1. 30 Jul, 2012 4 commits
  2. 15 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Chris Metcalf's avatar
      [PATCH v3] ipc: provide generic compat versions of IPC syscalls · 48b25c43
      Chris Metcalf authored
      When using the "compat" APIs, architectures will generally want to
      be able to make direct syscalls to msgsnd(), shmctl(), etc., and
      in the kernel we would want them to be handled directly by
      compat_sys_xxx() functions, as is true for other compat syscalls.
      
      However, for historical reasons, several of the existing compat IPC
      syscalls do not do this.  semctl() expects a pointer to the fourth
      argument, instead of the fourth argument itself.  msgsnd(), msgrcv()
      and shmat() expect arguments in different order.
      
      This change adds an ARCH_WANT_OLD_COMPAT_IPC config option that can be
      set to preserve this behavior for ports that use it (x86, sparc, powerpc,
      s390, and mips).  No actual semantics are changed for those architectures,
      and there is only a minimal amount of code refactoring in ipc/compat.c.
      
      Newer architectures like tile (and perhaps future architectures such
      as arm64 and unicore64) should not select this option, and thus can
      avoid having any IPC-specific code at all in their architecture-specific
      compat layer.  In the same vein, if this option is not selected, IPC_64
      mode is assumed, since that's what the <asm-generic> headers expect.
      
      The workaround code in "tile" for msgsnd() and msgrcv() is removed
      with this change; it also fixes the bug that shmat() and semctl() were
      not being properly handled.
      Reviewed-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com>
      48b25c43
  3. 27 Oct, 2010 1 commit
  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. 06 Jul, 2007 1 commit
  6. 08 May, 2007 1 commit
  7. 07 Dec, 2006 1 commit
    • suzuki's avatar
      [PATCH] Fix the size limit of compat space msgsize · 651971cb
      suzuki authored
      Currently we allocate 64k space on the user stack and use it the msgbuf for
      sys_{msgrcv,msgsnd} for compat and the results are later copied in user [
      by copy_in_user].  This patch introduces helper routines for
      sys_{msgrcv,msgsnd} as below:
      
      do_msgsnd() : Accepts the mtype and user space ptr to the buffer along with
      the msqid and msgflg.
      
      do_msgrcv() : Accepts a kernel space ptr to mtype and a userspace ptr to
      the buffer.  The mtype has to be copied back the user space msgbuf by the
      caller.
      
      These changes avoid the need to allocate the msgsize on the userspace (
      thus removing the size limt ) and the overhead of an extra copy_in_user().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSuzuki K P <suzuki@in.ibm.com>
      Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      651971cb
  8. 30 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  9. 26 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  10. 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
  11. 07 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  12. 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