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2006-03-26[PATCH] swswsup: return correct load_image errorCon Kolivas-3/+4
If there's an error in load_image() we should return that without checking snapshot_image_loaded. Signed-off-by: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org> Acked-by: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-26[PATCH] warn if free_irq() is called from IRQ contextIngo Molnar-0/+1
Warn if free_irq() is called in IRQ context - free_irq() can execute /proc VFS work, which must not be done in IRQ context. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25Merge branch 'audit.b3' of ↵Linus Torvalds-436/+1293
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/audit-current * 'audit.b3' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/audit-current: (22 commits) [PATCH] fix audit_init failure path [PATCH] EXPORT_SYMBOL patch for audit_log, audit_log_start, audit_log_end and audit_format [PATCH] sem2mutex: audit_netlink_sem [PATCH] simplify audit_free() locking [PATCH] Fix audit operators [PATCH] promiscuous mode [PATCH] Add tty to syscall audit records [PATCH] add/remove rule update [PATCH] audit string fields interface + consumer [PATCH] SE Linux audit events [PATCH] Minor cosmetic cleanups to the code moved into auditfilter.c [PATCH] Fix audit record filtering with !CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL [PATCH] Fix IA64 success/failure indication in syscall auditing. [PATCH] Miscellaneous bug and warning fixes [PATCH] Capture selinux subject/object context information. [PATCH] Exclude messages by message type [PATCH] Collect more inode information during syscall processing. [PATCH] Pass dentry, not just name, in fsnotify creation hooks. [PATCH] Define new range of userspace messages. [PATCH] Filter rule comparators ... Fixed trivial conflict in security/selinux/hooks.c
2006-03-25Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/bunk/trivialLinus Torvalds-2/+1
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/bunk/trivial: (21 commits) BUG_ON() Conversion in drivers/video/ BUG_ON() Conversion in drivers/parisc/ BUG_ON() Conversion in drivers/block/ BUG_ON() Conversion in sound/sparc/cs4231.c BUG_ON() Conversion in drivers/s390/block/dasd.c BUG_ON() Conversion in lib/swiotlb.c BUG_ON() Conversion in kernel/cpu.c BUG_ON() Conversion in ipc/msg.c BUG_ON() Conversion in block/elevator.c BUG_ON() Conversion in fs/coda/ BUG_ON() Conversion in fs/binfmt_elf_fdpic.c BUG_ON() Conversion in input/serio/hil_mlc.c BUG_ON() Conversion in md/dm-hw-handler.c BUG_ON() Conversion in md/bitmap.c The comment describing how MS_ASYNC works in msync.c is confusing rcu: undeclared variable used in documentation fix typos "wich" -> "which" typo patch for fs/ufs/super.c Fix simple typos tabify drivers/char/Makefile ...
2006-03-25[PATCH] remove pps supportRoman Zippel-54/+18
This removes the support for pps. It's completely unused within the kernel and is basically in the way for further cleanups. It should be easier to readd proper support for it after the rest has been converted to NTP4 (where the pps mechanisms are quite different from NTP3 anyway). Signed-off-by: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org> Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Cc: john stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Add SA_PERCPU_IRQ flag supportDimitri Sivanich-5/+18
Add support for SA_PERCPU_IRQ (only mmtimer.c uses this at this stage). Signed-off-by: Dimitri Sivanich <sivanich@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Use unsigned int types for a faster bsearchEric Dumazet-2/+2
This patch avoids arithmetic on 'signed' types that are slower than 'unsigned'. This saves space and cpu cycles. size of kernel/sys.o before the patch (gcc-3.4.5) text data bss dec hex filename 10924 252 4 11180 2bac kernel/sys.o size of kernel/sys.o after the patch text data bss dec hex filename 10903 252 4 11159 2b97 kernel/sys.o I noticed that gcc-4.1.0 (from Fedora Core 5) even uses idiv instruction for (a+b)/2 if a and b are signed. Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Check if cpu can be onlined before calling smp_prepare_cpu()Ashok Raj-3/+1
- Moved check for online cpu out of smp_prepare_cpu() - Moved default declaration of smp_prepare_cpu() to kernel/cpu.c - Removed lock_cpu_hotplug() from smp_prepare_cpu() to around it, since its called from cpu_up() as well now. - Removed clearing from cpu_present_map during cpu_offline as it breaks using cpu_up() directly during a subsequent online operation. Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Cc: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com> Cc: "Li, Shaohua" <shaohua.li@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] No need to protect current->group_info in sys_getgroups(), ↵Eric Dumazet-6/+0
