14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Configure ELF core dump support
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:25 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Configure ELF core dump support

configurable support for ELF core dumps

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
3330172  529036  190556 4049764  3dcb64 vmlinux-baseline
3325552  528912  190556 4045020  3db8dc vmlinux-no-elf

add/remove: 0/8 grow/shrink: 0/0 up/down: 0/-4424 (-4424)
function                                     old     new   delta
fill_note                                     32       -     -32
maydump                                       58       -     -58
dump_seek                                     67       -     -67
writenote                                    180       -    -180
elf_dump_thread_status                       274       -    -274
fill_psinfo                                  308       -    -308
fill_prstatus                                466       -    -466
elf_core_dump                               3039       -   -3039

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Make *[ug]id16 support optional
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:24 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Make *[ug]id16 support optional

Configurable 16-bit UID and friends support

This allows turning off the legacy 16 bit UID interfaces on embedded platforms.

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
3330172  529036  190556 4049764  3dcb64 vmlinux-baseline
3328268  529040  190556 4047864  3dc3f8 vmlinux

From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>

    UID16 was accidentially disabled for !EMBEDDED.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Make x86 doublefault handling optional
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:24 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Make x86 doublefault handling optional

This adds configurable support for doublefault reporting on x86

add/remove: 0/3 grow/shrink: 0/1 up/down: 0/-13048 (-13048)
function                                     old     new   delta
cpu_init                                     846     786     -60
doublefault_fn                               188       -    -188
doublefault_stack                           4096       -   -4096
doublefault_tss                             8704       -   -8704

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Trim non-IPX builds
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:22 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Trim non-IPX builds

trivial: drop unused 802.3 code if we compile without IPX

(originally from http://wohnheim.fh-wedel.de/~joern/software/kernel/je/25/)

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@conectiva.com.br>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some fslocks.c functions
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:22 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some fslocks.c functions

uninline some file locking functions

add/remove: 3/0 grow/shrink: 0/15 up/down: 256/-1525 (-1269)
function                                     old     new   delta
locks_free_lock                                -     134    +134
posix_same_owner                               -      69     +69
__locks_delete_block                           -      53     +53
posix_locks_conflict                         126     108     -18
locks_remove_posix                           266     237     -29
locks_wake_up_blocks                         121      87     -34
locks_block_on_timeout                        83      47     -36
locks_insert_block                           157     120     -37
locks_delete_block                            62      23     -39
posix_unblock_lock                           104      59     -45
posix_locks_deadlock                         162     100     -62
locks_delete_lock                            228     119    -109
sys_flock                                    338     217    -121
__break_lease                                600     474    -126
lease_init                                   252     122    -130
fcntl_setlk64                                793     649    -144
fcntl_setlk                                  793     649    -144
__posix_lock_file                           1477    1026    -451

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some inode.c functions
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:21 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some inode.c functions

uninline a couple inode.c functions

add/remove: 2/0 grow/shrink: 0/5 up/down: 256/-428 (-172)
function                                     old     new   delta
ifind                                          -     136    +136
ifind_fast                                     -     120    +120
ilookup5_nowait                              131      80     -51
ilookup                                      158      71     -87
ilookup5                                     171      80     -91
iget_locked                                  190      95     -95
iget5_locked                                 240     136    -104

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some open.c functions
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:20 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Uninline some open.c functions

uninline some open.c functions

add/remove: 3/0 grow/shrink: 0/6 up/down: 679/-1166 (-487)
function                                     old     new   delta
do_sys_truncate                                -     336    +336
do_sys_ftruncate                               -     317    +317
__put_unused_fd                                -      26     +26
put_unused_fd                                 57      49      -8
sys_close                                    150     119     -31
sys_ftruncate64                              260      26    -234
sys_ftruncate                                272      24    -248
sys_truncate                                 339      25    -314
sys_truncate64                               336       5    -331

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tiny: Add bloat-o-meter to scripts
Matt Mackall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:19 +0000]
[PATCH] tiny: Add bloat-o-meter to scripts

This is a rewrite of Andi Kleen's bloat-o-meter with sorting and reporting of
gainers/decliners.  Sample output:

add/remove: 0/8 grow/shrink: 2/0 up/down: 88/-4424 (-4336)
function                                     old     new   delta
__copy_to_user_ll                             59     103     +44
__copy_from_user_ll                           59     103     +44
fill_note                                     32       -     -32
maydump                                       58       -     -58
dump_seek                                     67       -     -67
writenote                                    180       -    -180
elf_dump_thread_status                       274       -    -274
fill_psinfo                                  308       -    -308
fill_prstatus                                466       -    -466
elf_core_dump                               3039       -   -3039

The summary line says:
 no functions added, 8 removed
 two functions grew, none shrunk
 we gained 88 bytes and lost 4424 (or -4336 net)

This work was sponsored in part by CE Linux Forum

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] vr41xx: section tags fix
Jean Delvare [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:18 +0000]
[PATCH] vr41xx: section tags fix

module_init functions must be tagged __init rather than __devinit; likewise,
module_exit functions must be tagged __exit rather than __devexit.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] cciss: avoid defining useless MAJOR_NR macro
Christoph Hellwig [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:17 +0000]
[PATCH] cciss: avoid defining useless MAJOR_NR macro

This sneaked in with one of the updates.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/os_4bri.c: correct the xdiLoadFile() signature
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:16 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/os_4bri.c: correct the xdiLoadFile() signature

It's not good if caller and callee disagree regarding the type of the
arguments.

In this case, this could cause problems on 64bit architectures.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Armin Schindler <armin@melware.de>
Cc: Karsten Keil <kkeil@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/isdn/: add missing #includes
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:15 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/isdn/: add missing #includes

Every file should #include the headers containing the prototypes for its
global functions.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Armin Schindler <armin@melware.de>
Cc: Karsten Keil <kkeil@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] simplify k_getrusage()
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:15 +0000]
[PATCH] simplify k_getrusage()

Factor out common code for different RUSAGE_xxx cases.

