_FADV_WRITE_WAIT: push all
of the currently dirty pages at the disk, wait until they have been written.

It should be noted that none of these operations write out the file's
metadata.  So unless the application is strictly performing overwrites of
already-instantiated disk blocks, there are no guarantees here that the data
will be available after a crash.

To complete this suite of operations I guess we should have a "sync file
metadata only" operation.  This gives applications access to all the building
blocks needed for all sorts of sync operations.  But sync-metadata doesn't fit
well with the fadvise() interface.  Probably it should be a new syscall:
sys_fmetadatasync().

The patch also diddles with the meaning of `endbyte' in sys_fadvise64_64().
It is made to represent that last affected byte in the file (ie: it is
inclusive).  Generally, all these byterange and pagerange functions are
inclusive so we can easily represent EOF with -1.

As Ulrich notes, these two functions are somewhat abusive of the fadvise()
concept, which appears to be "set the future policy for this fd".

But these commands are a perfect fit with the fadvise() impementation, and
several of the existing fadvise() commands are synchronous and don't affect
future policy either.   I think we can live with the slight incongruity.

Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] filemap_fdatawrite_range() api: clarify -end parameter
Andrew Morton [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:17:45 +0000]
[PATCH] filemap_fdatawrite_range() api: clarify -end parameter

I had trouble understanding working out whether filemap_fdatawrite_range()'s
`end' parameter describes the last-byte-to-be-written or the last-plus-one.
Clarify that in comments.

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

13 years ago[PATCH] CONFIG_UNWIND_INFO
Jan Beulich [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:16:19 +0000]
[PATCH] CONFIG_UNWIND_INFO

As a foundation for reliable stack unwinding, this adds a config option
(available to all architectures except IA64 and those where the module
loader might have problems with the resulting relocations) to enable the
generation of frame unwind information.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Cc: Miles Bader <uclinux-v850@lsi.nec.co.jp>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>,
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] abstract type/size specification for assembly
Jan Beulich [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:16:17 +0000]
[PATCH] abstract type/size specification for assembly

Provide abstraction for generating type and size information of assembly
routines and data, while permitting architectures to override these
defaults.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Cc: "Russell King" <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: "Andi Kleen" <ak@suse.de>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Miles Bader <uclinux-v850@lsi.nec.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fast ext3_statfs
Alex Tomas [Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:16:16 +0000]
[PATCH] fast ext3_statfs

Under I/O load it may take up to a dozen seconds to read all group
descriptors.  This is what ext3_statfs() does.  At the same time, we already
maintain global numbers of free inodes/blocks.  Why don't we use them instead
of group reading and summing?

Cc: Ravikiran G Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>