in_group_p() and in_egroup_p() While doing some benchmarks of an Apache/PHP SMP server, I noticed high oprofile numbers in in_group_p() and _atomic_dec_and_lock(). rank percent 1 4.8911 % __link_path_walk 2 4.8503 % __d_lookup *3 4.2911 % _atomic_dec_and_lock 4 3.9307 % __copy_to_user_ll 5 4.9004 % sysenter_past_esp *6 3.3248 % in_group_p It appears that in_group_p() does an uncessary get_group_info(current->group_info); /* atomic_inc() */ ... /* access current->group_info */ put_group_info(current->group_info); /* _atomic_dec_and_lock */ It is not necessary to do this, because the current task holds a reference on its own group_info, and this reference cannot change during the lookup. This patch deletes the get_group_info()/put_group_info() pair from sys_getgroups(), in_group_p() and in_egroup_p() functions. Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com> Cc: Tim Hockin <thockin@hockin.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] find_task_by_pid() needs tasklist_lockAndrew Morton-0/+2
A couple of places are forgetting to take it. The kswapd case is probably unimportant. keventd_create_kthread() was racy. The whole thing is a bit flakey: you start a kernel thread, get its pid from kernel_thread() then look up its task_struct. a) It assumes that pid recycling takes a "long" time. b) We get a task_struct but no reference was taken on it. The owner of the kswapd and kthread task_struct*'s must assume that the new thread won't exit unexpectedly. Because if it does, they're left holding dead memory and any attempt to control or stop that task will crash. Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] refactor capable() to one implementation, add __capable() helperChris Wright-12/+16
Move capable() to kernel/capability.c and eliminate duplicate implementations. Add __capable() function which can be used to check for capabiilty of any process. Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] IRQ: prevent enabling of previously disabled interruptBryan Holty-4/+17
This fix prevents re-disabling and enabling of a previously disabled interrupt. On an SMP system with irq balancing enabled; If an interrupt is disabled from within its own interrupt context with disable_irq_nosync and is also earmarked for processor migration, the interrupt is blindly moved to the other processor and enabled without regard for its current "enabled" state. If there is an interrupt pending, it will unexpectedly invoke the irq handler on the new irq owning processor (even though the irq was previously disabled) The more intuitive fix would be to invoke disable_irq_nosync and enable_irq, but since we already have the desc->lock from __do_IRQ, we cannot call them directly. Instead we can use the same logic to disable and enable found in disable_irq_nosync and enable_irq, with regards to the desc->depth. This now prevents a disabled interrupt from being re-disabled, and more importantly prevents a disabled interrupt from being incorrectly enabled on a different processor. Signed-off-by: Bryan Holty <lgeek@frontiernet.net> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] irq: uninline migration functionsAndrew Morton-2/+53
Uninline some massive IRQ migration functions. Put them in the new kernel/irq/migration.c. Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] kernel/params.c: make param_array() staticAdrian Bunk-6/+6
param_array() in kernel/params.c can now become static. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Remove MODULE_PARMRusty Russell-177/+16
MODULE_PARM was actually breaking: recent gcc version optimize them out as unused. It's time to replace the last users, which are generally in the most unloved drivers anyway. Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Validate and sanitze itimer timeval from userspaceThomas Gleixner-0/+66
According to the specification the timevals must be validated and an errorcode -EINVAL returned in case the timevals are not in canonical form. This check was never done in Linux. The pre 2.6.16 code converted invalid timevals silently. Negative timeouts were converted by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion to the maximum timeout. hrtimers and the ktime_t operations expect timevals in canonical form. Otherwise random results might happen on 32 bits machines due to the optimized ktime_add/sub operations. Negative timeouts are treated as already expired. This might break applications which work on pre 2.6.16. To prevent random behaviour and API breakage the timevals are checked and invalid timevals sanitized in a simliar way as the pre 2.6.16 code did. Invalid timevals are reported with a per boot limited number of kernel messages so applications which use this misfeature can be corrected. After a grace period of one year the sanitizing should be replaced by a correct validation check. This is also documented in Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt The validation and sanitizing is done inside do_setitimer so all callers (sys_setitimer, compat_sys_setitimer, osf_setitimer) are catched. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] sys_alarm() unsigned signed conversion fixupThomas Gleixner-13/+38
alarm() calls the kernel with an unsigend int timeout in seconds. The value is stored in the tv_sec field of a struct timeval to setup the itimer. The tv_sec field of struct timeval is of type long, which causes the tv_sec value to be negative on 32 bit machines if seconds > INT_MAX. Before the hrtimer merge (pre 2.6.16) such a negative value was converted to the maximum jiffies timeout by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion. It's not clear whether this was intended or just happened to be done by the timeval_to_jiffies code. hrtimers expect a timeval in canonical form and treat a negative timeout as already expired. This breaks the legitimate usage of alarm() with a timeout value > INT_MAX seconds. For 32 bit machines it is therefor necessary to limit the internal seconds value to avoid API breakage. Instead of doing this in all implementations of sys_alarm the duplicated sys_alarm code is moved into a common function in itimer.c Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] timer irq driven soft watchdog fixAndrew Morton-0/+1
