1. 14 Aug, 2009 5 commits
  2. 12 Aug, 2009 7 commits
  3. 09 Aug, 2009 2 commits
    • Frederic Weisbecker's avatar
      perf_counter: Fix/complete ftrace event records sampling · f413cdb8
      Frederic Weisbecker authored
      This patch implements the kernel side support for ftrace event
      record sampling.
      A new counter sampling attribute is added:
      which requests ftrace events record sampling. In this case
      if a PERF_TYPE_TRACEPOINT counter is active and a tracepoint
      fires, we emit the tracepoint binary record to the
      perfcounter event buffer, as a sample.
      Result, after setting PERF_SAMPLE_TP_RECORD attribute from perf
       perf record -f -F 1 -a -e workqueue:workqueue_execution
       perf report -D
       0x21e18 [0x48]: event: 9
       . ... raw event: size 72 bytes
       .  0000:  09 00 00 00 01 00 48 00 d0 c7 00 81 ff ff ff ff  ......H........
       .  0010:  0a 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ........!......
       .  0020:  2b 00 01 02 0a 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 65 76 65 6e  +...........eve
       .  0030:  74 73 2f 31 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00  ts/1...........
       .  0040:  e0 b1 31 81 ff ff ff ff                          .......
      0x21e18 [0x48]: PERF_EVENT_SAMPLE (IP, 1): 10: 0xffffffff8100c7d0 period: 33
      The raw ftrace binary record starts at offset 0020.
       struct trace_entry {
      	type		= 0x2b = 43;
      	flags		= 1;
      	preempt_count	= 2;
      	pid		= 0xa = 10;
      	tgid		= 0xa = 10;
       thread_comm = "events/1"
       thread_pid  = 0xa = 10;
       func	    = 0xffffffff8131b1e0 = flush_to_ldisc()
      What will come next?
       - Userspace support ('perf trace'), 'flight data recorder' mode
         for perf trace, etc.
       - The unconditional copy from the profiling callback brings
         some costs however if someone wants no such sampling to
         occur, and needs to be fixed in the future. For that we need
         to have an instant access to the perf counter attribute.
         This is a matter of a flag to add in the struct ftrace_event.
       - Take care of the events recursivity! Don't ever try to record
         a lock event for example, it seems some locking is used in
         the profiling fast path and lead to a tracing recursivity.
         That will be fixed using raw spinlock or recursivity
       - [...]
       - Profit! :-)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
      Cc: Tom Zanussi <tzanussi@gmail.com>
      Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
      Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      Cc: Gabriel Munteanu <eduard.munteanu@linux360.ro>
      Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
    • Peter Zijlstra's avatar
      perf_counter, ftrace: Fix perf_counter integration · 3a659305
      Peter Zijlstra authored
      Adds possible second part to the assign argument of TP_EVENT().
      Which, when specified make the swcounter increment with @foo instead
      of the usual 1, and report @bar for PERF_SAMPLE_ADDR (data address
      associated with the event) when this triggers a counter overflow.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Acked-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  4. 07 Aug, 2009 4 commits
    • Phillip Lougher's avatar
      bzip2/lzma/gzip: fix comments describing decompressor API · daeb6b6f
      Phillip Lougher authored
      Fix and improve comments in decompress/generic.h that describe the
      decompressor API.  Also remove an unused definition, and rename INBUF_LEN
      in lib/decompress_inflate.c to conform to bzip2/lzma naming.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPhillip Lougher <phillip@lougher.demon.co.uk>
      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>
    • KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki's avatar
      mm: make set_mempolicy(MPOL_INTERLEAV) N_HIGH_MEMORY aware · 4bfc4495
      KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki authored
      At first, init_task's mems_allowed is initialized as this.
       init_task->mems_allowed == node_state[N_POSSIBLE]
      And cpuset's top_cpuset mask is initialized as this
       top_cpuset->mems_allowed = node_state[N_HIGH_MEMORY]
      Before 2.6.29:
      policy's mems_allowed is initialized as this.
        1. update tasks->mems_allowed by its cpuset->mems_allowed.
        2. policy->mems_allowed = nodes_and(tasks->mems_allowed, user's mask)
      Updating task's mems_allowed in reference to top_cpuset's one.
      cpuset's mems_allowed is aware of N_HIGH_MEMORY, always.
      In 2.6.30: After commit 58568d2a
      ("cpuset,mm: update tasks' mems_allowed in time"), policy's mems_allowed
      is initialized as this.
        1. policy->mems_allowd = nodes_and(task->mems_allowed, user's mask)
      Here, if task is in top_cpuset, task->mems_allowed is not updated from
      init's one.  Assume user excutes command as #numactrl --interleave=all
        policy->mems_allowd = nodes_and(N_POSSIBLE, ALL_SET_MASK)
      Then, policy's mems_allowd can includes a possible node, which has no pgdat.
