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2006-09-29[PATCH] check return value of cpu_callbackAkinobu Mita1-1/+3
Spawing ksoftirqd, migration, or watchdog, and calling init_timers_cpu() may fail with small memory. If it happens in initcalls, kernel NULL pointer dereference happens later. This patch makes crash happen immediately in such cases. It seems a bit better than getting kernel NULL pointer dereference later. Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <mita@miraclelinux.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-31[PATCH] Reducing local_bh_enable/disable overhead in irqtraceTim Chen1-0/+18
The recent changes from irqtrace feature has added overheads to local_bh_disable and local_bh_enable that reduces UDP performance across x86_64 and IA64, even though IA64 does not support the irqtrace feature. Patch in question is [PATCH]lockdep: irqtrace subsystem, core http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=c ommit;h=de30a2b355ea85350ca2f58f3b9bf4e5bc007986 Prior to this patch, local_bh_disable was a short macro. Now it is a function which calls __local_bh_disable with added irq flags save and restore. The irq flags save and restore were also added to local_bh_enable, probably for injecting the trace irqs code. This overhead is on the generic code path across all architectures. On a IA_64 test machine (Itanium-2 1.6 GHz) running a benchmark like netperf's UDP streaming test, the added overhead results in a drop of 3% in throughput, as udp_sendmsg calls the local_bh_enable/disable several times. Other workloads that have heavy usages of local_bh_enable/disable could also be affected. The patch ideally should not have affected IA-64 performance as it does not have IRQ tracing support. A significant portion of the overhead is in the added irq flags save and restore, which I think is not needed if IRQ tracing is unused. A suggested patch is attached below that recovers the lost performance. However, the "ifdef"s in the patch are a bit ugly. Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@intel.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-31[PATCH] cpu hotplug: replace __devinit* with __cpuinit* for cpu notificationsChandra Seetharaman1-2/+2
Few of the callback functions and notifier blocks that are associated with cpu notifications incorrectly have __devinit and __devinitdata. They should be __cpuinit and __cpuinitdata instead. It makes no functional difference but wastes text area when CONFIG_HOTPLUG is enabled and CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is not. This patch fixes all those instances. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-14[PATCH] unexport open_softirqAdrian Bunk1-2/+0
Christoph Hellwig: open_softirq just enables a softirq. The softirq array is statically allocated so to add a new one you would have to patch the kernel. So there's no point to keep this export at all as any user would have to patch the enum in include/linux/interrupt.h anyway. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-10[PATCH] kernel/softirq.c: EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOLAdrian Bunk1-1/+1
This patch marks an unused export as EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] lockdep: irqtrace subsystem, move account_system_vtime() calls into ↵Paul Mackerras1-0/+4
kernel/softirq.c At the moment, powerpc and s390 have their own versions of do_softirq which include local_bh_disable() and __local_bh_enable() calls. They end up calling __do_softirq (in kernel/softirq.c) which also does local_bh_disable/enable. Apparently the two levels of disable/enable trigger a warning from some validation code that Ingo is working on, and he would like to see the outer level removed. But to do that, we have to move the account_system_vtime calls that are currently in the arch do_softirq() implementations for powerpc and s390 into the generic __do_softirq() (this is a no-op for other archs because account_system_vtime is defined to be an empty inline function on all other archs). This patch does that. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> 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: irqtrace subsystem, coreIngo Molnar1-19/+118
Accurate hard-IRQ-flags and softirq-flags state tracing. This allows us to attach extra functionality to IRQ flags on/off events (such as trace-on/off). 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] cpu hotplug: revert initdata patch submitted for 2.6.17Chandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
This patch reverts notifier_block changes made in 2.6.17 Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] cpu hotplug: revert init patch submitted for 2.6.17Chandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
In 2.6.17, there was a problem with cpu_notifiers and XFS. I provided a band-aid solution to solve that problem. In the process, i undid all the changes you both were making to ensure that these notifiers were available only at init time (unless CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined). We deferred the real fix to 2.6.18. Here is a set of patches that fixes the XFS problem cleanly and makes the cpu notifiers available only at init time (unless CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined). If CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined then cpu notifiers are available at run time. This patch reverts the notifier_call changes made in 2.6.17 Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-25[PATCH] cpu hotplug: fix CPU_UP_CANCEL handlingHeiko Carstens1-0/+2
If a cpu hotplug callback fails on CPU_UP_PREPARE, all callbacks will be called with CPU_UP_CANCELED. A few of these callbacks assume that on CPU_UP_PREPARE a pointer to task has been stored in a percpu array. This assumption is not true if CPU_UP_PREPARE fails and the following calls to kthread_bind() in CPU_UP_CANCELED will cause an addressing exception because of passing a NULL pointer. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-04-26[PATCH] Remove __devinit and __cpuinit from notifier_call definitionsChandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
Few of the notifier_chain_register() callers use __init in the definition of notifier_call. It is incorrect as the function definition should be available after the initializations (they do not unregister them during initializations). This patch fixes all such usages to _not_ have the notifier_call __init section. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-04-26[PATCH] Remove __devinitdata from notifier block definitionsChandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
Few of the notifier_chain_register() callers use __devinitdata in the definition of notifier_block data structure. It is incorrect as the data structure should be available after the initializations (they do not unregister them during initializations). This was leading to an oops when notifier_chain_register() call is invoked for those callback chains after initialization. This patch fixes all such usages to _not_ have the notifier_block data structure in the init data section. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-22[PATCH] on_each_cpu(): disable local interruptsAndrew Morton1-0/+20
When on_each_cpu() runs the callback on other CPUs, it runs with local interrupts disabled. So we should run the function with local interrupts disabled on this CPU, too. And do the same for UP, so the callback is run in the same environment on both UP and SMP. (strictly it should do preempt_disable() too, but I think local_irq_disable is sufficiently equivalent). Also uninlines on_each_cpu(). softirq.c was the most appropriate file I could find, but it doesn't seem to justify creating a new file. Oh, and fix up that comment over (under?) x86's smp_call_function(). It drives me nuts. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-11-07[PATCH] cpu hoptlug: avoid usage of smp_processor_id() in preemptible codeHeiko Carstens1-1/+2
Replace smp_processor_id() with any_online_cpu(cpu_online_map) in order to avoid lots of "BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000001] code:..." messages in case taking a cpu online fails. All the traces start at the last notifier_call_chain(...) in kernel/cpu.c. Since we hold the cpu_control semaphore it shouldn't be any problem to access cpu_online_map. The reason why cpu_up failed is simply that the cpu that was supposed to be taken online wasn't even there. That is because on s390 we never know when a new cpu comes and therefore cpu_possible_map consists of only ones and doesn't reflect reality. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-12[PATCH] x86-64: Some cleanup and optimization to the processor data area.Andi Kleen1-1/+1
- Remove unused irqrsp field - Remove pda->me - Optimize set_softirq_pending slightly Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-07-30[PATCH] revert bogus softirq changesAndrew Morton1-2/+2
This snuck in with an x86_64 change. Thanks to Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net> for spotting it. Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-07-28[PATCH] x86_64: Switch to the interrupt stack when running a softirq in ↵Andi Kleen1-2/+2
local_bh_enable() This avoids some potential stack overflows with very deep softirq callchains. i386 does this too. TOADD CFI annotation Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2v2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds1-0/+496
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!

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