15 years ago[PATCH] cpusets: confine oom_killer to mem_exclusive cpuset
Paul Jackson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:13 +0000]
[PATCH] cpusets: confine oom_killer to mem_exclusive cpuset

Now the real motivation for this cpuset mem_exclusive patch series seems
trivial.

This patch keeps a task in or under one mem_exclusive cpuset from provoking an
oom kill of a task under a non-overlapping mem_exclusive cpuset.  Since only
interrupt and GFP_ATOMIC allocations are allowed to escape mem_exclusive
containment, there is little to gain from oom killing a task under a
non-overlapping mem_exclusive cpuset, as almost all kernel and user memory
allocation must come from disjoint memory nodes.

This patch enables configuring a system so that a runaway job under one
mem_exclusive cpuset cannot cause the killing of a job in another such cpuset
that might be using very high compute and memory resources for a prolonged
time.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] cpusets: formalize intermediate GFP_KERNEL containment
Paul Jackson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:12 +0000]
[PATCH] cpusets: formalize intermediate GFP_KERNEL containment

This patch makes use of the previously underutilized cpuset flag
'mem_exclusive' to provide what amounts to another layer of memory placement
resolution.  With this patch, there are now the following four layers of
memory placement available:

 1) The whole system (interrupt and GFP_ATOMIC allocations can use this),
 2) The nearest enclosing mem_exclusive cpuset (GFP_KERNEL allocations can use),
 3) The current tasks cpuset (GFP_USER allocations constrained to here), and
 4) Specific node placement, using mbind and set_mempolicy.

These nest - each layer is a subset (same or within) of the previous.

Layer (2) above is new, with this patch.  The call used to check whether a
zone (its node, actually) is in a cpuset (in its mems_allowed, actually) is
extended to take a gfp_mask argument, and its logic is extended, in the case
that __GFP_HARDWALL is not set in the flag bits, to look up the cpuset
hierarchy for the nearest enclosing mem_exclusive cpuset, to determine if
placement is allowed.  The definition of GFP_USER, which used to be identical
to GFP_KERNEL, is changed to also set the __GFP_HARDWALL bit, in the previous
cpuset_gfp_hardwall_flag patch.

GFP_ATOMIC and GFP_KERNEL allocations will stay within the current tasks
cpuset, so long as any node therein is not too tight on memory, but will
escape to the larger layer, if need be.

The intended use is to allow something like a batch manager to handle several
jobs, each job in its own cpuset, but using common kernel memory for caches
and such.  Swapper and oom_kill activity is also constrained to Layer (2).  A
task in or below one mem_exclusive cpuset should not cause swapping on nodes
in another non-overlapping mem_exclusive cpuset, nor provoke oom_killing of a
task in another such cpuset.  Heavy use of kernel memory for i/o caching and
such by one job should not impact the memory available to jobs in other
non-overlapping mem_exclusive cpusets.

This patch enables providing hardwall, inescapable cpusets for memory
allocations of each job, while sharing kernel memory allocations between
several jobs, in an enclosing mem_exclusive cpuset.

Like Dinakar's patch earlier to enable administering sched domains using the
cpu_exclusive flag, this patch also provides a useful meaning to a cpuset flag
that had previously done nothing much useful other than restrict what cpuset
configurations were allowed.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] cpusets: new __GFP_HARDWALL flag
Paul Jackson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:10 +0000]
[PATCH] cpusets: new __GFP_HARDWALL flag

Add another GFP flag: __GFP_HARDWALL.

A subsequent "cpuset_zone_allowed" patch will use this flag to mark GFP_USER
allocations, and distinguish them from GFP_KERNEL allocations.

Allocations (such as GFP_USER) marked GFP_HARDWALL are constrainted to the
current tasks cpuset.  Other allocations (such as GFP_KERNEL) can steal from
the possibly larger nearest mem_exclusive cpuset ancestor, if memory is tight
on every node in the current cpuset.

This patch collides with Mel Gorman's patch to reduce fragmentation in the
standard buddy allocator, which adds two GFP flags.  This was discussed on
linux-mm in July.  Most likely, one of his flags for user reclaimable memory
can be the same as my __GFP_HARDWALL flag, under some generic name meaning its
user address space memory.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] cpusets: oom_kill tweaks
Paul Jackson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:09 +0000]
[PATCH] cpusets: oom_kill tweaks

This patch series extends the use of the cpuset attribute 'mem_exclusive'
to support cpuset configurations that:
 1) allow GFP_KERNEL allocations to come from a potentially larger
    set of memory nodes than GFP_USER allocations, and
 2) can constrain the oom killer to tasks running in cpusets in
    a specified subtree of the cpuset hierarchy.

Here's an example usage scenario.  For a few hours or more, a large NUMA
system at a University is to be divided in two halves, with a bunch of student
jobs running in half the system under some form of batch manager, and with a
big research project running in the other half.  Each of the student jobs is
placed in a small cpuset, but should share the classic Unix time share
facilities, such as buffered pages of files in /bin and /usr/lib.  The big
research project wants no interference whatsoever from the student jobs, and
has highly tuned, unusual memory and i/o patterns that intend to make full use
of all the main memory on the nodes available to it.

In this example, we have two big sibling cpusets, one of which is further
divided into a more dynamic set of child cpusets.

We want kernel memory allocations constrained by the two big cpusets, and user
allocations constrained by the smaller child cpusets where present.  And we
require that the oom killer not operate across the two halves of this system,
or else the first time a student job runs amuck, the big research project will
likely be first inline to get shot.

Tweaking /proc/<pid>/oom_adj is not ideal -- if the big research project
really does run amuck allocating memory, it should be shot, not some other
task outside the research projects mem_exclusive cpuset.

I propose to extend the use of the 'mem_exclusive' flag of cpusets to manage
such scenarios.  Let memory allocations for user space (GFP_USER) be
constrained by a tasks current cpuset, but memory allocations for kernel space
(GFP_KERNEL) by constrained by the nearest mem_exclusive ancestor of the
current cpuset, even though kernel space allocations will still _prefer_ to
remain within the current tasks cpuset, if memory is easily available.

Let the oom killer be constrained to consider only tasks that are in
overlapping mem_exclusive cpusets (it won't help much to kill a task that
normally cannot allocate memory on any of the same nodes as the ones on which
the current task can allocate.)

The current constraints imposed on setting mem_exclusive are unchanged.  A
cpuset may only be mem_exclusive if its parent is also mem_exclusive, and a
mem_exclusive cpuset may not overlap any of its siblings memory nodes.

This patch was presented on linux-mm in early July 2005, though did not
generate much feedback at that time.  It has been built for a variety of
arch's using cross tools, and built, booted and tested for function on SN2
(ia64).

There are 4 patches in this set:
  1) Some minor cleanup, and some improvements to the code layout
     of one routine to make subsequent patches cleaner.
  2) Add another GFP flag - __GFP_HARDWALL.  It marks memory
     requests for USER space, which are tightly confined by the
     current tasks cpuset.
  3) Now memory requests (such as KERNEL) that not marked HARDWALL can
     if short on memory, look in the potentially larger pool of memory
     defined by the nearest mem_exclusive ancestor cpuset of the current
     tasks cpuset.
  4) Finally, modify the oom killer to skip any task whose mem_exclusive
     cpuset doesn't overlap ours.

