11 years ago[PATCH] sanitize proc_sysctl
Al Viro [Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:54:06 +0000]
[PATCH] sanitize proc_sysctl

* keep references to ctl_table_head and ctl_table in /proc/sys inodes
* grab the former during operations, use the latter for access to
  entry if that succeeds
* have ->d_compare() check if table should be seen for one who does lookup;
  that allows us to avoid flipping inodes - if we have the same name resolve
  to different things, we'll just keep several dentries and ->d_compare()
  will reject the wrong ones.
* have ->lookup() and ->readdir() scan the table of our inode first, then
  walk all ctl_table_header and scan ->attached_by for those that are
  attached to our directory.
* implement ->getattr().
* get rid of insane amounts of tree-walking
* get rid of the need to know dentry in ->permission() and of the contortions
  induced by that.

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[PATCH] sysctl: keep track of tree relationships
Al Viro [Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:33:31 +0000]
[PATCH] sysctl: keep track of tree relationships

In a sense, that's the heart of the series.  It's based on the following
property of the trees we are actually asked to add: they can be split into
stem that is already covered by registered trees and crown that is entirely
new.  IOW, if a/b and a/c/d are introduced by our tree, then a/c is also
introduced by it.

That allows to associate tree and table entry with each node in the union;
while directory nodes might be covered by many trees, only one will cover
the node by its crown.  And that will allow much saner logics for /proc/sys
in the next patches.  This patch introduces the data structures needed to
keep track of that.

When adding a sysctl table, we find a "parent" one.  Which is to say,
find the deepest node on its stem that already is present in one of the
tables from our table set or its ancestor sets.  That table will be our
parent and that node in it - attachment point.  Add our table to list
anchored in parent, have it refer the parent and contents of attachment
point.  Also remember where its crown lives.

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[PATCH] sysctl: make sure that /proc/sys/net/ipv4 appears before per-ns ones
Al Viro [Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:00:59 +0000]
[PATCH] sysctl: make sure that /proc/sys/net/ipv4 appears before per-ns ones

Massage ipv4 initialization - make sure that net.ipv4 appears as
non-per-net-namespace before it shows up in per-net-namespace sysctls.
That's the only change outside of sysctl.c needed to get sane ordering
rules and data structures for sysctls (esp. for procfs side of that
mess).

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[PATCH] allow delayed freeing of ctl_table_header
Al Viro [Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:44:23 +0000]
[PATCH] allow delayed freeing of ctl_table_header

Refcount the sucker; instead of freeing it by the end of unregistration
just drop the refcount and free only when it hits zero.  Make sure that
we _always_ make ->unregistering non-NULL in start_unregistering().

That allows anybody to get a reference to such puppy, preventing its
freeing and reuse.  It does *not* block unregistration.  Anybody who
holds such a reference can
* try to grab a "use" reference (ctl_head_grab()); that will
succeeds if and only if it hadn't entered unregistration yet.  If it
succeeds, we can use it in all normal ways until we release the "use"
reference (with ctl_head_finish()).  Note that this relies on having
->unregistering become non-NULL in all cases when one starts to unregister
the sucker.
* keep pointers to ctl_table entries; they *can* be freed if
the entire thing is unregistered.  However, if ctl_head_grab() succeeds,
we know that unregistration had not happened (and will not happen until
ctl_head_finish()) and such pointers can be used safely.

IOW, now we can have inodes under /proc/sys keep references to ctl_table
entries, protecting them with references to ctl_table_header and
grabbing the latter for the duration of operations that require access
to ctl_table.  That won't cause deadlocks, since unregistration will not
be stopped by mere keeping a reference to ctl_table_header.

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[PATCH] beginning of sysctl cleanup - ctl_table_set
Al Viro [Tue, 15 Jul 2008 01:22:20 +0000]
[PATCH] beginning of sysctl cleanup - ctl_table_set

New object: set of sysctls [currently - root and per-net-ns].
Contains: pointer to parent set, list of tables and "should I see this set?"
method (->is_seen(set)).
Current lists of tables are subsumed by that; net-ns contains such a beast.
->lookup() for ctl_table_root returns pointer to ctl_table_set instead of
that to ->list of that ctl_table_set.

[folded compile fixes by rdd for configs without sysctl]

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[patch] hppfs: remove hppfs_permission
Miklos Szeredi [Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:07:54 +0000]
[patch] hppfs: remove hppfs_permission

hppfs_permission() is equivalent to the '.permission == NULL' case.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[PATCH] reuse xxx_fifo_fops for xxx_pipe_fops
Denys Vlasenko [Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:16:09 +0000]
[PATCH] reuse xxx_fifo_fops for xxx_pipe_fops

Merge fifo and pipe file_operations.

Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years ago[patch] vfs: fix lookup on deleted directory
Miklos Szeredi [Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:30:15 +0000]
[patch] vfs: fix lookup on deleted directory

Lookup can install a child dentry for a deleted directory.  This keeps
the directory dentry alive, and the inode pinned in the cache and on
disk, even after all external references have gone away.

This isn't a big problem normally, since memory pressure or umount
will clear out the directory dentry and its children, releasing the
inode.  But for UBIFS this causes problems because its orphan area can
overflow.

Fix this by returning ENOENT for all lookups on a S_DEAD directory
before creating a child dentry.

Thanks to Zoltan Sogor for noticing this while testing UBIFS, and
Artem for the excellent analysis of the problem and testing.

Reported-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
Tested-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

11 years agoMerge branch 'tracing-fixes-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel...
Linus Torvalds [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:25:47 +0000]
Merge branch 'tracing-fixes-for-linus' of git://git./linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip

* 'tracing-fixes-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip:
  ftrace: fix modular build
  ftrace: disable tracing on acpi idle calls
  ftrace: remove latency-tracer leftover
  ftrace: only trace preempt off with preempt tracer
  ftrace: fix 4d3702b6 (post-v2.6.26): WARNING: at kernel/lockdep.c:2731 check_flags (ftrace)

11 years agoMerge branch 'x86-fixes-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git...
Linus Torvalds [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:25:05 +0000]
Merge branch 'x86-fixes-for-linus' of git://git./linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip

* 'x86-fixes-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip:
  x86, AMD IOMMU: include amd_iommu_last_bdf in device initialization
  x86: fix IBM Summit based systems' phys_cpu_present_map on 32-bit kernels
  x86, RDC321x: remove gpio.h complications
  x86, RDC321x: add to mach-default
  crashdump: fix undefined reference to `elfcorehdr_addr'
  flag parameters: fix compile error of sys_epoll_create1

11 years agoMerge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/cooloney...
Linus Torvalds [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:23:17 +0000]
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git./linux/kernel/git/cooloney/blackfin-2.6

* 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/cooloney/blackfin-2.6: (30 commits)
  Blackfin arch: If we double fault, rather than hang forever, reset
  Blackfin arch: When icache is off, make sure people know it
  Blackfin arch: Fix bug - skip single step in high priority interrupt handler instead of disabling all interrupts in single step debugging.
  Blackfin arch: cache the values of vco/sclk/cclk as the overhead of doing so (~24 bytes) is worth avoiding the software mult/div routines
  Blackfin arch: fix bug - IMDMA is not type struct dma_register
  Blackfin arch: check the EXTBANKS field of the DDRCTL1 register to see if we are using both memory banks
  Blackfin arch: Apply Bluetechnix CM-BF527 board support patch
  Blackfin arch: Add unwinding for stack info, and a little more detail on trace buffer
  Blackfin arch: Add ISP1760 board resources to BF548-EZKIT
  Blackfin arch: fix bug - detect 0.1 silicon revision BF527-EZKIT as 0.0 version
  Blackfin arch: add missing IORESOURCE_MEM flags to UART3
  Blackfin arch: Add return value check in bfin_sir_probe(), remove SSYNC().
  Blackfin arch:  Extend sram malloc to handle L2 SRAM.
  Blackfin arch: Remove useless config option.
  Blackfin arch:  change L1 malloc to base on slab cache and lists.
  Blackfin arch: use local labels and ENDPROC() markings
  Blackfin arch: Do not need this dualcore test module in kernel.
  Blackfin arch: Allow ptrace to peek and poke application data in L1 data SRAM.
  Blackfin arch: Add ANOMALY_05000368 workaround
  Blackfin arch: Functional power management support
  ...

11 years agodsp56k: Fix BKL pushdown
Geert Uytterhoeven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 15:15:05 +0000]
dsp56k: Fix BKL pushdown

commit 236b8756a2b6f90498d45b2c36d43e5372f2d4b8 ("dsp56k: BKL pushdown")
removed the `struct inode *inode' parameter from dsp56k_ioctl(), but
forgot to update the use of `inode' in the first line of the function.

Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agodrivers/video/fbmem.c: removed duplicated include
Huang Weiyi [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:37:57 +0000]
drivers/video/fbmem.c: removed duplicated include

Removed duplicated include <linux/major.h>
in drivers/video/fbmem.c

Signed-off-by: Huang Weiyi <weiyi.huang@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoMerge branch 'master' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/sfrench/cifs-2.6
Linus Torvalds [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 19:45:32 +0000]
Merge branch 'master' of git://git./linux/kernel/git/sfrench/cifs-2.6

* 'master' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/sfrench/cifs-2.6:
  When verifying the decoded header before decoding the object identifier
  [CIFS] Fix warnings from checkpatch
  [CIFS] Fix improper endian conversion of ACL subauth field
  [CIFS] Fix possible double free if search immediately after search rewind fails
  [CIFS] remove checkpatch warning
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
  cifs: assorted endian annotations
  [CIFS] break ATTR_SIZE changes out into their own function
  lockdep: annotate cifs in-kernel sockets
  [CIFS] Fix compiler warning on 64-bit

11 years agovideo/stifb.c: make 2 functions static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:27 +0000]
video/stifb.c: make 2 functions static

This patch makes the following needlessly global functions static:
 - stifb_init_fb()
 - stifb_init()

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

11 years agovideo/console/stico{n,re}.c: make code static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:26 +0000]
video/console/stico{n,re}.c: make code static

This patch makes the following needlessly global code static:
 - sticon.c: sticonsole_init()
 - sticore.c: struct default_sti
 - sticore.c: sti_init_graph()
 - sticore.c: sti_inq_conf()
 - sticore.c: sti_rom_copy()
 - sticore.c: sti_select_fbfont()
 - sticore.c: sti_select_font()
 - sticore.c: sti_get_wmode_rom()
 - sticore.c: sti_read_rom()

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomake macfb_setup() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:26 +0000]
make macfb_setup() static

This patch makes the needlessly global macfb_setup() static.

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

11 years agomake init/do_mounts.c:root_device_name static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:25 +0000]
make init/do_mounts.c:root_device_name static

This patch makes the needlessly global root_device_name static.

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

11 years agodrivers/char/rtc.c: make 2 functions static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:25 +0000]
drivers/char/rtc.c: make 2 functions static

The following functions can now become static:
 - rtc_interrupt()
 - rtc_get_rtc_time()

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Acked-by: Bernhard Walle <bwalle@suse.de>
Acked-by: Paul Gortmaker <p_gortmaker@yahoo.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm/swapfile.c: make code static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:24 +0000]
mm/swapfile.c: make code static

This patch makes the following needlessly global code static:
 - swap_lock
 - nr_swapfiles
 - struct swap_list

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomake mm/memory.c:print_bad_pte() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:23 +0000]
make mm/memory.c:print_bad_pte() static

This patch makes the needlessly global print_bad_pte() static.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm/allocpercpu.c: make 4 functions static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:23 +0000]
mm/allocpercpu.c: make 4 functions static

This patch makes the following needlessly global functions static:
 - percpu_depopulate()
 - __percpu_depopulate_mask()
 - percpu_populate()
 - __percpu_populate_mask()

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomake mm/sparse.c: make a function static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:22 +0000]
make mm/sparse.c: make a function static

This patch makes the needlessly global sparse_early_mem_map_alloc()
static.

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

11 years agomake parport_cs_release() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:22 +0000]
make parport_cs_release() static

This patch makes the needlessly global parport_cs_release() static.

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

11 years agomake pnp_add_card_id() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:21 +0000]
make pnp_add_card_id() static

pnp_add_card_id() can now become static.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Cc: Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomake cgroup_seqfile_release() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:21 +0000]
make cgroup_seqfile_release() static

cgroup_seqfile_release() can become static.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Acked-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agodrm: make drm_minors_cleanup() static
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:20 +0000]
drm: make drm_minors_cleanup() static

Make the needlessly global drm_minors_cleanup() static.

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

11 years agocris: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:20 +0000]
cris: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agofrv: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:19 +0000]
frv: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agom32r: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:18 +0000]
m32r: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free swap pages, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agom68k: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:18 +0000]
m68k: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agom68knommu: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:17 +0000]
m68knommu: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Greg Ungerer <gerg@uclinux.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomips: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:16 +0000]
mips: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

And show_mem() does now actually print something on configurations
with multiple nodes.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoh8300: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:16 +0000]
h8300: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>

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

11 years agomn10300: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:15 +0000]
mn10300: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agopowerpc: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:14 +0000]
powerpc: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agos390: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:14 +0000]
s390: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agosh: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:13 +0000]
sh: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in slab, printed by show_free_areas()
- free swap pages, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agosparc64: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:12 +0000]
sparc64: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free swap pages, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- dirty pages, writeback pages, mapped pages, slab pages,
  pagetables pages, printed by show_free_areas()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoum: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:12 +0000]
um: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free swap pages, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agox86: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:11 +0000]
x86: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- dirty pages, writeback pages, mapped pages, slab pages,
  pagetable pages, printed by show_free_areas()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoxtensa: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:10 +0000]
xtensa: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoblackfin: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:10 +0000]
blackfin: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Bryan Wu <cooloney@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoavr32: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:09 +0000]
avr32: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in slabs, printed by show_free_areas()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Acked-by: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoalpha: use generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:09 +0000]
alpha: use generic show_mem()

Remove arch-specific show_mem() in favor of the generic version.

