1. 26 Mar, 2006 3 commits
  2. 25 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Thomas Gleixner's avatar
      [PATCH] sys_alarm() unsigned signed conversion fixup · c08b8a49
      Thomas Gleixner authored
      
      
      alarm() calls the kernel with an unsigend int timeout in seconds.  The
      value is stored in the tv_sec field of a struct timeval to setup the
      itimer.  The tv_sec field of struct timeval is of type long, which causes
      the tv_sec value to be negative on 32 bit machines if seconds > INT_MAX.
      
      Before the hrtimer merge (pre 2.6.16) such a negative value was converted
      to the maximum jiffies timeout by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion.  It's
      not clear whether this was intended or just happened to be done by the
      timeval_to_jiffies code.
      
      hrtimers expect a timeval in canonical form and treat a negative timeout as
      already expired.  This breaks the legitimate usage of alarm() with a
      timeout value > INT_MAX seconds.
      
      For 32 bit machines it is therefor necessary to limit the internal seconds
      value to avoid API breakage.  Instead of doing this in all implementations
      of sys_alarm the duplicated sys_alarm code is moved into a common function
      in itimer.c
      Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      c08b8a49
  3. 24 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  4. 23 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Andrew Morton's avatar
      [PATCH] more for_each_cpu() conversions · 394e3902
      Andrew Morton authored
      
      
      When we stop allocating percpu memory for not-possible CPUs we must not touch
      the percpu data for not-possible CPUs at all.  The correct way of doing this
      is to test cpu_possible() or to use for_each_cpu().
      
      This patch is a kernel-wide sweep of all instances of NR_CPUS.  I found very
      few instances of this bug, if any.  But the patch converts lots of open-coded
      test to use the preferred helper macros.
      
      Cc: Mikael Starvik <starvik@axis.com>
      Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKyle McMartin <kyle@parisc-linux.org>
      Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
      Cc: Christian Zankel <chris@zankel.net>
      Cc: Philippe Elie <phil.el@wanadoo.fr>
      Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com>
      Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
      Cc: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      394e3902
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