I seem to have lost this hunk in yesterday's patch. It brings the coming-online CPU's softlockup timer up to date so we don't get false-positive tripups during CPU hot-add. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24BUG_ON() Conversion in kernel/cpu.cEric Sesterhenn-2/+1
this changes if() BUG(); constructs to BUG_ON() which is cleaner, contains unlikely() and can better optimized away. Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-03-24[PATCH] fix build error if CONFIG_SYSFS=nAndrew Morton-2/+2
uevent_seqnum and uevent_helper are only defined if CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y, CONFIG_NET=n. (I stole this back from Greg's tree - it makes allnoconfig work). Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] strndup_user: convert moduleDavi Arnaut-16/+3
Change hand-coded userspace string copying to strndup_user. Signed-off-by: Davi Arnaut <davi.arnaut@gmail.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] timer-irq-driven soft-watchdog, cleanupsIngo Molnar-25/+31
Make the softlockup detector purely timer-interrupt driven, removing softirq-context (timer) dependencies. This means that if the softlockup watchdog triggers, it has truly observed a longer than 10 seconds scheduling delay of a SCHED_FIFO prio 99 task. (the patch also turns off the softlockup detector during the initial bootup phase and does small style fixes) Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] Fix module refcount leak in __set_personality()Sergey Vlasov-0/+1
If the change of personality does not lead to change of exec domain, __set_personality() returned without releasing the module reference acquired by lookup_exec_domain(). Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <vsu@altlinux.ru> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: document wrong return valueAndrew Morton-0/+7
Document the fact that setrlimit(RLIMIT_CPU) doesn't return error codes when it should. I don't think we can fix this without a 2.7.x.. Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com> Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: fix handling of a zero limitAndrew Morton-1/+12
At present the kernel doesn't honour an attempt to set RLIMIT_CPU to zero seconds. But the spec says it should, and that's what 2.4.x does. Fixing this for real would involve some complexity (such as adding a new it-has-been-set flag to the task_struct, and testing that everwhere, instead of overloading the value of it_prof_expires). Given that a 2.4 kernel won't actually send the signal until one second has expired anyway, let's just handle this case by treating the caller's zero-seconds as one second. Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com> Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] sys_setrlimit() cleanupAndrew Morton-11/+15
- Whitespace cleanups - Make that expression comprehensible. There's a potential logic change here: we do the "is it_prof_expires equal to zero" test after converting it to seconds, rather than doing the comparison between raw cputime_t's. But given that it's in units of seconds anyway, that shouldn't change anything. Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand@de.ibm.com> Cc: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] console_setup() depends (wrongly?) on CONFIG_PRINTKJohn Z. Bohach-38/+38
It appears that console_setup() code only gets compiled into the kernel if CONFIG_PRINTK is enabled. One detrimental side-effect of this is that serial8250_console_setup() never gets invoked when CONFIG_PRINTK is not set, resulting in baud rate not being read/parsed from command line (i.e. console=ttyS0,115200n8 is ignored, at least the baud rate part...) Attached patch moves console_setup() code from inside #ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK to outside (in printk.c), removing dependence on said config. option. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset: remove useless local variable initializationPaul Jackson-1/+1
Remove a useless variable initialization in cpuset __cpuset_zone_allowed(). The local variable 'allowed' is unconditionally set before use, later on in the code, so does not need to be initialized. Not that it seems to matter to the code generated any, as the compiler optimizes out the superfluous assignment anyway. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset: don't need to mark cpuset_mems_generation atomicPaul Jackson-8/+11
Drop the atomic_t marking on the cpuset static global cpuset_mems_generation. Since all access to it is guarded by the global manage_mutex, there is no need for further serialization of this value. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset: remove unnecessary NULL checkPaul Jackson-12/+6
