15 years ago[PATCH] arch/i386/mm/fault.c: fix sparse warnings
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:46 +0000]
[PATCH] arch/i386/mm/fault.c: fix sparse warnings

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

15 years ago[PATCH] arch/i386/kernel/apm.c: fix sparse warnings
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:45 +0000]
[PATCH] arch/i386/kernel/apm.c: fix sparse warnings

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

15 years ago[PATCH] arch/i386/kernel/traps.c: fix sparse warnings
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:44 +0000]
[PATCH] arch/i386/kernel/traps.c: fix sparse warnings

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

15 years ago[PATCH] init/do_mounts_initrd.c: fix sparse warning
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:43 +0000]
[PATCH] init/do_mounts_initrd.c: fix sparse warning

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

15 years ago[PATCH] kernel/timer: fix msleep_interruptible() comment
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:43 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel/timer: fix msleep_interruptible() comment

The comment for msleep_interruptible() is wrong, as it will ignore
wait-queue events, but will wake up early for signals.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] char/tty_io: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep_interruptible()
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:42 +0000]
[PATCH] char/tty_io: replace schedule_timeout() with msleep_interruptible()

Use msleep_interruptible() instead of schedule_timeout() in send_break() to
guarantee the task delays as expected.  Change @duration's units to
milliseconds, and modify arguments in callers appropriately.  Patch is
compile-tested.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] char/ds1620: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()
Domen Puncer [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:41 +0000]
[PATCH] char/ds1620: use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout()

Not sure why any driver needs to sleep for *two* ticks, so let's fix it.

Use msleep() instead of schedule_timeout() to guarantee the task delays as
expected.  Signals are never checked for by the callers or in the function
itself, so use TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE instead of TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE.  The
delay is presumed to have been written when HZ==100, and thus has been
multiplied by 10 to pass to msleep().

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] riotty.c cleanups and warning fix
M.Baris Demiray [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:40 +0000]
[PATCH] riotty.c cleanups and warning fix

Fix a bunch of whitespace oddities and use `unsigned long' for a
jiffies-holding variable.

Signed-off-by: M.Baris Demiray <baris@labristeknoloji.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] au1100fb: convert to C99 inits.
randy_dunlap [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:39 +0000]
[PATCH] au1100fb: convert to C99 inits.

au1100: use C99 struct init.

Signed-off-by: randy_dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] x86-64: add memcpy/memset prototypes
randy_dunlap [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:39 +0000]
[PATCH] x86-64: add memcpy/memset prototypes

Put function prototypes for memset() and memcpy() ahead of where
there are used, to kill sparse warnings:

arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/../../../../lib/inflate.c:317:3: warning: undefined identifier 'memset'
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/../../../../lib/inflate.c:601:11: warning: undefined identifier 'memcpy'
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/misc.c:151:2: warning: undefined identifier 'memcpy'
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/../../../../lib/inflate.c:317:3: warning: call with no type!
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/../../../../lib/inflate.c:601:17: warning: call with no type!
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/misc.c:151:9: warning: call with no type!

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

15 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/act2000/capi.c: #if 0 an unused function
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:38 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/act2000/capi.c: #if 0 an unused function

This patch #if 0's an unused function.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/hardware/avm/: misc cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:37 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/hardware/avm/: misc cleanups

This patch contains the following cleanups:
- make some needlessly global functions static
- b1dma.c __init/__exit the functions b1dma_{init,exit}

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

15 years ago[PATCH] unexport mca_find_device_by_slot
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:36 +0000]
[PATCH] unexport mca_find_device_by_slot

I didn't find any possible modular usage of mca_find_device_by_slot in
the kernel, and this patch therefore removes the EXPORT_SYMBOL.

