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2014-05-27w1: optional bundling of netlink kernel repliesDavid Fries1-1/+1
Applications can submit a set of commands in one packet to the kernel, and in some cases it is required such as reading the temperature sensor results. This adds an option W1_CN_BUNDLE to the flags of cn_msg to request the kernel to reply in one packet for efficiency. The cn_msg flags now check for unknown flag values and return an error if one is seen. See "Proper handling of unknown flags in system calls" http://lwn.net/Articles/588444/ This corrects the ack values returned as per the protocol standard, namely the original ack for status messages and seq + 1 for all others such as the data returned from a read. Some of the common variable names have been standardized as follows. struct cn_msg *cn struct w1_netlink_msg *msg struct w1_netlink_cmd *cmd struct w1_master *dev When an argument and a function scope variable would collide, add req_ to the argument. Signed-off-by: David Fries <David@Fries.net> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2014-05-27connector: allow multiple messages to be sent in one packetDavid Fries1-3/+10
This increases the amount of bundling to reduce the number of packets sent. For the one wire use there can be multiple struct w1_netlink_cmd in a struct w1_netlink_msg and multiple of those in struct cn_msg, and with this change multiple of those in a struct nlmsghdr, and at each level the len identifies there being multiple of the next. Signed-off-by: David Fries <David@Fries.net> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2014-02-07connector: add portid to unicast in addition to broadcastingDavid Fries1-1/+1
This allows replying only to the requestor portid while still supporting broadcasting. Pass 0 to portid for the previous behavior. Signed-off-by: David Fries <David@Fries.net> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2013-10-02connector - documentation: simplify netlink message length assignmentMathias Krause1-1/+1
Use the precalculated size instead of obfuscating the message length calculation by first subtracting the netlink header length from size and then use the NLMSG_LENGTH() macro to add it back again. Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2012-06-26connector: Move cn_test.c away from NLMSG_PUT().David S. Miller1-7/+6
And use nlmsg_data() while we're here too. Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2010-04-23Documentation/: it's -> its where appropriateFrancis Galiegue1-1/+1
Fix obvious cases of "it's" being used when "its" was meant. Signed-off-by: Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2010-03-30include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking ↵Tejun Heo1-0/+1
implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being included when building most .c files. percpu.h includes slab.h which in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies. percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed. Prepare for this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those headers directly instead of assuming availability. As this conversion needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is used as the basis of conversion. http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py The script does the followings. * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that only the necessary includes are there. ie. if only gfp is used, gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h. * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms to its surrounding. It's put in the include block which contains core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered - alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there doesn't seem to be any matching order. * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the file. The conversion was done in the following steps. 1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h and ~3000 slab.h inclusions. The script emitted errors for ~400 files. 2. Each error was manually checked. Some didn't need the inclusion, some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or embedding .c file was more appropriate for others. This step added inclusions to around 150 files. 3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits from #2 to make sure no file was left behind. 4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed. e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually. 5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell. Most gfp.h inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros. Each slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as necessary. 6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h. 7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures were fixed. CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq). * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config. * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig * ia64 SMP allmodconfig * s390 SMP allmodconfig * alpha SMP allmodconfig * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig 8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as a separate patch and serve as bisection point. Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step 6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch. If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of the specific arch. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Guess-its-ok-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
2009-10-02connector: Provide the sender's credentials to the callbackPhilipp Reisner2-5/+5
Signed-off-by: Philipp Reisner <philipp.reisner@linbit.com> Acked-by: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg@linbit.com> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2009-07-23Merge branch 'master' of ↵David S. Miller2-3/+3
master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6 Conflicts: drivers/net/wireless/iwmc3200wifi/netdev.c net/wireless/scan.c
2009-07-21connector: maintainer/mail update.Evgeniy Polyakov2-3/+3
Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2009-07-17connector: get test code working by defaultMike Frysinger3-22/+76
The connector test code currently does not work out of the box. This is because it uses a connector id that is above the registered limit. So rather than force people to stumble through undocumented code wondering why it isn't working, have the test code use one of the "private" ids by default. While I'm in here, clean up the code (kernel and user app) so that it's a bit more user friendly and verbose in significant things that it does. Terse test code wastes people time as they simply enumerate it with all the same kind of debug messages to get a better feel of what code is running at any time. Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2009-07-17connector: clean up grammar/style in documentationMike Frysinger1-58/+61
