1. 16 Jan, 2009 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      x86: make percpu symbols zerobased on SMP · 3e5d8f97
      Tejun Heo authored
      [ Based on original patch from Christoph Lameter and Mike Travis. ]
      This patch makes percpu symbols zerobased on x86_64 SMP by adding
      PERCPU_VADDR() to vmlinux.lds.h which helps setting explicit vaddr on
      the percpu output section and using it in vmlinux_64.lds.S.  A new
      PHDR is added as existing ones cannot contain sections near address
      zero.  PERCPU_VADDR() also adds a new symbol __per_cpu_load which
      always points to the vaddr of the loaded percpu data.init region.
      The following adjustments have been made to accomodate the address
      * code to locate percpu gdt_page in head_64.S is updated to add the
        load address to the gdt_page offset.
      * __per_cpu_load is used in places where access to the init data area
        is necessary.
      * pda->data_offset is initialized soon after C code is entered as zero
        value doesn't work anymore.
      This patch is mostly taken from Mike Travis' "x86_64: Base percpu
      variables at zero" patch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  2. 09 Sep, 2008 1 commit
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  6. 07 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Prasanna S Panchamukhi's avatar
      [PATCH] Kprobes: prevent possible race conditions generic · d0aaff97
      Prasanna S Panchamukhi authored
      There are possible race conditions if probes are placed on routines within the
      kprobes files and routines used by the kprobes.  For example if you put probe
      on get_kprobe() routines, the system can hang while inserting probes on any
      routine such as do_fork().  Because while inserting probes on do_fork(),
      register_kprobes() routine grabs the kprobes spin lock and executes
      get_kprobe() routine and to handle probe of get_kprobe(), kprobes_handler()
      gets executed and tries to grab kprobes spin lock, and spins forever.  This
      patch avoids such possible race conditions by preventing probes on routines
      within the kprobes file and routines used by kprobes.
      I have modified the patches as per Andi Kleen's suggestion to move kprobes
      routines and other routines used by kprobes to a seperate section
      Also moved page fault and exception handlers, general protection fault to
      .kprobes.text section.
      These patches have been tested on i386, x86_64 and ppc64 architectures, also
      compiled on ia64 and sparc64 architectures.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPrasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      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!