Patch (1), the one time I looked on an SN2 (ia64) build, actually saved 32
bytes of kernel text space.  Patch (2) has no affect on the size of kernel
text space (it just adds a preprocessor flag).  Patches (3) and (4) added
about 600 bytes each of kernel text space, mostly in kernel/cpuset.c, which
matters only if CONFIG_CPUSET is enabled.

This patch:

This patch applies a few comment and code cleanups to mm/oom_kill.c prior to
applying a few small patches to improve cpuset management of memory placement.

The comment changed in oom_kill.c was seriously misleading.  The code layout
change in select_bad_process() makes room for adding another condition on
which a process can be spared the oom killer (see the subsequent
cpuset_nodes_overlap patch for this addition).

Also a couple typos and spellos that bugged me, while I was here.

This patch should have no material affect.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] ia64 cpuset + build_sched_domains() mangles structures
John Hawkes [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:06 +0000]
[PATCH] ia64 cpuset + build_sched_domains() mangles structures

I've already sent this to the maintainers, and this is now being sent to a
larger community audience.  I have fixed a problem with the ia64 version of
build_sched_domains(), but a similar fix still needs to be made to the
generic build_sched_domains() in kernel/sched.c.

The "dynamic sched domains" functionality has recently been merged into
2.6.13-rcN that sees the dynamic declaration of a cpu-exclusive (a.k.a.
"isolated") cpuset and rebuilds the CPU Scheduler sched domains and sched
groups to separate away the CPUs in this cpu-exclusive cpuset from the
remainder of the non-isolated CPUs.  This allows the non-isolated CPUs to
completely ignore the isolated CPUs when doing load-balancing.

Unfortunately, build_sched_domains() expects that a sched domain will
include all the CPUs of each node in the domain, i.e., that no node will
belong in both an isolated cpuset and a non-isolated cpuset.  Declaring a
cpuset that violates this presumption will produce flawed data structures
and will oops the kernel.

To trigger the problem (on a NUMA system with >1 CPUs per node):
   cd /dev/cpuset
   mkdir newcpuset
   cd newcpuset
   echo 0 >cpus
   echo 0 >mems
   echo 1 >cpu_exclusive

I have fixed this shortcoming for ia64 NUMA (with multiple CPUs per node).
A similar shortcoming exists in the generic build_sched_domains() (in
kernel/sched.c) for NUMA, and that needs to be fixed also.  The fix
involves dynamically allocating sched_group_nodes[] and
sched_group_allnodes[] for each invocation of build_sched_domains(), rather
than using global arrays for these structures.  Care must be taken to
remember kmalloc() addresses so that arch_destroy_sched_domains() can
properly kfree() the new dynamic structures.

Signed-off-by: John Hawkes <hawkes@sgi.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] block: CFQ refcounting fix
Brian King [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:04 +0000]
[PATCH] block: CFQ refcounting fix

I ran across a memory leak related to the cfq scheduler. The cfq
init function increments the refcnt of the associated request_queue.

This refcount gets decremented in cfq's exit function. Since blk_cleanup_queue
only calls the elevator exit function when its refcnt goes to zero, the
request_q never gets cleaned up. It didn't look like other io schedulers were
incrementing this refcnt, so I removed the refcnt increment and it fixed the
memory leak for me.

To reproduce the problem, simply use cfq and use the scsi_host scan sysfs
attribute to scan "- - -" repeatedly on a scsi host and watch the memory
vanish.

Signed-off-by: Brian King <brking@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] sunrpc: print unsigned integers in stats
Max Kellermann [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:03 +0000]
[PATCH] sunrpc: print unsigned integers in stats

The sunrpc stats are collected in unsigned integers, but they are printed
with '%d'.  That can result in negative numbers in /proc/net/rpc when the
highest bit of a counter is set.  The following patch changes '%d' to '%u'
where appropriate.

Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] inotify: fix event loss on hardlinked files
John McCutchan [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:02 +0000]
[PATCH] inotify: fix event loss on hardlinked files

People have run into a problem when they do this:

watch (file1, all_events);
watch (file2, some_events);

if file2 is a hard link to file1, some events will be missed because by
default we replace the mask.  The patch below adds a flag IN_MASK_ADD which
will cause inotify to add to the existing mask if present.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Consolidate the asm-ppc*/fcntl.h files into asm-powerpc
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:01 +0000]
[PATCH] Consolidate the asm-ppc*/fcntl.h files into asm-powerpc

This makes sense now that we have asm-powerpc.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Clean up struct flock64 definitions
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:01 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up struct flock64 definitions

This patch gathers all the struct flock64 definitions (and the operations),
puts them under !CONFIG_64BIT and cleans up the arch files.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Clean up struct flock definitions
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:18:00 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up struct flock definitions

This patch just gathers together all the struct flock definitions except
xtensa into asm-generic/fcntl.h.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Clean up the fcntl operations
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:59 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up the fcntl operations

This patch puts the most popular of each fcntl operation/flag into
asm-generic/fcntl.h and cleans up the arch files.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Clean up the open flags
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:58 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up the open flags

This patch puts the most popular of each open flag into asm-generic/fcntl.h
and cleans up the arch files.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Consolidate asm-ppc*/fcntl.h
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:58 +0000]
[PATCH] Consolidate asm-ppc*/fcntl.h

These two files are basically identical, so make one just include the other
(protecting the 32-bit-only parts with __powerpc64__).  Also remove some
completely unused defines.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Create asm-generic/fcntl.h
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:57 +0000]
[PATCH] Create asm-generic/fcntl.h

This set of patches creates asm-generic/fcntl.h and consolidates as much as
possible from the asm-*/fcntl.h files into it.

This patch just gathers all the identical bits of the asm-*/fcntl.h files into
asm-generic/fcntl.h.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
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>

15 years ago[PATCH] tpm: fix tpm_atmel.c on ICH6
Philipp Matthias Hahn [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:56 +0000]
[PATCH] tpm: fix tpm_atmel.c on ICH6

While installing Debian on our new IBM X41 Tablet, I tried briefly to use
the built-in Atmel TPM.  The Athmel TPM is also located on the LPC-bus of
the ICH6.  To make it work I had to apply the following patch:

Signed-off-by: Philipp Matthias Hahn <pmhahn@titan.lahn.de>
Acked-by: Kylene Jo 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] isdn_v110 warning fix
Jesper Juhl [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:55 +0000]
[PATCH] isdn_v110 warning fix

Here's a small warning fix for drivers/isdn/i4l/isdn_v110.c
 drivers/isdn/i4l/isdn_v110.c:523: warning: `ret' might be used uninitialized in this function

In addition to Karsten Keil signing off on the patch, Thomas Pfeiffer also
commented on the patch, saying
"initializing ret with the value zero is correct and should be done."

Please apply.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] hpet: fix drift and url
Alex Williamson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:54 +0000]
[PATCH] hpet: fix drift and url

The HPET driver is using a parts per second drift factor instead of the
standard parts per million drift the time interpolator code expects.  This
patch fixes that problem and updates the URL for the HPET spec.

Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@hp.com>
Cc: "Robert W. Picco" <bob.picco@hp.com>
Acked-by: "Pallipadi, Venkatesh" <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] vt: fix possible memory corruption in complement_pos
Antonino A. Daplas [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:52 +0000]
[PATCH] vt: fix possible memory corruption in complement_pos

Based on a patch from Andr Pereira de Almeida <andre@cachola.com.br>

It might be possible for the saved pointer (*p) to become invalid in
between vc_resizes, so saving the screen offset instead of the screen
pointer is saner.