Don't take ->sighand->siglock in RUSAGE_SELF case, suggested by Ravikiran G
Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] i810_audio: request_irq() fix
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:14 +0000]
[PATCH] i810_audio: request_irq() fix

Request the IRQ after having set everything up.  Otherwise a shared interrupt
at the right time can kill the machine.

Found this with David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>'s
debug-shared-irqs.patch.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] kconf: Check for eof from input stream.
Ben Collins [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:13 +0000]
[PATCH] kconf: Check for eof from input stream.

Signed-off-by: Ben Collins <bcollins@ubuntu.com>
Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fix workqueue oops during cpu offline
Nathan Lynch [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:12 +0000]
[PATCH] fix workqueue oops during cpu offline

Use first_cpu(cpu_possible_map) for the single-thread workqueue case.  We
used to hardcode 0, but that broke on systems where !cpu_possible(0) when
workqueue_struct->cpu_workqueue_struct was changed from a static array to
alloc_percpu.

Commit id bce61dd49d6ba7799be2de17c772e4c701558f14 ("Fix hardcoded cpu=0 in
workqueue for per_cpu_ptr() calls") fixed that for Ben's funky sparc64
system, but it regressed my Power5.  Offlining cpu 0 oopses upon the next
call to queue_work for a single-thread workqueue, because now we try to
manipulate per_cpu_ptr(wq->cpu_wq, 1), which is uninitialized.

So we need to establish an unchanging "slot" for single-thread workqueues
which will have a valid percpu allocation.  Since alloc_percpu keys off of
cpu_possible_map, which must not change after initialization, make this
slot == first_cpu(cpu_possible_map).

Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/block: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro
Tobias Klauser [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:11 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/block: Use ARRAY_SIZE macro

Use ARRAY_SIZE macro instead of sizeof(x)/sizeof(x[0]) and remove a
duplicate of ARRAY_SIZE. Some trailing whitespaces are also removed.

drivers/block/acsi* has been left out as it's marked BROKEN.

Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@nuerscht.ch>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove semicolons from save_flags()
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:10 +0000]
[PATCH] remove semicolons from save_flags()

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Make apm buildable without legacy pm
Dave Jones [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:09 +0000]
[PATCH] Make apm buildable without legacy pm

APM doesn't _need_ the PM_LEGACY junk, so remove it's dependancy from
Kconfig, and ifdef the junk in the code.  Whilst the ifdefs are ugly, when
the legacy stuff gets ripped out so will the ifdefs.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] i4l: __attribute__((packed)) for the CAPI message structs
Jan Blunck [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:09 +0000]
[PATCH] i4l: __attribute__((packed)) for the CAPI message structs

The CAPI message structs itself should be packed and not the location of
single fields in the structure.

Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
Acked-by: Karsten Keil <kkeil@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] afs: remove unnecessary __attribute__((packed))
Jan Blunck [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:08 +0000]
[PATCH] afs: remove unnecessary __attribute__((packed))

Remove the unnecessary __attribute__((packed)) since the enum itself is packed
and not the location of it in the structure.

Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Eliminate __attribute__ ((packed)) warnings for gcc-4.1
Jan Blunck [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:07 +0000]
[PATCH] Eliminate __attribute__ ((packed)) warnings for gcc-4.1

Since version 4.1 the gcc is warning about ignored attributes. This patch is
using the equivalent attribute on the struct instead of on each of the
structure or union members.

GCC Manual:
  "Specifying Attributes of Types

   packed
    This attribute, attached to struct or union type definition, specifies
    that
    each member of the structure or union is placed to minimize the memory
    required. When attached to an enum definition, it indicates that the
    smallest integral type should be used.

    Specifying this attribute for struct and union types is equivalent to
    specifying the packed attribute on each of the structure or union
    members."

Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] parport: bring back an unused phase for ppdev ioctl
Marko Kohtala [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:06 +0000]
[PATCH] parport: bring back an unused phase for ppdev ioctl

Earlier fix removed unused phase, but that changed the values for other
phases.  Since these are exposed to userspace through ppdev, it is safer
not to change them.  Restore the unused phase value.

Signed-off-by: Marko Kohtala <marko.kohtala@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] parport_pc: arm build fix
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:05 +0000]
[PATCH] parport_pc: arm build fix

free_dma() isn't implemented on ARM unless HAS_DMA is set.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Add a section about inlining to Documentation/CodingStyle
Arjan van de Ven [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:04 +0000]
[PATCH] Add a section about inlining to Documentation/CodingStyle

Adds a bit of text to Documentation/Codingstyle to state that inlining
everything "just because" is a bad idea

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] hw_random: 82801AB PCI Bridge support
Eric Van Buggenhaut [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:03 +0000]
[PATCH] hw_random: 82801AB PCI Bridge support

pci.lst lists device 80862430 as another RNG

# grep 80862430 /lib/discover/pci.lst
        80862430        bridge  i810_rng        82801AB PCI Bridge

but it's not listed in rng_pci_tbl[]

Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fix gcc4.1 build failure on xconfig
Dave Jones [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:02 +0000]
[PATCH] fix gcc4.1 build failure on xconfig

scripts/kconfig/qconf.h:25: error: extra qualification â\200\230ConfigSettings::â\200\231 on member â\200\230readSizesâ\200\231
scripts/kconfig/qconf.h:26: error: extra qualification â\200\230ConfigSettings::â\200\231 on member â\200\230writeSizesâ\200\231
scripts/kconfig/qconf.h:127: error: extra qualification â\200\230ConfigList::â\200\231 on member â\200\230updateMenuListâ\200\231

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] v9fs: handle kthread_create failure, minor bugfixes
Latchesar Ionkov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:02 +0000]
[PATCH] v9fs: handle kthread_create failure, minor bugfixes

- remove unnecessary -ENOMEM assignments
- return correct value when buf_check_size for second time in a buffer
- handle failures when create_workqueue and kthread_create are called
- use kzalloc instead of kmalloc/memset 0
- v9fs_str_copy and v9fs_str_compare were buggy, were used only in one
  place, correct the logic and move it to the place it is used.

