1. 20 Sep, 2015 4 commits
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Merge tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dledford/rdma · dc847d5b
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Pull rdma fixes from Doug Ledford:
       "The new hfi1 driver in staging/rdma has had a number of fixup patches
        since being added to the tree.  This is the first batch of those fixes"
      
      * tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dledford/rdma:
        IB/hfi: Properly set permissions for user device files
        IB/hfi1: mask vs shift confusion
        IB/hfi1: clean up some defines
        IB/hfi1: info leak in get_ctxt_info()
        IB/hfi1: fix a locking bug
        IB/hfi1: checking for NULL instead of IS_ERR
        IB/hfi1: fix sdma_descq_cnt parameter parsing
        IB/hfi1: fix copy_to/from_user() error handling
        IB/hfi1: fix pstateinfo from returning improperly byteswapped value
      dc847d5b
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Merge branch 'libnvdimm-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm · 2673ee56
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Pull libnvdimm fixes from Dan Williams:
      
       - a boot regression (since v4.2) fix for some ARM configurations from
         Tyler
      
       - regression (since v4.1) fixes for mkfs.xfs on a DAX enabled device
         from Jeff.  These are tagged for -stable.
      
       - a pair of locking fixes from Axel that are hidden from lockdep since
         they involve device_lock().  The "btt" one is tagged for -stable, the
         other only applies to the new "pfn" mechanism in v4.3.
      
       - a fix for the pmem ->rw_page() path to use wmb_pmem() from Ross.
      
      * 'libnvdimm-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm:
        mm: fix type cast in __pfn_to_phys()
        pmem: add proper fencing to pmem_rw_page()
        libnvdimm: pfn_devs: Fix locking in namespace_store
        libnvdimm: btt_devs: Fix locking in namespace_store
        blockdev: don't set S_DAX for misaligned partitions
        dax: fix O_DIRECT I/O to the last block of a blockdev
      2673ee56
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block · 133bb595
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Pull block updates from Jens Axboe:
       "This is a bit bigger than it should be, but I could (did) not want to
        send it off last week due to both wanting extra testing, and expecting
        a fix for the bounce regression as well.  In any case, this contains:
      
         - Fix for the blk-merge.c compilation warning on gcc 5.x from me.
      
         - A set of back/front SG gap merge fixes, from me and from Sagi.
           This ensures that we honor SG gapping for integrity payloads as
           well.
      
         - Two small fixes for null_blk from Matias, fixing a leak and a
           capacity propagation issue.
      
         - A blkcg fix from Tejun, fixing a NULL dereference.
      
         - A fast clone optimization from Ming, fixing a performance
           regression since the arbitrarily sized bio's were introduced.
      
         - Also from Ming, a regression fix for bouncing IOs"
      
      * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block:
        block: fix bounce_end_io
        block: blk-merge: fast-clone bio when splitting rw bios
        block: blkg_destroy_all() should clear q->root_blkg and ->root_rl.blkg
        block: Copy a user iovec if it includes gaps
        block: Refuse adding appending a gapped integrity page to a bio
        block: Refuse request/bio merges with gaps in the integrity payload
        block: Check for gaps on front and back merges
        null_blk: fix wrong capacity when bs is not 512 bytes
        null_blk: fix memory leak on cleanup
        block: fix bogus compiler warnings in blk-merge.c
      133bb595
    • Chris Mason's avatar
      fs-writeback: unplug before cond_resched in writeback_sb_inodes · 590dca3a
      Chris Mason authored
      Commit 505a666e ("writeback: plug writeback in wb_writeback() and
      writeback_inodes_wb()") has us holding a plug during writeback_sb_inodes,
      which increases the merge rate when relatively contiguous small files
      are written by the filesystem.  It helps both on flash and spindles.
      
      For an fs_mark workload creating 4K files in parallel across 8 drives,
      this commit improves performance ~9% more by unplugging before calling
      cond_resched().  cond_resched() doesn't trigger an implicit unplug, so
      explicitly getting the IO down to the device before scheduling reduces
      latencies for anyone waiting on clean pages.
      
      It also cuts down on how often we use kblockd to unplug, which means
      less work bouncing from one workqueue to another.
      
      Many more details about how we got here:
      
        https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/9/11/570
      
      
      
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <clm@fb.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      590dca3a
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