This also removes the following redundant information display:

- free pages, printed by show_free_areas()
- free swap pages, printed by show_swap_cache_info()
- pages in swapcache, printed by show_swap_cache_info()

where show_mem() calls show_free_areas(), which calls
show_swap_cache_info().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agolib: generic show_mem()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:07 +0000]
lib: generic show_mem()

This implements a platform-independent version of show_mem().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>
Cc: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Cc: Bryan Wu <cooloney@kernel.org>
Cc: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Greg Ungerer <gerg@uclinux.org>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
Cc: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm: print swapcache page count in show_swap_cache_info()
Johannes Weiner [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:01 +0000]
mm: print swapcache page count in show_swap_cache_info()

Every arch implements its own show_mem() function.  Most of them share
quite some code, some of them are completely identical.

This series implements a generic version of this function and migrates
almost all architectures to it.

This patch:

Most show_mem() implementations calculate the amount of pages within
the swapcache every time.  Move the output to a more appropriate place
and use the anyway available total_swapcache_pages variable.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>
Cc: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Cc: Bryan Wu <cooloney@kernel.org>
Cc: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Greg Ungerer <gerg@uclinux.org>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
Cc: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years ago/proc/PID/syscall
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:46:00 +0000]
/proc/PID/syscall

This adds /proc/PID/syscall and /proc/PID/task/TID/syscall magic files.
These use task_current_syscall() to show the task's current system call
number and argument registers, stack pointer and PC.  For a task blocked
but not in a syscall, the file shows "-1" in place of the syscall number,
followed by only the SP and PC.  For a task that's not blocked, it shows
"running".

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

11 years agotask_current_syscall
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:59 +0000]
task_current_syscall

This adds the new function task_current_syscall() on machines where the
asm/syscall.h interface is supported (CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK).  It's
exported for modules to use in the future.  This function safely samples
the state of a blocked thread to collect what system call it is blocked
in, and the six system call argument registers.

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

11 years agotracehook: wait_task_inactive
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:58 +0000]
tracehook: wait_task_inactive

This extends wait_task_inactive() with a new argument so it can be used in
a "soft" mode where it will check for the task changing state unexpectedly
and back off.  There is no change to existing callers.  This lays the
groundwork to allow robust, noninvasive tracing that can try to sample a
blocked thread but back off safely if it wakes up.

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

11 years agotracehook: CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:57 +0000]
tracehook: CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK

This adds the generic HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK kconfig item.  Each arch should
add to some Kconfig file:

select HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK

if the arch code uses all the latest hooks to enable newfangled tracing
and debugging code.  The comment in arch/Kconfig lists all the
prerequisite arch support.  When all these are available, setting
HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK will allow enabling any new features that depend on
the modern arch interfaces.

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

11 years agotracehook: asm/syscall.h
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:57 +0000]
tracehook: asm/syscall.h

This adds asm-generic/syscall.h, which documents what a real
asm-ARCH/syscall.h file should define.  This is not used yet, but will
provide all the machine-dependent details of examining a user system call
about to begin, in progress, or just ended.

Each arch should add an asm-ARCH/syscall.h that defines all the entry
points documented in asm-generic/syscall.h, as short inlines if possible.
This lets us write new tracing code that understands user system call
registers, without any new arch-specific work.

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

11 years agotracehook: TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:56 +0000]
tracehook: TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME

This adds tracehook.h inlines to enable a new arch feature in support of
user debugging/tracing.  This is not used yet, but it lays the groundwork
for a debugger to be able to wrangle a task that's possibly running,
without interrupting its syscalls in progress.

Each arch should define TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME, and in their entry.S code treat
it much like TIF_SIGPENDING.  That is, it causes you to take the slow path
when returning to user mode, where you get the full user-mode state
accessible as for signal handling or ptrace.  The arch code should check
TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME after handling TIF_SIGPENDING.  When it's set, clear it
and then call tracehook_notify_resume().

In future, tracing code will call set_notify_resume() when it wants to get
a callback in tracehook_notify_resume().