Signed-off-by: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] v9fs: zero copy implementation
Latchesar Ionkov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:05:00 +0000]
[PATCH] v9fs: zero copy implementation

Performance enhancement reducing the number of copies in the data and
stat paths.

Signed-off-by: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] v9fs: fix fid management in v9fs_create
Latchesar Ionkov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:59 +0000]
[PATCH] v9fs: fix fid management in v9fs_create

v9fs_create doesn't manage correctly the fids when it is called to create a
directory..  The fid created by the create 9P call (newfid) and the one
created by walking to already created file (wfidno) are not used
consistently.

This patch cleans up the usage of newfid and wfidno.

Signed-off-by: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] v9fs: new multiplexer implementation
Latchesar Ionkov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:58 +0000]
[PATCH] v9fs: new multiplexer implementation

New multiplexer implementation. Decreases the number of kernel threads
required. Better handling when the user process receives a signal.

Signed-off-by: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] v9fs: fix fd_close
Eric Van Hensbergen [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:56 +0000]
[PATCH] v9fs: fix fd_close

If a 9pfs server crashes, v9fs_fd_close() is called.  Subsequently, in
cleaning up by performing a umount() on the FS that was provided by this
server v9fs_fd_close() is called again, and uses the old, freed valus of
trans->priv.  This patch ensures that trans->priv can be freed only once,
otherwise this function bails early.

Signed-off-by: Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@watson.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Split out screen_info from tty.h
Brian Gerst [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:54 +0000]
[PATCH] Split out screen_info from tty.h

This makes it possible for boot code to use screen_info without dragging in
all of tty.h.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] CREDITS update: Eugene Surovegin
Eugene Surovegin [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:53 +0000]
[PATCH] CREDITS update: Eugene Surovegin

Add EMAC to my CREDITS entry.

Signed-off-by: Eugene Surovegin <ebs@ebshome.net
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: diffstat options
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:52 +0000]
[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: diffstat options

Add desired 'diffstat' options to use for kernel patches.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] UFS: inode->i_sem is not released in error path
Evgeniy Polyakov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:51 +0000]
[PATCH] UFS: inode->i_sem is not released in error path

Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs/smbfs/proc.c: fix data corruption in smb_proc_setattr_unix()
Maciej W. Rozycki [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:50 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/smbfs/proc.c: fix data corruption in smb_proc_setattr_unix()

This patch fixes a data corruption in smb_proc_setattr_unix()
(smb_filetype_from_mode() returns an u32, and there are only four bytes
reserved for it in data.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] PTRACE_SYSEMU is only for i386 and clashes with other ptrace codes of other...
Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:49 +0000]
[PATCH] PTRACE_SYSEMU is only for i386 and clashes with other ptrace codes of other archs

PTRACE_SYSEMU{,_SINGLESTEP} is actually arch specific, for now, and the
current allocated number clashes with a ptrace code of frv, i.e.
PTRACE_GETFDPIC.  I should have submitted this much earlier, anyway we get no
breakage for this.

CC: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] kernel/module.c: remove redundant spinlock in resolve_symbol()
Ashutosh Naik [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:37 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel/module.c: remove redundant spinlock in resolve_symbol()

Remove the redundant spinlock in the function resolve_symbol() as we are
not altering the module list, and we already hold the semaphore.

Signed-off-by: Ashutosh Naik <ashutosh.naik@gmail.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] shrink struct page
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:36 +0000]
[PATCH] shrink struct page

Reduce the size of the pageframe for NR_CPUS>4, CONFIG_PREEMPT back to the
minimal size by unionising both ->private and ->mapping with the pagetable
lock.

It uses an anonymous struct and hence requires gcc-3.x.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] aio: reorder kiocb structure elements to make sync iocb setup faster
Benjamin LaHaise [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:34 +0000]
[PATCH] aio: reorder kiocb structure elements to make sync iocb setup faster

Reorder members of the kiocb structure to make sync kiocb setup faster.  By
setting the elements sequentially, the write combining buffers on the CPU
are able to combine the writes into a single burst, which results in fewer
cache cycles being consumed, freeing them up for other code.  This results
in a 10-20KB/s[*] increase on the bw_unix part of LMbench on my test
system.

* The improvement varies based on what other patches are in the system,
  as there are a number of bottlenecks, so this number is not absolutely
  accurate.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin LaHaise <benjamin.c.lahaise@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] modules: mark TAINT_FORCED_RMMOD correctly
Akinobu Mita [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:29 +0000]
[PATCH] modules: mark TAINT_FORCED_RMMOD correctly

Currently TAINT_FORCED_RMMOD is totally unused.  Because it is marked as
TAINT_FORCED_MODULE instead when user forced a module unload.  This patch
marks it correctly

Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <mita@miraclelinux.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] modules: prevent overriding of symbols
Ashutosh Naik [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:25 +0000]
[PATCH] modules: prevent overriding of symbols

Ensure that an exported symbol does not already exist in the kernel or in
some other module's exported symbol table.  This is done by checking the
symbol tables for the exported symbol at the time of loading the module.
Currently this is done after the relocation of the symbol.

