1. 01 May, 2013 1 commit
    • Dave Kleikamp's avatar
      jfs: fix a couple races · 73aaa22d
      Dave Kleikamp authored
      This patch fixes races uncovered by xfstests testcase 068.
      One race is the result of jfs_sync() trying to write a sync point to the
      journal after it has been frozen (or possibly in the process). Since
      freezing sync's the journal, there is no need to write a sync point so
      we simply want to return.
      The second involves jfs_write_inode() being called on a deleted inode.
      It calls jfs_flush_journal which is held up by the jfs_commit thread
      doing the final iput on the same deleted inode, which itself is
      waiting for the I_SYNC flag to be cleared. jfs_write_inode need not
      do anything when i_nlink is zero, which is the easy fix.
      Reported-by: default avatarMichael L. Semon <mlsemon35@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Kleikamp <dave.kleikamp@oracle.com>
  2. 21 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      freezer: unexport refrigerator() and update try_to_freeze() slightly · a0acae0e
      Tejun Heo authored
      There is no reason to export two functions for entering the
      refrigerator.  Calling refrigerator() instead of try_to_freeze()
      doesn't save anything noticeable or removes any race condition.
      * Rename refrigerator() to __refrigerator() and make it return bool
        indicating whether it scheduled out for freezing.
      * Update try_to_freeze() to return bool and relay the return value of
        __refrigerator() if freezing().
      * Convert all refrigerator() users to try_to_freeze().
      * Update documentation accordingly.
      * While at it, add might_sleep() to try_to_freeze().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Cc: Samuel Ortiz <samuel@sortiz.org>
      Cc: Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>
      Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
      Cc: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Cc: KONISHI Ryusuke <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
  3. 31 Oct, 2011 1 commit
  4. 07 Jun, 2011 1 commit
  5. 13 Nov, 2010 2 commits
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block: clean up blkdev_get() wrappers and their users · d4d77629
      Tejun Heo authored
      After recent blkdev_get() modifications, open_by_devnum() and
      open_bdev_exclusive() are simple wrappers around blkdev_get().
      Replace them with blkdev_get_by_dev() and blkdev_get_by_path().
      blkdev_get_by_dev() is identical to open_by_devnum().
      blkdev_get_by_path() is slightly different in that it doesn't
      automatically add %FMODE_EXCL to @mode.
      All users are converted.  Most conversions are mechanical and don't
      introduce any behavior difference.  There are several exceptions.
      * btrfs now sets FMODE_EXCL in btrfs_device->mode, so there's no
        reason to OR it explicitly on blkdev_put().
      * gfs2, nilfs2 and the generic mount_bdev() now set FMODE_EXCL in
      * With the above changes, sb->s_mode now always should contain
        FMODE_EXCL.  WARN_ON_ONCE() added to kill_block_super() to detect
      The new blkdev_get_*() functions are with proper docbook comments.
      While at it, add function description to blkdev_get() too.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Cc: Philipp Reisner <philipp.reisner@linbit.com>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
      Cc: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
      Cc: Joern Engel <joern@lazybastard.org>
      Cc: Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>
      Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
      Cc: KONISHI Ryusuke <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
      Cc: reiserfs-devel@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: xfs-masters@oss.sgi.com
      Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block: make blkdev_get/put() handle exclusive access · e525fd89
      Tejun Heo authored
      Over time, block layer has accumulated a set of APIs dealing with bdev
      open, close, claim and release.
      * blkdev_get/put() are the primary open and close functions.
      * bd_claim/release() deal with exclusive open.
      * open/close_bdev_exclusive() are combination of open and claim and
        the other way around, respectively.
      * bd_link/unlink_disk_holder() to create and remove holder/slave
      * open_by_devnum() wraps bdget() + blkdev_get().
      The interface is a bit confusing and the decoupling of open and claim
      makes it impossible to properly guarantee exclusive access as
      in-kernel open + claim sequence can disturb the existing exclusive
      open even before the block layer knows the current open if for another
      exclusive access.  Reorganize the interface such that,
      * blkdev_get() is extended to include exclusive access management.
        @holder argument is added and, if is @FMODE_EXCL specified, it will
        gain exclusive access atomically w.r.t. other exclusive accesses.
      * blkdev_put() is similarly extended.  It now takes @mode argument and
        if @FMODE_EXCL is set, it releases an exclusive access.  Also, when
        the last exclusive claim is released, the holder/slave symlinks are
        removed automatically.
      * bd_claim/release() and close_bdev_exclusive() are no longer
        necessary and either made static or removed.
      * bd_link_disk_holder() remains the same but bd_unlink_disk_holder()
        is no longer necessary and removed.
