1. 12 Dec, 2009 1 commit
  2. 07 Dec, 2009 9 commits
  3. 05 Dec, 2009 1 commit
  4. 03 Dec, 2009 1 commit
  5. 26 Nov, 2009 1 commit
    • Ilya Loginov's avatar
      block: add helpers to run flush_dcache_page() against a bio and a request's pages · 2d4dc890
      Ilya Loginov authored
      
      
      Mtdblock driver doesn't call flush_dcache_page for pages in request.  So,
      this causes problems on architectures where the icache doesn't fill from
      the dcache or with dcache aliases.  The patch fixes this.
      
      The ARCH_IMPLEMENTS_FLUSH_DCACHE_PAGE symbol was introduced to avoid
      pointless empty cache-thrashing loops on architectures for which
      flush_dcache_page() is a no-op.  Every architecture was provided with this
      flush pages on architectires where ARCH_IMPLEMENTS_FLUSH_DCACHE_PAGE is
      equal 1 or do nothing otherwise.
      
      See "fix mtd_blkdevs problem with caches on some architectures" discussion
      on LKML for more information.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIlya Loginov <isloginov@gmail.com>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      Cc: Peter Horton <phorton@bitbox.co.uk>
      Cc: "Ed L. Cashin" <ecashin@coraid.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
      2d4dc890
  6. 13 Nov, 2009 1 commit
    • Thomas Gleixner's avatar
      locking: Make inlining decision Kconfig based · 6beb0009
      Thomas Gleixner authored
      commit 892a7c67
      
       (locking: Allow arch-inlined spinlocks) implements the
      selection of which lock functions are inlined based on defines in
      arch/.../spinlock.h: #define __always_inline__LOCK_FUNCTION
      
      Despite of the name __always_inline__* the lock functions can be built
      out of line depending on config options. Also if the arch does not set
      some inline defines the generic code might set them; again depending on
      config options.
      
      This makes it unnecessary hard to figure out when and which lock
      functions are inlined. Aside of that it makes it way harder and
      messier for -rt to manipulate the lock functions.
      
      Convert the inlining decision to CONFIG switches. Each lock function
      is inlined depending on CONFIG_INLINE_*. The configs implement the
      existing dependencies. The architecture code can select ARCH_INLINE_*
      to signal that it wants the corresponding lock function inlined.
      ARCH_INLINE_* is necessary as Kconfig ignores "depends on"
      restrictions when a config element is selected.
      
      No functional change.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      LKML-Reference: <20091109151428.504477141@linutronix.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarHeiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      6beb0009
  7. 05 Nov, 2009 1 commit
    • Martin Schwidefsky's avatar
      nohz: Introduce arch_needs_cpu · 3c5d92a0
      Martin Schwidefsky authored
      
      
      Allow the architecture to request a normal jiffy tick when the system
      goes idle and tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick is called . On s390 the hook is
      used to prevent the system going fully idle if there has been an
      interrupt other than a clock comparator interrupt since the last wakeup.
      
      On s390 the HiperSockets response time for 1 connection ping-pong goes
      down from 42 to 34 microseconds. The CPU cost decreases by 27%.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      LKML-Reference: <20090929122533.402715150@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      3c5d92a0
  8. 29 Oct, 2009 1 commit
    • Martin Schwidefsky's avatar
      [S390] cputime: fix overflow on 31 bit systems · 70f5dc51
      Martin Schwidefsky authored
      
      
      The cputime_to_msecs / cputime_to_clock_t and cputime64_to_clock_t
      cause fixpoint divide exceptions if the cputime is too large.
      On a machine that collected 49.7 days worth of idle time reading
      from /proc/stat will generate oopses like this:
      
      Kernel BUG at 001b0c92 [verbose debug info unavailable]
      fixpoint divide exception: 0009 [#13] SMP
      Modules linked in: ipv6
      CPU: 1 Tainted: G      D   2.6.27.10 #5
      Process cat (pid: 21352, task: 1fb34138, ksp: 1d2a3d98)
      Krnl PSW : 070c2000 801b0c92 (show_stat+0x2ca/0x68c)
                 R:0 T:1 IO:1 EX:1 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:2 PM:0
      Krnl GPRS: 00000001 00001388 00000bb8 0015d2a1
                 00000000 00000000 000003e8 0001fd91
                 00000000 00000000 0000129d eecd2ff0
                 1cc533b9 0036f780 801b0bce 1d2a3cc0
      Krnl Code: 801b0c86: f18890abf198       mvo     171(9,%r9),408(9,%r15)
                 801b0c8c: 98abf170           lm      %r10,%r11,368(%r15)
                 801b0c90: 1da1               dr      %r10,%r1
                >801b0c92: 90abf170           stm     %r10,%r11,368(%r15)
                 801b0c96: 98abf190           lm      %r10,%r11,400(%r15)
                 801b0c9a: 1da1               dr      %r10,%r1
                 801b0c9c: 90abf190           stm     %r10,%r11,400(%r15)
                 801b0ca0: 18a3               lr      %r10,%r3
      Call Trace:
      ([<00000000001b09f4>] show_stat+0x2c/0x68c)
       [<000000000018dcee>] seq_read+0xb2/0x364
       [<00000000001a9980>] proc_reg_read+0x68/0x98
       [<00000000001705ee>] vfs_read+0x6e/0xe8
       [<0000000000170732>] sys_read+0x36/0x78
       [<000000000010f750>] sysc_do_restart+0x12/0x16
       [<0000000077f3ad6a>] 0x77f3ad6a
       <4>---[ end trace 1436ea9559d3de9e ]---
      Reported-by: default avatarMike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      70f5dc51
  9. 12 Oct, 2009 1 commit
    • Neil Horman's avatar
      net: Generalize socket rx gap / receive queue overflow cmsg · 3b885787
      Neil Horman authored
      Create a new socket level option to report number of queue overflows
      