Signed-off-by: Ashutosh Naik <ashutosh.naik@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Anand Krishnan <anandhkrishnan@yahoo.co.in>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sonypi: Enable ACPI events for Sony laptop hotkeys
Ben Collins [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:24 +0000]
[PATCH] sonypi: Enable ACPI events for Sony laptop hotkeys

Signed-off-by: Ben Collins <bcollins@ubuntu.com>
Cc: "Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>
Cc: linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Sonypi: convert to the new platform device interface
Dmitry Torokhov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:22 +0000]
[PATCH] Sonypi: convert to the new platform device interface

Do not use platform_device_register_simple() as it is going away, implement
->probe() and -remove() functions so manual binding and unbinding will work
with this driver.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>
Cc: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Cc: Mattia Dongili <malattia@linux.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs/proc/: function prototypes belong in header files
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:16 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/proc/: function prototypes belong in header files

Function prototypes belong into header files.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] /dev/mem: validate mmap requests
Bjorn Helgaas [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:13 +0000]
[PATCH] /dev/mem: validate mmap requests

Add a hook so architectures can validate /dev/mem mmap requests.

This is analogous to validation we already perform in the read/write
paths.

The identity mapping scheme used on ia64 requires that each 16MB or
64MB granule be accessed with exactly one attribute (write-back or
uncacheable).  This avoids "attribute aliasing", which can cause a
machine check.

Sample problem scenario:
  - Machine supports VGA, so it has uncacheable (UC) MMIO at 640K-768K
  - efi_memmap_init() discards any write-back (WB) memory in the first granule
  - Application (e.g., "hwinfo") mmaps /dev/mem, offset 0
  - hwinfo receives UC mapping (the default, since memmap says "no WB here")
  - Machine check abort (on chipsets that don't support UC access to WB
    memory, e.g., sx1000)

In the scenario above, the only choices are
  - Use WB for hwinfo mmap.  Can't do this because it causes attribute
    aliasing with the UC mapping for the VGA MMIO space.
  - Use UC for hwinfo mmap.  Can't do this because the chipset may not
    support UC for that region.
  - Disallow the hwinfo mmap with -EINVAL.  That's what this patch does.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] /dev/mem __HAVE_PHYS_MEM_ACCESS_PROT tidy-up
Bjorn Helgaas [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:10 +0000]
[PATCH] /dev/mem __HAVE_PHYS_MEM_ACCESS_PROT tidy-up

Tidy up __HAVE_PHYS_MEM_ACCESS_PROT usage to make mmap_mem() easier to read.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove gcc-2 checks
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:09 +0000]
[PATCH] remove gcc-2 checks

Remove various things which were checking for gcc-1.x and gcc-2.x compilers.

From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>

    Some documentation updates and removes some code paths for gcc < 3.2.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Abandon gcc-2.95.x
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:07 +0000]
[PATCH] Abandon gcc-2.95.x

There's one scsi driver which doesn't compile due to weird __VA_ARGS__ tricks
and the rather useful scsi/sd.c is currently getting an ICE.  None of the new
SAS code compiles, due to extensive use of anonymous unions.  The V4L guys are
very good at exploiting the gcc-2.95.x macro expansion bug (_why_ does each
driver need to implement its own debug macros?) and various people keep on
sneaking in anonymous unions, which are rather nice.

Plus anonymous unions are rather useful.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] copy_process: error path cleanup
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:02 +0000]
[PATCH] copy_process: error path cleanup

This patch moves 'fork_out:' under 'bad_fork_free:', and removes now
unneeded 'if (retval)' check.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fs/udf/balloc.c: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:01 +0000]
[PATCH] fs/udf/balloc.c: "extern inline" -> "static inline"

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] block/stat.txt
Andy Isaacson [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:04:00 +0000]
[PATCH] block/stat.txt

I couldn't find any docs explaining the contents of /sys/block/<dev>/stat,
so I wrote up the following.  I'm not completely sure it's accurate - Jens,
could you give a yea or nay on this?

In particular, the counts of read/write IOs and read/write sectors are
incremented in different places - it looks like they both increment as the
request is being finished, but I'm not completely sure of that.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] setpgid: should not accept ptraced childs
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:59 +0000]
[PATCH] setpgid: should not accept ptraced childs

sys_setpgid() allows to change ->pgrp of ptraced childs.

'man setpgid' does not tell anything about that, so I consider
this behaviour is a bug.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] setpgid: should work for sub-threads
Oren Laadan [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:58 +0000]
[PATCH] setpgid: should work for sub-threads

setsid() does not work unless the calling process is a
thread_group_leader().

'man setpgid' does not tell anything about that, so I consider this
behaviour is a bug.

Signed-off-by: Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] setpgid: should work for sub-threads
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:53 +0000]
[PATCH] setpgid: should work for sub-threads

setpgid(0, pgid) or setpgid(forked_child_pid, pgid) does not work unless
the calling process is a thread_group_leader().

'man setpgid' does not tell anything about that, so I consider this
behaviour is a bug.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fork: fix race in setting child's pgrp and tty
Oren Laadan [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:51 +0000]
[PATCH] fork: fix race in setting child's pgrp and tty

In fork, child should recopy parent's pgrp/tty after it has tasklist_lock.
Otherwise following a setpgid() on the parent, *after* copy_signal(), the
child will own a stale pgrp (which may be reused); (eg.  if copy_mm()
sleeps a long while due to memory pressure).  Similar issue for the tty.

Signed-off-by: Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] cciss: adds MSI and MSI-X support
Mike Miller [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:50 +0000]
[PATCH] cciss: adds MSI and MSI-X support

This creates a new function, cciss_interrupt_mode called from
cciss_pci_init.  This function determines what type of interrupt vector to
use, i.e., MSI, MSI-X, or IO-APIC.

One noticeable difference is changing the interrupt field of the controller
struct to an array of 4 unsigned ints.  The Smart Array HW is capable of
generating 4 distinct interrupts depending on the transport method in use
during operation.  These are:

#define DOORBELL_INT 0
Used to notify the contoller of configuration updates. We only use
this feature when in polling mode.