      * open_bdev_exclusive() becomes a simple wrapper around lookup_bdev()
        and blkdev_get().  It also has an unexpected extra bdev_read_only()
        test which probably should be moved into blkdev_get().
      * open_by_devnum() is modified to take @holder argument and pass it to
      Most of bdev open/close operations are unified into blkdev_get/put()
      and most exclusive accesses are tested atomically at the open time (as
      it should).  This cleans up code and removes some, both valid and
      invalid, but unnecessary all the same, corner cases.
      open_bdev_exclusive() and open_by_devnum() can use further cleanup -
      rename to blkdev_get_by_path() and blkdev_get_by_devt() and drop
      special features.  Well, let's leave them for another day.
      Most conversions are straight-forward.  drbd conversion is a bit more
      involved as there was some reordering, but the logic should stay the
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarNeil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarRyusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
      Acked-by: default avatarMike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarPhilipp Reisner <philipp.reisner@linbit.com>
      Cc: Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>
      Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
      Cc: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@suse.com>
      Cc: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com>
      Cc: Alex Elder <aelder@sgi.com>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      Cc: dm-devel@redhat.com
      Cc: drbd-dev@lists.linbit.com
      Cc: Leo Chen <leochen@broadcom.com>
      Cc: Scott Branden <sbranden@broadcom.com>
      Cc: Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>
      Cc: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
      Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
      Cc: Joern Engel <joern@logfs.org>
      Cc: reiserfs-devel@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
  6. 21 Sep, 2010 1 commit
  7. 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.
      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
  8. 21 Oct, 2008 1 commit
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  11. 13 Oct, 2007 1 commit
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  16. 09 May, 2007 1 commit
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  18. 05 May, 2007 1 commit
    • Dave Kleikamp's avatar
      JFS: Fix race waking up jfsIO kernel thread · 05ec9e26
      Dave Kleikamp authored
      It's possible for a journal I/O request to be added to the log_redrive
      queue and the jfsIO thread to be awakened after the thread releases
      log_redrive_lock but before it sets its state to TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE.
      The jfsIO thread should set the state before giving up the spinlock, so
      the waking thread will really wake it.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
  19. 26 Apr, 2007 1 commit
  20. 07 Dec, 2006 1 commit
  21. 02 Oct, 2006 1 commit
  22. 26 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      [PATCH] sem2mutex: fs/ · 353ab6e9
      Ingo Molnar authored
      Semaphore to mutex conversion.
      The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated
      automatically via a script as well.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
      Cc: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
      Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
      Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  23. 23 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  24. 15 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  25. 24 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  26. 27 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Dave Kleikamp's avatar
      JFS: Improve sync barrier processing · cbc3d65e
      Dave Kleikamp authored
      Under heavy load, hot metadata pages are often locked by non-committed
      transactions, making them difficult to flush to disk.  This prevents
      the sync point from advancing past a transaction that had modified the
      There is a point during the sync barrier processing where all
      outstanding transactions have been committed to disk, but no new
      transaction have been allowed to proceed.  This is the best time
      to write the metadata.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
  27. 25 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  28. 25 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Christoph Lameter's avatar
      [PATCH] Cleanup patch for process freezing · 3e1d1d28
      Christoph Lameter authored
      1. Establish a simple API for process freezing defined in linux/include/sched.h:
         frozen(process)		Check for frozen process
         freezing(process)		Check if a process is being frozen
         freeze(process)		Tell a process to freeze (go to refrigerator)
         thaw_process(process)	Restart process
         frozen_process(process)	Process is frozen now
      2. Remove all references to PF_FREEZE and PF_FROZEN from all
         kernel sources except sched.h
      3. Fix numerous locations where try_to_freeze is manually done by a driver
      4. Remove the argument that is no longer necessary from two function calls.
      5. Some whitespace cleanup
      6. Clear potential race in refrigerator (provides an open window of PF_FREEZE
         cleared before setting PF_FROZEN, recalc_sigpending does not check
      This patch does not address the problem of freeze_processes() violating the rule
      that a task may only modify its own flags by setting PF_FREEZE. This is not clean
      in an SMP environment. freeze(process) is therefore not SMP safe!
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  29. 03 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Dave Kleikamp's avatar
      JFS: Fix compiler warning in jfs_logmgr.c · 72e3148a
      Dave Kleikamp authored
      fs/jfs/jfs_logmgr.c: In function `jfs_flush_journal':
      fs/jfs/jfs_logmgr.c:1632: warning: unused variable `mp'
      Some debug code in jfs_flush_journal does nothing when CONFIG_JFS_DEBUG
      is not defined.  Place the whole code segment within an ifdef to avoid
      unnecessary code to be compiled and the warning to be issued.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
  30. 04 May, 2005 1 commit
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  32. 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!