This bug is very hard to trigger though, but Andre probably did, if he's
submitting this patch.  Anyway, with Andre's patch, it's still possible for
the offsets to be still illegal, if the new screen size is smaller than the
old one.  So I've also added checks if the offsets are still within the
screenbuffer size.

Signed-off-by: Antonino Daplas <adaplas@pol.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] optimise 64bit unaligned access on 32bit kernel
Ralf Baechle [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:51 +0000]
[PATCH] optimise 64bit unaligned access on 32bit kernel

I've rewriten Atushi's fix for the 64-bit put_unaligned on 32-bit systems
bug to generate more efficient code.

This case has buzilla URL http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5138.

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove fs/umsdos/notes as it only contain a verify_area...
Jesper Juhl [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:51 +0000]
[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove fs/umsdos/notes as it only contain a verify_area related note

The file `fs/umsdos/notes' contains only a small note about a possible bug
involving verify_area().  Since umsdos is no longer in the kernel and
verify_area() is also gone, it seems to make sense that this file goes the way
of the Dodo.

After applying this patch the `fs/umsdos/' directory will be empty and can be
removed entirely.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove or edit references to verify_area in Documentation/
Jesper Juhl [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:50 +0000]
[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove or edit references to verify_area in Documentation/

Remove (or edit) remaining references to the now dead verify_area() function
from files in Documentation/.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove verify_area() from various uaccess.h headers
Jesper Juhl [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:49 +0000]
[PATCH] remove verify_area(): remove verify_area() from various uaccess.h headers

Remove the deprecated (and unused) verify_area() from various uaccess.h
headers.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] pipe: remove redundant fifo_poll abstraction
Pekka Enberg [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:48 +0000]
[PATCH] pipe: remove redundant fifo_poll abstraction

Remove a redundant fifo_poll() abstraction from fs/pipe.c and adds a big
fat comment stating we set POLLERR for FIFOs too on Linux unlike most
Unices.

Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Remove non-arch consumers of asm/segment.h
Kumar Gala [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:47 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove non-arch consumers of asm/segment.h

asm/segment.h varies greatly on different architectures but is clearly
deprecated.  Removing all non-architecture consumers will make it easier
for us to get ride of asm/segment.h all together.

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>

15 years ago[PATCH] blk: Use blk_queue_xxx functions to set parameters
Stuart McLaren [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:47 +0000]
[PATCH] blk: Use blk_queue_xxx functions to set parameters

Per-queue parameters should be updated using the appropriate blk_queue_xxx
functions.

Signed-off-by: Stuart McLaren <stuart.mclaren@hp.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] NTP: ntp-helper functions
john stultz [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:46 +0000]
[PATCH] NTP: ntp-helper functions

This patch cleans up a commonly repeated set of changes to the NTP state
variables by adding two helper inline functions:

ntp_clear(): Clears the ntp state variables

ntp_synced(): Returns 1 if the system is synced with a time server.

This was compile tested for alpha, arm, i386, x86-64, ppc64, s390, sparc,
sparc64.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Additions to .data.read_mostly section
Ravikiran G Thirumalai [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:45 +0000]
[PATCH] Additions to .data.read_mostly section

Mark variables which are usually accessed for reads with __readmostly.

Signed-off-by: Alok N Kataria <alokk@calsoftinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Shai Fultheim <shai@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] futex: remove duplicate code
Pekka Enberg [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:44 +0000]
[PATCH] futex: remove duplicate code

This patch cleans up the error path of futex_fd() by removing duplicate
code.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Adapt scripts/ver_linux to new util-linux version strings
Alexey Dobriyan [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:43 +0000]
[PATCH] Adapt scripts/ver_linux to new util-linux version strings

Tested with 2.12i and 2.13-pre2.

Signed-off-by: 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] fix send_sigqueue() vs thread exit race
Oleg Nesterov [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:42 +0000]
[PATCH] fix send_sigqueue() vs thread exit race

posix_timer_event() first checks that the thread (SIGEV_THREAD_ID case)
does not have PF_EXITING flag, then it calls send_sigqueue() which locks
task list.  But if the thread exits in between the kernel will oops
(->sighand == NULL after __exit_sighand).

This patch moves the PF_EXITING check into the send_sigqueue(), it must be
done atomically under tasklist_lock.  When send_sigqueue() detects exiting
thread it returns -1.  In that case posix_timer_event will send the signal
to thread group.

Also, this patch fixes task_struct use-after-free in posix_timer_event.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] fix cramfs making duplicate entries in inode cache
Dave Johnson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:40 +0000]
[PATCH] fix cramfs making duplicate entries in inode cache

Every time cramfs_lookup() is called to lookup and inode for a dentry,
get_cramfs_inode() will allocate a new inode without checking to see if that
inode already exists in the inode cache.

This is fine the first time, but if the dentry cache entry(ies) associated
with that inode are aged out, but the inode entry is not aged out (which can
be quite common if the inode has buffer cache linked to it), cramfs_lookup()
will be called again and another inode will be allocated and added to the
inode cache creating a duplicate in the inode cache.

The big issue here is that the buffers associated with each inode cache entry
are not shared between the duplicates!

The older inode entries are now orphaned as no dentry points to it and won't
be freed until the buffer cache assoicated with them are first freed.  The
newest entry will have to create all new buffer cache for each part of its
file as the old buffer cache is now orphaned as well.

Patch below fixes this by making get_cramfs_inode() use the inode cache before
blindly creating a new entry every time.  This eliminates the duplicate inodes
and duplicate buffer cache.

Cc: Phillip Lougher <phillip@lougher.demon.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] remove the second arg of do_timer_interrupt()
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:39 +0000]
[PATCH] remove the second arg of do_timer_interrupt()

The second arg of do_timer_interrupt() is not used in the functions, and
all callers pass NULL.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@Linux-SH.ORG>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] remove file.f_maxcount
Eric Dumazet [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:38 +0000]
[PATCH] remove file.f_maxcount

struct file cleanup: f_maxcount has an unique value (INT_MAX).  Just use
the hard-wired value.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] remove a redundant variable in sys_prctl()
Jesper Juhl [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:37 +0000]
[PATCH] remove a redundant variable in sys_prctl()

The patch removes a redundant variable `sig' from sys_prctl().

For some reason, when sys_prctl is called with option == PR_SET_PDEATHSIG
then the value of arg2 is assigned to an int variable named sig.  Then sig
is tested with valid_signal() and later used to set the value of
current->pdeath_signal .

There is no reason to use this intermediate variable since valid_signal()
takes a unsigned long argument, so it can handle being passed arg2
directly, and if the call to valid_signal is OK, then we know the value of
arg2 is in the range zero to _NSIG and thus it'll easily fit in a plain int
and thus there's no problem assigning it later to current->pdeath_signal
(which is an int).

The patch gets rid of the pointless variable `sig'.
This reduces the size of kernel/sys.o in 2.6.13-rc6-mm1 by 32 bytes on my
system.

Patch has been compile tested, boot tested, and just to make damn sure I
didn't break anything I wrote a quick test app that calls
prctl(PR_SET_PDEATHSIG ...) with the entire range of values for a
unsigned long, and it behaves as expected with and without the patch.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] fs: remove redundant timespec_equal test in update_atime()
Tejun Heo [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:36 +0000]
[PATCH] fs: remove redundant timespec_equal test in update_atime()

In update_atime(), timespec_equal() test is done twice in succession and
the second is always false.  This patch removes the second test.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] largefile support for accounting
Peter Staubach [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:35 +0000]
[PATCH] largefile support for accounting

There is a problem in the accounting subsystem in the kernel can not
correctly handle files larger than 2GB.  The output file containing the
process accounting data can grow very large if the system is large enough
and active enough.  If the 2GB limit is reached, then the system simply
stops storing process accounting data.