#define PERF_MODE_INT 0
Used when the controller is in Performant Mode.

#define SIMPLE_MODE_INT 2
Used when the controller is in Simple Mode (current Linux implementation).

#define MEMQ_INT_MODE 3
Not used.

When using IO-APIC interrupts these 4 lines are OR'ed together so when any
one fires an interrupt an is generated.  In MSI or MSI-X mode this hardware
OR'ing is ignored.  We must register for our interrupt depending on what
mode the controller is running.  For Linux we use SIMPLE_MODE_INT
exclusively at this time.  Please consider this for inclusion.

Signed-off-by: Mike Miller <mike.miller@hp.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tpmdd: remove global event log
Kylene Jo Hall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:48 +0000]
[PATCH] tpmdd: remove global event log

Remove global event log in the tpm bios event measurement log code that
would have caused problems when the code was run concurrently.  A log is
now allocated and attached to the seq file upon open and destroyed
appropriately.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Don't attempt to power off if power off is not implemented
Eric W. Biederman [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:46 +0000]
[PATCH] Don't attempt to power off if power off is not implemented

The problem.  It is expected that /sbin/halt -p works exactly like
/sbin/halt, when the kernel does not implement power off functionality.

The kernel can do a lot of work in the reboot notifiers and in
device_shutdown before we even get to machine_power_off.  Some of that
shutdown is not safe if you are leaving the power on, and it definitely
gets in the way of using sysrq or pressing ctrl-alt-del.  Since the
shutdown happens in generic code there is no way to fix this in
architecture specific code :(

Some machines are kernel oopsing today because of this.

The simple solution is to turn LINUX_REBOOT_CMD_POWER_OFF into
LINUX_REBOOT_CMD_HALT if power_off functionality is not implemented.

This has the unfortunate side effect of disabling the power off
functionality on architectures that leave pm_power_off to null and still
implement something in machine_power_off.  And it will break the build on
some architectures that don't have a pm_power_off variable at all.

On both counts I say tough.

For architectures like alpha that don't implement the pm_power_off variable
pm_power_off is declared in linux/pm.h and it is a generic part of our
power management code, and all architectures should implement it.

For architectures like parisc that have a default power off method in
machine_power_off if pm_power_off is not implemented or fails.  It is easy
enough to set the pm_power_off variable.  And nothing bad happens there,
the machines just stop powering off.

The current semantics are impossible without a flag at the top level so we
can avoid the problem code if a power off is not implemented.  pm_power_off
is as good a flag as any with the bonus that it works without modification
on at least x86, x86_64, powerpc, and ppc today.

Andrew can you pick this up and put this in the mm tree.  Kernels that
don't compile or don't power off seem saner than kernels that oops or
panic.  Until we get the arch specific patches for the problem
architectures this probably isn't smart to push into the stable kernel.
Unfortunately I don't have the time at the moment to walk through every
architecture and make them work.  And even if I did I couldn't test it :(

From: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>

    Add pm_power_off() for build fix of arch/m32r/kernel/process.c.

From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>

    UML build fix

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Hayato Fujiwara <fujiwara@linux-m32r.org>
Signed-off-by: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] fadvise: return ESPIPE on FIFO/pipe
Valentine Barshak [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:44 +0000]
[PATCH] fadvise: return ESPIPE on FIFO/pipe

The patch makes posix_fadvise return ESPIPE on FIFO/pipe in order to be
fully POSIX-compliant.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] update to the initramfs docs
Rob Landley [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:43 +0000]
[PATCH] update to the initramfs docs

Based on questions people have asked me.  Repeatedly.

Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Extend RCU torture module to test tickless idle CPU
Srivatsa Vaddagiri [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:42 +0000]
[PATCH] Extend RCU torture module to test tickless idle CPU

This patch forces RCU torture threads off various CPUs in the system
allowing them to become idle and go tickless.  Meant to test support for
such tickless idle CPU in RCU.

Signed-off-by: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Add tainting for proprietary helper modules
Dave Jones [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:41 +0000]
[PATCH] Add tainting for proprietary helper modules

Kernels that have had Windows drivers loaded into them are undebuggable.
I've wasted a number of hours chasing bugs filed in Fedora bugzilla only to
find out much later that the user had used such 'helpers', and their
problems were unreproducable without them loaded.

Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove unused blkp field in percpu_data
Eric Dumazet [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:40 +0000]
[PATCH] remove unused blkp field in percpu_data

I found that blkp field was not used in kernel tree.

As most of the times NR_CPUS is a power of two and kmalloc() memory blocks
too, this extra field basically doubles the memory space allocated in
__alloc_percpu() to store the 'struct percpu_data'

(for example, if NR_CPUS=8 on i386, kmalloc(4*8+4) returns a 64 bytes block
instead of a 32 bytes block after this patch)

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

14 years ago[PATCH] fs: remove s_old_blocksize from struct super_block
Pekka Enberg [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:39 +0000]
[PATCH] fs: remove s_old_blocksize from struct super_block

This patch inlines the single user of struct super_block field
s_old_blocksize and removes the field.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] Documentation: Small applying-patches.txt update
Jesper Juhl [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:38 +0000]
[PATCH] Documentation: Small applying-patches.txt update

Minor update to Documentation/applying-patches.txt

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/mfd: header included twice
Nicolas Kaiser [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:37 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/mfd: header included twice

linux/delay.h included twice

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix handling of ELF segments with zero filesize
David Gibson [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:35 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix handling of ELF segments with zero filesize

mmap() returns -EINVAL if given a zero length, and thus elf_map() in
binfmt_elf.c does likewise if it attempts to map a (page-aligned) ELF
segment with zero filesize.  Such a situation never arises with the default
linker scripts, but there's nothing inherently wrong with zero-filesize
(but non-zero memsize) ELF segments.  Custom linker scripts can generate
them, and the kernel should be able to map them; this patch makes it so.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] drivers/connector/cn_proc.c typos
David S. Miller [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:34 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/connector/cn_proc.c typos

The parameter to put_cpu_var() is unreferenced by the implementation, and
the compiler doesn't try to comprehend comments, so this wouldn't cause any
problem, but if bugged me enough to post a fix :-)

Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] shrink dentry struct
Eric Dumazet [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:32 +0000]
[PATCH] shrink dentry struct

Some long time ago, dentry struct was carefully tuned so that on 32 bits
UP, sizeof(struct dentry) was exactly 128, ie a power of 2, and a multiple
of memory cache lines.