This patch should be safe since mca-legacy is nothing drivers should
move to.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/i4l/: possible cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:35 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/i4l/: possible cleanups

This patch contains the following possible cleanups:
- make needlessly global code static
- remove the following unused global function:
  - isdn_audio.c: isdn_audio_2adpcm_flush
- remove the following unused struct:
  - isdn_net.c: isdn_concap_demand_dial_dops

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

15 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/pcbit/: possible cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:35 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/pcbit/: possible cleanups

This patch contains the following possible cleanups:
- make some needlessly global functions static
- remove the following unused global functions:
  - callbacks.c: cb_out_3
  - capi.c: capi_decode_disc_conf

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

15 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/sc/: possible cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:34 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/sc/: possible cleanups

This patch contains the following possible cleanips:
- make some needlessly global code static
- remove the compiled but completely unused debug.c
- remove or #if 0 the following unused global functions:
  - command.c: loopback
  - command.c: loadproc
  - init.c: irq_supported
  - packet.c: print_skb
  - shmem.c: memset_shmem
  - timer.c: trace_timer

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

15 years ago[PATCH] cpufreq: governors documentation fixes
Nico Golde [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:33 +0000]
[PATCH] cpufreq: governors documentation fixes

I corrected a small error and enhanced the govenor.txt file with the
ondemand daemon because the kernel configs link to the documentation but
ondemand wasn't documentated.  Feel free to include the patch in the
attachment.

Cc: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] fbdev: remove unneeded fbsysfs printk
Jon Smirl [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:32 +0000]
[PATCH] fbdev: remove unneeded fbsysfs printk

Remove unneeded fbsysfs printk.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] font selection Kconfig fixes
Jurriaan on adsl-gate [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:31 +0000]
[PATCH] font selection Kconfig fixes

We're accidentally selecting the new fonts by default.  Don't.

Signed-off-by: Jurriaan Kalkman <thunder7@xs4all.nl>
Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Fix vesafb/mtrr scaling problem.
Dave Jones [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:30 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix vesafb/mtrr scaling problem.

vesafb will do really silly things like..

mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,8000000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,4000000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,2000000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,1000000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,800000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,400000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,200000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,100000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,80000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,40000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,20000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,10000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,8000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,4000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,2000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e0000000,1000 old: write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x800  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x400  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x200  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x100  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x80  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x40  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x20  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x10  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x8  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x4  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x2  base: 0xe0000000
mtrr: size and base must be multiples of 4 kiB
mtrr: size: 0x1  base: 0xe0000000

Stop scaling down at PAGE_SIZE.
Also fix up some broken indentation.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec code cleanup
Maneesh Soni [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:28 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec code cleanup

o Following patch provides purely cosmetic changes and corrects CodingStyle
  guide lines related certain issues like below in kexec related files

  o braces for one line "if" statements, "for" loops,
  o more than 80 column wide lines,
  o No space after "while", "for" and "switch" key words

o Changes:
  o take-2: Removed the extra tab before "case" key words.
  o take-3: Put operator at the end of line and space before "*/"

Signed-off-by: Maneesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Save trap information for later analysis
Alexander Nyberg [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:27 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Save trap information for later analysis

If we are faulting in kernel it is quite possible this will lead to a
panic.  Save trap number, cr2 (in case of page fault) and error_code in the
current thread (these fields already exist for signal delivery but are not
used here).

This helps later kdump crash analyzing from user-space (a script has been
submitted to dig this info out in gdb).

Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Cc: <fastboot@lists.osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Use real pt_regs from exception
Alexander Nyberg [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:26 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Use real pt_regs from exception

Makes kexec_crashdump() take a pt_regs * as an argument.  This allows to
get exact register state at the point of the crash.  If we come from direct
panic assertion NULL will be passed and the current registers saved before
crashdump.

This hooks into two places:
die(): check the conditions under which we will panic when calling
do_exit and go there directly with the pt_regs that caused the fatal
fault.

die_nmi(): If we receive an NMI lockup while in the kernel use the
pt_regs and go directly to crash_kexec(). We're probably nested up badly
at this point so this might be the only chance to escape with proper
information.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: sysrq trigger mechanism for kexec based crashdumps
Hariprasad Nellitheertha [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:25 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: sysrq trigger mechanism for kexec based crashdumps

Add a sysrq-trigger mechanism for kexec based crashdumps.  Alt-Sysrq-c
triggers a kexec based crashdump.