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

11 years agotracehook: force signal_pending()
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:55 +0000]
tracehook: force signal_pending()

This defines a new hook tracehook_force_sigpending() that lets tracing
code decide to force TIF_SIGPENDING on in recalc_sigpending().

This is not used yet, so it compiles away to nothing for now.  It lays the
groundwork for new tracing code that can interrupt a task synthetically
without actually sending a signal.

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

11 years agotracehook: death
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:54 +0000]
tracehook: death

This moves the ptrace logic in task death (exit_notify) into tracehook.h
inlines.  Some code is rearranged slightly to make things nicer.  There is
no change, only cleanup.

There is one hook called with the tasklist_lock write-locked, as ptrace
needs.  There is also a new hook called after exit_state changes and
without locks.  This is a better place for tracing work to be in the
future, since it doesn't delay the whole system with locking.

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

11 years agotracehook: job control
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:54 +0000]
tracehook: job control

This defines the tracehook_notify_jctl() hook to formalize the ptrace
effects on the job control notifications.  There is no change, only
cleanup.

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

11 years agotracehook: get_signal_to_deliver
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:53 +0000]
tracehook: get_signal_to_deliver

This defines the tracehook_get_signal() hook to allow tracing code to slip
in before normal signal dequeuing.  This lays the groundwork for new
tracing features that can inject synthetic signals outside the normal
queue or control the disposition of delivered signals.  The calling
convention lets tracehook_get_signal() decide both exactly what will
happen and what signal number to report in the handler/exit.

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

11 years agotracehook: syscall
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:52 +0000]
tracehook: syscall

This adds standard tracehook.h inlines for arch code to call when
TIF_SYSCALL_TRACE has been set.  This replaces having each arch implement
the ptrace guts for its syscall tracing support.

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

11 years agotracehook: tracehook_consider_fatal_signal
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:52 +0000]
tracehook: tracehook_consider_fatal_signal

This defines tracehook_consider_fatal_signal() has a fine-grained hook for
deciding to skip the special cases for a fatal signal, as ptrace does.
There is no change, only cleanup.

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

11 years agotracehook: tracehook_consider_ignored_signal
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:51 +0000]
tracehook: tracehook_consider_ignored_signal

This defines tracehook_consider_ignored_signal() has a fine-grained hook
for deciding to prevent the normal short-circuit of sending an ignored
signal, as ptrace does.  There is no change, only cleanup.

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

11 years agotracehook: tracehook_signal_handler
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:50 +0000]
tracehook: tracehook_signal_handler

This defines tracehook_signal_handler() as a hook for the arch signal
handling code to call.  It gives ptrace the opportunity to stop for a
pseudo-single-step trap immediately after signal handler setup is done.

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

11 years agotracehook: tracehook_expect_breakpoints
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:50 +0000]
tracehook: tracehook_expect_breakpoints

This adds tracehook_expect_breakpoints() as a formal hook for the nommu
code to use for its, "Is text-poking likely?" check at mmap time.  This
names the actual semantics the code means to test, and documents it.

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

11 years agotracehook: tracehook_tracer_task
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:49 +0000]
tracehook: tracehook_tracer_task

This adds the tracehook_tracer_task() hook to consolidate all forms of
"Who is using ptrace on me?" logic.  This is used for "TracerPid:" in
/proc and for permission checks.  We also clean up the selinux code the
called an identical accessor.

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

11 years agotracehook: release_task
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:48 +0000]
tracehook: release_task

This moves the ptrace-related logic from release_task into tracehook.h and
ptrace.h inlines.  It provides clean hooks both before and after locking
tasklist_lock, for future tracing logic to do more cleanup without the
lock.

This also changes release_task() itself in the rare "zap_leader" case to
set the leader to EXIT_DEAD before iterating.  This maintains the
invariant that release_task() only ever handles a task in EXIT_DEAD.  This
is a common-sense invariant that is already always true except in this one
arcane case of zombie leader whose parent ignores SIGCHLD.

This change is harmless and only costs one store in this one rare case.
It keeps the expected state more consisently sane, which is nicer when
debugging weirdness in release_task().  It also lets some future code in
the tracehook entry points rely on this invariant for bookkeeping.

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

11 years agotracehook: vfork-done
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:47 +0000]
tracehook: vfork-done

This moves the PTRACE_EVENT_VFORK_DONE tracing into a tracehook.h inline,
tracehook_report_vfork_done().  The change has no effect, just clean-up.

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

11 years agotracehook: clone
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:47 +0000]
tracehook: clone

This moves all the ptrace initialization and tracing logic for task
creation into tracehook.h and ptrace.h inlines.  It reorganizes the code
slightly, but should not change any behavior.