Then RCU was added and dentry struct enlarged by two pointers, with nice
results for SMP, but not so good on UP, because breaking the above tuning
(128 + 8 = 136 bytes)

This patch reverts this unwanted side effect, by using an union (d_u),
where d_rcu and d_child are placed so that these two fields can share their
memory needs.

At the time d_free() is called (and d_rcu is really used), d_child is known
to be empty and not touched by the dentry freeing.

Lockless lookups only access d_name, d_parent, d_lock, d_op, d_flags (so
the previous content of d_child is not needed if said dentry was unhashed
but still accessed by a CPU because of RCU constraints)

As dentry cache easily contains millions of entries, a size reduction is
worth the extra complexity of the ugly C union.

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Maneesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
Cc: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] nfsroot: do not silently stop parsing on an unknown option
Jorn Dreyer [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:30 +0000]
[PATCH] nfsroot: do not silently stop parsing on an unknown option

It would be helpful if the kernel did not silently stop parsing
nfs options, but instead warned about any he does not recognize. The
attached patch adds one printk to do just that.

It took me a couple of hours to find my configuration mistake.

Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] sigio: cleanup, don't take tasklist twice
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:29 +0000]
[PATCH] sigio: cleanup, don't take tasklist twice

The only user of send_sigio_to_task() already holds tasklist_lock, so it is
better not to send the signal via send_group_sig_info() (which takes
tasklist recursively) but use group_send_sig_info().

The same change in send_sigurg()->send_sigurg_to_task().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] remove unneeded sig->curr_target recalculation
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:28 +0000]
[PATCH] remove unneeded sig->curr_target recalculation

This patch removes unneeded sig->curr_target recalculation under 'if
(atomic_dec_and_test(&sig->count))' in __exit_signal().

When sig->count == 0 the signal can't be sent to this task and
next_thread(tsk) == tsk anyway.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: line duplication
Nicolas Kaiser [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:26 +0000]
[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: line duplication

uniq -d MAINTAINERS

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

14 years ago[PATCH] ext3: use sbi instead of EXT3_SB() in resize code.
Glauber de Oliveira Costa [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:23 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: use sbi instead of EXT3_SB() in resize code.

There are places in the resize code in which EXT3_SB() macro is used after
an statement like sbi = EXT3_SB(sb) is done.  Inside the same function,
both sbi and EXT3_SB() are used to reference the super block Altough it is
not wrong, keeping it coherent increases legibility, IMHO.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] ext3: remove trailing newlines from ext3_warning() calls
Glauber de Oliveira Costa [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:22 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: remove trailing newlines from ext3_warning() calls

Remove the trailing newlines in calls to ext3_warning().  This function
already adds a trailing newline to the end of messages.

Signed-off-by: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <glommer@br.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] oprofile: Use vmalloc_node() in alloc_cpu_buffers()
Eric Dumazet [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:21 +0000]
[PATCH] oprofile: Use vmalloc_node() in alloc_cpu_buffers()

Make oprofile alloc_cpu_buffers() function NUMA aware, allocating each CPU
local buffer in its memory node if possible.

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
Cc: Philippe Elie <phil.el@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: John Levon <levon@movementarian.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] ext3: external journal device as a mount option
Johann Lombardi [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:20 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: external journal device as a mount option

The patch below adds a new mount option to allow the external journal
device to be specified.

The syntax is as follows:
# mount -t ext3 -o journal_dev=0x0820 ...
where 0x0820 means major=8 and minor=32.

Signed-off-by: Johann Lombardi <johann.lombardi@bull.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] shared mounts: cleanup
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:19 +0000]
[PATCH] shared mounts: cleanup

Small cleanups in shared mounts code.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] pivot_root: add comment
Neil Brown [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:18 +0000]
[PATCH] pivot_root: add comment

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Updated CPU hotplug documentation
Ashok Raj [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:17 +0000]
[PATCH] Updated CPU hotplug documentation

Thanks to Nathan Lynch for the review and comments.  Thanks to Joel Schopp
for the pointer to add user space scipts.

Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <nathanl@austin.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Joel Schopp <jschopp@austin.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] tpm: add bios measurement log
Kylene Jo Hall [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:15 +0000]
[PATCH] tpm: add bios measurement log

According to the TCG specifications measurements or hashes of the BIOS code
and data are extended into TPM PCRS and a log is kept in an ACPI table of
these extensions for later validation if desired.  This patch exports the
values in the ACPI table through a security-fs seq_file.

Signed-off-by: Seiji Munetoh <munetoh@jp.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Berger <stefanb@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Reiner Sailer <sailer@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Kylene Hall <kjhall@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] little do_group_exit() cleanup
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:14 +0000]
[PATCH] little do_group_exit() cleanup

zap_other_threads() sets SIGNAL_GROUP_EXIT at the very start,
do_group_exit() doesn't need to do it.

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] do_coredump() should reset group_stop_count earlier
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:13 +0000]
[PATCH] do_coredump() should reset group_stop_count earlier

__group_complete_signal() sets ->group_stop_count in sig_kernel_coredump()
path and marks the target thread as ->group_exit_task.  So any thread
except group_exit_task will go to handle_group_stop()->finish_stop().