Signed-off-by: Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: cleanups for dump file access in linear raw format
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:24 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: cleanups for dump file access in linear raw format

Removed the dependency on backup region.  Now all the information is encoded
in ELF format.  /dev/oldmem is a dummy interface.  User space tool need to be
intelligent enough to parse the elf headers and read the relevant memory areas
with the help of /dev/oldmem.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Accessing dump file in linear raw format (/dev/oldmem)
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:23 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Accessing dump file in linear raw format (/dev/oldmem)

      Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>

This patch contains the code that enables us to access the previous kernel's
memory as /dev/oldmem.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Parse elf32 headers and export through /proc/vmcore
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:22 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Parse elf32 headers and export through /proc/vmcore

o Adds support for parsing core ELF32 headers.
o I am expecting ELF32 support to go away down the line. This patch has been
  introduced for testing purposes as gdb can not parse ELF64 headers for
  i386. When a decent user space solution is available, ELF32 support
  can go away.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Access dump file in elf format (/proc/vmcore)
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:21 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Access dump file in elf format (/proc/vmcore)

From: "Vivek Goyal" <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>

o Support for /proc/vmcore interface. This interface exports elf core image
  either in ELF32 or ELF64 format, depending on the format in which elf headers
  have been stored by crashed kernel.
o Added support for CONFIG_VMCORE config option.
o Removed the dependency on /proc/kcore.

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

This patch has been refactored to more closely match the prevailing style in
the affected files.  And to clearly indicate the dependency between
/proc/kcore and proc/vmcore.c

From: Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>

This patch contains the code that provides an ELF format interface to the
previous kernel's memory post kexec reboot.

Signed off by Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Retrieve elfcorehdr address from command line
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:20 +0000]
[PATCH] Retrieve elfcorehdr address from command line

This patch adds support for retrieving the address of elf core header if one
is passed in command line.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Routines for copying dump pages
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:19 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Routines for copying dump pages

This patch provides the interfaces necessary to read the dump contents,
treating it as a high memory device.

Signed off by Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Kconfig
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:19 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Kconfig

- config option CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP

- Made it dependent on HIGHMEM.  This is required as capture kernel treats
  the previous kernel's memory as high memmory and stitches a PTE for
  accessing it.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Retrieve saved max pfn
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:18 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Retrieve saved max pfn

This patch retrieves the max_pfn being used by previous kernel and stores it
in a safe location (saved_max_pfn) before it is overwritten due to user
defined memory map.  This pfn is used to make sure that user does not try to
read the physical memory beyond saved_max_pfn.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump documentation update to introduce use of irqpoll
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:17 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump documentation update to introduce use of irqpoll

o Specify "irqpoll" command line option which loading second kernel. This
  helps in reducing driver initialization failures in second kernel due
  to shared interrupts.
o Enabled LAPIC/IOAPIC support for UP kernels in second kernel. This reduces
  the chances of devices sharing the irq and hence reduces the chances of
  driver initialization failures in second kernel.
o Build a UP capture kernel and disabled SMP support.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: Documentation for Kdump
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:15 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: Documentation for Kdump

This patch contains the documentation for the kexec based crash dump tool.

Quick kdump-howto
================================================================

1) Download and build kexec-tools.

2) Download and build the latest kexec/kdump (-mm) kernel patchset.
   Two kernels need to be built in order to get this feature working.

  A) First kernel:
   a) Enable "kexec system call" feature:
CONFIG_KEXEC=y
   b) Physical load address (use default):
CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START=0x100000
   c) Enable "sysfs file system support":
CONFIG_SYSFS=y
   d) Boot into first kernel with the command line parameter "crashkernel=Y@X":
      For example: "crashkernel=64M@16M".

  B) Second kernel:
   a) Enable "kernel crash dumps" feature:
CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP=y
   b) Physical load addreess, use same load address as X in "crashkernel"
      kernel parameter in d) above, e.g., 16 MB or 0x1000000.
CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START=0x1000000
   c) Enable "/proc/vmcore support" (Optional, in Pseudo filesystems).
CONFIG_PROC_VMCORE=y

3) Boot into the first kernel.

4) Load the second kernel to be booted using:

   kexec -p <second-kernel> --crash-dump --args-linux --append="root=<root-dev>
   maxcpus=1 init 1"

5) System reboots into the second kernel when a panic occurs. A module can be
   written to force the panic, for testing purposes.

6) See Documentation/kdump.txt for how to read the first kernel's
   memory image and how to analyze it.

