14 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: local apic fix
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:41 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: local apic fix

From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>

Fix a kexec problem whcih causes local APIC detection failure.

The problem is detect_init_APIC() is called early, before the command line
have been processed.  Therefore "lapic" (and "nolapic") have not been seen,
yet.

Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: rename APIC_MODE_EXINT
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:40 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: rename APIC_MODE_EXINT

From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>

Rename APIC_MODE_EXINT to APIC_MODE_EXTINT - I think it should be named
after what the mode is called in documentation.

From: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@lnxi.com>

I have reduced this patch to just the name change in the header.  And
integrated the changes into the patches that add those
lines. Otherwise I ran into some ugly dependencies.

Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: voluntary kernel preemption
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:39 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: voluntary kernel preemption

This patch adds a new preemption model: 'Voluntary Kernel Preemption'.  The
3 models can be selected from a new menu:

            (X) No Forced Preemption (Server)
            ( ) Voluntary Kernel Preemption (Desktop)
            ( ) Preemptible Kernel (Low-Latency Desktop)

we still default to the stock (Server) preemption model.

Voluntary preemption works by adding a cond_resched()
(reschedule-if-needed) call to every might_sleep() check.  It is lighter
than CONFIG_PREEMPT - at the cost of not having as tight latencies.  It
represents a different latency/complexity/overhead tradeoff.

It has no runtime impact at all if disabled.  Here are size stats that show
how the various preemption models impact the kernel's size:

    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
 3618774  547184  179896 4345854  424ffe vmlinux.stock
 3626406  547184  179896 4353486  426dce vmlinux.voluntary   +0.2%
 3748414  548640  179896 4476950  445016 vmlinux.preempt     +3.5%

voluntary-preempt is +0.2% of .text, preempt is +3.5%.

This feature has been tested for many months by lots of people (and it's
also included in the RHEL4 distribution and earlier variants were in Fedora
as well), and it's intended for users and distributions who dont want to
use full-blown CONFIG_PREEMPT for one reason or another.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] enable PREEMPT_BKL on !PREEMPT+SMP too
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:38 +0000]
[PATCH] enable PREEMPT_BKL on !PREEMPT+SMP too

The only sane way to clean up the current 3 lock_kernel() variants seems to
be to remove the spinlock-based BKL implementations altogether, and to keep
the semaphore-based one only.  If we dont want to do that for whatever
reason then i'm afraid we have to live with the current complexity.  (but
i'm open for other cleanup suggestions as well.)

To explore this possibility we'll (at a minimum) have to know whether the
semaphore-based BKL works fine on plain SMP too.  The patch below enables
this.

The patch may make sense in isolation as well, as it might bring
performance benefits: code that would formerly spin on the BKL spinlock
will now schedule away and give up the CPU.  It might introduce performance
regressions as well, if any performance-critical code uses the BKL heavily
and gets overscheduled due to the semaphore.  I very much hope there is no
such performance-critical codepath left though.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] consolidate PREEMPT options into kernel/Kconfig.preempt
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:36 +0000]
[PATCH] consolidate PREEMPT options into kernel/Kconfig.preempt

This patch consolidates the CONFIG_PREEMPT and CONFIG_PREEMPT_BKL
preemption options into kernel/Kconfig.preempt.  This, besides reducing
source-code, also enables more centralized tweaking of preemption related
options.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: ia64 changes
Dinakar Guniguntala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:36 +0000]
[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: ia64 changes

ia64 changes similar to kernel/sched.c.

Signed-off-by: Dinakar Guniguntala <dino@in.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: cpuset changes
Dinakar Guniguntala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:34 +0000]
[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: cpuset changes

Adds the core update_cpu_domains code and updated cpusets documentation

Signed-off-by: Dinakar Guniguntala <dino@in.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: sched changes
Dinakar Guniguntala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:33 +0000]
[PATCH] Dynamic sched domains: sched changes

The following patches add dynamic sched domains functionality that was
extensively discussed on lkml and lse-tech.  I would like to see this added to
-mm

o The main advantage with this feature is that it ensures that the scheduler
  load balacing code only balances against the cpus that are in the sched
  domain as defined by an exclusive cpuset and not all of the cpus in the
  system. This removes any overhead due to load balancing code trying to
  pull tasks outside of the cpu exclusive cpuset only to be prevented by
  the tasks' cpus_allowed mask.
o cpu exclusive cpusets are useful for servers running orthogonal
  workloads such as RT applications requiring low latency and HPC
  applications that are throughput sensitive

o It provides a new API partition_sched_domains in sched.c
  that makes dynamic sched domains possible.
o cpu_exclusive cpusets sets are now associated with a sched domain.
  Which means that the users can dynamically modify the sched domains
  through the cpuset file system interface
o ia64 sched domain code has been updated to support this feature as well
o Currently, this does not support hotplug. (However some of my tests
  indicate hotplug+preempt is currently broken)
o I have tested it extensively on x86.
o This should have very minimal impact on performance as none of
  the fast paths are affected

Signed-off-by: Dinakar Guniguntala <dino@in.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Matthew Dobson <colpatch@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Changing RT priority without CAP_SYS_NICE
Olivier Croquette [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:32 +0000]
[PATCH] Changing RT priority without CAP_SYS_NICE

Presently, a process without the capability CAP_SYS_NICE can not change
its own policy, which is OK.

