1. 17 Sep, 2005 2 commits
  2. 12 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Tsuneo.Yoshioka@f-secure.com's avatar
      [PATCH] x86-64: Fix 32bit sendfile · 83b942bd
      Tsuneo.Yoshioka@f-secure.com authored
      
      
      If we use 64bit kernel on ia64/x86_64/s390 architecture, and we run
      32bit binary on 32bit compatibility mode, sendfile system call seems be
      not set offset argument.
      
      This is because sendfile's return value is not zero but the code regards
      the result by return value is zero or not.
      
      This problem will be affect to ia64/x86_64/s390 and not affect to other
      architecture does not affect other architecture (mips/parisc/ppc64/sparc64).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      83b942bd
  3. 10 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      [PATCH] spinlock consolidation · fb1c8f93
      Ingo Molnar authored
      
      
      This patch (written by me and also containing many suggestions of Arjan van
      de Ven) does a major cleanup of the spinlock code.  It does the following
      things:
      
       - consolidates and enhances the spinlock/rwlock debugging code
      
       - simplifies the asm/spinlock.h files
      
       - encapsulates the raw spinlock type and moves generic spinlock
         features (such as ->break_lock) into the generic code.
      
       - cleans up the spinlock code hierarchy to get rid of the spaghetti.
      
      Most notably there's now only a single variant of the debugging code,
      located in lib/spinlock_debug.c.  (previously we had one SMP debugging
      variant per architecture, plus a separate generic one for UP builds)
      
      Also, i've enhanced the rwlock debugging facility, it will now track
      write-owners.  There is new spinlock-owner/CPU-tracking on SMP builds too.
      All locks have lockup detection now, which will work for both soft and hard
      spin/rwlock lockups.
      
      The arch-level include files now only contain the minimally necessary
      subset of the spinlock code - all the rest that can be generalized now
      lives in the generic headers:
      
       include/asm-i386/spinlock_types.h       |   16
       include/asm-x86_64/spinlock_types.h     |   16
      
      I have also split up the various spinlock variants into separate files,
      making it easier to see which does what. The new layout is:
      
         SMP                         |  UP
         ----------------------------|-----------------------------------
         asm/spinlock_types_smp.h    |  linux/spinlock_types_up.h
         linux/spinlock_types.h      |  linux/spinlock_types.h
         asm/spinlock_smp.h          |  linux/spinlock_up.h
         linux/spinlock_api_smp.h    |  linux/spinlock_api_up.h
         linux/spinlock.h            |  linux/spinlock.h
      
      /*
       * here's the role of the various spinlock/rwlock related include files:
       *
       * on SMP builds:
       *
       *  asm/spinlock_types.h: contains the raw_spinlock_t/raw_rwlock_t and the
       *                        initializers
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_types.h:
       *                        defines the generic type and initializers
       *
       *  asm/spinlock.h:       contains the __raw_spin_*()/etc. lowlevel
       *                        implementations, mostly inline assembly code
       *
       *   (also included on UP-debug builds:)
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_api_smp.h:
       *                        contains the prototypes for the _spin_*() APIs.
       *
       *  linux/spinlock.h:     builds the final spin_*() APIs.
       *
       * on UP builds:
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_type_up.h:
       *                        contains the generic, simplified UP spinlock type.
       *                        (which is an empty structure on non-debug builds)
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_types.h:
       *                        defines the generic type and initializers
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_up.h:
       *                        contains the __raw_spin_*()/etc. version of UP
       *                        builds. (which are NOPs on non-debug, non-preempt
       *                        builds)
       *
       *   (included on UP-non-debug builds:)
       *
       *  linux/spinlock_api_up.h:
       *                        builds the _spin_*() APIs.
       *
       *  linux/spinlock.h:     builds the final spin_*() APIs.
       */
      
      All SMP and UP architectures are converted by this patch.
      
      arm, i386, ia64, ppc, ppc64, s390/s390x, x64 was build-tested via
      crosscompilers.  m32r, mips, sh, sparc, have not been tested yet, but should
      be mostly fine.
      
      From: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
      
        Booted and lightly tested on a500-44 (64-bit, SMP kernel, dual CPU).
        Builds 32-bit SMP kernel (not booted or tested).  I did not try to build
        non-SMP kernels.  That should be trivial to fix up later if necessary.
      
        I converted bit ops atomic_hash lock to raw_spinlock_t.  Doing so avoids
        some ugly nesting of linux/*.h and asm/*.h files.  Those particular locks
        are well tested and contained entirely inside arch specific code.  I do NOT
        expect any new issues to arise with them.
      
