1. 12 Mar, 2010 1 commit
  2. 08 Nov, 2009 1 commit
  3. 07 Nov, 2009 1 commit
  4. 06 Nov, 2009 1 commit
  5. 30 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  6. 04 Apr, 2009 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Make non-compat preadv/pwritev use native register size · 601cc11d
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Instead of always splitting the file offset into 32-bit 'high' and 'low'
      parts, just split them into the largest natural word-size - which in C
      terms is 'unsigned long'.
      
      This allows 64-bit architectures to avoid the unnecessary 32-bit
      shifting and masking for native format (while the compat interfaces will
      obviously always have to do it).
      
      This also changes the order of 'high' and 'low' to be "low first".  Why?
      Because when we have it like this, the 64-bit system calls now don't use
      the "pos_high" argument at all, and it makes more sense for the native
      system call to simply match the user-mode prototype.
      
      This results in a much more natural calling convention, and allows the
      compiler to generate much more straightforward code.  On x86-64, we now
      generate
      
              testq   %rcx, %rcx      # pos_l
              js      .L122   #,
              movq    %rcx, -48(%rbp) # pos_l, pos
      
      from the C source
      
              loff_t pos = pos_from_hilo(pos_h, pos_l);
      	...
              if (pos < 0)
                      return -EINVAL;
      
      and the 'pos_h' register isn't even touched.  It used to generate code
      like
      
              mov     %r8d, %r8d      # pos_low, pos_low
              salq    $32, %rcx       #, tmp71
              movq    %r8, %rax       # pos_low, pos.386
              orq     %rcx, %rax      # tmp71, pos.386
              js      .L122   #,
              movq    %rax, -48(%rbp) # pos.386, pos
      
      which isn't _that_ horrible, but it does show how the natural word size
      is just a more sensible interface (same arguments will hold in the user
      level glibc wrapper function, of course, so the kernel side is just half
      of the equation!)
      
      Note: in all cases the user code wrapper can again be the same. You can
      just do
      
      	#define HALF_BITS (sizeof(unsigned long)*4)
      	__syscall(PWRITEV, fd, iov, count, offset, (offset >> HALF_BITS) >> HALF_BITS);
      
      or something like that.  That way the user mode wrapper will also be
      nicely passing in a zero (it won't actually have to do the shifts, the
      compiler will understand what is going on) for the last argument.
      
      And that is a good idea, even if nobody will necessarily ever care: if
      we ever do move to a 128-bit lloff_t, this particular system call might
      be left alone.  Of course, that will be the least of our worries if we
      really ever need to care, so this may not be worth really caring about.
      
      [ Fixed for lost 'loff_t' cast noticed by Andrew Morton ]
      Acked-by: default avatarGerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
      Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      601cc11d
  7. 02 Apr, 2009 1 commit
    • Gerd Hoffmann's avatar
      preadv/pwritev: Add preadv and pwritev system calls. · f3554f4b
      Gerd Hoffmann authored
      This patch adds preadv and pwritev system calls.  These syscalls are a
      pretty straightforward combination of pread and readv (same for write).
      They are quite useful for doing vectored I/O in threaded applications.
      Using lseek+readv instead opens race windows you'll have to plug with
      locking.
      
      Other systems have such system calls too, for example NetBSD, check
      here: http://www.daemon-systems.org/man/preadv.2.html
      
      The application-visible interface provided by glibc should look like
      this to be compatible to the existing implementations in the *BSD family:
      
        ssize_t preadv(int d, const struct iovec *iov, int iovcnt, off_t offset);
        ssize_t pwritev(int d, const struct iovec *iov, int iovcnt, off_t offset);
      
      This prototype has one problem though: On 32bit archs is the (64bit)
      offset argument unaligned, which the syscall ABI of several archs doesn't
      allow to do.  At least s390 needs a wrapper in glibc to handle this.  As
      we'll need a wrappers in glibc anyway I've decided to push problem to
      glibc entriely and use a syscall prototype which works without
      arch-specific wrappers inside the kernel: The offset argument is
      explicitly splitted into two 32bit values.
      
      The patch sports the actual system call implementation and the windup in
      the x86 system call tables.  Other archs follow as separate patches.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
      Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
      Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
      Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      f3554f4b
  8. 27 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      generic compat_sys_ustat · 2b1c6bd7
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Due to a different size of ino_t ustat needs a compat handler, but
      currently only x86 and mips provide one.  Add a generic compat_sys_ustat
      and switch all architectures over to it.  Instead of doing various
      user copy hacks compat_sys_ustat just reimplements sys_ustat as
      it's trivial.  This was suggested by Arnd Bergmann.
      
      Found by Eric Sandeen when running xfstests/017 on ppc64, which causes
      stack smashing warnings on RHEL/Fedora due to the too large amount of
      data writen by the syscall.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      2b1c6bd7
  9. 14 Jan, 2009 1 commit
  10. 30 Nov, 2008 1 commit
  11. 16 Oct, 2008 2 commits
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      compat: generic compat get/settimeofday · b418da16
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Nothing arch specific in get/settimeofday.  The details of the timeval
      conversion varied a little from arch to arch, but all with the same
      results.
      
      Also add an extern declaration for sys_tz to linux/time.h because externs
      in .c files are fowned upon.  I'll kill the externs in various other files
      in a sparate patch.
      