But it can also not decrease its RT priority (if scheduled with policy
SCHED_RR or SCHED_FIFO), which is what this patch changes.

The rationale is the same as for the nice value: a process should be
able to require less priority for itself. Increasing the priority is
still not allowed.

This is for example useful if you give a multithreaded user process a RT
priority, and the process would like to organize its internal threads
using priorities also. Then you can give the process the highest
priority needed N, and the process starts its threads with lower
priorities: N-1, N-2...

The POSIX norm says that the permissions are implementation specific, so
I think we can do that.

In a sense, it makes the permissions consistent whatever the policy is:
with this patch, process scheduled by SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_RR and
SCHED_OTHER can all decrease their priority.

From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

cleaned up and merged to -mm.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: micro-optimize task requeueing in schedule()
Chen Shang [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:31 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: micro-optimize task requeueing in schedule()

micro-optimize task requeueing in schedule() & clean up recalc_task_prio().

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: relax pinned balancing
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:30 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: relax pinned balancing

The maximum rebalance interval allowed by the multiprocessor balancing
backoff is often not large enough to handle corner cases where there are
lots of tasks pinned on a CPU.  Suresh reported:

I see system livelock's if for example I have 7000 processes
pinned onto one cpu (this is on the fastest 8-way system I
have access to).

After this patch, the machine is reported to go well above this number.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: consolidate sbe sbf
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:29 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: consolidate sbe sbf

Consolidate balance-on-exec with balance-on-fork.  This is made easy by the
sched-domains RCU patches.

As well as the general goodness of code reduction, this allows the runqueues
to be unlocked during balance-on-fork.

schedstats is a problem.  Maybe just have balance-on-event instead of
distinguishing fork and exec?

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: RCU domains
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:27 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: RCU domains

One of the problems with the multilevel balance-on-fork/exec is that it needs
to jump through hoops to satisfy sched-domain's locking semantics (that is,
you may traverse your own domain when not preemptable, and you may traverse
others' domains when holding their runqueue lock).

balance-on-exec had to potentially migrate between more than one CPU before
finding a final CPU to migrate to, and balance-on-fork needed to potentially
take multiple runqueue locks.

So bite the bullet and make sched-domains go completely RCU.  This actually
simplifies the code quite a bit.

From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

schedstats RCU fix, and a nice comment on for_each_domain, from Ingo.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: multilevel sbe sbf
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:26 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: multilevel sbe sbf

The fundamental problem that Suresh has with balance on exec and fork is that
it only tries to balance the top level domain with the flag set.

This was worked around by removing degenerate domains, but is still a problem
if people want to start using more complex sched-domains, especially
multilevel NUMA that ia64 is already using.

This patch makes balance on fork and exec try balancing over not just the top
most domain with the flag set, but all the way down the domain tree.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: remove degenerate domains
Suresh Siddha [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:25 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: remove degenerate domains

Remove degenerate scheduler domains during the sched-domain init.

For example on x86_64, we always have NUMA configured in.  On Intel EM64T
systems, top most sched domain will be of NUMA and with only one sched_group
in it.

With fork/exec balances(recent Nick's fixes in -mm tree), we always endup
taking wrong decisions because of this topmost domain (as it contains only one
group and find_idlest_group always returns NULL).  We will endup loading HT
package completely first, letting active load balance kickin and correct it.

In general, this patch also makes sense with out recent Nick's fixes in -mm.

From: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>

Modified to account for more than just sched_groups when scanning for
degenerate domains by Nick Piggin.  And allow a runqueue's sd to go NULL
rather than keep a single degenerate domain around (this happens when you run
with maxcpus=1).

Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: null domains
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:24 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: null domains

Fix the last 2 places that directly access a runqueue's sched-domain and
assume it cannot be NULL.

That allows the use of NULL for domain, instead of a dummy domain, to signify
no balancing is to happen.  No functional changes.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: cleanup context switch locking
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:23 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: cleanup context switch locking

Instead of requiring architecture code to interact with the scheduler's
locking implementation, provide a couple of defines that can be used by the
architecture to request runqueue unlocked context switches, and ask for
interrupts to be enabled over the context switch.

Also replaces the "switch_lock" used by these architectures with an oncpu
flag (note, not a potentially slow bitflag).  This eliminates one bus
locked memory operation when context switching, and simplifies the
task_running function.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: uninline task_timeslice
Ingo Molnar [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:22 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: uninline task_timeslice

      "Chen, Kenneth W" <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com>

uninline task_timeslice() - reduces code footprint noticeably, and it's
slowpath code.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: sched tuning
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:21 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: sched tuning

Do some basic initial tuning.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: schedstats update for balance on fork
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:20 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: schedstats update for balance on fork

Add SCHEDSTAT statistics for sched-balance-fork.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: balance on fork
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:19 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: balance on fork

Reimplement the balance on exec balancing to be sched-domains aware.  Use this
to also do balance on fork balancing.  Make x86_64 do balance on fork over the
NUMA domain.

