1. 17 May, 2010 5 commits
  2. 22 Apr, 2010 1 commit
  3. 09 Apr, 2010 1 commit
  4. 24 Mar, 2010 2 commits
  5. 12 Mar, 2010 3 commits
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      ptrace: move user_enable_single_step & co prototypes to linux/ptrace.h · dacbe41f
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      
      
      While in theory user_enable_single_step/user_disable_single_step/
      user_enable_blockstep could also be provided as an inline or macro there's
      no good reason to do so, and having the prototype in one places keeps code
      size and confusion down.
      
      Roland said:
      
        The original thought there was that user_enable_single_step() et al
        might well be only an instruction or three on a sane machine (as if we
        have any of those!), and since there is only one call site inlining
        would be beneficial.  But I agree that there is no strong reason to care
        about inlining it.
      
        As to the arch changes, there is only one thought I'd add to the
        record.  It was always my thinking that for an arch where
        PTRACE_SINGLESTEP does text-modifying breakpoint insertion,
        user_enable_single_step() should not be provided.  That is,
        arch_has_single_step()=>true means that there is an arch facility with
        "pure" semantics that does not have any unexpected side effects.
        Inserting a breakpoint might do very unexpected strange things in
        multi-threaded situations.  Aside from that, it is a peculiar side
        effect that user_{enable,disable}_single_step() should cause COW
        de-sharing of text pages and so forth.  For PTRACE_SINGLESTEP, all these
        peculiarities are the status quo ante for that arch, so having
        arch_ptrace() itself do those is one thing.  But for building other
        things in the future, it is nicer to have a uniform "pure" semantics
        that arch-independent code can expect.
      
        OTOH, all such arch issues are really up to the arch maintainer.  As
        of today, there is nothing but ptrace using user_enable_single_step() et
        al so it's a distinction without a practical difference.  If/when there
        are other facilities that use user_enable_single_step() and might care,
        the affected arch's can revisit the question when someone cares about
        the quality of the arch support for said new facility.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
      Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      dacbe41f
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      improve sys_newuname() for compat architectures · e28cbf22
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      
      
      On an architecture that supports 32-bit compat we need to override the
      reported machine in uname with the 32-bit value.  Instead of doing this
      separately in every architecture introduce a COMPAT_UTS_MACHINE define in
      <asm/compat.h> and apply it directly in sys_newuname().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
      Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
      Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
      Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      e28cbf22
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      Add generic sys_old_mmap() · a4679373
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      
      
      Add a generic implementation of the old mmap() syscall, which expects its
      argument in a memory block and switch all architectures over to use it.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
      Cc: Hirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
      Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
      Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarJesper Nilsson <jesper.nilsson@axis.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Acked-by: default avatarGreg Ungerer <gerg@uclinux.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      a4679373
  6. 08 Mar, 2010 1 commit
  7. 26 Feb, 2010 15 commits
  8. 20 Feb, 2010 1 commit
    • Russell King's avatar
      MM: Pass a PTE pointer to update_mmu_cache() rather than the PTE itself · 4b3073e1
      Russell King authored
      
      
      On VIVT ARM, when we have multiple shared mappings of the same file
      in the same MM, we need to ensure that we have coherency across all
      copies.  We do this via make_coherent() by making the pages
      uncacheable.
      
      This used to work fine, until we allowed highmem with highpte - we
      now have a page table which is mapped as required, and is not available
      for modification via update_mmu_cache().
      
      Ralf Beache suggested getting rid of the PTE value passed to
      update_mmu_cache():
      
        On MIPS update_mmu_cache() calls __update_tlb() which walks pagetables
        to construct a pointer to the pte again.  Passing a pte_t * is much
        more elegant.  Maybe we might even replace the pte argument with the
        pte_t?
      
      Ben Herrenschmidt would also like the pte pointer for PowerPC:
      
        Passing the ptep in there is exactly what I want.  I want that
        -instead- of the PTE value, because I have issue on some ppc cases,
        for I$/D$ coherency, where set_pte_at() may decide to mask out the
        _PAGE_EXEC.
      
      So, pass in the mapped page table pointer into update_mmu_cache(), and
      remove the PTE value, updating all implementations and call sites to
      suit.
      
      Includes a fix from Stephen Rothwell:
      
        sparc: fix fallout from update_mmu_cache API change
      Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
      Acked-by: default avatarBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
      4b3073e1
  9. 17 Feb, 2010 2 commits
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  11. 27 Jan, 2010 1 commit
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  13. 04 Jan, 2010 1 commit