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> [ sparc bits ]
      Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
      Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarKyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
      Cc: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
      Cc: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      b418da16
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      compat: move cp_compat_stat to common code · f7a5000f
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      struct stat / compat_stat is the same on all architectures, so
      cp_compat_stat should be, too.
      
      Turns out it is, except that various architectures have slightly and some
      high2lowuid/high2lowgid or the direct assignment instead of the
      SET_UID/SET_GID that expands to the correct one anyway.
      
      This patch replaces the arch-specific cp_compat_stat implementations with
      a common one based on the x86-64 one.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> [ sparc bits ]
      Acked-by: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> [ parisc bits ]
      Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      f7a5000f
  12. 01 May, 2008 1 commit
  13. 30 Mar, 2008 1 commit
  14. 06 Feb, 2008 1 commit
  15. 05 Feb, 2008 1 commit
    • Davide Libenzi's avatar
      timerfd: new timerfd API · 4d672e7a
      Davide Libenzi authored
      This is the new timerfd API as it is implemented by the following patch:
      
      int timerfd_create(int clockid, int flags);
      int timerfd_settime(int ufd, int flags,
      		    const struct itimerspec *utmr,
      		    struct itimerspec *otmr);
      int timerfd_gettime(int ufd, struct itimerspec *otmr);
      
      The timerfd_create() API creates an un-programmed timerfd fd.  The "clockid"
      parameter can be either CLOCK_MONOTONIC or CLOCK_REALTIME.
      
      The timerfd_settime() API give new settings by the timerfd fd, by optionally
      retrieving the previous expiration time (in case the "otmr" parameter is not
      NULL).
      
      The time value specified in "utmr" is absolute, if the TFD_TIMER_ABSTIME bit
      is set in the "flags" parameter.  Otherwise it's a relative time.
      
      The timerfd_gettime() API returns the next expiration time of the timer, or
      {0, 0} if the timerfd has not been set yet.
      
      Like the previous timerfd API implementation, read(2) and poll(2) are
      supported (with the same interface).  Here's a simple test program I used to
      exercise the new timerfd APIs:
      
      http://www.xmailserver.org/timerfd-test2.c
      
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style cleanups]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix ia64 build]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix m68k build]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix mips build]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix alpha, arm, blackfin, cris, m68k, s390, sparc and sparc64 builds]
      [heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com: fix s390]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix powerpc build]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix sparc64 more]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
      Cc: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      4d672e7a
  16. 30 Jan, 2008 3 commits
  17. 14 May, 2007 1 commit
  18. 11 May, 2007 1 commit
  19. 09 May, 2007 1 commit
  20. 08 Mar, 2007 1 commit
    • Davide Libenzi's avatar
      [PATCH] Add epoll compat_ code to fs/compat.c · f6dfb4fd
      Davide Libenzi authored
      IA64 and ARM-OABI are currently using their own version of epoll compat_
      code.
      
      An architecture needs epoll_event translation if alignof(u64) in 32 bit
      mode is different from alignof(u64) in 64 bit mode.  If an architecture
      needs epoll_event translation, it must define struct compat_epoll_event in
      asm/compat.h and set CONFIG_HAVE_COMPAT_EPOLL_EVENT and use
      compat_sys_epoll_ctl and compat_sys_epoll_wait.
      
      All 64 bit architecture should use compat_sys_epoll_pwait.
      
      [sfr: restructure and move to fs/compat.c, remove MIPS version
      of compat_sys_epoll_pwait, use __put_user_unaligned]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      f6dfb4fd
  21. 03 Nov, 2006 1 commit
  22. 28 Oct, 2006 1 commit
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  29. 11 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • Andrew Morton's avatar
      [PATCH] select: fix returned timeval · 643a6545
      Andrew Morton authored
      With David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      
      select() presently has a habit of increasing the value of the user's
      `timeout' argument on return.
      
      We were writing back a timeout larger than the original.  We _deliberately_
      round up, since we know we must wait at _least_ as long as the caller asks
      us to.
      
      The patch adds a couple of helper functions for magnitude comparison of
      timespecs and of timevals, and uses them to prevent the various poll and
      select functions from returning a timeout which is larger than the one which
      was passed in.
      
      The patch also fixes a bug in compat_sys_pselect7(): it was adding the new
      timeout value to the old one and was returning that.  It should just return
      the new timeout value.
      
      (We have various handy timespec/timeval-to-from-nsec conversion functions in
      time.h.  But this code open-codes it all).
      
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
      Cc: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: george anzinger <george@mvista.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      643a6545
  30. 07 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Stephen Rothwell's avatar
      [PATCH] compat: be more consistent about [ug]id_t · 202e5979
      Stephen Rothwell authored
      When I first wrote the compat layer patches, I was somewhat cavalier about
      the definition of compat_uid_t and compat_gid_t (or maybe I just
      misunderstood :-)).  This patch makes the compat types much more consistent
      with the types we are being compatible with and hopefully will fix a few
      bugs along the way.
      
      	compat type		type in compat arch
      	__compat_[ug]id_t	__kernel_[ug]id_t
      	__compat_[ug]id32_t	__kernel_[ug]id32_t
      	compat_[ug]id_t		[ug]id_t
      
      The difference is that compat_uid_t is always 32 bits (for the archs we
      care about) but __compat_uid_t may be 16 bits on some.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      202e5979
  31. 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!
      1da177e4