The problem that the non sched domains aware blancing became apparent on dual
core, multi socket opterons.  What we want is for the new tasks to be sent to
a different socket, but more often than not, we would first load up our
sibling core, or fill two cores of a single remote socket before selecting a
new one.

This gives large improvements to STREAM on such systems.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: no aggressive idle balancing
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:17 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: no aggressive idle balancing

Remove the very aggressive idle stuff that has recently gone into 2.6 - it is
going against the direction we are trying to go.  Hopefully we can regain
performance through other methods.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: tweak affine wakeups
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:15 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: tweak affine wakeups

Do less affine wakeups.  We're trying to reduce dbt2-pgsql idle time
regressions here...  make sure we don't don't move tasks the wrong way in an
imbalance condition.  Also, remove the cache coldness requirement from the
calculation - this seems to induce sharp cutoff points where behaviour will
suddenly change on some workloads if the load creeps slightly over or under
some point.  It is good for periodic balancing because in that case have
otherwise have no other context to determine what task to move.

But also make a minor tweak to "wake balancing" - the imbalance tolerance is
now set at half the domain's imbalance, so we get the opportunity to do wake
balancing before the more random periodic rebalancing gets preformed.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: balance timers
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:13 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: balance timers

Do CPU load averaging over a number of different intervals.  Allow each
interval to be chosen by sending a parameter to source_load and target_load.
0 is instantaneous, idx > 0 returns a decaying average with the most recent
sample weighted at 2^(idx-1).  To a maximum of 3 (could be easily increased).

So generally a higher number will result in more conservative balancing.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: less aggressive idle balancing
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:12 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: less aggressive idle balancing

Remove the special casing for idle CPU balancing.  Things like this are
hurting for example on SMT, where are single sibling being idle doesn't really
warrant a really aggressive pull over the NUMA domain, for example.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: add debugging
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:11 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: add debugging

These conditions should now be impossible, and we need to fix them if they
happen.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: fix SMT scheduling problems
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:09 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: fix SMT scheduling problems

SMT balancing has a couple of problems.  Firstly, active_load_balance is too
complex - basically it should be a dumb helper for when the periodic balancer
has determined there is an imbalance, but gets stuck because the task is
running.

So rip out all its "smarts", and just make it move one task to the target CPU.

Second, the busy CPU's sched-domain tree was being used for active balancing.
This means that it may not see that nr_balance_failed has reached a critical
level.  So use the target CPU's sched-domain tree for this.  We can do this
because we hold its runqueue lock.

Lastly, reset nr_balance_failed to a point where we allow cache hot migration.
This will help ensure active load balancing is successful.

Thanks to Suresh Siddha for pointing out these issues.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: reduce active load balancing
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:08 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: reduce active load balancing

Fix up active load balancing a bit so it doesn't get called when it shouldn't.
Reset the nr_balance_failed counter at more points where we have found
conditions to be balanced.  This reduces too aggressive active balancing seen
on some workloads.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: improve load balancing pinned tasks
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:07 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: improve load balancing pinned tasks

John Hawkes explained the problem best:

A large number of processes that are pinned to a single CPU results
in every other CPU's load_balance() seeing this overloaded CPU as
"busiest", yet move_tasks() never finds a task to pull-migrate.  This
condition occurs during module unload, but can also occur as a
denial-of-service using sys_sched_setaffinity().  Several hundred
CPUs performing this fruitless load_balance() will livelock on the
busiest CPU's runqueue lock.  A smaller number of CPUs will livelock
if the pinned task count gets high.

Expanding slightly on John's patch, this one attempts to work out whether the
balancing failure has been due to too many tasks pinned on the runqueue.  This
allows it to be basically invisible to the regular blancing paths (ie.  when
there are no pinned tasks).  We can use this extra knowledge to shut down the
balancing faster, and ensure the migration threads don't start running which
is another problem observed in the wild.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sched: cleanup wake_idle
Nick Piggin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:06 +0000]
[PATCH] sched: cleanup wake_idle

New sched-domains code means we don't get spans with offline CPUs in
them.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] hpet: do_div fix
Jon Smirl [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:05 +0000]
[PATCH] hpet: do_div fix

We don't need to use do_div() on a 32-bit quantity.

Signed-off-by: Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] reiserfs: do not ignore i/io error on readpage
Qu Fuping [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:44 +0000]
[PATCH] reiserfs: do not ignore i/io error on readpage

Reiserfs's readpage does not notice i/o errors.  This patch makes
reiserfs_readpage to return -EIO when i/o error appears.

This patch makes reiserfs to not ignore I/O error on readpage.

Signed-off-by: Qu Fuping <fs@ercist.iscas.ac.cn>
Signed-off-by: Vladimir V. Saveliev <vs@namesys.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mconf.c needs locale.h
Jean-Christophe Dubois [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:43 +0000]
[PATCH] mconf.c needs locale.h

This is failing on my cross-compilation environment (From a solaris system)
using gcc-3.4.1 (as the compiler can't find a prototype for the setlocale()
function).