Another annoying problem is that once the system reaches this 2GB limit,
then every process which exits will receive a signal, SIGXFSZ.  This signal
is generated because an attempt was made to write beyond the limit for the
file descriptor.  This signal makes it look like every process has exited
due to a signal, when in fact, they have not.

The solution is to add the O_LARGEFILE flag to the list of flags used to
open the accounting file.  The rest of the accounting support is already
largefile safe.

The changes were tested by constructing a large file (just short of 2GB),
enabling accounting, and then running enough commands to cause the
accounting data generated to increase the size of the file to 2GB.  Without
the changes, the file grows to 2GB and the last command run in the test
script appears to exit due a signal when it has not.  With the changes,
things work as expected and quietly.

There are some user level changes required so that it can deal with
largefiles, but those are being handled separately.

Signed-off-by: Peter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] arm26: one -g is enough for everyone
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:34 +0000]
[PATCH] arm26: one -g is enough for everyone

The main Makefile is already adding -g to the CFLAGS if
CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=y.

Not that two -g would do harm, but one works as well.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: Ian Molton <spyro@f2s.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] do_notify_parent_cldstop() cleanup
Oleg Nesterov [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:32 +0000]
[PATCH] do_notify_parent_cldstop() cleanup

This patch simplifies the usage of do_notify_parent_cldstop(), it lessens
the source and .text size slightly, and makes the code (in my opinion) a
bit more readable.

I am sending this patch now because I'm afraid Paul will touch
do_notify_parent_cldstop() really soon, It's better to cleanup first.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Console blanking locking fix
Stephane Doyon [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:31 +0000]
[PATCH] Console blanking locking fix

I've had WARN_CONSOLE_UNLOCKED warnings when calling TIOCLINUX
TIOCL_BLANKSCREEN and TIOCL_UNBLANKSCREEN.

(I'm blind and I use a braille display.  I use those functions to blank my
laptop's screen so people don't read it, and hopefully to conserve power.)

The warnings are from these places:
do_blank_screen at drivers/char/vt.c:2754 (Not tainted)
save_screen at drivers/char/vt.c:575 (Not tainted)
do_unblank_screen at drivers/char/vt.c:2822 (Not tainted)
set_palette at drivers/char/vt.c:2908 (Not tainted)

At a glance I would think the following patch ought to fix that.  Tested on
one machine.  Could you please tell me if this is correct and/or forward
the patch where appropriate...

Signed-off-by: Stephane Doyon <s.doyon@videotron.ca>
Signed-off-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] Add missing overflow check in get_blkdev_list
Neil Horman [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:30 +0000]
[PATCH] Add missing overflow check in get_blkdev_list

Patch to clean up missing overflow check in get_blkdev_list.  The printf
which adds the "Block Devices" string in /proc/devices can overflow the
presented page if get_chrdev_list eats up the entire 4k space.

Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Delete unused do_nanosleep declaration
Ralf Baechle [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:29 +0000]
[PATCH] Delete unused do_nanosleep declaration

There is no do_nanosleep function so kill it's declaration in <linux/time.h>.

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] 3c59x: read current link status from phy
Tommy S. Christensen [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:28 +0000]
[PATCH] 3c59x: read current link status from phy

The phy status register must be read twice in order to get the actual link
state.

Signed-off-by: Tommy S. Christensen <tommy.christensen@tpack.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] remove asm-*/hdreg.h
Christoph Hellwig [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:27 +0000]
[PATCH] remove asm-*/hdreg.h

unused and useless..

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Fix function/macro name collision on i386 oprofile
David Gibson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:26 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix function/macro name collision on i386 oprofile

The i386 OProfile code has a function named nmi_exit(), which collides with
the nmi_exit() macro in linux/hardirq.h.  At the moment, we get away with
it, because hardirq.h isn't included in the oprofile code.  I hit this as a
bug when working with a patch which (indirectly) adds a #include of
hardirq.h to oprofile.

Regardless, the name collision is probably not a good idea, so this patch
fixes it, renaming the oprofile function to op_nmi_exit().  It also renames
the nmi_init() and nmi_timer_init() functions similarly, for consistency.

Signed-off-by: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] CHECK_IRQ_PER_CPU() to avoid dead code in __do_IRQ()
Karsten Wiese [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:25 +0000]
[PATCH] CHECK_IRQ_PER_CPU() to avoid dead code in __do_IRQ()

IRQ_PER_CPU is not used by all architectures.  This patch introduces the
macros ARCH_HAS_IRQ_PER_CPU and CHECK_IRQ_PER_CPU() to avoid the generation
of dead code in __do_IRQ().

ARCH_HAS_IRQ_PER_CPU is defined by architectures using IRQ_PER_CPU in their
include/asm_ARCH/irq.h file.

Through grepping the tree I found the following architectures currently use
IRQ_PER_CPU:

        cris, ia64, ppc, ppc64 and parisc.

Signed-off-by: Karsten Wiese <annabellesgarden@yahoo.de>
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] Make the bzImage format self-terminating
H. Peter Anvin [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:24 +0000]
[PATCH] Make the bzImage format self-terminating

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Frank Sorenson <frank@tuxrocks.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] jffs/jffs2: remove wrong function prototypes
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:23 +0000]
[PATCH] jffs/jffs2: remove wrong function prototypes

This patch removes prototypes for the generic_file_open and
generic_file_llseek functions.

Besides being superfluous because they are already present in fs.h, they
were also wrong because the actual functions aren't weak functions.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] fs/Kconfig: quota help text updates
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:22 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/Kconfig: quota help text updates

This patch contains the following updates to the help texts:
- QUOTA: most people will get the quota utilities from their
         distribution, and if not the mini-HOWTO will tell them
- QFMT_V2: quota utilities 3.01 are no longer recent, they are now
           ancient
           and 3.01 is lower than the minimal version documented in
           Documentation/Changes

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] parport: add NetMOS 9805 support
Maximilian Attems [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:21 +0000]
[PATCH] parport: add NetMOS 9805 support

This interface is said to be commonly used in germany: "The patch has been
proven to work fine in a beige G3 Mac."
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=262324

Signed-off-by: maximilian attems <janitor@sternwelten.at>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] cleanup of deadline_dispatch_requests()
Nikita Danilov [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:20 +0000]
[PATCH] cleanup of deadline_dispatch_requests()

cleanup of deadline_dispatch_requests():

- replace drq selection with hopefully clearer while semantically the
  same construct: take write request, if there is any, otherwise take read
  one, or NULL if none exist.

- kill unused other_dir.

Signed-off-by: Nikita Danilov <nikita@clusterfs.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Add rdinit parameter to pick early userspace init
Olof Johansson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:19 +0000]
[PATCH] Add rdinit parameter to pick early userspace init

Since early userspace was added, there's no way to override which init to
run from it.  Some people tack on an extra cpio archive with a link from
/init depending on what they want to run, but that's sometimes impractical.

Changing the "init=" to also override the early userspace isn't feasible,
since it is still used to indicate what init to run from disk when early
userspace has completed doing whatever it's doing (i.e.  load filesystem
modules and drivers).

Instead, introduce "rdinit=" and make it override the default "/init" if
specified.