However, when group_exit_task actually starts do_coredump(), it sets
SIGNAL_GROUP_EXIT, but does not reset ->group_stop_count while killing
other threads.  If we have not yet stopped threads in the same thread
group, they all will spin in kernel mode until group_exit_task sends them
SIGKILL, because ->group_stop_count > 0 means:

recalc_sigpending_tsk() never clears TIF_SIGPENDING

get_signal_to_deliver() goes to handle_group_stop()

handle_group_stop() returns when SIGNAL_GROUP_EXIT set

syscall_exit/resume_userspace notice TIF_SIGPENDING,
call get_signal_to_deliver() again.

So we are wasting cpu cycles, and if one of these threads is rt_task() this
may be a serious problem.

NOTE: do_coredump() holds ->mmap_sem, so not stopped threads can't escape
coredumping after clearing ->group_stop_count.

See also this thread: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=112739139900002

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>

14 years ago[PATCH] kill_proc_info_as_uid: don't use hardcoded constants
Oleg Nesterov [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:09 +0000]
[PATCH] kill_proc_info_as_uid: don't use hardcoded constants

Use symbolic names instead of hardcoded constants.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] fix possible PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT overflows
Andrew Morton [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:05 +0000]
[PATCH] fix possible PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT overflows

We've had two instances recently of overflows when doing

64_bit_value = (32_bit_value << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT)

I did a tree-wide grep of `<<.*PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT' and this is the result.

- afs_rxfs_fetch_descriptor.offset is of type off_t, which seems broken.

- jfs and jffs are limited to 4GB anyway.

- reiserfs map_block_for_writepage() takes an unsigned long for the block -
  it should take sector_t.  (It'll fail for huge filesystems with
  blocksize<PAGE_CACHE_SIZE)

- cramfs_read() needs to use sector_t (I think cramsfs is busted on large
  filesystems anyway)

- affs is limited in file size anyway.

- I generally didn't fix 32-bit overflows in directory operations.

- arm's __flush_dcache_page() is peculiar.  What if the page lies beyond 4G?

- gss_wrap_req_priv() needs checking (snd_buf->page_base)

Cc: Oleg Drokin <green@linuxhacker.ru>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: <reiserfs-dev@namesys.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cantab.net>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
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>

14 years ago[PATCH] Unchecked alloc_percpu() return in __create_workqueue()
Ben Collins [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:04 +0000]
[PATCH] Unchecked alloc_percpu() return in __create_workqueue()

__create_workqueue() not checking return of alloc_percpu()

NULL dereference was possible.

Signed-off-by: Ben Collins <bcollins@ubuntu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] nbd: remove duplicate assignment
taneli.vahakangas@netsonic.fi [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:03:02 +0000]
[PATCH] nbd: remove duplicate assignment

      <stuartm@connecttech.com>

Sent by Paul Clements <paul.clements@steeleye.com>, who needs to read
Documentation/SubmittingPatches..

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

14 years ago[PATCH] Add block_device_operations.getgeo block device method
Christoph Hellwig [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:50 +0000]
[PATCH] Add block_device_operations.getgeo block device method

HDIO_GETGEO is implemented in most block drivers, and all of them have to
duplicate the code to copy the structure to userspace, as well as getting
the start sector.  This patch moves that to common code [1] and adds a
->getgeo method to fill out the raw kernel hd_geometry structure.  For many
drivers this means ->ioctl can go away now.

[1] the s390 block drivers are odd in this respect.  xpram sets ->start
    to 4 always which seems more than odd, and the dasd driver shifts
    the start offset around, probably because of it's non-standard
    sector size.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Cc: <mike.miller@hp.com>
Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Cc: Markus Lidel <Markus.Lidel@shadowconnect.com>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] docs: updated some code docs
Xose Vazquez Perez [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:49 +0000]
[PATCH] docs: updated some code docs

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

14 years ago[PATCH] sigaction should clear all signals on SIG_IGN, not just < 32
George Anzinger [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:48 +0000]
[PATCH] sigaction should clear all signals on SIG_IGN, not just < 32

While rooting aroung in the signal code trying to understand how to fix the
SIG_IGN ploy (set sig handler to SIG_IGN and flood system with high speed
repeating timers) I came across what, I think, is a problem in sigaction()
in that when processing a SIG_IGN request it flushes signals from 1 to
SIGRTMIN and leaves the rest.  Attempt to fix this.

Signed-off-by: George Anzinger <george@mvista.com>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] keys: Permit running process to instantiate keys
David Howells [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:47 +0000]
[PATCH] keys: Permit running process to instantiate keys

Make it possible for a running process (such as gssapid) to be able to
instantiate a key, as was requested by Trond Myklebust for NFS4.

The patch makes the following changes:

 (1) A new, optional key type method has been added. This permits a key type
     to intercept requests at the point /sbin/request-key is about to be
     spawned and do something else with them - passing them over the
     rpc_pipefs files or netlink sockets for instance.

     The uninstantiated key, the authorisation key and the intended operation
     name are passed to the method.

 (2) The callout_info is no longer passed as an argument to /sbin/request-key
     to prevent unauthorised viewing of this data using ps or by looking in
     /proc/pid/cmdline.

     This means that the old /sbin/request-key program will not work with the
     patched kernel as it will expect to see an extra argument that is no
     longer there.

     A revised keyutils package will be made available tomorrow.

 (3) The callout_info is now attached to the authorisation key. Reading this
     key will retrieve the information.

 (4) A new field has been added to the task_struct. This holds the
     authorisation key currently active for a thread. Searches now look here
     for the caller's set of keys rather than looking for an auth key in the
     lowest level of the session keyring.