       If someone does ever need to use debug/metrics with them, then they will
        need to unravel this hairball between spinlocks, atomic ops, and bit ops
        that exist only because parisc has exactly one atomic instruction: LDCW
        (load and clear word).
      
      From: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
      
         ia64 fix
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArjan van de Ven <arjanv@infradead.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGrant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
      Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMikael Pettersson <mikpe@csd.uu.se>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBenoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      fb1c8f93
  4. 09 Sep, 2005 2 commits
  5. 07 Sep, 2005 1 commit
  6. 05 Sep, 2005 4 commits
  7. 29 Aug, 2005 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      [PATCH] convert signal handling of NODEFER to act like other Unix boxes. · 69be8f18
      Steven Rostedt authored
      
      
      It has been reported that the way Linux handles NODEFER for signals is
      not consistent with the way other Unix boxes handle it.  I've written a
      program to test the behavior of how this flag affects signals and had
      several reports from people who ran this on various Unix boxes,
      confirming that Linux seems to be unique on the way this is handled.
      
      The way NODEFER affects signals on other Unix boxes is as follows:
      
      1) If NODEFER is set, other signals in sa_mask are still blocked.
      
      2) If NODEFER is set and the signal is in sa_mask, then the signal is
      still blocked. (Note: this is the behavior of all tested but Linux _and_
      NetBSD 2.0 *).
      
      The way NODEFER affects signals on Linux:
      
      1) If NODEFER is set, other signals are _not_ blocked regardless of
      sa_mask (Even NetBSD doesn't do this).
      
      2) If NODEFER is set and the signal is in sa_mask, then the signal being
      handled is not blocked.
      
      The patch converts signal handling in all current Linux architectures to
      the way most Unix boxes work.
      
      Unix boxes that were tested:  DU4, AIX 5.2, Irix 6.5, NetBSD 2.0, SFU
      3.5 on WinXP, AIX 5.3, Mac OSX, and of course Linux 2.6.13-rcX.
      
      * NetBSD was the only other Unix to behave like Linux on point #2. The
      main concern was brought up by point #1 which even NetBSD isn't like
      Linux.  So with this patch, we leave NetBSD as the lonely one that
      behaves differently here with #2.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      69be8f18
  8. 24 Aug, 2005 1 commit
  9. 02 Aug, 2005 2 commits
  10. 29 Jul, 2005 3 commits
  11. 27 Jul, 2005 4 commits
  12. 26 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  13. 13 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Martin Schwidefsky's avatar
      [PATCH] s390: fadvise hint values. · 068e1b94
      Martin Schwidefsky authored
      
      
      Add special case for the POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED and POSIX_FADV_NOREUSE hint
      values for s390-64.  The user space values in the s390-64 glibc headers for
      these two defines have always been 6 and 7 instead of 4 and 5.  All 64 bit
      applications therefore use the "wrong" values.  To get these applications
      working without recompiling the kernel needs to accept the "wrong" values.
      Since the values for s390-31 are 4 and 5 the compat wrapper for fadvise64
      and fadvise64_64 need to rewrite the values for 31 bit system calls.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      068e1b94
  14. 12 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Sam Ravnborg's avatar
      [NET]: add a top-level Networking menu to *config · d5950b43
      Sam Ravnborg authored
      
      
      Create a new top-level menu named "Networking" thus moving
      net related options and protocol selection way from the drivers
      menu and up on the top-level where they belong.
      
      To implement this all architectures has to source "net/Kconfig" before
      drivers/*/Kconfig in their Kconfig file. This change has been
      implemented for all architectures.
      
      Device drivers for ordinary NIC's are still to be found
      in the Device Drivers section, but Bluetooth, IrDA and ax25
      are located with their corresponding menu entries under the new
      networking menu item.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      d5950b43
  15. 25 Jun, 2005 7 commits
    • Maneesh Soni's avatar
      [PATCH] kexec code cleanup · 72414d3f
      Maneesh Soni authored
      
      
      o Following patch provides purely cosmetic changes and corrects CodingStyle
        guide lines related certain issues like below in kexec related files
      
        o braces for one line "if" statements, "for" loops,
        o more than 80 column wide lines,
        o No space after "while", "for" and "switch" key words
      
      o Changes:
        o take-2: Removed the extra tab before "case" key words.
        o take-3: Put operator at the end of line and space before "*/"
      Signed-off-by: default avatarManeesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      72414d3f
    • Alexander Nyberg's avatar
      [PATCH] kdump: Use real pt_regs from exception · 6e274d14
      Alexander Nyberg authored
      
      
      Makes kexec_crashdump() take a pt_regs * as an argument.  This allows to
      get exact register state at the point of the crash.  If we come from direct
      panic assertion NULL will be passed and the current registers saved before
      crashdump.
      