Signed-off-by: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] proc: link count fix
Miklos Szeredi [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:18 +0000]
[PATCH] proc: link count fix

This patch fixes bug titled "sunrpc as module and bad proc/sys link count"
reported by Jiri Slaby.

The problem was, that only proc_dir_entry->nlink was updated and the
corresponding inode->i_nlink was not.  The fix is to implement the
inode->getattr() method, and update i_nlink (if necessary).

A quick audit of proc code shows that no other attribute changes after
creation.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] create_workqueue_thread() signedness fix
Mika Kukkonen [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:17 +0000]
[PATCH] create_workqueue_thread() signedness fix

With "-W -Wno-unused -Wno-sign-compare" I get the following compile warning:

CC kernel/workqueue.o
kernel/workqueue.c: In function `workqueue_cpu_callback':
kernel/workqueue.c:504: warning: ordered comparison of pointer with integer zero

On error create_workqueue_thread() returns NULL, not negative pointer, so
following trivial patch suggests itself.

Signed-off-by: Mika Kukkonen <mikukkon@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] fsnotify: hook on removexattr, too
Robert Love [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:16 +0000]
[PATCH] fsnotify: hook on removexattr, too

Add fsnotify_xattr() hook to removexattr().

Signed-off-by: Robert Love <rml@novell.com>
Signed-off-by: John McCtuchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
Cc: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] dcdbas: add Dell Systems Management Base Driver with sysfs support
Doug Warzecha [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:15 +0000]
[PATCH] dcdbas: add Dell Systems Management Base Driver with sysfs support

This patch adds the Dell Systems Management Base Driver with sysfs support.

This driver has been tested with Dell OpenManage.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] dell_rbu: new Dell BIOS update driver
Abhay Salunke [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:14 +0000]
[PATCH] dell_rbu: new Dell BIOS update driver

Remote BIOS Update driver for updating BIOS images on Dell servers and
desktops.  See dell_rbu.txt for details.

Signed-off-by: Abhay Salunke <Abhay_Salunke@dell.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] modified firmware_class.c to support no hotplug
Abhay Salunke [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:13 +0000]
[PATCH] modified firmware_class.c to support no hotplug

Upgrade the request_firmware_nowait function to not start the hotplug
action on a firmware update.

This patch is tested along with dell_rbu driver on i386 and x86-64 systems.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Speedup FAT filesystem directory reads
Karsten Wiese [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:12 +0000]
[PATCH] Speedup FAT filesystem directory reads

      OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>

This speeds up directory reads for large FAT partitions, if the buffercache
has to be filled from the drive. Following values were taken from:

        $ time find path_to_freshly_mounted_fat > /dev/null

on an otherwise idle system.

FAT with 16KB Clusters on IDE attached drive:   Factor  2
FAT with 32KB Clusters on USB2 attached drive:  Factor 10 (!)
Its less than 1/10 slower, if the buffercache is uptodate.

The patch introduces the new function fat_dir_readahead().

fat_dir_readahead() calls sb_breadahead() to readahead a whole cluster,
if the requested sector is the first one in a cluster.
It is usefull to do this, because on FAT directories occupy whole
clusters, with the exception of FAT12/FAT16 root dirs.

Readahead is only done, if the cluster's first sector is not uptodate
to avoid overhead, when the buffer cache is already uptodate.
Note that under memory pressure, the maximal byte count wasted
(read: has to be red from disk twice) is 1 cluster's size.  Thats 64KB.

fat_dir_readahead() is called from fat__get_entry().

There is also an unrelated cleanup at one spot:

        if (bh)
                brelse(bh);

is replaced with:

        brelse(bh);

brelse() can handle NULL pointer arguments by itself.

Signed-off-by: Karsten Wiese <annabellesgarden@yahoo.de>
Signed-off-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] flush icache early when loading module
Thomas Koeller [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:11 +0000]
[PATCH] flush icache early when loading module

Change the sequence of operations performed during module loading to flush
the instruction cache before module parameters are processed.  If a module
has parameters of an unusual type that cannot be handled using the standard
accessor functions param_set_xxx and param_get_xxx, it has to to provide a
set of accessor functions for this type.  This requires module code to be
executed during parameter processing, which is of course only possible
after the icache has been flushed.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Koeller <thomas@koeller.dyndns.org>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] ipc: convert /proc/sysvipc/* to generic seq_file interface
Mike Waychison [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:10 +0000]
[PATCH] ipc: convert /proc/sysvipc/* to generic seq_file interface

Change the /proc/sysvipc/shm|sem|msg files to use the generic seq_file
implementation for struct ipc_ids.

Signed-off-by: Mike Waychison <mikew@google.com>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] ipc: add generic struct ipc_ids seq_file iteration
Mike Waychison [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:09 +0000]
[PATCH] ipc: add generic struct ipc_ids seq_file iteration

The following two patches convert /proc/sysvipc/* to use seq_file.

This gives us the following:

 - Self-consistent IPC records in proc.
 - O(n) reading of the files themselves.

This patch:

Add a generic method for ipc types to be displayed using seq_file.  This
patch abstracts out seq_file iterating over struct ipc_ids into ipc/util.c

Signed-off-by: Mike Waychison <mikew@google.com>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] sunrpc: cache_register can use wrong module reference
Bruce Allan [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:08 +0000]
[PATCH] sunrpc: cache_register can use wrong module reference

When registering an RPC cache, cache_register() always sets the owner as the
sunrpc module.  However, there are RPC caches owned by other modules.  With
the incorrect owner setting, the real owning module can be removed potentially
with an open reference to the cache from userspace.

For example, if one were to stop the nfs server and unmount the nfsd
filesystem, the nfsd module could be removed eventhough rpc.idmapd had
references to the idtoname and nametoid caches (i.e.
/proc/net/rpc/nfs4.<cachename>/channel is still open).  This resulted in a
system panic on one of our machines when attempting to restart the nfs
services after reloading the nfsd module.

The following patch adds a 'struct module *owner' field in struct
cache_detail.  The owner is further assigned to the struct proc_dir_entry
in cache_register() so that the module cannot be unloaded while user-space
daemons have an open reference on the associated file under /proc.

Signed-off-by: Bruce Allan <bwa@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] meye: use dma-mapping constants
Tobias Klauser [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:07 +0000]
[PATCH] meye: use dma-mapping constants

Use the DMA_32BIT_MASK constant from dma-mapping.h when calling
pci_set_dma_mask() or pci_set_consistent_dma_mask() This patch includes
dma-mapping.h explicitly because it caused errors on some architectures
otherwise.  See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=108001993000001&r=1&w=2 for
details

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@nuerscht.ch>
Signed-off-by: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] readahead: reset cache_hit earlier
Steven Pratt [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:06 +0000]
[PATCH] readahead: reset cache_hit earlier

We don't reset the cache hit count until after readahead does a successful
readahead.  This seems to leave a corner case open where we miss in cache,
but don't restart the readhead right away.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] PNP: make pnp_dbg conditional directly on CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG
Bjorn Helgaas [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:05 +0000]
[PATCH] PNP: make pnp_dbg conditional directly on CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG

Seems pointless to require .c files to test CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG and
conditionally define DEBUG before including <linux/pnp.h>.  Just test
CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG directly in pnp.h.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Cc: Adam Belay <ambx1@neo.rr.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] optimize writer path in time_interpolator_get_counter()
Alex Williamson [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:04 +0000]
[PATCH] optimize writer path in time_interpolator_get_counter()

      Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>

When using a time interpolator that is susceptible to jitter there's
potentially contention over a cmpxchg used to prevent time from going
backwards.  This is unnecessary when the caller holds the xtime write
seqlock as all readers will be blocked from returning until the write is
complete.  We can therefore allow writers to insert a new value and exit
rather than fight with CPUs who only hold a reader lock.

Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] sonypi: remove obsolete event
Stelian Pop [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:03 +0000]
[PATCH] sonypi: remove obsolete event

Remove old obsolete event.

Signed-off-by: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] sonypi SPIC initialisation fix
Erik Waling [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:02 +0000]
[PATCH] sonypi SPIC initialisation fix

Newer Sony VAIO models (VGN-S480, VGN-S460, VGN-S3XP etc) use a new method to
initialize the SPIC device.  The new way to initialize (and disable) the
device comes directly from the AML code in the _CRS, _SRS and _DIS methods
from the DSDT table.  This patch adds support for the new models.

Signed-off-by: Erik Waling <erikw@acc.umu.se>
Signed-off-by: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] remove pipe definitions
Zhigang Huo [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:17:00 +0000]
[PATCH] remove pipe definitions

These no longer have any users.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] move 68360serial.c over use initcalls
Christoph Hellwig [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:59 +0000]
[PATCH] move 68360serial.c over use initcalls

this is the last serial driver not using initcalls.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] move m68k rtc drivers over to initcalls
Christoph Hellwig [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:58 +0000]
[PATCH] move m68k rtc drivers over to initcalls

this gets rid of the last two explicit initializations in misc.c

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Acked-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] remove misleading comment above sys_brk
Christoph Hellwig [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:57 +0000]
[PATCH] remove misleading comment above sys_brk

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

15 years ago[PATCH] remove a dead extern in mem.c
Christoph Hellwig [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:56 +0000]
[PATCH] remove a dead extern in mem.c

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Add warning `init=' to init/main.c
Avery, Brian [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:56 +0000]
[PATCH] Add warning `init=' to init/main.c

I passed init=/mylinuxrc to the kernel on the command line.  The kernel
silently dropped down to exec /sbin/init.  It turned out that /mylinuxrc
had improper permissions.  Without any warning message from the kernel that
something was wrong it took awhile to find the issue.  The patch below adds
a warning.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] disk quotas fail when /etc/mtab is symlinked to /proc/mounts
Mark Bellon [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:54 +0000]
[PATCH] disk quotas fail when /etc/mtab is symlinked to /proc/mounts

If /etc/mtab is a regular file all of the mount options (of a file system)
are written to /etc/mtab by the mount command.  The quota tools look there
for the quota strings for their operation.  If, however, /etc/mtab is a
symlink to /proc/mounts (a "good thing" in some environments) the tools
don't write anything - they assume the kernel will take care of things.

While the quota options are sent down to the kernel via the mount system
call and the file system codes handle them properly unfortunately there is
no code to echo the quota strings into /proc/mounts and the quota tools
fail in the symlink case.

The attached patchs modify the EXT[2|3] and JFS codes to add the necessary
hooks.  The show_options function of each file system in these patches
currently deal with only those things that seemed related to quotas;
especially in the EXT3 case more can be done (later?).

Jan Kara also noted the difficulty in moving these changes above the FS
codes responding similarly to myself to Andrew's comment about possible
VFS migration. Issue summary:

 - FS codes have to process the entire string of options anyway.

 - Only FS codes that use quotas must have a show_options function (for
   quotas to work properly) however quotas are only used in a small number
   of FS.

 - Since most of the quota using FS support other options these FS codes
   should have the a show_options function to show those options - and the
   quota echoing becomes virtually negligible.

Based on feedback I have modified my patches from the original:

   JFS a missing patch has been restored to the posting
   EXT[2|3] and JFS always use the show_options function
       - Each FS has at least one FS specific option displayed
       - QUOTA output is under a CONFIG_QUOTA ifdef
       - a follow-on patch will add a multitude of options for each FS
   EXT[2|3] and JFS "quota" is treated as "usrquota"
   EXT3 journalled data check for journalled quota removed
   EXT[2|3] mount when quota specified but not compiled in

 - no changes from my original patch.  I tested the patch and the codes
   warn but

 - still mount.  With all due respection I believe the comments
   otherwise were a

 - misread of the patch.  Please reread/test and comment.  XFS patch
   removed - the XFS team already made the necessary changes EXT3 mixing
   old and new quotas are handled differently (not purely exclusive)

 - if old and new quotas for the same type are used together the old
   type is silently depricated for compatability (e.g.  usrquota and
   usrjquota)

 - mixing of old and new quotas is an error (e.g.  usrjquota and
   grpquota)

Signed-off-by: Mark Bellon <mbellon@mvista.com>
Acked-by: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Fix sound/arm/Makefile for locality of reference
Russell King [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:52 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix sound/arm/Makefile for locality of reference

Ensure that sound/arm/Makefile is sanely organised so that additions to it
don't break all other patches out there.  This means I only have to adjust
the line numbers in my patch queue rather than having to re-generate by
hand those which touch this file.

Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] pnp: consolidate kmalloc wrappers
Bjorn Helgaas [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:51 +0000]
[PATCH] pnp: consolidate kmalloc wrappers

ISAPNP, PNPBIOS, and PNPACPI all had their own kmalloc wrappers that
reimplemented kcalloc().  Remove the wrappers and just use kcalloc()
directly.

Note that this also removes the PNPBIOS error message when the kmalloc
fails.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] yenta: make ToPIC95 bridges work with 16bit cards
Daniel Ritz [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:50 +0000]
[PATCH] yenta: make ToPIC95 bridges work with 16bit cards

ToPIC95 brides (and maybe some other too) require to use the ExCA registers
to power up the socket if a 16bit card is pluged.  allow socket drivers to
set a flag so that yenta does just that.  also clean up yenta_get_status()
a bit to use the new yenta_get_power() function.

Side note: ToPIC97 bridges (at least in Rev.5 i have) don't require this.

Ryan Underwood <nemesis-lists@icequake.net> said:

 According to the mail that David Hinds received from a Toshiba engineer,
 ToPIC95 and 97 do require this, and ToPIC100 does not.  Maybe you have a
 later revision.

 For all chips, 16-bit cards can be enabled through ExCA.  So doesn't it
 make sense just to make this the default behavior for all Toshiba chips,
 to avoid corner cases showing up later?

Daniel responded:

 I disagree with ryan to change anything for topic97 bridges.  they work.
 and I couldn't find (read google) any report of a topic97 breaking on
 applying power with the CB registers.

 I'm having several toshba notebooks at work (and home) with topic95,97,100
 bridges.  Only the ones with a topic95 didn't work.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Ritz <daniel.ritz@gmx.ch>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] auxiliary vector cleanups
H. J. Lu [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:49 +0000]
[PATCH] auxiliary vector cleanups

The size of auxiliary vector is fixed at 42 in linux/sched.h.  But it isn't
very obvious when looking at linux/elf.h.  This patch adds AT_VECTOR_SIZE
so that we can change it if necessary when a new vector is added.

Because of include file ordering problems, doing this necessitated the
extraction of the AT_* symbols into a standalone header file.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] radix_tag_get(): differentiate between no present node and tag unset cases
Marcelo Tosatti [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:48 +0000]
[PATCH] radix_tag_get(): differentiate between no present node and tag unset cases

Simple patch to radix_tree_tag_get() to return different values for non
present node and tag unset.