Remove a no longer needed test for NULL cpuset pointer, with a little comment explaining why the test isn't needed. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset memory spread slab cache optimizationsPaul Jackson-0/+1
The hooks in the slab cache allocator code path for support of NUMA mempolicies and cpuset memory spreading are in an important code path. Many systems will use neither feature. This patch optimizes those hooks down to a single check of some bits in the current tasks task_struct flags. For non NUMA systems, this hook and related code is already ifdef'd out. The optimization is done by using another task flag, set if the task is using a non-default NUMA mempolicy. Taking this flag bit along with the PF_SPREAD_PAGE and PF_SPREAD_SLAB flag bits added earlier in this 'cpuset memory spreading' patch set, one can check for the combination of any of these special case memory placement mechanisms with a single test of the current tasks task_struct flags. This patch also tightens up the code, to save a few bytes of kernel text space, and moves some of it out of line. Due to the nested inlines called from multiple places, we were ending up with three copies of this code, which once we get off the main code path (for local node allocation) seems a bit wasteful of instruction 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>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset memory spread basic implementationPaul Jackson-6/+98
This patch provides the implementation and cpuset interface for an alternative memory allocation policy that can be applied to certain kinds of memory allocations, such as the page cache (file system buffers) and some slab caches (such as inode caches). The policy is called "memory spreading." If enabled, it spreads out these kinds of memory allocations over all the nodes allowed to a task, instead of preferring to place them on the node where the task is executing. All other kinds of allocations, including anonymous pages for a tasks stack and data regions, are not affected by this policy choice, and continue to be allocated preferring the node local to execution, as modified by the NUMA mempolicy. There are two boolean flag files per cpuset that control where the kernel allocates pages for the file system buffers and related in kernel data structures. They are called 'memory_spread_page' and 'memory_spread_slab'. If the per-cpuset boolean flag file 'memory_spread_page' is set, then the kernel will spread the file system buffers (page cache) evenly over all the nodes that the faulting task is allowed to use, instead of preferring to put those pages on the node where the task is running. If the per-cpuset boolean flag file 'memory_spread_slab' is set, then the kernel will spread some file system related slab caches, such as for inodes and dentries evenly over all the nodes that the faulting task is allowed to use, instead of preferring to put those pages on the node where the task is running. The implementation is simple. Setting the cpuset flags 'memory_spread_page' or 'memory_spread_cache' turns on the per-process flags PF_SPREAD_PAGE or PF_SPREAD_SLAB, respectively, for each task that is in the cpuset or subsequently joins that cpuset. In subsequent patches, the page allocation calls for the affected page cache and slab caches are modified to perform an inline check for these flags, and if set, a call to a new routine cpuset_mem_spread_node() returns the node to prefer for the allocation. The cpuset_mem_spread_node() routine is also simple. It uses the value of a per-task rotor cpuset_mem_spread_rotor to select the next node in the current tasks mems_allowed to prefer for the allocation. This policy can provide substantial improvements for jobs that need to place thread local data on the corresponding node, but that need to access large file system data sets that need to be spread across the several nodes in the jobs cpuset in order to fit. Without this patch, especially for jobs that might have one thread reading in the data set, the memory allocation across the nodes in the jobs cpuset can become very uneven. A couple of Copyright year ranges are updated as well. And a couple of email addresses that can be found in the MAINTAINERS file are removed. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset use combined atomic_inc_return callsPaul Jackson-7/+4
Replace pairs of calls to <atomic_inc, atomic_read>, with a single call atomic_inc_return, saving a few bytes of source and kernel text. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] cpuset cleanup not not operatorsPaul Jackson-5/+5
Since the test_bit() bit operator is boolean (return 0 or 1), the double not "!!" operations needed to convert a scalar (zero or not zero) to a boolean are not needed. Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] rcutorture: tag success/failure line with module parametersPaul E. McKenney-8/+15
A long-running rcutorture test can overflow dmesg, so that the line containing the module parameters is lost. Although it is usually possible to retrieve this information from the log files, it is much better to just tag it onto the final success/failure line so that it may be easily found. This patch does just that. Signed-off-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] tvec_bases too large for per-cpu dataJan Beulich-11/+34