      MPOL's INTERLEAVE just scans nodemask of task->mems_allowd and access this
        NODE_DATA(nid)->zonelist even if NODE_DATA(nid)==NULL
      Then, what's we need is making policy->mems_allowed be aware of
      N_HIGH_MEMORY.  This patch does that.  But to do so, extra nodemask will
      be on statck.  Because I know cpumask has a new interface of
      CPUMASK_ALLOC(), I added it to node.
      This patch stands on old behavior.  But I feel this fix itself is just a
      Band-Aid.  But to do fundametal fix, we have to take care of memory
      hotplug and it takes time.  (task->mems_allowd should be N_HIGH_MEMORY, I
      mpol_set_nodemask() should be aware of N_HIGH_MEMORY and policy's nodemask
      should be includes only online nodes.
      In old behavior, this is guaranteed by frequent reference to cpuset's
      code.  Now, most of them are removed and mempolicy has to check it by
      To do check, a few nodemask_t will be used for calculating nodemask.  But,
      size of nodemask_t can be big and it's not good to allocate them on stack.
      Now, cpumask_t has CPUMASK_ALLOC/FREE an easy code for get scratch area.
      NODEMASK_ALLOC/FREE shoudl be there.
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanups & tweaks]
      Tested-by: default avatarKOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
      Cc: Miao Xie <miaox@cn.fujitsu.com>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com>
      Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
      Cc: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com>
      Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      vfs: add __destroy_inode · 2e00c97e
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      When we want to tear down an inode that lost the add to the cache race
      in XFS we must not call into ->destroy_inode because that would delete
      the inode that won the race from the inode cache radix tree.
      This patch provides the __destroy_inode helper needed to fix this,
      the actual fix will be in th next patch.  As XFS was the only reason
      destroy_inode was exported we shift the export to the new __destroy_inode.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarEric Sandeen <sandeen@sandeen.net>
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      vfs: fix inode_init_always calling convention · 54e34621
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Currently inode_init_always calls into ->destroy_inode if the additional
      initialization fails.  That's not only counter-intuitive because
      inode_init_always did not allocate the inode structure, but in case of
      XFS it's actively harmful as ->destroy_inode might delete the inode from
      a radix-tree that has never been added.  This in turn might end up
      deleting the inode for the same inum that has been instanciated by
      another process and cause lots of cause subtile problems.
      Also in the case of re-initializing a reclaimable inode in XFS it would
      free an inode we still want to keep alive.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarEric Sandeen <sandeen@sandeen.net>
  5. 06 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Krishna Kumar's avatar
      net: Avoid enqueuing skb for default qdiscs · bbd8a0d3
      Krishna Kumar authored
      dev_queue_xmit enqueue's a skb and calls qdisc_run which
      dequeue's the skb and xmits it. In most cases, the skb that
      is enqueue'd is the same one that is dequeue'd (unless the
      queue gets stopped or multiple cpu's write to the same queue
      and ends in a race with qdisc_run). For default qdiscs, we
      can remove the redundant enqueue/dequeue and simply xmit the
      skb since the default qdisc is work-conserving.
      The patch uses a new flag - TCQ_F_CAN_BYPASS to identify the
      default fast queue. The controversial part of the patch is
      incrementing qlen when a skb is requeued - this is to avoid
      checks like the second line below:
      +  } else if ((q->flags & TCQ_F_CAN_BYPASS) && !qdisc_qlen(q) &&
      >>         !q->gso_skb &&
      +          !test_and_set_bit(__QDISC_STATE_RUNNING, &q->state)) {
      Results of a 2 hour testing for multiple netperf sessions (1,
      2, 4, 8, 12 sessions on a 4 cpu system-X). The BW numbers are
      aggregate Mb/s across iterations tested with this version on
      System-X boxes with Chelsio 10gbps cards:
      Size |  ORG BW          NEW BW   |
      128K |  156964          159381   |
      256K |  158650          162042   |
      Changes from ver1:
      1. Move sch_direct_xmit declaration from sch_generic.h to
      2. Update qdisc basic statistics for direct xmit path.
      3. Set qlen to zero in qdisc_reset.
      4. Changed some function names to more meaningful ones.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKrishna Kumar <krkumar2@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  6. 05 Aug, 2009 6 commits
  7. 04 Aug, 2009 9 commits
  8. 03 Aug, 2009 5 commits
    • Alex Deucher's avatar
      drm/radeon: add some new r7xx pci ids · 7320700d
      Alex Deucher authored
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlex Deucher <alexdeucher@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
    • Luis R. Rodriguez's avatar
      cfg80211: fix regression on beacon world roaming feature · 37184244
      Luis R. Rodriguez authored
      A regression was added through patch a4ed90d6:
      "cfg80211: respect API on orig_flags on channel for beacon hint"
      We did indeed respect _orig flags but the intention was not clearly
      stated in the commit log. This patch fixes firmware issues picked
      up by iwlwifi when we lift passive scan of beaconing restrictions
      on channels its EEPROM has been configured to always enable.
