1. 19 Jul, 2007 1 commit
    • Benjamin Herrenschmidt's avatar
      vmalloc_32 should use GFP_KERNEL · 7ac674f5
      Benjamin Herrenschmidt authored
      I've noticed lots of failures of vmalloc_32 on machines where it
      shouldn't have failed unless it was doing an atomic operation.
      Looking closely, I noticed that:
      #if defined(CONFIG_64BIT) && defined(CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32)
      #define GFP_VMALLOC32 GFP_DMA32
      #elif defined(CONFIG_64BIT) && defined(CONFIG_ZONE_DMA)
      #define GFP_VMALLOC32 GFP_DMA
      #define GFP_VMALLOC32 GFP_KERNEL
      Which seems to be incorrect, it should always -or- in the DMA flags
      on top of GFP_KERNEL, thus this patch.
      This fixes frequent errors launchin X with the nouveau DRM for example.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
      Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@linux.ie>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  2. 18 Jul, 2007 1 commit
  3. 17 Jul, 2007 1 commit
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  6. 08 May, 2007 1 commit
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      move die notifier handling to common code · 1eeb66a1
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      This patch moves the die notifier handling to common code.  Previous
      various architectures had exactly the same code for it.  Note that the new
      code is compiled unconditionally, this should be understood as an appel to
      the other architecture maintainer to implement support for it aswell (aka
      sprinkling a notify_die or two in the proper place)
      arm had a notifiy_die that did something totally different, I renamed it to
      arm_notify_die as part of the patch and made it static to the file it's
      declared and used at.  avr32 used to pass slightly less information through
      this interface and I brought it into line with the other architectures.
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix vmalloc_sync_all bustage]
      [bryan.wu@analog.com: fix vmalloc_sync_all in nommu]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
      Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBryan Wu <bryan.wu@analog.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  7. 02 May, 2007 1 commit
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  11. 29 Oct, 2006 1 commit
    • Giridhar Pemmasani's avatar
      [PATCH] Fix GFP_HIGHMEM slab panic · 5211e6e6
      Giridhar Pemmasani authored
      As reported by Martin J. Bligh <mbligh@google.com>, we let through some
      non-slab bits to slab allocation through __get_vm_area_node when doing a
      I haven't been able to reproduce this, although I understand why it
      happens: vmalloc allocates memory with
      and commit 52fd24ca resulted in the same
      flags are passed down to cache_alloc_refill, causing the BUG.  The
      following patch fixes it.
      Note that when calling kmalloc_node, I am masking off __GFP_HIGHMEM with
      GFP_LEVEL_MASK, whereas __vmalloc_area_node does the same with
      ~(__GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_ZERO).
      IMHO, using GFP_LEVEL_MASK is preferable, but either should fix this
      Signed-off-by: Giridhar Pemmasani (pgiri@yahoo.com)
      Cc: Martin J. Bligh <mbligh@google.com>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  12. 28 Oct, 2006 1 commit
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  18. 03 Jul, 2006 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      [PATCH] lockdep: better lock debugging · 9a11b49a
      Ingo Molnar authored
      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:
      which do:
       config DEBUG_MUTEXES
                bool "Mutex debugging, basic checks"
       config DEBUG_LOCK_ALLOC
               bool "Detect incorrect freeing of live mutexes"
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  19. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
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  21. 07 Nov, 2005 1 commit
  22. 29 Oct, 2005 2 commits
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      [PATCH] mm: init_mm without ptlock · 872fec16
      Hugh Dickins authored
      First step in pushing down the page_table_lock.  init_mm.page_table_lock has
      been used throughout the architectures (usually for ioremap): not to serialize
      kernel address space allocation (that's usually vmlist_lock), but because
      pud_alloc,pmd_alloc,pte_alloc_kernel expect caller holds it.
      Reverse that: don't lock or unlock init_mm.page_table_lock in any of the
      architectures; instead rely on pud_alloc,pmd_alloc,pte_alloc_kernel to take
      and drop it when allocating a new one, to check lest a racing task already
      did.  Similarly no page_table_lock in vmalloc's map_vm_area.