With internal Xen-enabled kernels we see the kernel's static per-cpu data area exceed the limit of 32k on x86-64, and even native x86-64 kernels get fairly close to that limit. I generally question whether it is reasonable to have data structures several kb in size allocated as per-cpu data when the space there is rather limited. The biggest arch-independent consumer is tvec_bases (over 4k on 32-bit archs, over 8k on 64-bit ones), which now gets converted to use dynamically allocated memory instead. Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] rcu_process_callbacks: don't cli() while testing ->nxtlistOleg Nesterov-3/+2
__rcu_process_callbacks() disables interrupts to protect itself from call_rcu() which adds new entries to ->nxtlist. However we can check "->nxtlist != NULL" with interrupts enabled, we can't get "false positives" because call_rcu() can only change this condition from 0 to 1. Tested with rcutorture.ko. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: 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>
2006-03-24[PATCH] Range checking in do_proc_dointvec_(userhz_)jiffies_convBart Samwel-0/+4
When (integer) sysctl values are in either seconds or centiseconds, but represented internally as jiffies, the allowable value range is decreased. This patch adds range checks to the conversion routines. For values in seconds: maximum LONG_MAX / HZ. For values in centiseconds: maximum (LONG_MAX / HZ) * USER_HZ. (BTW, does anyone else feel that an interface in seconds should not be accepting negative values?) Signed-off-by: Bart Samwel <bart@samwel.tk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] Represent laptop_mode as jiffies internallyBart Samwel-3/+2
Make that the internal value for /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode is stored as jiffies instead of seconds. Let the sysctl interface do the conversions, instead of doing on-the-fly conversions every time the value is used. Add a description of the fact that laptop_mode doubles as a flag and a timeout to the comment above the laptop_mode variable. Signed-off-by: Bart Samwel <bart@samwel.tk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] Represent dirty_*_centisecs as jiffies internallyBart Samwel-5/+5
Make that the internal values for: /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs /proc/sys/vm/dirty_expire_centisecs are stored as jiffies instead of centiseconds. Let the sysctl interface do the conversions with full precision using clock_t_to_jiffies, instead of doing overflow-sensitive on-the-fly conversions every time the values are used. Cons: apparent precision loss if HZ is not a multiple of 100, because of conversion back and forth. This is a common problem for all sysctl values that use proc_dointvec_userhz_jiffies. (There is only one other in-tree use, in net/core/neighbour.c.) Signed-off-by: Bart Samwel <bart@samwel.tk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] free_uid() locking improvementAndrew Morton-3/+7
Reduce lock hold times in free_uid(). Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] Block queue IO tracing support (blktrace) as of 2006-03-23Jens Axboe-0/+1
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-23[PATCH] relay: consolidate sendfile() and read() codeTom Zanussi-84/+91
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-23[PATCH] relay: add sendfile() supportJens Axboe-29/+115
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-23[PATCH] relay: migrate from relayfs to a generic relay APIJens Axboe-0/+920
Original patch from Paul Mundt, sysfs parts removed by me since they were broken. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-23[PATCH] kernel/rcupdate.c: make two structs staticAdrian Bunk-2/+2
This patch makes two needlessly global structs static. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] BUILD_LOCK_OPS: cleanup preempt_disable() usageOleg Nesterov-5/+4
This patch changes the code from: preempt_disable(); for (;;) { ... preempt_disable(); } to: for (;;) { preempt_disable(); ... } which seems more clean to me and saves a couple of bytes for each function. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] pause_on_oops command line optionAndrew Morton-1/+96
Attempt to fix the problem wherein people's oops reports scroll off the screen due to repeated oopsing or to oopses on other CPUs. If this happens the user can reboot with the `pause_on_oops=<seconds>' option. It will allow the first oopsing CPU to print an oops record just a single time. Second oopsing attempts, or oopses on other CPUs will cause those CPUs to enter a tight loop until the specified number of seconds have elapsed. The patch implements the infrastructure generically in the expectation that architectures other than x86 will find it useful. Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] make bug messages more consistentIngo Molnar-2/+2
Consolidate all kernel bug printouts to begin with the "BUG: " string. Makes it easier to find them in large bootup logs. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] sigprocmask: kill unneeded temp varOleg Nesterov-4/+4
Cleanup, remove unneeded double copying of current->blocked. 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>