1. 30 May, 2010 1 commit
  2. 29 May, 2010 1 commit
  3. 28 May, 2010 5 commits
    • npiggin@suse.de's avatar
      fs: introduce new truncate sequence · 7bb46a67
      npiggin@suse.de authored
      Introduce a new truncate calling sequence into fs/mm subsystems. Rather than
      setattr > vmtruncate > truncate, have filesystems call their truncate sequence
      from ->setattr if filesystem specific operations are required. vmtruncate is
      deprecated, and truncate_pagecache and inode_newsize_ok helpers introduced
      previously should be used.
      simple_setattr is introduced for simple in-ram filesystems to implement
      the new truncate sequence. Eventually all filesystems should be converted
      to implement a setattr, and the default code in notify_change should go
      simple_setsize is also introduced to perform just the ATTR_SIZE portion
      of simple_setattr (ie. changing i_size and trimming pagecache).
      To implement the new truncate sequence:
      - filesystem specific manipulations (eg freeing blocks) must be done in
        the setattr method rather than ->truncate.
      - vmtruncate can not be used by core code to trim blocks past i_size in
        the event of write failure after allocation, so this must be performed
        in the fs code.
      - convert usage of helpers block_write_begin, nobh_write_begin,
        cont_write_begin, and *blockdev_direct_IO* to use _newtrunc postfixed
        variants. These avoid calling vmtruncate to trim blocks (see previous).
      - inode_setattr should not be used. generic_setattr is a new function
        to be used to copy simple attributes into the generic inode.
      - make use of the better opportunity to handle errors with the new sequence.
      Big problem with the previous calling sequence: the filesystem is not called
      until i_size has already changed.  This means it is not allowed to fail the
      call, and also it does not know what the previous i_size was. Also, generic
      code calling vmtruncate to truncate allocated blocks in case of error had
      no good way to return a meaningful error (or, for example, atomically handle
      block deallocation).
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      rename the generic fsync implementations · 1b061d92
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      We don't name our generic fsync implementations very well currently.
      The no-op implementation for in-memory filesystems currently is called
      simple_sync_file which doesn't make too much sense to start with,
      the the generic one for simple filesystems is called simple_fsync
      which can lead to some confusion.
      This patch renames the generic file fsync method to generic_file_fsync
      to match the other generic_file_* routines it is supposed to be used
      with, and the no-op implementation to noop_fsync to make it obvious
      what to expect.  In addition add some documentation for both methods.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      drop unused dentry argument to ->fsync · 7ea80859
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    • Al Viro's avatar
      get rid of the magic around f_count in aio · d7065da0
      Al Viro authored
      __aio_put_req() plays sick games with file refcount.  What
      it wants is fput() from atomic context; it's almost always
      done with f_count > 1, so they only have to deal with delayed
      work in rare cases when their reference happens to be the
      last one.  Current code decrements f_count and if it hasn't
      hit 0, everything is fine.  Otherwise it keeps a pointer
      to struct file (with zero f_count!) around and has delayed
      work do __fput() on it.
      Better way to do it: use atomic_long_add_unless( , -1, 1)
      instead of !atomic_long_dec_and_test().  IOW, decrement it
      only if it's not the last reference, leave refcount alone
      if it was.  And use normal fput() in delayed work.
      I've made that atomic_long_add_unless call a new helper -
      fput_atomic().  Drops a reference to file if it's safe to
      do in atomic (i.e. if that's not the last one), tells if
      it had been able to do that.  aio.c converted to it, __fput()
      use is gone.  req->ki_file *always* contributes to refcount
      now.  And __fput() became static.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    • Len Brown's avatar
      cpuidle: make cpuidle_curr_driver static · 752138df
      Len Brown authored
      cpuidle_register_driver() sets cpuidle_curr_driver
      cpuidle_unregister_driver() clears cpuidle_curr_driver
      We should't expose cpuidle_curr_driver to
      potential modification except via these interfaces.
      So make it static and create cpuidle_get_driver() to observe it.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
  4. 27 May, 2010 33 commits