1. 07 Aug, 2010 2 commits
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      block: push down BKL into .open and .release · 6e9624b8
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      The open and release block_device_operations are currently
      called with the BKL held. In order to change that, we must
      first make sure that all drivers that currently rely
      on this have no regressions.
      
      This blindly pushes the BKL into all .open and .release
      operations for all block drivers to prepare for the
      next step. The drivers can subsequently replace the BKL
      with their own locks or remove it completely when it can
      be shown that it is not needed.
      
      The functions blkdev_get and blkdev_put are the only
      remaining users of the big kernel lock in the block
      layer, besides a few uses in the ioctl code, none
      of which need to serialize with blkdev_{get,put}.
      
      Most of these two functions is also under the protection
      of bdev->bd_mutex, including the actual calls to
      ->open and ->release, and the common code does not
      access any global data structures that need the BKL.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
      6e9624b8
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      block: push down BKL into .locked_ioctl · 8a6cfeb6
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      As a preparation for the removal of the big kernel
      lock in the block layer, this removes the BKL
      from the common ioctl handling code, moving it
      into every single driver still using it.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
      8a6cfeb6
  2. 16 Jun, 2010 1 commit
  3. 21 May, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block,ide: simplify bdops->set_capacity() to ->unlock_native_capacity() · c3e33e04
      Tejun Heo authored
      bdops->set_capacity() is unnecessarily generic.  All that's required
      is a simple one way notification to lower level driver telling it to
      try to unlock native capacity.  There's no reason to pass in target
      capacity or return the new capacity.  The former is always the
      inherent native capacity and the latter can be handled via the usual
      device resize / revalidation path.  In fact, the current API is always
      used that way.
      
      Replace ->set_capacity() with ->unlock_native_capacity() which take
      only @disk and doesn't return anything.  IDE which is the only current
      user of the API is converted accordingly.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Cc: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
      Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
      c3e33e04
  4. 30 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking 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: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
      5a0e3ad6
  5. 22 Sep, 2009 1 commit
  6. 07 Jun, 2009 1 commit
    • Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz's avatar
      ide-gd: implement block device ->set_capacity method (v2) · e957b60d
      Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz authored
      * Use ->probed_capacity to store native device capacity for ATA disks.
      
      * Add ->set_capacity method to struct ide_disk_ops.
      
      * Implement disk device ->set_capacity method for ATA disks.
      
      * Implement block device ->set_capacity method.
      
      v2:
      * Check if LBA and HPA are supported in ide_disk_set_capacity().
      
      * According to the spec the SET MAX ADDRESS command shall be
        immediately preceded by a READ NATIVE MAX ADDRESS command.
      
      * Add ide_disk_hpa_{get_native,set}_capacity() helpers.
      
      Together with the previous patch adding ->set_capacity block device
      method this allows automatic disabling of Host Protected Area (HPA)
      if any partitions overlapping HPA are detected.
      
      Cc: Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@gmail.com>
      Cc: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
      Cc: "Andries E. Brouwer" <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Emphatically-Acked-by: default avatarAlan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
      e957b60d
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