There are four tracehook entry points, at each important stage of task
creation.  This keeps the interface from the core fork.c code fairly
clean, while supporting the complex setup required for ptrace or something
like it.

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

11 years agotracehook: exit
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:46 +0000]
tracehook: exit

This moves the PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT tracing into a tracehook.h inline,
tracehook_report_exec().  The change has no effect, just clean-up.

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

11 years agotracehook: unexport ptrace_notify
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:45 +0000]
tracehook: unexport ptrace_notify

The ptrace_notify() function should not be called by any modules.  It was
only ever exported to be called by binfmt exec functions.  But that is no
longer necessary since fs/exec.c deals with that generically now.  There
should be no calls to ptrace_notify() from outside the core kernel.

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

11 years agotracehook: exec
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:44 +0000]
tracehook: exec

This moves all the ptrace hooks related to exec into tracehook.h inlines.

This also lifts the calls for tracing out of the binfmt load_binary hooks
into search_binary_handler() after it calls into the binfmt module.  This
change has no effect, since all the binfmt modules' load_binary functions
did the call at the end on success, and now search_binary_handler() does
it immediately after return if successful.  We consolidate the repeated
code, and binfmt modules no longer need to import ptrace_notify().

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

11 years agotracehook: add linux/tracehook.h
Roland McGrath [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:43 +0000]
tracehook: add linux/tracehook.h

This patch series introduces the "tracehook" interface layer of inlines in
<linux/tracehook.h>.  There are more details in the log entry for patch
01/23 and in the header file comments inside that patch.  Most of these
changes move code around with little or no change, and they should not
break anything or change any behavior.

This sets a new standard for uniform arch support to enable clean
arch-independent implementations of new debugging and tracing stuff,
denoted by CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK.  Patch 20/23 adds that symbol to
arch/Kconfig, with comments listing everything an arch has to do before
setting "select HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK".  These are elaborted a bit at:

http://sourceware.org/systemtap/wiki/utrace/arch/HowTo

The new inlines that arch code must define or call have detailed kerneldoc
comments in the generic header files that say what is required.

No arch is obligated to do any work, and no arch's build should be broken
by these changes.  There are several steps that each arch should take so
it can set HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK.  Most of these are simple.  Providing this
support will let new things people add for doing debugging and tracing of
user-level threads "just work" for your arch in the future.  For an arch
that does not provide HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK, some new options for such
features will not be available for config.

I have done some arch work and will submit this to the arch maintainers
after the generic tracehook series settles in.  For now, that work is
available in my GIT repositories, and in patch and mbox-of-patches form at
http://people.redhat.com/roland/utrace/2.6-current/

This paves the way for my "utrace" work, to be submitted later.  But it is
not innately tied to that.  I hope that the tracehook series can go in
soon regardless of what eventually does or doesn't go on top of it.  For
anyone implementing any kind of new tracing/debugging plan, or just
understanding all the context of the existing ptrace implementation,
having tracehook.h makes things much easier to find and understand.

This patch:

This adds the new kernel-internal header file <linux/tracehook.h>.  This
is not yet used at all.  The comments in the header introduce what the
following series of patches is about.

The aim is to formalize and consolidate all the places that the core
kernel code and the arch code now ties into the ptrace implementation.

These patches mostly don't cause any functional change.  They just move
the details of ptrace logic out of core code into tracehook.h inlines,
where they are mostly compiled away to the same as before.  All that
changes is that everything is thoroughly documented and any future
reworking of ptrace, or addition of something new, would not have to touch
core code all over, just change the tracehook.h inlines.

The new linux/ptrace.h inlines are used by the following patches in the
new tracehook_*() inlines.  Using these helpers for the ptrace event stops
makes it simple to change or disable the old ptrace implementation of
these stops conditionally later.

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

11 years agoUse WARN() in fs/proc/
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:41 +0000]
Use WARN() in fs/proc/

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message
becomes part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.
This way, the entire if() {} section can collapse into the WARN() as well.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in fs/sysfs
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:41 +0000]
Use WARN() in fs/sysfs

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message becomes
part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.  Also, with this,
one fo the if() sections collapses entirely into the WARN().

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in fs/
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:40 +0000]
Use WARN() in fs/

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message
becomes part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in lib/
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:39 +0000]
Use WARN() in lib/

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message becomes
part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.  In addition, one
of the if() clauses collapes into the WARN() entirely now.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in drivers/base/
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:39 +0000]
Use WARN() in drivers/base/

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message
becomes part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in block/
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:38 +0000]
Use WARN() in block/

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message
becomes part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agouse WARN() in kernel/irq/chip.c
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:37 +0000]
use WARN() in kernel/irq/chip.c

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message
becomes part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.