Signed-off-by: Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: randy_dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Maneesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Kexec: Kexec on panic fix with nmi watchdog enabled
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:14 +0000]
[PATCH] Kexec: Kexec on panic fix with nmi watchdog enabled

o Problem: Kexec on panic hangs if first kernel is booted with nmi_watchdog
  command line parameter. This problem occurs because kexec crash shutdown
  code replaces the NMI callback handler. This handler saves the cpu register
  states and halts the cpu. If system is booted with nmi_watchdog parameter,
  then crashing cpu also runs this nmi handler and halts itself.

o This patch fixes the problem by keeping a track of crashing cpu and not
  executing the new nmi handler on crashing cpu.

o There is a dependence on smp_processor_id() function which might return
  insane value for cpu, if cpu field of thread_info is corrupted.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kdump: NMI handler segment selector, stack pointer fix
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:13 +0000]
[PATCH] kdump: NMI handler segment selector, stack pointer fix

CPU does not save ss and esp on stack if execution was already in kernel mode
at the time of NMI occurrence.  This leads to saving of erractic values for ss
and esp.  This patch fixes the issue.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Kdump: Export crash notes section address through sysfs
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:12 +0000]
[PATCH] Kdump: Export crash notes section address through sysfs

o Following patch exports kexec global variable "crash_notes" to user space
  through sysfs as kernel attribute in /sys/kernel.

Signed-off-by: Maneesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: s390 support
Heiko Carstens [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:11 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: s390 support

Add kexec support for s390 architecture.

From: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>

- Fix passing of first argument to relocate_kernel assembly.
- Fix Kconfig description.
- Remove wrong comment and comments that describe obvious things.
- Allow only KEXEC_TYPE_DEFAULT as image type -> dump not supported.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] ppc64: kexec support for ppc64
R Sharada [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:10 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc64: kexec support for ppc64

This patch implements the kexec support for ppc64 platforms.

A couple of notes:

1)  We copy the pages in virtual mode, using the full base kernel
    and a statically allocated stack.   At kexec_prepare time we
    scan the pages and if any overlap our (0, _end[]) range we
    return -ETXTBSY.

    On PowerPC 64 systems running in LPAR (logical partitioning)
    mode, only a small region of memory, referred to as the RMO,
    can be accessed in real mode.  Since Linux runs with only one
    zone of memory in the memory allocator, and it can be orders of
    magnitude more memory than the RMO, looping until we allocate
    pages in the source region is not feasible.  Copying in virtual
    means we don't have to write a hash table generation and call
    hypervisor to insert translations, instead we rely on the pinned
    kernel linear mapping.  The kernel already has move to linked
    location built in, so there is no requirement to load it at 0.

    If we want to load something other than a kernel, then a stub
    can be written to copy a linear chunk in real mode.

2)  The start entry point gets passed parameters from the kernel.
    Slaves are started at a fixed address after copying code from
    the entry point.

    All CPUs get passed their firmware assigned physical id in r3
    (most calling conventions use this register for the first
    argument).

    This is used to distinguish each CPU from all other CPUs.
    Since firmware is not around, there is no other way to obtain
    this information other than to pass it somewhere.

    A single CPU, referred to here as the master and the one executing
    the kexec call, branches to start with the address of start in r4.
    While this can be calculated, we have to load it through a gpr to
    branch to this point so defining the register this is contained
    in is free.  A stack of unspecified size is available at r1
    (also common calling convention).

    All remaining running CPUs are sent to start at absolute address
    0x60 after copying the first 0x100 bytes from start to address 0.
    This convention was chosen because it matches what the kernel
    has been doing itself.  (only gpr3 is defined).

    Note: This is not quite the convention of the kexec bootblock v2
    in the kernel.  A stub has been written to convert between them,
    and we may adjust the kernel in the future to allow this directly
    without any stub.

3)  Destination pages can be placed anywhere, even where they
    would not be accessible in real mode.  This will allow us to
    place ram disks above the RMO if we choose.

Signed-off-by: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>
Signed-off-by: R Sharada <sharada@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] ppc64 kexec: native hash clear
R Sharada [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:08 +0000]
[PATCH] ppc64 kexec: native hash clear

Add code to clear the hash table and invalidate the tlb for native (SMP,
non-LPAR) mode.  Supports 16M and 4k pages.

Signed-off-by: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>
Signed-off-by: R Sharada <sharada@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: kexec ppc support
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:07 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: kexec ppc support

I have tweaked this patch slightly to handle an empty list
of pages to relocate passed to relocate_new_kernel.  And
I have added ppc_md.machine_crash_shutdown.  To keep up with
the changes in the generic kexec infrastructure.