      Some temporary ugliness in __pud_alloc and __pmd_alloc: since they also handle
      user mms, which are converted only by a later patch, for now they have to lock
      differently according to whether or not it's init_mm.
      If sources get muddled, there's a danger that an arch source taking
      init_mm.page_table_lock will be mixed with common source also taking it (or
      neither take it).  So break the rules and make another change, which should
      break the build for such a mismatch: remove the redundant mm arg from
      pte_alloc_kernel (ppc64 scrapped its distinct ioremap_mm in 2.6.13).
      Exceptions: arm26 used pte_alloc_kernel on user mm, now pte_alloc_map; ia64
      used pte_alloc_map on init_mm, now pte_alloc_kernel; parisc had bad args to
      pmd_alloc and pte_alloc_kernel in unused USE_HPPA_IOREMAP code; ppc64
      map_io_page forgot to unlock on failure; ppc mmu_mapin_ram and ppc64 im_free
      took page_table_lock for no good reason.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    • Christoph Lameter's avatar
      [PATCH] vmalloc_node · 930fc45a
      Christoph Lameter authored
      This patch adds
      vmalloc_node(size, node)	-> Allocate necessary memory on the specified node
      get_vm_area_node(size, flags, node)
      and the other functions that it depends on.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  23. 08 Oct, 2005 1 commit
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  25. 05 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Deepak Saxena's avatar
      [PATCH] arm: allow for arch-specific IOREMAP_MAX_ORDER · fd195c49
      Deepak Saxena authored
      Version 6 of the ARM architecture introduces the concept of 16MB pages
      (supersections) and 36-bit (40-bit actually, but nobody uses this) physical
      addresses.  36-bit addressed memory and I/O and ARMv6 can only be mapped
      using supersections and the requirement on these is that both virtual and
      physical addresses be 16MB aligned.  In trying to add support for ioremap()
      of 36-bit I/O, we run into the issue that get_vm_area() allows for a
      maximum of 512K alignment via the IOREMAP_MAX_ORDER constant.  To work
      around this, we can:
      - Allocate a larger VM area than needed (size + (1ul << IOREMAP_MAX_ORDER))
        and then align the pointer ourselves, but this ends up with 512K of
        wasted VM per ioremap().
      - Provide a new __get_vm_area_aligned() API and make __get_vm_area() sit
        on top of this. I did this and it works but I don't like the idea
        adding another VM API just for this one case.
      - My preferred solution which is to allow the architecture to override
        the IOREMAP_MAX_ORDER constant with it's own version.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDeepak Saxena <dsaxena@plexity.net>
      Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  26. 20 May, 2005 1 commit
  27. 01 May, 2005 1 commit
    • Pavel Pisa's avatar
      [PATCH] DocBook: changes and extensions to the kernel documentation · 4dc3b16b
      Pavel Pisa authored
      I have recompiled Linux kernel documentation for me and our
      university students again.  The documentation could be extended for more
      sources which are equipped by structured comments for recent 2.6 kernels.  I
      have tried to proceed with that task.  I have done that more times from 2.6.0
      time and it gets boring to do same changes again and again.  Linux kernel
      compiles after changes for i386 and ARM targets.  I have added references to
      some more files into kernel-api book, I have added some section names as well.
       So please, check that changes do not break something and that categories are
      not too much skewed.
      I have changed kernel-doc to accept "fastcall" and "asmlinkage" words reserved
      by kernel convention.  Most of the other changes are modifications in the
      comments to make kernel-doc happy, accept some parameters description and do
      not bail out on errors.  Changed <pid> to @pid in the description, moved some
      #ifdef before comments to correct function to comments bindings, etc.
      You can see result of the modified documentation build at
      Some more sources are ready to be included into kernel-doc generated
      documentation.  Sources has been added into kernel-api for now.  Some more
      section names added and probably some more chaos introduced as result of quick
      cleanup work.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPavel Pisa <pisa@cmp.felk.cvut.cz>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Waitz <tali@admingilde.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  28. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • 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!