The grammar in most of this file is slightly off, and some sections are hard to read due to lack of visual clues breaking up related material. Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2009-07-17connector: make callback argument type explicitMike Frysinger1-3/+1
The connector documentation states that the argument to the callback function is always a pointer to a struct cn_msg, but rather than encode it in the API itself, it uses a void pointer everywhere. This doesn't make much sense to encode the pointer in documentation as it prevents proper C type checking from occurring and can easily allow people to use the wrong pointer type. So convert the argument type to an explicit struct cn_msg pointer. Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2009-06-18Documentation/connector/cn_test.c comment unused cn_test_want_notify()Jaswinder Singh Rajput1-0/+7
Currently cn_test_want_notify() has no user. So add an ifdef and a comment which tells us to not remove it. Signed-off-by: Jaswinder Singh Rajput <jaswinderrajput@gmail.com> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-02-12Documentation/connector/cn_test.c: don't use gfp_any()Andrew Morton1-4/+2
cn_test_timer_func() is a timer handler and can never use GFP_KERNEL - there's no point in using gfp_any() here. Also, use setup_timer(). Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2008-10-30.gitignore updatesAlexey Dobriyan1-0/+1
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-08-12docsrc: build Documentation/ sourcesRandy Dunlap1-0/+11
Currently source files in the Documentation/ sub-dir can easily bit-rot since they are not generally buildable, either because they are hidden in text files or because there are no Makefile rules for them. This needs to be fixed so that the source files remain usable and good examples of code instead of bad examples. Add the ability to build source files that are in the Documentation/ dir. Add to Kconfig as "BUILD_DOCSRC" config symbol. Use "CONFIG_BUILD_DOCSRC=1 make ..." to build objects from the Documentation/ sources. Or enable BUILD_DOCSRC in the *config system. However, this symbol depends on HEADERS_CHECK since the header files need to be installed (for userspace builds). Built (using cross-tools) for x86-64, i386, alpha, ia64, sparc32, sparc64, powerpc, sh, m68k, & mips. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Reviewed-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-07-19some kmalloc/memset ->kzalloc (tree wide)Yoann Padioleau1-2/+1
Transform some calls to kmalloc/memset to a single kzalloc (or kcalloc). Here is a short excerpt of the semantic patch performing this transformation: @@ type T2; expression x; identifier f,fld; expression E; expression E1,E2; expression e1,e2,e3,y; statement S; @@ x = - kmalloc + kzalloc (E1,E2) ... when != \(x->fld=E;\|y=f(...,x,...);\|f(...,x,...);\|x=E;\|while(...) S\|for(e1;e2;e3) S\) - memset((T2)x,0,E1); @@ expression E1,E2,E3; @@ - kzalloc(E1 * E2,E3) + kcalloc(E1,E2,E3) [akpm@linux-foundation.org: get kcalloc args the right way around] Signed-off-by: Yoann Padioleau <padator@wanadoo.fr> Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net> Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru> Acked-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: Bryan Wu <bryan.wu@analog.com> Acked-by: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@linux.ie> Acked-by: Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com> Cc: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> Acked-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Acked-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@infradead.org> Acked-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus-list@drzeus.cx> Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Acked-by: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com> Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-08-26[CONNECTOR]: Add userspace example code into Documentation/connector/Evgeniy Polyakov1-0/+206
I was asked several times to include userspace example code into Documentation, so if there is no policy against it, consider attached patch for 2.6.18. This program works with included Documentation/connector/cn_test.c connector module. Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2006-03-20[CONNECTOR]: Use netlink_has_listeners() to avoind unnecessary allocations.Evgeniy Polyakov1-2/+3
Return -ESRCH from cn_netlink_send() when there are not listeners, just as it could be done by netlink_broadcast(). Propagate netlink_broadcast() error back to the caller. Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2005-11-08[CONNECTOR]: Fix documentation test module.Carlo Comin1-2/+2
Patch from Carlo Comin <vl4d spine-group.org> Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2005-10-13[CONNECTOR]: Update documentation to match reality.Evgeniy Polyakov1-0/+44
Updated documentation to reflect 2.6.14 netlink changes about socket options, multicasting and group number. Please concider for 2.6.14. Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2005-09-11[NET]: Add netlink connector.Evgeniy Polyakov2-0/+327
Kernel connector - new userspace <-> kernel space easy to use communication module which implements easy to use bidirectional message bus using netlink as it's backend. Connector was created to eliminate complex skb handling both in send and receive message bus direction. Connector driver adds possibility to connect various agents using as one of it's backends netlink based network. One must register callback and identifier. When driver receives special netlink message with appropriate identifier, appropriate callback will be called. From the userspace point of view it's quite straightforward: socket(); bind(); send(); recv(); But if kernelspace want to use full power of such connections, driver writer must create special sockets, must know about struct sk_buff handling... Connector allows any kernelspace agents to use netlink based networking for inter-process communication in a significantly easier way: int cn_add_callback(struct cb_id *id, char *name, void (*callback) (void *)); void cn_netlink_send(struct cn_msg *msg, u32 __groups, int gfp_mask); struct cb_id { __u32 idx; __u32 val; }; idx and val are unique identifiers which must be registered in connector.h for in-kernel usage. void (*callback) (void *) - is a callback function which will be called when message with above idx.val will be received by connector core. Using connector completely hides low-level transport layer from it's users. Connector uses new netlink ability to have many groups in one socket. [ Incorporating many cleanups and fixes by myself and Andrew Morton -DaveM ] Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>

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