Signed-off-by: Jean-Christophe Dubois <jdubois@mc.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fix for generic_file_write iov problem
Badari Pulavarty [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:42 +0000]
[PATCH] fix for generic_file_write iov problem

Here is the fix for the problem described in

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4721

Basically, problem is generic_file_buffered_write() is accessing beyond end
of the iov[] vector after handling the last vector.  If we happen to cross
page boundary, we get a fault.

I think this simple patch is good enough.  If we really don't want to
depend on the "count", then we need pass nr_segs to
filemap_set_next_iovec() and decrement it and check it.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] fix fsync(dir) return value for ram-based filesystems
Hugh Dickins [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:41 +0000]
[PATCH] fix fsync(dir) return value for ram-based filesystems

Any filesystem which is using simple_dir_operations will retunr -EINVAL for
fsync() on a directory.  Make it return zero instead.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tpm: fix misc name memory problem
Kylene Jo Hall [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:41 +0000]
[PATCH] tpm: fix misc name memory problem

I was using invalid memory for the miscdevice.name.  This patch fixes the
problem which was manifested by an ugly entry in /proc/misc.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tpm: Fix pubek parsing
Kylene Jo Hall [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:40 +0000]
[PATCH] tpm: Fix pubek parsing

Fix parsing of the PUBEK for display which was leading to showing the wrong
modulus length and modulus.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tpm: Support new National TPMs
Kylene Jo Hall [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:39 +0000]
[PATCH] tpm: Support new National TPMs

This patch is work to support new National TPMs that problems were reported
with on Thinkpad T43 and Thinkcentre S51.  Thanks to Jens and Gang for
their debugging work on these issues.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] RCU: clean up a few remaining synchronize_kernel() calls
Paul E. McKenney [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:38 +0000]
[PATCH] RCU: clean up a few remaining synchronize_kernel() calls

2.6.12-rc6-mm1 has a few remaining synchronize_kernel()s, some (but not
all) in comments.  This patch changes these synchronize_kernel() calls (and
comments) to synchronize_rcu() or synchronize_sched() as follows:

- arch/x86_64/kernel/mce.c mce_read(): change to synchronize_sched() to
  handle races with machine-check exceptions (synchronize_rcu() would not cut
  it given RCU implementations intended for hardcore realtime use.

- drivers/input/serio/i8042.c i8042_stop(): change to synchronize_sched() to
  handle races with i8042_interrupt() interrupt handler.  Again,
  synchronize_rcu() would not cut it given RCU implementations intended for
  hardcore realtime use.

- include/*/kdebug.h comments: change to synchronize_sched() to handle races
  with NMIs.  As before, synchronize_rcu() would not cut it...

- include/linux/list.h comment: change to synchronize_rcu(), since this
  comment is for list_del_rcu().

- security/keys/key.c unregister_key_type(): change to synchronize_rcu(),
  since this is interacting with RCU read side.

- security/keys/process_keys.c install_session_keyring(): change to
  synchronize_rcu(), since this is interacting with RCU read side.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Makefile: s/gcc-option/cc-option/
Alexey Dobriyan [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:36 +0000]
[PATCH] Makefile: s/gcc-option/cc-option/

Fixes http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4726

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

14 years ago[PATCH] compilation errors in drivers/serial/mpsc.c
Lee Nicks [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:36 +0000]
[PATCH] compilation errors in drivers/serial/mpsc.c

The following patch fix gcc 4 compilation errors in drivers/serial/mpsc.c

Signed-off-by: Lee Nicks <allinux@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s390: debug feature changes
Michael Holzheu [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:33 +0000]
[PATCH] s390: debug feature changes

This patch changes the memory allocation method for the s390 debug feature.
Trace buffers had been allocated using the get_free_pages() function before.
Therefore it was not possible to get big memory areas in a running system due
to memory fragmentation.  Now the trace buffers are subdivided into several
subbuffers with pagesize.  Therefore it is now possible to allocate more
memory for the trace buffers and more trace records can be written.

In addition to that, dynamic specification of the size of the trace buffers is
implemented.  It is now possible to change the size of a trace buffer using a
new debugfs file instance.  When writing a number into this file, the trace
buffer size is changed to 'number * pagesize'.

In the past all the traces could be obtained from userspace by accessing files
in the "proc" filesystem.  Now with debugfs we have a new filesystem which
should be used for debugging purposes.  This patch moves the debug feature
from procfs to debugfs.

Since the interface of debug_register() changed, all device drivers, which use
the debug feature had to be adjusted.

Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s390: add vmcp interface
Christian Borntraeger [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:32 +0000]
[PATCH] s390: add vmcp interface

Add interface to issue VM control program commands.

Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s390: improved machine check handling
Heiko Carstens [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:30 +0000]
[PATCH] s390: improved machine check handling

Improved machine check handling.  Kernel is now able to receive machine checks
while in kernel mode (system call, interrupt and program check handling).
Also register validation is now performed.

Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s/390: compile fix for dcssblk
Cornelia Huck [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:29 +0000]
[PATCH] s/390: compile fix for dcssblk

Fix compile breakage in the dcss block driver introduced by the attribute
changes.

Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s/390: use klist in dasd driver
Cornelia Huck [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:28 +0000]
[PATCH] s/390: use klist in dasd driver

Convert the dasd driver to use the new klist interface.

Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] s/390: Use klist in cio
Cornelia Huck [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:27 +0000]
[PATCH] s/390: Use klist in cio

Convert the common I/O layer to use the klist interfaces.

This patch has been adapted from the previous version to the changed interface
semantics.  Also, gcc 4.0 compile warnings have been removed.

Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: add profile_pc for i386
Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:26 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: add profile_pc for i386

Cope with a conditional i386 definition, which is wrong for UML.  Before we
just used that one, but it wasn't defined for CONFIG_SMP, so in that case
we got link errors.

Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: hot-unplug code cleanup
Jeff Dike [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:25 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: hot-unplug code cleanup

Clean up the hot-unplugging code.  There is now an id procedure which is
called to figure out what device we're talking to.  The error messages from
that are now done from mconsole_remove instead of the driver.  remove is now
called with the device number, after it has been checked, so doesn't need to
do sanity checking on it.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: time initialization tidying
Jeff Dike [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:24 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: time initialization tidying

user_time_init_skas and user_time_init_tt were essentially the same.  So, this
merges them, deleting the mode-specific functions and declarations.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: always disable kmalloc during shutdown
Jeff Dike [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:23 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: always disable kmalloc during shutdown

kmalloc wasn't being disabled during panic.  This patch ensures that, no
matter how UML is exiting, it is disabled.  This matters because part of the
cleanup is to remove the umid file, which involves readdir, which calls
malloc.  This must map to libc malloc, rather than kmalloc or vmalloc.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: fix timer initialization
Jeff Dike [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:22 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: fix timer initialization

In skas mode, the call to uml_idle_timer permanently shut off the virtual
timer, resulting in no timer ticks to anything but the idle thread.  This is
likely the cause of the soft lockups that are seen sporadically in recent
UMLs.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: fork cleanup
Jeff Dike [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:21 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: fork cleanup

Fix the do_fork calling convention: normal arch pass the regs and the new sp
value to do_fork instead of NULL.

Currently the arch-independent code ignores these values, while the UML code
(actually it's copy_thread) gets the right values by itself.

With this patch, things are fixed up.

Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: kfree cleanup
Jesper Juhl [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:20 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: kfree cleanup

Here's a small patch to remove a few unnessesary NULL pointer checks before
kfree() in arch/um/drivers/daemon_user.c

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <juhl-lkml@dif.dk>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] uml: fix sizeof usage
Andrew Morton [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:19 +0000]
[PATCH] uml: fix sizeof usage

Size of pointer doesn't seem right, but maybe my solution isn't either
(sig_size maybe?).

Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Update video-after-suspend documentation
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:18 +0000]
[PATCH] Update video-after-suspend documentation

Update video-after-suspend documentation; few more machines are added.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: only allow it when it makes sense
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:17 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: only allow it when it makes sense

Show swsuspend only on .config where it can compile.  I got this on PPC32 &&
SMP:

kernel/power/smp.c:24: error: storage size of `ctxt' isn't known

Also mark swsusp as no longer experimental.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] suspend: PCI power managment reference implementation
pavel@ucw.cz [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:16 +0000]
[PATCH] suspend: PCI power managment reference implementation

Added reference implementation of suspend and resume routines.

From: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>

  build fix

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

14 years ago[PATCH] CPU hotplug printk fix
Shaohua Li [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:15 +0000]
[PATCH] CPU hotplug printk fix

In the cpu hotplug case, per-cpu data possibly isn't initialized even the
system state is 'running'.  As the comments say in the original code, some
console drivers assume per-cpu resources have been allocated.  radeon fb is
one such driver, which uses kmalloc.  After a CPU is down, the per-cpu data
of slab is freed, so the system crashed when printing some info.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: clean assembly parts
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:14 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: clean assembly parts

This patch fixes register saving so that each register is only saved once,
and adds missing saving of %cr8 on x86-64.  Some reordering so that
save/restore is more logical/safer (segment registers should be restored
after gdt).

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

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: fix nr_copy_pages
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:14 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: fix nr_copy_pages

The following patch moves the recalculation of nr_copy_pages so that the right
number is used in the calculation of the size of memory and swap needed.

It prevents swsusp from attempting to suspend if there is not enough memory
and/or swap (which is unlikely anyway).

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: cleanup whitespace
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:12 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: cleanup whitespace

The following patch cleans up whitespace in swsusp.c (a bit):

- removes any trailing whitespace

- adds spaces after if, for, for_each_pbe, for_each_zone etc., wherever
  necessary.

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: kill unneccessary does_collide_order
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:12 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: kill unneccessary does_collide_order

The following patch removes the unnecessary function does_collide_order().

This function is no longer necessary, as currently there are only 0-order
allocations in swsusp, and the use of it is confusing.