     This permits a thread to be servicing multiple requests at once and to
     switch between them. Note that this is per-thread, not per-process, and
     so is usable in multithreaded programs.

     The setting of this field is inherited across fork and exec.

 (5) A new keyctl function (KEYCTL_ASSUME_AUTHORITY) has been added that
     permits a thread to assume the authority to deal with an uninstantiated
     key. Assumption is only permitted if the authorisation key associated
     with the uninstantiated key is somewhere in the thread's keyrings.

     This function can also clear the assumption.

 (6) A new magic key specifier has been added to refer to the currently
     assumed authorisation key (KEY_SPEC_REQKEY_AUTH_KEY).

 (7) Instantiation will only proceed if the appropriate authorisation key is
     assumed first. The assumed authorisation key is discarded if
     instantiation is successful.

 (8) key_validate() is moved from the file of request_key functions to the
     file of permissions functions.

 (9) The documentation is updated.

From: <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>

    Build fix.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] keys: Discard duplicate keys from a keyring on link
David Howells [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:45 +0000]
[PATCH] keys: Discard duplicate keys from a keyring on link

Cause any links within a keyring to keys that match a key to be linked into
that keyring to be discarded as a link to the new key is added.  The match is
contingent on the type and description strings being the same.

This permits requests, adds and searches to displace negative, expired,
revoked and dead keys easily.  After some discussion it was concluded that
duplicate valid keys should probably be discarded also as they would otherwise
hide the new key.

Since request_key() is intended to be the primary method by which keys are
added to a keyring, duplicate valid keys wouldn't be an issue there as that
function would return an existing match in preference to creating a new key.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] keys: Permit key expiry time to be set
David Howells [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:43 +0000]
[PATCH] keys: Permit key expiry time to be set

Add a new keyctl function that allows the expiry time to be set on a key or
removed from a key, provided the caller has attribute modification access.

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

14 years ago[PATCH] kmsg_write: don't return printk return value
Guillaume Chazarain [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:43 +0000]
[PATCH] kmsg_write: don't return printk return value

kmsg_write returns with printk, so some programs may be confused by a
successful write() with a return value different than the buffer length.

# /bin/echo something > /dev/kmsg
/bin/echo: write error: Inappropriate ioctl for device

The drawbacks is that the printk return value can no more be quickly
checked from userspace.

Signed-off-by: Guillaume Chazarain <guichaz@yahoo.fr>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] printk return value: fix it
Guillaume Chazarain [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:41 +0000]
[PATCH] printk return value: fix it

What's the true meaning of the printk return value?  Should it include the
priority prefix length of 3?  and what about the timing information?  In
both cases it was broken:

strace -e write echo 1 > /dev/kmsg
=> write(1, "1\n", 2)                      = 5
strace -e write echo "<1>1" > /dev/kmsg
=> write(1, "<1>1\n", 5)                   = 8

The returned length was "length of input string + 3", I made it "length
of string output to the log buffer".

Note that I couldn't find any printk caller in the kernel interested by its
return value besides kmsg_write.

Signed-off-by: Guillaume Chazarain <guichaz@yahoo.fr>
Acked-By: Tim Bird <tim.bird@am.sony.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix overflow tests for compat_sys_fcntl64 locking
NeilBrown [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:40 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix overflow tests for compat_sys_fcntl64 locking

When making an fctl locking call through compat_sys_fcntl64 (i.e.  a 32bit
app on a 64bit kernel), the syscall can return a locking range that is in
conflict with the queried lock.

If some aspect of this range does not fit in the 32bit structure, something
needs to be done.

The current code is wrong in several respects:

- It returns data to userspace even if no conflict was found
   i.e. it should check l_type for F_UNLCK
- It returns -EOVERFLOW too agressively.   A lock range covering
  the last possible byte of the file (start = COMPAT_OFF_T_MAX,
  len = 1) should be possible, but is rejected with the current test.
- A extra-long 'len' should not be a problem.  If only that part
  of the conflicting lock that would be visible to the 32bit
  app needs to be reported to the 32bit app anyway.

This patch addresses those three issues and adds a comment to (hopefully)
record it for posterity.

Note: this patch mainly affects test-cases.  Real applications rarely is
ever see the problems.

This patch has been tested (LSB test suite), and works.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Fix some problems with truncate and mtime semantics.
NeilBrown [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:39 +0000]
[PATCH] Fix some problems with truncate and mtime semantics.

SUS requires that when truncating a file to the size that it currently
is:
  truncate and ftruncate should NOT modify ctime or mtime
  O_TRUNC SHOULD modify ctime and mtime.

Currently mtime and ctime are always modified on most local
filesystems (side effect of ->truncate) or never modified (on NFS).

With this patch:
  ATTR_CTIME|ATTR_MTIME are sent with ATTR_SIZE precisely when
    an update of these times is required whether size changes or not
    (via a new argument to do_truncate).  This allows NFS to do
    the right thing for O_TRUNC.
  inode_setattr nolonger forces ATTR_MTIME|ATTR_CTIME when the ATTR_SIZE
    sets the size to it's current value.  This allows local filesystems
    to do the right thing for f?truncate.

Also, the logic in inode_setattr is changed a bit so there are two return
points.  One returns the error from vmtruncate if it failed, the other
returns 0 (there can be no other failure).

Finally, if vmtruncate succeeds, and ATTR_SIZE is the only change
requested, we now fall-through and mark_inode_dirty.  If a filesystem did
not have a ->truncate function, then vmtruncate will have changed i_size,
without marking the inode as 'dirty', and I think this is wrong.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

14 years ago[PATCH] Permit multiple inclusion of linux/pagevec.h
David Howells [Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:02:37 +0000]
[PATCH] Permit multiple inclusion of linux/pagevec.h

Make it possible to include linux/pagevec.h multiple times without
incurring errors due to duplicate definitions.

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