      By doing so though we also disallowed beacon hints on devices
      registering their wiphy with custom world regulatory domains
      enabled, this happens to be currently ath5k, ath9k and ar9170.
      The passive scan and beacon restrictions on those devices would
      never be lifted even if we did find a beacon and the hardware did
      support such enhancements when world roaming.
      Since Johannes indicates iwlwifi firmware cannot be changed to
      allow beacon hinting we set up a flag now to specifically allow
      drivers to disable beacon hints for devices which cannot use them.
      We enable the flag on iwlwifi to disable beacon hints and by default
      enable it for all other drivers. It should be noted beacon hints lift
      passive scan flags and beacon restrictions when we receive a beacon from
      an AP on any 5 GHz non-DFS channels, and channels 12-14 on the 2.4 GHz
      band. We don't bother with channels 1-11 as those channels are allowed
      world wide.
      This should fix world roaming for ath5k, ath9k and ar9170, thereby
      improving scan time when we receive the first beacon from any AP,
      and also enabling beaconing operation (AP/IBSS/Mesh) on cards which
      would otherwise not be allowed to do so. Drivers not using custom
      regulatory stuff (wiphy_apply_custom_regulatory()) were not affected
      by this as the orig_flags for the channels would have been cleared
      upon wiphy registration.
      I tested this with a world roaming ath5k card.
      Cc: Jouni Malinen <jouni.malinen@atheros.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLuis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
    • Dave Young's avatar
      bluetooth: rfcomm_init bug fix · af0d3b10
      Dave Young authored
      rfcomm tty may be used before rfcomm_tty_driver initilized,
      The problem is that now socket layer init before tty layer, if userspace
      program do socket callback right here then oops will happen.
      reporting in:
      make 3 changes:
      1. remove #ifdef in rfcomm/core.c,
      make it blank function when rfcomm tty not selected in rfcomm.h
      2. tune the rfcomm_init error patch to ensure
      tty driver initilized before rfcomm socket usage.
      3. remove __exit for rfcomm_cleanup_sockets
      because above change need call it in a __init function.
      Reported-by: default avatarOliver Hartkopp <oliver@hartkopp.net>
      Tested-by: default avatarOliver Hartkopp <oliver@hartkopp.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
    • Saeed Bishara's avatar
      mtd: fix the conversion from dev to mtd_info · 6afc4fdb
      Saeed Bishara authored
      The patch fixes a bug when converting dev to mtd_info by using the
      drvdata of the dev, the previous code used
      container_of(dev, struct mtd_info, dev), but won't work for the mtdXro
      devices as they created without being contained inside mtd_info structure.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSaeed Bishara <saeed@marvell.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
    • Nicolas Pitre's avatar
      mtd: let include/linux/mtd/partitions.h stand on its own · 7699ad35
      Nicolas Pitre authored
      When declaring static MTD partitions in board specific code, only
      including <include/linux/mtd/partitions.h> should suffice without
      gcc nagging us with:
      In file included from arch/arm/mach-kirkwood/sheevaplug-setup.c:14:
      include/linux/mtd/partitions.h:50: warning: 'struct mtd_info' declared inside parameter list
      include/linux/mtd/partitions.h:50: warning: its scope is only this definition or declaration, which is probably not what you want
      include/linux/mtd/partitions.h:51: warning: 'struct mtd_info' declared inside parameter list
      include/linux/mtd/partitions.h:61: warning: 'struct mtd_info' declared inside parameter list
      include/linux/mtd/partitions.h:67: warning: 'struct mtd_info' declared inside parameter list
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNicolas Pitre <nico@marvell.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArtem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
  9. 02 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Eric Dumazet's avatar
      neigh: Convert garbage collection from softirq to workqueue · e4c4e448
      Eric Dumazet authored
      Current neigh_periodic_timer() function is fired by timer IRQ, and
      scans one hash bucket each round (very litle work in fact)
      As we are supposed to scan whole hash table in 15 seconds, this means
      neigh_periodic_timer() can be fired very often. (depending on the number
      of concurrent hash entries we stored in this table)
      Converting this to a workqueue permits scanning whole table, minimizing
      icache pollution, and firing this work every 15 seconds, independantly
      of hash table size.
      This 15 seconds delay is not a hard number, as work is a deferrable one.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>