      Recently I augmented the AF_PACKET protocol to report the number of frames lost
      on the socket receive queue between any two enqueued frames.  This value was
      exported via a SOL_PACKET level cmsg.  AFter I completed that work it was
      requested that this feature be generalized so that any datagram oriented socket
      could make use of this option.  As such I've created this patch, It creates a
      new SOL_SOCKET level option called SO_RXQ_OVFL, which when enabled exports a
      SOL_SOCKET level cmsg that reports the nubmer of times the sk_receive_queue
      overflowed between any two given frames.  It also augments the AF_PACKET
      protocol to take advantage of this new feature (as it previously did not touch
      sk->sk_drops, which this patch uses to record the overflow count).  Tested
      successfully by me.
      
      Notes:
      
      1) Unlike my previous patch, this patch simply records the sk_drops value, which
      is not a number of drops between packets, but rather a total number of drops.
      Deltas must be computed in user space.
      
      2) While this patch currently works with datagram oriented protocols, it will
      also be accepted by non-datagram oriented protocols. I'm not sure if thats
      agreeable to everyone, but my argument in favor of doing so is that, for those
      protocols which aren't applicable to this option, sk_drops will always be zero,
      and reporting no drops on a receive queue that isn't used for those
      non-participating protocols seems reasonable to me.  This also saves us having
      to code in a per-protocol opt in mechanism.
      
      3) This applies cleanly to net-next assuming that commit
      97775007
      
       (my af packet cmsg patch) is reverted
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNeil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      3b885787
  10. 06 Oct, 2009 2 commits
  11. 24 Sep, 2009 3 commits
  12. 22 Sep, 2009 6 commits
  13. 21 Sep, 2009 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      perf: Do the big rename: Performance Counters -> Performance Events · cdd6c482
      Ingo Molnar authored
      
      
      Bye-bye Performance Counters, welcome Performance Events!
      
      In the past few months the perfcounters subsystem has grown out its
      initial role of counting hardware events, and has become (and is
      becoming) a much broader generic event enumeration, reporting, logging,
      monitoring, analysis facility.
      
      Naming its core object 'perf_counter' and naming the subsystem
      'perfcounters' has become more and more of a misnomer. With pending
      code like hw-breakpoints support the 'counter' name is less and
      less appropriate.
      
      All in one, we've decided to rename the subsystem to 'performance
      events' and to propagate this rename through all fields, variables
      and API names. (in an ABI compatible fashion)
      
      The word 'event' is also a bit shorter than 'counter' - which makes
      it slightly more convenient to write/handle as well.
      
      Thanks goes to Stephane Eranian who first observed this misnomer and
      suggested a rename.
      
      User-space tooling and ABI compatibility is not affected - this patch
      should be function-invariant. (Also, defconfigs were not touched to
      keep the size down.)
      
      This patch has been generated via the following script:
      
        FILES=$(find * -type f | grep -vE 'oprofile|[^K]config')
      
        sed -i \
          -e 's/PERF_EVENT_/PERF_RECORD_/g' \
          -e 's/PERF_COUNTER/PERF_EVENT/g' \
          -e 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g' \
          -e 's/nb_counters/nb_events/g' \
          -e 's/swcounter/swevent/g' \
          -e 's/tpcounter_event/tp_event/g' \
          $FILES
      
        for N in $(find . -name perf_counter.[ch]); do
          M=$(echo $N | sed 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g')
          mv $N $M
        done
      
        FILES=$(find . -name perf_event.*)
      
        sed -i \
          -e 's/COUNTER_MASK/REG_MASK/g' \
          -e 's/COUNTER/EVENT/g' \
          -e 's/\<event\>/event_id/g' \
          -e 's/counter/event/g' \
          -e 's/Counter/Event/g' \
          $FILES
      
      ... to keep it as correct as possible. This script can also be
      used by anyone who has pending perfcounters patches - it converts
      a Linux kernel tree over to the new naming. We tried to time this
      change to the point in time where the amount of pending patches
      is the smallest: the end of the merge window.
      
      Namespace clashes were fixed up in a preparatory patch - and some
      stylistic fallout will be fixed up in a subsequent patch.
      
      ( NOTE: 'counters' are still the proper terminology when we deal
        with hardware registers - and these sed scripts are a bit
        over-eager in renaming them. I've undone some of that, but
        in case there's something left where 'counter' would be
        better than 'event' we can undo that on an individual basis
        instead of touching an otherwise nicely automated patch. )
      Suggested-by: default avatarStephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Acked-by: default avatarPaul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarArjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
      Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
      Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
      LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      cdd6c482
  14. 11 Sep, 2009 11 commits