The function is not used by any in-kernel callers (yet), but this
information is definitely useful.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] radix-tree: Remove unnecessary indirections and clean up code
Christoph Lameter [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:46 +0000]
[PATCH] radix-tree: Remove unnecessary indirections and clean up code

- There is frequent use of indirections in the radix code. This patch
  removes those indirections, makes the code more readable and allows
  the compilers to generate better code.

- Removing indirections allows the removal of several casts.

- Removing indirections allows the reduction of the radix_tree_path
  size from 3 to 2 words.

- Use pathp-> consistently.

- Remove unnecessary tmp variable in radix_tree_insert

- Separate the upper layer processing from the lowest layer in __lookup()
  in order to make it easier to understand what is going on and allow
  compilers to generate better code for the loop.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Support powering sharp zaurus sl-5500 LCD up and down
Pavel Machek [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:45 +0000]
[PATCH] Support powering sharp zaurus sl-5500 LCD up and down

This adds support for powering Zaurus's video up and down.  PDA without
screen is kind of useless, so it is quite important...  I'll have to figure
out how to really control the frontlight, because LCD without that is quite
hard to read.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Clean up the old digi support and rescue it
Alan Cox [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:44 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up the old digi support and rescue it

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

15 years ago[PATCH] remove register_ioctl32_conversion and unregister_ioctl32_conversion
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:43 +0000]
[PATCH] remove register_ioctl32_conversion and unregister_ioctl32_conversion

All users have been converted.

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] kill bio->bi_set
Peter Osterlund [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:42 +0000]
[PATCH] kill bio->bi_set

Jens:

->bi_set is totally unnecessary bloat of struct bio.  Just define a proper
destructor for the bio and it already knows what bio_set it belongs too.

Peter:

Fixed the bugs.

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] Strip local symbols from kallsyms
Ralf Baechle [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:41 +0000]
[PATCH] Strip local symbols from kallsyms

Local symbols generated by gcc start with a `$'; no point in including them
in the kernel.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] fs/jbd/: cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:41 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/jbd/: cleanups

This patch contains the following cleanups:
- make needlessly global functions static
- journal.c: remove the unused global function __journal_internal_check
             and move the check to journal_init
- remove the following write-only global variable:
  - journal.c: current_journal
- remove the following unneeded EXPORT_SYMBOL:
  - journal.c: journal_recover

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@clusterfs.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] compat: be more consistent about [ug]id_t
Stephen Rothwell [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:40 +0000]
[PATCH] compat: be more consistent about [ug]id_t

When I first wrote the compat layer patches, I was somewhat cavalier about
the definition of compat_uid_t and compat_gid_t (or maybe I just
misunderstood :-)).  This patch makes the compat types much more consistent
with the types we are being compatible with and hopefully will fix a few
bugs along the way.

compat type type in compat arch
__compat_[ug]id_t __kernel_[ug]id_t
__compat_[ug]id32_t __kernel_[ug]id32_t
compat_[ug]id_t [ug]id_t

The difference is that compat_uid_t is always 32 bits (for the archs we
care about) but __compat_uid_t may be 16 bits on some.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] use select in sound/isa/Kconfig
Bodo Eggert [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:39 +0000]
[PATCH] use select in sound/isa/Kconfig

In sound/isa/Kconfig, select ISAPNP and depend on ISAPNP are intermixed,
resulting in funny behaviour.  (Soundcarts get selectable if other
soundcards are selected).

This patch changes the "depend on ISAPNP"s to select.

Signed-Off-By: Bodo Eggert <7eggert@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] inotify speedup
John McCutchan [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:38 +0000]
[PATCH] inotify speedup

Bypass an inotify-related fastpath spinlock and several function calls on
systems which have no inotify watches registered.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] NMI: Update NMI users of RCU to use new API
Paul E. McKenney [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:35 +0000]
[PATCH] NMI: Update NMI users of RCU to use new API

Uses of RCU for dynamically changeable NMI handlers need to use the new
rcu_dereference() and rcu_assign_pointer() facilities.  This change makes
it clear that these uses are safe from a memory-barrier viewpoint, but the
main purpose is to document exactly what operations are being protected by
RCU.  This has been tested on x86 and x86-64, which are the only
architectures affected by this change.

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

15 years ago[PATCH] Provide better printk() support for SMP machines
David Howells [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:34 +0000]
[PATCH] Provide better printk() support for SMP machines

The attached patch prevents oopses interleaving with characters from
other printks on other CPUs by only breaking the lock if the oops is
happening on the machine holding the lock.

It might be better if the oops generator got the lock and then called an
inner vprintk routine that assumed the caller holds the lock, thus
making oops reports "atomic".

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

15 years ago[PATCH] More __read_mostly variables
Christoph Lameter [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:33 +0000]
[PATCH] More __read_mostly variables

Move some more frequently read variables that showed up during some of our
performance tests as sometimes ending up in hot cachelines to the
read_mostly section.

Fix: Move the __read_mostly from before hpet_usec_quotient to follow the
variable like the other uses of __read_mostly.

Signed-off-by: Alok N Kataria <alokk@calsoftinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <christoph@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Shai Fultheim <shai@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] kallsyms: change compression algorithm
Paulo Marques [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:31 +0000]
[PATCH] kallsyms: change compression algorithm

This patch changes the way the compression algorithm works.  The base
algorithm is similiar to the previous but we force the compressed token
size to 2.

Having a fixed size compressed token allows for a lot of optimizations, and
that in turn allows this code to run over *all* the symbols faster than it
did before over just a subset.

Having it work over all the symbols will make it behave better when symbols
change positions between passes, and the "inconsistent kallsyms" messages
should become less frequent.

In my tests the compression ratio was degraded by about 0.5%, but the
results will depend greatly on the number of symbols to compress.

Signed-off-by: Paulo Marques <pmarques@grupopie.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] relayfs
Tom Zanussi [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:30 +0000]
[PATCH] relayfs

Here's the latest version of relayfs, against linux-2.6.11-mm2.  I'm hoping
you'll consider putting this version back into your tree - the previous
rounds of comment seem to have shaken out all the API issues and the number
of comments on the code itself have also steadily dwindled.

This patch is essentially the same as the relayfs redux part 5 patch, with
some minor changes based on reviewer comments.  Thanks again to Pekka
Enberg for those.  The patch size without documentation is now a little
smaller at just over 40k.  Here's a detailed list of the changes:

- removed the attribute_flags in relay open and changed it to a
  boolean specifying either overwrite or no-overwrite mode, and removed
  everything referencing the attribute flags.
- added a check for NULL names in relayfs_create_entry()
- got rid of the unnecessary multiple labels in relay_create_buf()
- some minor simplification of relay_alloc_buf() which got rid of a
  couple params
- updated the Documentation

In addition, this version (through code contained in the relay-apps tarball
linked to below, not as part of the relayfs patch) tries to make it as easy
as possible to create the cooperating kernel/user pieces of a typical and
common type of logging application, one where kernel logging is kicked off
when a user space data collection app starts and stops when the collection
app exits, with the data being automatically logged to disk in between.  To
create this type of application, you basically just include a header file
(relay-app.h, included in the relay-apps tarball) in your kernel module,
define a couple of callbacks and call an initialization function, and on
the user side call a single function that sets up and continuously monitors
the buffers, and writes data to files as it becomes available.  Channels
are created when the collection app is started and destroyed when it exits,
not when the kernel module is inserted, so different channel buffer sizes
can be specified for each separate run via command-line options.  See the
README in the relay-apps tarball for details.