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] properly stop devices before poweroff
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:11 +0000]
[PATCH] properly stop devices before poweroff

Without this patch, Linux provokes emergency disk shutdowns and
similar nastiness. It was in SuSE kernels for some time, IIRC.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] acpi: fix video docs
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:10 +0000]
[PATCH] acpi: fix video docs

This fixes typos/formatting in video_extension.txt.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] s-t-RAM: load gdt the right way
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:09 +0000]
[PATCH] s-t-RAM: load gdt the right way

Sleep code uses wrong version of lgdt, that does the wrong thing when
gdt is beyond 16MB or so.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: kill config_pm_disk
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:09 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: kill config_pm_disk

CONFIG_PM_DISK is long gone, but it still managed to survived at few
places.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: documentation updates
Pavel Machek [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:07 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: documentation updates

This updates documentation and fixes pointers in MAINTAINERS file.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] suspend/resume SMP support
Li Shaohua [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:06 +0000]
[PATCH] suspend/resume SMP support

Using CPU hotplug to support suspend/resume SMP.  Both S3 and S4 use
disable/enable_nonboot_cpus API.  The S4 part is based on Pavel's original S4
SMP patch.

Signed-off-by: Li Shaohua<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] generate hotplug events for cpu online
Nathan Lynch [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:05 +0000]
[PATCH] generate hotplug events for cpu online

We already do kobject_hotplug for cpu offline; this adds a kobject_hotplug
call for the online case.  This is being requested by developers of an
application which wants to be notified about both kinds of events.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] set cpu_state for CPU hotplug (ia64)
Shaohua Li [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:05 +0000]
[PATCH] set cpu_state for CPU hotplug (ia64)

Dead CPU notifies online CPU that it's dead using cpu_state variable.
After switching to physical cpu hotplug, we forgot setting the variable.
This patch fixes it.  Currently only __cpu_die uses it.  We changed other
locations for consistency in case others use it.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
Acked-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] x86_64: Provide ability to choose using shortcuts for IPI in flat mode.
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:03 +0000]
[PATCH] x86_64: Provide ability to choose using shortcuts for IPI in flat mode.

This patch provides an option to switch broadcast or use mask version for
sending IPI's.  If CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined, we choose not to use
broadcast shortcuts by default, otherwise we choose broadcast mode as default.

both cases, one can change this via startup cmd line option, to choose
no-broadcast mode.

no_ipi_broadcast=1

This is provided on request from Andi Kleen, since he doesnt agree with
replacing IPI shortcuts as a solution for CPU hotplug.  Without removing
broadcast IPI's, it would mean lots of new code for __cpu_up() path, which
would acheive the same results.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Acked-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] x86_64: Dont use broadcast shortcut to make it cpu hotplug safe.
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:02 +0000]
[PATCH] x86_64: Dont use broadcast shortcut to make it cpu hotplug safe.

Broadcast IPI's provide un-expected behaviour for cpu hotplug.  CPU's in
offline state also end up receiving the IPI.  Once the cpus become online they
receive these stale IPI's which are bad and introduce unexpected behaviour.

This is easily avoided by not sending a broadcast and addressing just the
CPU's in online map.  Doing prelim cycle counts it appears there is no big
overhead and numbers seem around 0x3000-0x3900 on an average on x86 and x86_64
systems with CPUS running 3G, both for broadcast and mask version of the
API's.

The shortcuts are useful only for flat mode (where the perf shows no
degradation), and in cluster mode, its unicast anyway.  Its simpler to just
not use broadcast anymore.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Acked-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] x86_64: CPU hotplug sibling map cleanup
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:01 +0000]
[PATCH] x86_64: CPU hotplug sibling map cleanup

This patch is a minor cleanup to the cpu sibling/core map.  It is required
that this setup happens on a per-cpu bringup time.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Acked-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] x86_64: CPU hotplug support
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:55:00 +0000]
[PATCH] x86_64: CPU hotplug support

  Experimental CPU hotplug patch for x86_64
  -----------------------------------------
This supports logical CPU online and offline.
- Test with maxcpus=1, and then kick other cpu's off to test if init code
  is all cleaned up. CONFIG_SCHED_SMT works as well.
- idle threads are forked on demand from keventd threads for clean startup

TBD:
1. Not tested on a real NUMA machine (tested with numa=fake=2)
2. Handle ACPI pieces for physical hotplug support.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Acked-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Shaohua.li<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] x86_64: Change init sections for CPU hotplug support
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:58 +0000]
[PATCH] x86_64: Change init sections for CPU hotplug support

This patch adds __cpuinit and __cpuinitdata sections that need to exist past
boot to support cpu hotplug.

Caveat: This is done *only* for EM64T CPU Hotplug support, on request from
Andi Kleen.  Much of the generic hotplug code in kernel, and none of the other
archs that support CPU hotplug today, i386, ia64, ppc64, s390 and parisc dont
mark sections with __cpuinit, but only mark them as __devinit, and
__devinitdata.

If someone is motivated to change generic code, we need to make sure all
existing hotplug code does not break, on other arch's that dont use __cpuinit,
and __cpudevinit.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Acked-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] make smp_prepare_cpu to a weak function
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:57 +0000]
[PATCH] make smp_prepare_cpu to a weak function

I really wish smp_prepare_cpu() would disappear eventually.  In the interim
this is ideally a weak function, so we dont end up changing several places
to define this dummy in headers.