      This hooks into two places:
      die(): check the conditions under which we will panic when calling
      do_exit and go there directly with the pt_regs that caused the fatal
      fault.
      
      die_nmi(): If we receive an NMI lockup while in the kernel use the
      pt_regs and go directly to crash_kexec(). We're probably nested up badly
      at this point so this might be the only chance to escape with proper
      information.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      6e274d14
    • Heiko Carstens's avatar
      [PATCH] kexec: s390 support · cf13f0ea
      Heiko Carstens authored
      
      
      Add kexec support for s390 architecture.
      
      From: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>
      
      - Fix passing of first argument to relocate_kernel assembly.
      - Fix Kconfig description.
      - Remove wrong comment and comments that describe obvious things.
      - Allow only KEXEC_TYPE_DEFAULT as image type -> dump not supported.
      Acked-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      cf13f0ea
    • Michael Holzheu's avatar
      [PATCH] s390: debug feature changes · 66a464db
      Michael Holzheu authored
      
      
      This patch changes the memory allocation method for the s390 debug feature.
      Trace buffers had been allocated using the get_free_pages() function before.
      Therefore it was not possible to get big memory areas in a running system due
      to memory fragmentation.  Now the trace buffers are subdivided into several
      subbuffers with pagesize.  Therefore it is now possible to allocate more
      memory for the trace buffers and more trace records can be written.
      
      In addition to that, dynamic specification of the size of the trace buffers is
      implemented.  It is now possible to change the size of a trace buffer using a
      new debugfs file instance.  When writing a number into this file, the trace
      buffer size is changed to 'number * pagesize'.
      
      In the past all the traces could be obtained from userspace by accessing files
      in the "proc" filesystem.  Now with debugfs we have a new filesystem which
      should be used for debugging purposes.  This patch moves the debug feature
      from procfs to debugfs.
      
      Since the interface of debug_register() changed, all device drivers, which use
      the debug feature had to be adjusted.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      66a464db
    • Christian Borntraeger's avatar
      [PATCH] s390: add vmcp interface · 6b979de3
      Christian Borntraeger authored
      
      
      Add interface to issue VM control program commands.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      6b979de3
    • Heiko Carstens's avatar
      [PATCH] s390: improved machine check handling · 77fa2245
      Heiko Carstens authored
      
      
      Improved machine check handling.  Kernel is now able to receive machine checks
      while in kernel mode (system call, interrupt and program check handling).
      Also register validation is now performed.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      77fa2245
    • Zwane Mwaikambo's avatar
      [PATCH] i386 CPU hotplug · f3705136
      Zwane Mwaikambo authored
      
      
      (The i386 CPU hotplug patch provides infrastructure for some work which Pavel
      is doing as well as for ACPI S3 (suspend-to-RAM) work which Li Shaohua
      <shaohua.li@intel.com> is doing)
      
      The following provides i386 architecture support for safely unregistering and
      registering processors during runtime, updated for the current -mm tree.  In
      order to avoid dumping cpu hotplug code into kernel/irq/* i dropped the
      cpu_online check in do_IRQ() by modifying fixup_irqs().  The difference being
      that on cpu offline, fixup_irqs() is called before we clear the cpu from
      cpu_online_map and a long delay in order to ensure that we never have any
      queued external interrupts on the APICs.  There are additional changes to s390
      and ppc64 to account for this change.
      
      1) Add CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
      2) disable local APIC timer on dead cpus.
      3) Disable preempt around irq balancing to prevent CPUs going down.
      4) Print irq stats for all possible cpus.
      5) Debugging check for interrupts on offline cpus.
      6) Hacky fixup_irqs() to redirect irqs when cpus go off/online.
      7) play_dead() for offline cpus to spin inside.
      8) Handle offline cpus set in flush_tlb_others().
      9) Grab lock earlier in smp_call_function() to prevent CPUs going down.
      10) Implement __cpu_disable() and __cpu_die().
      11) Enable local interrupts in cpu_enable() after fixup_irqs()
      12) Don't fiddle with NMI on dead cpu, but leave intact on other cpus.
      13) Program IRQ affinity whilst cpu is still in cpu_online_map on offline.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarZwane Mwaikambo <zwane@linuxpower.ca>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      f3705136
  16. 23 Jun, 2005 3 commits
  17. 22 Jun, 2005 5 commits