From: Albert Herranz <albert_herranz@yahoo.es>

The following patch adds support for kexec on the ppc32 platform.

Non-OpenFirmware based platforms are likely to work directly without
additional changes on the kernel side.  The kexec-tools userland package
may need to be slightly updated, though.

For OpenFirmware based machines, additional work is still needed on the
kernel side before kexec support is ready.  Benjamin Herrenschmidt is
kindly working on that part.

In order for a ppc platform to use the kexec kernel services it must
implement some ppc_md hooks.  Otherwise, kexec will be explicitly disabled,
as suggested by benh.

There are 3+1 new ppc_md hooks that a platform supporting kexec may
implement.  Two of them are mandatory for kexec to work.  See
include/asm-ppc/machdep.h for details.

- machine_kexec_prepare(image)

  This function is called to make any arrangements to the image before it
  is loaded.

  This hook _MUST_ be provided by a platform in order to activate kexec
  support for that platform.  Otherwise, the platform is considered to not
  support kexec and the kexec_load system call will fail (that makes all
  existing platforms by default non-kexec'able).

- machine_kexec_cleanup(image)

  This function is called to make any cleanups on image after the loaded
  image data it is freed.  This hook is optional.  A platform may or may
  not provide this hook.

- machine_kexec(image)

  This function is called to perform the _actual_ kexec.  This hook
  _MUST_ be provided by a platform in order to activate kexec support for
  that platform.

  If a platform provides machine_kexec_prepare but forgets to provide
  machine_kexec, a kexec will fall back to a reboot.

  A ready-to-use machine_kexec_simple() generic function is provided to,
  hopefully, simplify kexec adoption for embedded platforms.  A platform
  may call this function from its specific machine_kexec hook, like this:

void myplatform_kexec(struct kimage *image)
{
        machine_kexec_simple(image);
}

- machine_shutdown()

  This function is called to perform any machine specific shutdowns, not
  already done by drivers.  This hook is optional.  A platform may or may
  not provide this hook.

An example (trimmed) platform specific module for a platform supporting
kexec through the existing machine_kexec_simple follows:

/* ... */

#ifdef CONFIG_KEXEC
int myplatform_kexec_prepare(struct kimage *image)
{
        /* here, we can place additional preparations
*/
        return 0; /* yes, we support kexec */
}

void myplatform_kexec(struct kimage *image)
{
        machine_kexec_simple(image);
}
#endif /* CONFIG_KEXEC */

/* ... */

void __init
platform_init(unsigned long r3, unsigned long r4,
unsigned long r5,
              unsigned long r6, unsigned long r7)
{

/* ... */

#ifdef CONFIG_KEXEC
        ppc_md.machine_kexec_prepare =
myplatform_kexec_prepare;
        ppc_md.machine_kexec         =
myplatform_kexec;
#endif /* CONFIG_KEXEC */

/* ... */

}

The kexec ppc kernel support has been heavily tested on the GameCube Linux
port, and, as reported in the fastboot mailing list, it has been tested too
on a Moto 82xx ppc by Rick Richardson.

Signed-off-by: Albert Herranz <albert_herranz@yahoo.es>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] crashdump: x86_64: crashkernel option
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:04 +0000]
[PATCH] crashdump: x86_64: crashkernel option

This is the x86_64 implementation of the crashkernel option.  It reserves
a window of memory very early in the bootup process, so we never use
it for anything but the kernel to switch to when the running
kernel panics.

In addition to reserving this memory a resource structure is registered
so looking at /proc/iomem it is clear what happened to that memory.

ISSUES:
Is it possible to implement this in a architecture generic way?
What should be done with architectures that always use an iommu and
thus don't report their RAM memory resources in /proc/iomem?

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64 kexec implementation
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:02 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64 kexec implementation

This is the x86_64 implementation of machine kexec.  32bit compatibility
support has been implemented, and machine_kexec has been enhanced to not care
about the changing internal kernel paget table structures.

From: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@dsv.su.se>

      build fix

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: factor out apic shutdown code
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:02 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: factor out apic shutdown code

Factor out the apic and smp shutdown code from machine_restart so it can be
called by in the kexec reboot path as well.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] crashdump: x86 crashkernel option
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:01 +0000]
[PATCH] crashdump: x86 crashkernel option

This is the x86 implementation of the crashkernel option.  It reserves a
window of memory very early in the bootup process, so we never use it for
anything but the kernel to switch to when the running kernel panics.

