1. 04 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Petr Vandrovec's avatar
      BKL: Remove BKL from ncpfs · 2e54eb96
      Petr Vandrovec authored
      
      
      Dozen of changes in ncpfs to provide some locking other than BKL.
      
      In readdir cache unlock and mark complete first page as last operation,
      so it can be used for synchronization, as code intended.
      
      When updating dentry name on case insensitive filesystems do at least
      some basic locking...
      
      Hold i_mutex when updating inode fields.
      
      Push some ncp_conn_is_valid down to ncp_request.  Connection can become
      invalid at any moment, and fewer error code paths to test the better.
      
      Use i_size_{read,write} to modify file size.
      
      Set inode's backing_dev_info as ncpfs has its own special bdi.
      
      In ioctl unbreak ioctls invoked on filesystem mounted 'ro' - tests are
      for inode writeable or owner match, but were turned to filesystem
      writeable and inode writeable or owner match.  Also collect all permission
      checks in single place.
      
      Add some locking, and remove comments saying that it would be cool to
      add some locks to the code.
      
      Constify some pointers.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPetr Vandrovec <petr@vandrovec.name>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      2e54eb96
  2. 27 May, 2010 1 commit
    • jan Blunck's avatar
      fs/: do not fallback to default_llseek() when readdir() uses BKL · ca572727
      jan Blunck authored
      
      
      Do not use the fallback default_llseek() if the readdir operation of the
      filesystem still uses the big kernel lock.
      
      Since llseek() modifies
      file->f_pos of the directory directly it may need locking to not confuse
      readdir which usually uses file->f_pos directly as well
      
      Since the special characteristics of the BKL (unlocked on schedule) are
      not necessary in this case, the inode mutex can be used for locking as
      provided by generic_file_llseek().  This is only possible since all
      filesystems, except reiserfs, either use a directory as a flat file or
      with disk address offsets.  Reiserfs on the other hand uses a 32bit hash
      off the filename as the offset so generic_file_llseek() can get used as
      well since the hash is always smaller than sb->s_maxbytes (= (512 << 32) -
      blocksize).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Acked-by: default avatarAnders Larsen <al@alarsen.net>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      ca572727
  3. 17 May, 2010 1 commit
  4. 30 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      
        http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py
      
      
      
      The script does the followings.
      
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
        file.
      
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
         files.
      
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2 to make sure no file was left behind.
      
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
         necessary.
      
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
      
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
      5a0e3ad6
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  13. 09 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • Eric Dumazet's avatar
      [PATCH] shrink dentry struct · 5160ee6f
      Eric Dumazet authored
      
      
      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: default avatarEric 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: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      5160ee6f
  14. 25 Jun, 2005 1 commit
  15. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4