Also included in the relay-apps tarball are a couple examples
demonstrating how you can use this to create quick and dirty kernel
logging/debugging applications.  They are:

- tprintk, short for 'tee printk', which temporarily puts a kprobe on
  printk() and writes a duplicate stream of printk output to a relayfs
  channel.  This could be used anywhere there's printk() debugging code
  in the kernel which you'd like to exercise, but would rather not have
  your system logs cluttered with debugging junk.  You'd probably want
  to kill klogd while you do this, otherwise there wouldn't be much
  point (since putting a kprobe on printk() doesn't change the output
  of printk()).  I've used this method to temporarily divert the packet
  logging output of the iptables LOG target from the system logs to
  relayfs files instead, for instance.

- klog, which just provides a printk-like formatted logging function
  on top of relayfs.  Again, you can use this to keep stuff out of your
  system logs if used in place of printk.

The example applications can be found here:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/dprobes/relay-apps.tar.gz?download

From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>

  avoid lookup_hash usage in relayfs

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

15 years ago[PATCH] detect soft lockups
Ingo Molnar [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:27 +0000]
[PATCH] detect soft lockups

This patch adds a new kernel debug feature: CONFIG_DETECT_SOFTLOCKUP.

When enabled then per-CPU watchdog threads are started, which try to run
once per second.  If they get delayed for more than 10 seconds then a
callback from the timer interrupt detects this condition and prints out a
warning message and a stack dump (once per lockup incident).  The feature
is otherwise non-intrusive, it doesnt try to unlock the box in any way, it
only gets the debug info out, automatically, and on all CPUs affected by
the lockup.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-Off-By: Matthias Urlichs <smurf@smurf.noris.de>
Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

15 years ago[PATCH] FUTEX_WAKE_OP: pthread_cond_signal() speedup
Jakub Jelinek [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:25 +0000]
[PATCH] FUTEX_WAKE_OP: pthread_cond_signal() speedup

ATM pthread_cond_signal is unnecessarily slow, because it wakes one waiter
(which at least on UP usually means an immediate context switch to one of
the waiter threads).  This waiter wakes up and after a few instructions it
attempts to acquire the cv internal lock, but that lock is still held by
the thread calling pthread_cond_signal.  So it goes to sleep and eventually
the signalling thread is scheduled in, unlocks the internal lock and wakes
the waiter again.

Now, before 2003-09-21 NPTL was using FUTEX_REQUEUE in pthread_cond_signal
to avoid this performance issue, but it was removed when locks were
redesigned to the 3 state scheme (unlocked, locked uncontended, locked
contended).

Following scenario shows why simply using FUTEX_REQUEUE in
pthread_cond_signal together with using lll_mutex_unlock_force in place of
lll_mutex_unlock is not enough and probably why it has been disabled at
that time:

The number is value in cv->__data.__lock.
        thr1            thr2            thr3
0       pthread_cond_wait
1       lll_mutex_lock (cv->__data.__lock)
0       lll_mutex_unlock (cv->__data.__lock)
0       lll_futex_wait (&cv->__data.__futex, futexval)
0                       pthread_cond_signal
1                       lll_mutex_lock (cv->__data.__lock)
1                                       pthread_cond_signal
2                                       lll_mutex_lock (cv->__data.__lock)
2                                         lll_futex_wait (&cv->__data.__lock, 2)
2                       lll_futex_requeue (&cv->__data.__futex, 0, 1, &cv->__data.__lock)
                          # FUTEX_REQUEUE, not FUTEX_CMP_REQUEUE
2                       lll_mutex_unlock_force (cv->__data.__lock)
0                         cv->__data.__lock = 0
0                         lll_futex_wake (&cv->__data.__lock, 1)
1       lll_mutex_lock (cv->__data.__lock)
0       lll_mutex_unlock (cv->__data.__lock)
          # Here, lll_mutex_unlock doesn't know there are threads waiting
          # on the internal cv's lock

Now, I believe it is possible to use FUTEX_REQUEUE in pthread_cond_signal,
but it will cost us not one, but 2 extra syscalls and, what's worse, one of
these extra syscalls will be done for every single waiting loop in
pthread_cond_*wait.

We would need to use lll_mutex_unlock_force in pthread_cond_signal after
requeue and lll_mutex_cond_lock in pthread_cond_*wait after lll_futex_wait.

Another alternative is to do the unlocking pthread_cond_signal needs to do
(the lock can't be unlocked before lll_futex_wake, as that is racy) in the
kernel.

I have implemented both variants, futex-requeue-glibc.patch is the first
one and futex-wake_op{,-glibc}.patch is the unlocking inside of the kernel.
 The kernel interface allows userland to specify how exactly an unlocking
operation should look like (some atomic arithmetic operation with optional
constant argument and comparison of the previous futex value with another
constant).

It has been implemented just for ppc*, x86_64 and i?86, for other
architectures I'm including just a stub header which can be used as a
starting point by maintainers to write support for their arches and ATM
will just return -ENOSYS for FUTEX_WAKE_OP.  The requeue patch has been
(lightly) tested just on x86_64, the wake_op patch on ppc64 kernel running
32-bit and 64-bit NPTL and x86_64 kernel running 32-bit and 64-bit NPTL.

With the following benchmark on UP x86-64 I get:

for i in nptl-orig nptl-requeue nptl-wake_op; do echo time elf/ld.so --library-path .:$i /tmp/bench; \
for j in 1 2; do echo ( time elf/ld.so --library-path .:$i /tmp/bench ) 2>&1; done; done
time elf/ld.so --library-path .:nptl-orig /tmp/bench
real 0m0.655s user 0m0.253s sys 0m0.403s
real 0m0.657s user 0m0.269s sys 0m0.388s
time elf/ld.so --library-path .:nptl-requeue /tmp/bench
real 0m0.496s user 0m0.225s sys 0m0.271s
real 0m0.531s user 0m0.242s sys 0m0.288s
time elf/ld.so --library-path .:nptl-wake_op /tmp/bench
real 0m0.380s user 0m0.176s sys 0m0.204s
real 0m0.382s user 0m0.175s sys 0m0.207s

The benchmark is at:
http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2005-03/txt00001.txt
Older futex-requeue-glibc.patch version is at:
http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2005-03/txt00002.txt
Older futex-wake_op-glibc.patch version is at:
http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2005-03/txt00003.txt
Will post a new version (just x86-64 fixes so that the patch
applies against pthread_cond_signal.S) to libc-hacker ml soon.

Attached is the kernel FUTEX_WAKE_OP patch as well as a simple-minded
testcase that will not test the atomicity of the operation, but at least
check if the threads that should have been woken up are woken up and
whether the arithmetic operation in the kernel gave the expected results.

Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Cc: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
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>

15 years ago[PATCH] 3c59x PM fixes
Rafael J. Wysocki [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:22 +0000]
[PATCH] 3c59x PM fixes

This patch adds some missing pci-related calls to the suspend and resume
routines of the 3c59x driver.  It also makes the driver free/request IRQ on
suspend/resume, in accordance with the proposal at:
http://lists.osdl.org/pipermail/linux-pm/2005-May/000955.html

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

15 years ago[PATCH] swsusp: update documentation
Pavel Machek [Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:16:21 +0000]
[PATCH] swsusp: update documentation

This updates documentation a bit (mostly removing obsolete stuff), and
marks swsusp as no longer experimental in config.

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