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

11 years agoUse WARN() in mm/vmalloc.c
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:37 +0000]
Use WARN() in mm/vmalloc.c

Use WARN() instead of a printk+WARN_ON() pair; this way the message becomes
part of the warning section for better reporting/collection.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoUse WARN() in kernel/irq/manage.c
Arjan van de Ven [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:36 +0000]
Use WARN() in kernel/irq/manage.c

Replace a printk+WARN_ON() by a WARN(); this increases the chance of the
string making it into the bugreport (ie: it goes inside the
---[ cut here ]--- section)

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

11 years agoSL*B: drop kmem cache argument from constructor
Alexey Dobriyan [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:34 +0000]
SL*B: drop kmem cache argument from constructor

Kmem cache passed to constructor is only needed for constructors that are
themselves multiplexeres.  Nobody uses this "feature", nor does anybody uses
passed kmem cache in non-trivial way, so pass only pointer to object.

Non-trivial places are:
arch/powerpc/mm/init_64.c
arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c

This is flag day, yes.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Jon Tollefson <kniht@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix mm/slab.c]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix ubifs]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoDocumentation cleanup: trivial misspelling, punctuation, and grammar corrections.
Matt LaPlante [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:33 +0000]
Documentation cleanup: trivial misspelling, punctuation, and grammar corrections.

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

11 years agomm: spinlock tree_lock
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:32 +0000]
mm: spinlock tree_lock

mapping->tree_lock has no read lockers.  convert the lock from an rwlock
to a spinlock.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm: lockless pagecache
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:31 +0000]
mm: lockless pagecache

Combine page_cache_get_speculative with lockless radix tree lookups to
introduce lockless page cache lookups (ie.  no mapping->tree_lock on the
read-side).

The only atomicity changes this introduces is that the gang pagecache
lookup functions now behave as if they are implemented with multiple
find_get_page calls, rather than operating on a snapshot of the pages.  In
practice, this atomicity guarantee is not used anyway, and it is to
replace individual lookups, so these semantics are natural.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm: speculative page references
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:30 +0000]
mm: speculative page references

If we can be sure that elevating the page_count on a pagecache page will
pin it, we can speculatively run this operation, and subsequently check to
see if we hit the right page rather than relying on holding a lock or
otherwise pinning a reference to the page.

This can be done if get_page/put_page behaves consistently throughout the
whole tree (ie.  if we "get" the page after it has been used for something
else, we must be able to free it with a put_page).

Actually, there is a period where the count behaves differently: when the
page is free or if it is a constituent page of a compound page.  We need
an atomic_inc_not_zero operation to ensure we don't try to grab the page
in either case.

This patch introduces the core locking protocol to the pagecache (ie.
adds page_cache_get_speculative, and tweaks some update-side code to make
it work).

Thanks to Hugh for pointing out an improvement to the algorithm setting
page_count to zero when we have control of all references, in order to
hold off speculative getters.

[kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com: fix migration_entry_wait()]
[hugh@veritas.com: fix add_to_page_cache]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: repair a comment]
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Acked-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoradix-tree: add gang_lookup_slot, gang_lookup_slot_tag
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:29 +0000]
radix-tree: add gang_lookup_slot, gang_lookup_slot_tag

Introduce gang_lookup_slot() and gang_lookup_slot_tag() functions, which
are used by lockless pagecache.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm: readahead scan lockless
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:28 +0000]
mm: readahead scan lockless

radix_tree_next_hole() is implemented as a series of radix_tree_lookup()s.
So it can be called locklessly, under rcu_read_lock().

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agox86: support 1GB hugepages with get_user_pages_lockless()
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:27 +0000]
x86: support 1GB hugepages with get_user_pages_lockless()

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agosplice: use get_user_pages_fast
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:26 +0000]
splice: use get_user_pages_fast

Use get_user_pages_fast in splice.  This reverts some mmap_sem batching
there, however the biggest problem with mmap_sem tends to be hold times
blocking out other threads rather than cacheline bouncing.  Further: on
architectures that implement get_user_pages_fast without locks, mmap_sem
can be avoided completely anyway.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agodio: use get_user_pages_fast
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:25 +0000]
dio: use get_user_pages_fast

Use get_user_pages_fast in the common/generic block and fs direct IO paths.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agox86: lockless get_user_pages_fast()
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:24 +0000]
x86: lockless get_user_pages_fast()

Implement get_user_pages_fast without locking in the fastpath on x86.