In addition to reserving this memory a resource structure is registered so
looking at /proc/iomem it is clear what happened to that memory.

ISSUES:
Is it possible to implement this in a architecture generic way?
What should be done with architectures that always use an iommu and
thus don't report their RAM memory resources in /proc/iomem?

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86 shutdown APICs during crash_shutdown
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:58:00 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86 shutdown APICs during crash_shutdown

In the case of a crash/panic an architecture specific function
machine_crash_shutdown is called.  This patch adds to the x86 machine_crash
function the standard kernel code for shutting down apics.

Every line of code added to that function increases the risk that we will call
code after a kernel panic that is not safe.

This patch should not make it to the stable kernel without a being reviewed a
lot more.  It is unclear how much a hardned kernel can take when it comes to
misconfigured apics.  So since a normal kernel has problems this patch does a
clean shutdown.

It is my expectation this patch will be dropped from future generations of the
kexec work.  But for the moment it is a crutch to keep from breaking
everything.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: snapshot registers during crash shutdown
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:59 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: snapshot registers during crash shutdown

After the kernel panics if we wish to generate an entire machine core file it
is very nice to know the register state at the time the machine crashed.

After long discussion it was realized that if you are going to be saving the
information anyway it is reasonable to store the information in a format that
it will be used and recognized in so the register state is stored in the
standard ELF note format.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] crashdump: x86: add NMI handler to capture other CPUs
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:58 +0000]
[PATCH] crashdump: x86: add NMI handler to capture other CPUs

One of the dangers when switching from one kernel to another is what happens
to all of the other cpus that were running in the crashed kernel.  In an
attempt to avoid that problem this patch adds a nmi handler and attempts to
shoot down the other cpus by sending them non maskable interrupts.

The code then waits for 1 second or until all known cpus have stopped running
and then jumps from the running kernel that has crashed to the kernel in
reserved memory.

The kernel spin loop is used for the delay as that should behave continue to
be safe even in after a crash.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86 kexec core
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:56 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86 kexec core

This is the i386 implementation of kexec.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: factor out apic shutdown code
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:55 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: factor out apic shutdown code

Factor out the apic and smp shutdown code from machine_restart so it can be
called by in the kexec reboot path as well.

By switching to the bootstrap cpu by default on reboot I can delete/simplify
some motherboard fixups well.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Kexec on panic vmlinux initrd fix
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:55 +0000]
[PATCH] Kexec on panic vmlinux initrd fix

This is a minor bug fix in kexec to resolve the problem of loading panic
kernel with initrd.

o Problem: Loading a capture kenrel fails if initrd is also being loaded.
  This has been observed for vmlinux image for kexec on panic case.

o This patch fixes the problem. In segment location and size verification
  logic, minor correction has been done. Segment memory end (mend) should be
  mstart + memsz - 1. This one byte offset was source of failure for initrd
  loading which was being loaded at hole boundary.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: add kexec syscalls
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:52 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: add kexec syscalls

This patch introduces the architecture independent implementation the
sys_kexec_load, the compat_sys_kexec_load system calls.

Kexec on panic support has been integrated into the core patch and is
relatively clean.

In addition the hopefully architecture independent option
crashkernel=size@location has been docuemented.  It's purpose is to reserve
space for the panic kernel to live, and where no DMA transfer will ever be
setup to access.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: add CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:52 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: add CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START

For one kernel to report a crash another kernel has created we need
to have 2 kernels loaded simultaneously in memory.  To accomplish this
the two kernels need to built to run at different physical addresses.

This patch adds the CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START option to the x86_64 kernel
so we can do just that.  You need to know what you are doing and
the ramifications are before changing this value, and most users
won't care so I have made it depend on CONFIG_EMBEDDED

bzImage kernels will work and run at a different address when compiled
with this option but they will still load at 1MB.  If you need a kernel
loaded at a different address as well you need to boot a vmlinux.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: reserve Bootmem fix for booting nondefault location kernel
Vivek Goyal [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:51 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: reserve Bootmem fix for booting nondefault location kernel

This patch fixes a problem with reserving memory during boot up of a kernel
built for non-default location.  Currently boot memory allocator reserves
the memory required by kernel image, boot allocaotor bitmap etc.  It
assumes that kernel is loaded at 1MB (HIGH_MEMORY hard coded to 1024*1024).
 But kernel can be built for non-default locatoin, hence existing
hardcoding will lead to reserving unnecessary memory.  This patch fixes it.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: add CONFIG_PYSICAL_START
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:49 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: add CONFIG_PYSICAL_START

For one kernel to report a crash another kernel has created we need
to have 2 kernels loaded simultaneously in memory.  To accomplish this
the two kernels need to built to run at different physical addresses.