Today since the dummy declaration is done only in drivers/base/cpu.c but
the function is called in kernel/power/smp.c i get undefined reference in
my cpu hotplug code for x86_64 under development.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] cpu state clean after hot remove
Li Shaohua [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:56 +0000]
[PATCH] cpu state clean after hot remove

Clean CPU states in order to reuse smp boot code for CPU hotplug.

Signed-off-by: Li Shaohua<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] init call cleanup
Li Shaohua [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:55 +0000]
[PATCH] init call cleanup

Trival patch for CPU hotplug.  In CPU identify part, only did cleaup for intel
CPUs.  Need do for other CPUs if they support S3 SMP.

Signed-off-by: Li Shaohua<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sibling map initializing rework
Li Shaohua [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:54 +0000]
[PATCH] sibling map initializing rework

Make sibling map init per-cpu.  Hotplug CPU may change the map at runtime.

Signed-off-by: Li Shaohua<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sep initializing rework
Li Shaohua [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:53 +0000]
[PATCH] sep initializing rework

Make SEP init per-cpu, so it is hotplug safe.

Signed-off-by: Li Shaohua<shaohua.li@intel.com>
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>

14 years ago[PATCH] i386: Dont use IPI broadcast when using cpu hotplug.
Ashok Raj [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:52 +0000]
[PATCH] i386: Dont use IPI broadcast when using cpu hotplug.

This patch introduces a startup parameter no_broadcast.  When we enable
CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU, we dont want to use broadcast shortcut as it has ill
effects on a offline cpu.  If we issue broadcast, the IPI is also delivered
to offline cpus, or partially up cpu causing stale IPI's to be handled,
which is a problem and can cause undesirable effects.

Introduces a new startup cmdline option no_ipi_broadcast, that can be
switched at cmdline if necessary.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] i386 CPU hotplug
Zwane Mwaikambo [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:50 +0000]
[PATCH] i386 CPU hotplug

(The i386 CPU hotplug patch provides infrastructure for some work which Pavel
is doing as well as for ACPI S3 (suspend-to-RAM) work which Li Shaohua
<shaohua.li@intel.com> is doing)

The following provides i386 architecture support for safely unregistering and
registering processors during runtime, updated for the current -mm tree.  In
order to avoid dumping cpu hotplug code into kernel/irq/* i dropped the
cpu_online check in do_IRQ() by modifying fixup_irqs().  The difference being
that on cpu offline, fixup_irqs() is called before we clear the cpu from
cpu_online_map and a long delay in order to ensure that we never have any
queued external interrupts on the APICs.  There are additional changes to s390
and ppc64 to account for this change.

1) Add CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
2) disable local APIC timer on dead cpus.
3) Disable preempt around irq balancing to prevent CPUs going down.
4) Print irq stats for all possible cpus.
5) Debugging check for interrupts on offline cpus.
6) Hacky fixup_irqs() to redirect irqs when cpus go off/online.
7) play_dead() for offline cpus to spin inside.
8) Handle offline cpus set in flush_tlb_others().
9) Grab lock earlier in smp_call_function() to prevent CPUs going down.
10) Implement __cpu_disable() and __cpu_die().
11) Enable local interrupts in cpu_enable() after fixup_irqs()
12) Don't fiddle with NMI on dead cpu, but leave intact on other cpus.
13) Program IRQ affinity whilst cpu is still in cpu_online_map on offline.

Signed-off-by: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@linuxpower.ca>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] variable overflow after hundreds round of hotplug CPU
Shaohua Li [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:49 +0000]
[PATCH] variable overflow after hundreds round of hotplug CPU

I'm doing the cpu hotplug stress test and found a variable ('ready') is
overflow after several hundreds rounds of cpu hotplug.  Here is a fix.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] CPU hotplug: fix hpet sectioning
Shaohua Li [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:48 +0000]
[PATCH] CPU hotplug: fix hpet sectioning

With hpet enabled, cpu hotplug uses some routines marked with __init.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li<shaohua.li@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dmi: spring cleanup
Andrey Panin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:47 +0000]
[PATCH] dmi: spring cleanup

Whitespace and CodingStyle cleanup. No functionality changes.

Signed-off-by: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dmi: remove central blacklist
Andrey Panin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:46 +0000]
[PATCH] dmi: remove central blacklist

Since last dmi quirk looks useless (it just prints 404 compliant url) we can
finally remove central dmi blacklist.

Signed-off-by: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dmi: move ACPI sleep quirk
Andrey Panin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:45 +0000]
[PATCH] dmi: move ACPI sleep quirk

This patch moves ACPI sleep quirk out of dmi_scan.c

Signed-off-by: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] dmi: move ACPI boot quirk
Andrey Panin [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:42 +0000]
[PATCH] dmi: move ACPI boot quirk

This patch moves ACPI boot quirks out of dmi_scan.c

Signed-off-by: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc64: Fix compile warnings in arch/ppc64/kernel/lparcfg.c
Michael Ellerman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:42 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc64: Fix compile warnings in arch/ppc64/kernel/lparcfg.c

Stephen's patch to remove LparData.h missed an include in lparcfg.c This
fixes a few compile warnings.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: remove some unnecessary includes of bootmem.h
Kumar Gala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:41 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: remove some unnecessary includes of bootmem.h

Continue the Good Fight:  Limit bootmem.h include creep.