Do an optimistic lockless pagetable walk, without taking mmap_sem or any
page table locks or even mmap_sem.  Page table existence is guaranteed by
turning interrupts off (combined with the fact that we're always looking
up the current mm, means we can do the lockless page table walk within the
constraints of the TLB shootdown design).  Basically we can do this
lockless pagetable walk in a similar manner to the way the CPU's pagetable
walker does not have to take any locks to find present ptes.

This patch (combined with the subsequent ones to convert direct IO to use
it) was found to give about 10% performance improvement on a 2 socket 8
core Intel Xeon system running an OLTP workload on DB2 v9.5

 "To test the effects of the patch, an OLTP workload was run on an IBM
  x3850 M2 server with 2 processors (quad-core Intel Xeon processors at
  2.93 GHz) using IBM DB2 v9.5 running Linux 2.6.24rc7 kernel.  Comparing
  runs with and without the patch resulted in an overall performance
  benefit of ~9.8%.  Correspondingly, oprofiles showed that samples from
  __up_read and __down_read routines that is seen during thread contention
  for system resources was reduced from 2.8% down to .05%.  Monitoring the
  /proc/vmstat output from the patched run showed that the counter for
  fast_gup contained a very high number while the fast_gup_slow value was
  zero."

(fast_gup is the old name for get_user_pages_fast, fast_gup_slow is a
counter we had for the number of times the slowpath was invoked).

The main reason for the improvement is that DB2 has multiple threads each
issuing direct-IO.  Direct-IO uses get_user_pages, and thus the threads
contend the mmap_sem cacheline, and can also contend on page table locks.

I would anticipate larger performance gains on larger systems, however I
think DB2 uses an adaptive mix of threads and processes, so it could be
that thread contention remains pretty constant as machine size increases.
In which case, we stuck with "only" a 10% gain.

The downside of using get_user_pages_fast is that if there is not a pte
with the correct permissions for the access, we end up falling back to
get_user_pages and so the get_user_pages_fast is a bit of extra work.
However this should not be the common case in most performance critical
code.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: Kconfig fix]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: Makefile fix/cleanup]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: warning fix]
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomm: introduce get_user_pages_fast
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:22 +0000]
mm: introduce get_user_pages_fast

Introduce a new get_user_pages_fast mm API, which is basically a
get_user_pages with a less general API (but still tends to be suited to
the common case):

- task and mm are always current and current->mm
- force is always 0
- pages is always non-NULL
- don't pass back vmas

This restricted API can be implemented in a much more scalable way on many
architectures when the ptes are present, by walking the page tables
locklessly (no mmap_sem or page table locks).  When the ptes are not
populated, get_user_pages_fast() could be slower.

This is implemented locklessly on x86, and used in some key direct IO call
sites, in later patches, which provides nearly 10% performance improvement
on a threaded database workload.

Lots of other code could use this too, depending on use cases (eg.  grep
drivers/).  And it might inspire some new and clever ways to use it.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agox86: implement pte_special
Nick Piggin [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:20 +0000]
x86: implement pte_special

Implement the pte_special bit for x86.  This is required to support
lockless get_user_pages, because we need to know whether or not we can
refcount a particular page given only its pte (and no vma).

[hugh@veritas.com: fix a BUG]
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agomn10300: use the common ascii hex helpers
Harvey Harrison [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:20 +0000]
mn10300: use the common ascii hex helpers

Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agofrv: use the common ascii hex helpers
Harvey Harrison [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:19 +0000]
frv: use the common ascii hex helpers

Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agocris: use the common ascii hex helpers
Harvey Harrison [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:18 +0000]
cris: use the common ascii hex helpers

Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
Cc: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoomfs: add MAINTAINERS entry
Bob Copeland [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:18 +0000]
omfs: add MAINTAINERS entry

Add the MAINTAINERS entry for OMFS.

Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoomfs: update kbuild to include OMFS
Bob Copeland [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:17 +0000]
omfs: update kbuild to include OMFS

Adds OMFS to the fs Kconfig and Makefile

Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoomfs: add bitmap routines
Bob Copeland [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:17 +0000]
omfs: add bitmap routines

Add block allocation and block bitmap management routines for OMFS.

Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoomfs: add file routines
Bob Copeland [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:16 +0000]
omfs: add file routines

Add functions for reading and manipulating the storage of file data in
the extent-based OMFS.

Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

11 years agoomfs: add directory routines
Bob Copeland [Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:16 +0000]
omfs: add directory routines

Add lookup and directory management routines for OMFS.  The filesystem uses
hashing based on the filename and stores collisions, unordered, in siblings
of files' inode structures.  To support telldir, the current position in
the hash table is encoded in fpos.

Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>