This patch adds the CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START option to the x86 kernel
so we can do just that.  You need to know what you are doing and
the ramifications are before changing this value, and most users
won't care so I have made it depend on CONFIG_EMBEDDED

bzImage kernels will work and run at a different address when compiled
with this option but they will still load at 1MB.  If you need a kernel
loaded at a different address as well you need to boot a vmlinux.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: vmlinux: fix physical addresses
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:48 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: vmlinux: fix physical addresses

The vmlinux on x86_64 does not report the correct physical address of
the kernel.  Instead in the physical address field it currently
reports the virtual address of the kernel.

This is patch is a bug fix that corrects vmlinux to report the
proper physical addresses.

This is potentially a help for crash dump analysis tools.

This definitiely allows bootloaders that load vmlinux as a standard
ELF executable.  Bootloaders directly loading vmlinux become of
practical importance when we consider the kexec on panic case.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: vmlinux: fix physical addresses
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:47 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: vmlinux: fix physical addresses

The vmlinux on i386 does not report the correct physical address of
the kernel.  Instead in the physical address field it currently
reports the virtual address of the kernel.

This is patch is a bug fix that corrects vmlinux to report the
proper physical addresses.

This is potentially a help for crash dump analysis tools.

This definitiely allows bootloaders that load vmlinux as a standard
ELF executable.  Bootloaders directly loading vmlinux become of
practical importance when we consider the kexec on panic case.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: vmlinux: fix physical addresses
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:46 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: vmlinux: fix physical addresses

In vmlinux.lds.h the code is carefull to define every section so vmlinux
properly reports the correct physical load address of code, as well as
it's virtual address.

The new SECURITY_INIT definition fails to follow that convention and
and causes incorrect physical address to appear in the vmlinux if
there are any security initcalls.

This patch updates the SECURITY_INIT to follow the convention in the rest of
the file.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: restore apic virtual wire mode on shutdown
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:45 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: restore apic virtual wire mode on shutdown

When coming out of apic mode attempt to set the appropriate
apic back into virtual wire mode.  This improves on previous versions
of this patch by by never setting bot the local apic and the ioapic
into veritual wire mode.

This code looks at data from the mptable to see if an ioapic has
an ExtInt input to make this decision.  A future improvement
is to figure out which apic or ioapic was in virtual wire mode
at boot time and to remember it.  That is potentially a more accurate
method, of selecting which apic to place in virutal wire mode.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: resture apic virtual wire mode on shutdown
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:44 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: resture apic virtual wire mode on shutdown

When coming out of apic mode attempt to set the appropriate
apic back into virtual wire mode.  This improves on previous versions
of this patch by by never setting bot the local apic and the ioapic
into veritual wire mode.

This code looks at data from the mptable to see if an ioapic has
an ExtInt input to make this decision.  A future improvement
is to figure out which apic or ioapic was in virtual wire mode
at boot time and to remember it.  That is potentially a more accurate
method, of selecting which apic to place in virutal wire mode.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: add i8259 shutdown method
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:43 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: add i8259 shutdown method

From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com

The following patch simply adds a shutdown method to the x86_64 i8259 code.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86: i8259 shutdown: disable interrupts
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:43 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86: i8259 shutdown: disable interrupts

From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

This patch disables interrupt generation from the legacy pic on reboot.  Now
that there is a sys_device class it should not be called while drivers are
still using interrupts.

There is a report about this breaking ACPI power off on some systems.
http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4041
However the final comment seems to exonerate this code.  So until
I get more information I believe that was a false positive.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: e820 64bit fix
Eric W. Biederman [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:42 +0000]
[PATCH] kexec: x86_64: e820 64bit fix

From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

It is ok to reserve resources > 4G on x86_64 struct resource is 64bit now :)

Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>

15 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>