Signed-off-by: Jon Loeliger <jdl@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <kumar.gala@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] I2C-MPC: Remove OCP device model support
Kumar Gala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:39 +0000]
[PATCH] I2C-MPC: Remove OCP device model support

All consumers of the driver MPC10x, MPC52xx, MPC824x, MPC83xx, and MPC85xx are
all using platform devices.  We can get ride of the dead code to support using
this driver with the old OCP based model

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

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: Remove FSL OCP support
Kumar Gala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:39 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: Remove FSL OCP support

Support for the OCP device model on Freescale (FSL) PPC's is no longer used.
All FSL PPC's that were using OCP have be converted to using the platform
device model.

Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <kumar.gala@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: Add support for Freescale e200 (Book-E) core
Kumar Gala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:37 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: Add support for Freescale e200 (Book-E) core

The e200 core is a Book-E core (similar to e500) that has a unified L1 cache
and is not cache coherent on the bus.  The e200 core also adds a separate
exception level for debug exceptions.  Part of this patch helps to cleanup a
few cases that are true for all Freescale Book-E parts, not just e500.

Signed-off-by: Kim Phillips <kim.phillips@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <kumar.gala@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ppc32: Check return of ppc_sys_get_pdata before accessing pointer
Kumar Gala [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:36 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc32: Check return of ppc_sys_get_pdata before accessing pointer

Ensure that the returned pointer from ppc_sys_get_pdata is not NULL before we
start using it.  This handles any cases where we have variants of processors
on the same board with different functionality.

Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <kumar.gala@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] selinux: add executable heap check
Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:35 +0000]
[PATCH] selinux: add executable heap check

This patch,based on sample code by Roland McGrath, adds an execheap
permission check that controls the ability to make the heap executable so
that this can be prevented in almost all cases (the X server is presently
an exception, but this will hopefully be resolved in the future) so that
even programs with execmem permission will need to have the anonymous
memory mapped in order to make it executable.

The only reason that we use a permission check for such restriction (vs.
making it unconditional) is that the X module loader presently needs it; it
could possibly be made unconditional in the future when X is changed.

The policy patch for the execheap permission is available at:
http://pearls.tuxedo-es.org/patches/selinux/policy-execheap.patch

Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Hernandez Garcia-Hierro <lorenzo@gnu.org>
Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] selinux: add executable stack check
Lorenzo Hernandez García-Hierro [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:34 +0000]
[PATCH] selinux: add executable stack check

This patch adds an execstack permission check that controls the ability to
make the main process stack executable so that attempts to make the stack
executable can still be prevented even if the process is allowed the
existing execmem permission in order to e.g.  perform runtime code
generation.  Note that this does not yet address thread stacks.  Note also
that unlike the execmem check, the execstack check is only applied on
mprotect calls, not mmap calls, as the current security_file_mmap hook is
not passed the necessary information presently.

The original author of the code that makes the distinction of the stack
region, is Ingo Molnar, who wrote it within his patch for
/proc/<pid>/maps markers.
(http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=110719881508591&w=2)

The patches also can be found at:
http://pearls.tuxedo-es.org/patches/selinux/policy-execstack.patch
http://pearls.tuxedo-es.org/patches/selinux/kernel-execstack.patch

policy-execstack.patch is the patch that needs to be applied to the policy in
order to support the execstack permission and exclude it
from general_domain_access within macros/core_macros.te.

kernel-execstack.patch adds such permission to the SELinux code within
the kernel and adds the proper permission check to the selinux_file_mprotect() hook.

Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Hernandez Garcia-Hierro <lorenzo@gnu.org>
Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mm: fix remap_pte_range BUG
Hugh Dickins [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:33 +0000]
[PATCH] mm: fix remap_pte_range BUG

Out-of-tree user of remap_pfn_range hit kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:1112!  It
passes an unrounded size to remap_pfn_range, which was okay before 2.6.12,
but misses remap_pte_range's new end condition.  An audit of all the other
ptwalks confirms that this is the only one so exposed.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix the error handling in direct I/O
Hifumi Hisashi [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:32 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix the error handling in direct I/O

Fix a bug on error handling in the direct I/O function.

Currently, if a file is opened with the O_DIRECT|O_SYNC flag, the write()
syscall cannot receive the EIO error after an I/O error (SCSI cable is
disconnected etc.).

Return values of other points that call generic_osync_inode() are treated
appropriately.

Signed-off-by: Hisashi Hifumi <hifumi.hisashi@lab.ntt.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] mips: add MIPS-specific support for flatmem/discontigmem
Yoichi Yuasa [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:54:31 +0000]
[PATCH] mips: add MIPS-specific support for flatmem/discontigmem

2.6.12-git6 doesn't boot on some MIPS machines.  They need the support of flat
memory and discontig memory.

Signed-off-by: Yoichi Yuasa <yuasa@hh.iij4u.or.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>