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2006-09-29[PATCH] clean up and remove some extra spinlocks from rtmutexSteven Rostedt1-26/+25
Oleg brought up some interesting points about grabbing the pi_lock for some protections. In this discussion, I realized that there are some places that the pi_lock is being grabbed when it really wasn't necessary. Also this patch does a little bit of clean up. This patch basically does three things: 1) renames the "boost" variable to "chain_walk". Since it is used in the debugging case when it isn't going to be boosted. It better describes what the test is going to do if it succeeds. 2) moves get_task_struct to just before the unlocking of the wait_lock. This removes duplicate code, and makes it a little easier to read. The owner wont go away while either the pi_lock or the wait_lock are held. 3) removes the pi_locking and owner blocked checking completely from the debugging case. This is because the grabbing the lock and doing the check, then releasing the lock is just so full of races. It's just as good to go ahead and call the pi_chain_walk function, since after releasing the lock the owner can then block anyway, and we would have missed that. For the debug case, we really do want to do the chain walk to test for deadlocks anyway. [oleg@tv-sign.ru: more of the same] Signed-of-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Cc: Esben Nielsen <nielsen.esben@googlemail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-31[PATCH] reference rt-mutex-design in rtmutex.cSteven Rostedt1-0/+2
In order to prevent Doc Rot, this patch adds a reference to the design document for rtmutex.c in rtmutex.c. So when someone needs to update or change the design of that file they will know that a document actually exists that explains the design (helping them change it), and hopefully that they will update the document if they too change the design. Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] sched: cleanup, remove task_t, convert to struct task_structIngo Molnar1-5/+6
cleanup: remove task_t and convert all the uses to struct task_struct. I introduced it for the scheduler anno and it was a mistake. Conversion was mostly scripted, the result was reviewed and all secondary whitespace and style impact (if any) was fixed up by hand. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] lockdep: better lock debuggingIngo Molnar1-24/+22
Generic lock debugging: - generalized lock debugging framework. For example, a bug in one lock subsystem turns off debugging in all lock subsystems. - got rid of the caller address passing (__IP__/__IP_DECL__/etc.) from the mutex/rtmutex debugging code: it caused way too much prototype hackery, and lockdep will give the same information anyway. - ability to do silent tests - check lock freeing in vfree too. - more finegrained debugging options, to allow distributions to turn off more expensive debugging features. There's no separate 'held mutexes' list anymore - but there's a 'held locks' stack within lockdep, which unifies deadlock detection across all lock classes. (this is independent of the lockdep validation stuff - lockdep first checks whether we are holding a lock already) Here are the current debugging options: CONFIG_DEBUG_MUTEXES=y CONFIG_DEBUG_LOCK_ALLOC=y which do: config DEBUG_MUTEXES bool "Mutex debugging, basic checks" config DEBUG_LOCK_ALLOC bool "Detect incorrect freeing of live mutexes" Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] rtmutex: Propagate priority settings into PI lock chainsThomas Gleixner1-6/+36
When the priority of a task, which is blocked on a lock, changes we must propagate this change into the PI lock chain. Therefor the chain walk code is changed to get rid of the references to current to avoid false positives in the deadlock detector, as setscheduler might be called by a task which holds the lock on which the task whose priority is changed is blocked. Also add some comments about the get/put_task_struct usage to avoid confusion. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] pi-futex: rt mutex futex apiIngo Molnar1-0/+55
Add proxy-locking rt-mutex functionality needed by pi-futexes. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] pi-futex: rt mutex testerThomas Gleixner1-1/+2
RT-mutex tester: scriptable tester for rt mutexes, which allows userspace scripting of mutex unit-tests (and dynamic tests as well), using the actual rt-mutex implementation of the kernel. [akpm@osdl.org: fixlet] Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] pi-futex: rt mutex coreIngo Molnar1-0/+904
Core functions for the rt-mutex subsystem. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

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