1. 13 Oct, 2005 1 commit
  2. 11 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Sam Ravnborg's avatar
      kbuild: rename prepare to archprepare to fix dependency chain · 5bb78269
      Sam Ravnborg authored
      
      
      When introducing the generic asm-offsets.h support the dependency
      chain for the prepare targets was changed. All build scripts expecting
      include/asm/asm-offsets.h to be made when using the prepare target would broke.
      With the limited number of prepare targets left in arch Makefiles
      the trivial solution was to introduce a new arch specific target: archprepare
      
      The dependency chain looks like this now:
      
      prepare
        |
        +--> prepare0
               |
               +--> archprepare
                      |
      		+--> scripts_basic
                      +--> prepare1
                             |
                             +---> prepare2
                                     |
                                     +--> prepare3
      
      So prepare 3 is processed before prepare2 etc.
      This guaantees that the asm symlink, version.h, scripts_basic
      are all updated before archprepare is processed.
      
      prepare0 which build the asm-offsets.h file will need the
      actions performed by archprepare.
      
      The head target is now named prepare, because users scripts will most
      likely use that target, but prepare-all has been kept for compatibility.
      Updated Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
      5bb78269
  3. 10 Sep, 2005 3 commits
  4. 09 Sep, 2005 1 commit
  5. 07 Sep, 2005 3 commits
  6. 29 Aug, 2005 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      [PATCH] convert signal handling of NODEFER to act like other Unix boxes. · 69be8f18
      Steven Rostedt authored
      
      
      It has been reported that the way Linux handles NODEFER for signals is
      not consistent with the way other Unix boxes handle it.  I've written a
      program to test the behavior of how this flag affects signals and had
      several reports from people who ran this on various Unix boxes,
      confirming that Linux seems to be unique on the way this is handled.
      
      The way NODEFER affects signals on other Unix boxes is as follows:
      
      1) If NODEFER is set, other signals in sa_mask are still blocked.
      
      2) If NODEFER is set and the signal is in sa_mask, then the signal is
      still blocked. (Note: this is the behavior of all tested but Linux _and_
      NetBSD 2.0 *).
      
      The way NODEFER affects signals on Linux:
      
      1) If NODEFER is set, other signals are _not_ blocked regardless of
      sa_mask (Even NetBSD doesn't do this).
      
      2) If NODEFER is set and the signal is in sa_mask, then the signal being
      handled is not blocked.
      
      The patch converts signal handling in all current Linux architectures to
      the way most Unix boxes work.
      
      Unix boxes that were tested:  DU4, AIX 5.2, Irix 6.5, NetBSD 2.0, SFU
      3.5 on WinXP, AIX 5.3, Mac OSX, and of course Linux 2.6.13-rcX.
      
      * NetBSD was the only other Unix to behave like Linux on point #2. The
      main concern was brought up by point #1 which even NetBSD isn't like
      Linux.  So with this patch, we leave NetBSD as the lonely one that
      behaves differently here with #2.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      69be8f18
  7. 18 Aug, 2005 1 commit
  8. 27 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  9. 26 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  10. 11 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Sam Ravnborg's avatar
      [NET]: add a top-level Networking menu to *config · d5950b43
      Sam Ravnborg authored
      
      
      Create a new top-level menu named "Networking" thus moving
      net related options and protocol selection way from the drivers
      menu and up on the top-level where they belong.
      
      To implement this all architectures has to source "net/Kconfig" before
      drivers/*/Kconfig in their Kconfig file. This change has been
      implemented for all architectures.
      
      Device drivers for ordinary NIC's are still to be found
      in the Device Drivers section, but Bluetooth, IrDA and ax25
      are located with their corresponding menu entries under the new
      networking menu item.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      d5950b43
  11. 23 Jun, 2005 2 commits
  12. 21 Jun, 2005 3 commits
    • Wolfgang Wander's avatar
      [PATCH] Avoiding mmap fragmentation · 1363c3cd
      Wolfgang Wander authored
      
      
      Ingo recently introduced a great speedup for allocating new mmaps using the
      free_area_cache pointer which boosts the specweb SSL benchmark by 4-5% and
      causes huge performance increases in thread creation.
      
      The downside of this patch is that it does lead to fragmentation in the
      mmap-ed areas (visible via /proc/self/maps), such that some applications
      that work fine under 2.4 kernels quickly run out of memory on any 2.6
      kernel.
      
      The problem is twofold:
      
        1) the free_area_cache is used to continue a search for memory where
           the last search ended.  Before the change new areas were always
           searched from the base address on.
      
           So now new small areas are cluttering holes of all sizes
           throughout the whole mmap-able region whereas before small holes
           tended to close holes near the base leaving holes far from the base
           large and available for larger requests.
      
        2) the free_area_cache also is set to the location of the last
           munmap-ed area so in scenarios where we allocate e.g.  five regions of
           1K each, then free regions 4 2 3 in this order the next request for 1K
           will be placed in the position of the old region 3, whereas before we
           appended it to the still active region 1, placing it at the location
           of the old region 2.  Before we had 1 free region of 2K, now we only
           get two free regions of 1K -> fragmentation.
      
      The patch addresses thes issues by introducing yet another cache descriptor
      cached_hole_size that contains the largest known hole size below the
      current free_area_cache.  If a new request comes in the size is compared
      against the cached_hole_size and if the request can be filled with a hole
      below free_area_cache the search is started from the base instead.
      
      The results look promising: Whereas 2.6.12-rc4 fragments quickly and my
      (earlier posted) leakme.c test program terminates after 50000+ iterations
      with 96 distinct and fragmented maps in /proc/self/maps it performs nicely
      (as expected) with thread creation, Ingo's test_str02 with 20000 threads
      requires 0.7s system time.
      
      Taking out Ingo's patch (un-patch available per request) by basically
      deleting all mentions of free_area_cache from the kernel and starting the
      search for new memory always at the respective bases we observe: leakme
      terminates successfully with 11 distinctive hardly fragmented areas in
      /proc/self/maps but thread creating is gringdingly slow: 30+s(!) system
      time for Ingo's test_str02 with 20000 threads.
      
      Now - drumroll ;-) the appended patch works fine with leakme: it ends with
      only 7 distinct areas in /proc/self/maps and also thread creation seems
      sufficiently fast with 0.71s for 20000 threads.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarWolfgang Wander <wwc@rentec.com>
      Credit-to: "Richard Purdie" <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKen Chen <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com>
      Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> (partly)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      1363c3cd
    • David Gibson's avatar
      [PATCH] Hugepage consolidation · 63551ae0
      David Gibson authored
      
      
      A lot of the code in arch/*/mm/hugetlbpage.c is quite similar.  This patch
      attempts to consolidate a lot of the code across the arch's, putting the
      combined version in mm/hugetlb.c.  There are a couple of uglyish hacks in
      order to covert all the hugepage archs, but the result is a very large
      reduction in the total amount of code.  It also means things like hugepage
      lazy allocation could be implemented in one place, instead of six.
      
      Tested, at least a little, on ppc64, i386 and x86_64.
      
      Notes:
      	- this patch changes the meaning of set_huge_pte() to be more
      	  analagous to set_pte()
      	- does SH4 need s special huge_ptep_get_and_clear()??
      Acked-by: default avatarWilliam Lee Irwin <wli@holomorphy.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      63551ae0
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      [PATCH] smp_processor_id() cleanup · 39c715b7
      Ingo Molnar authored
      
      
      This patch implements a number of smp_processor_id() cleanup ideas that
      Arjan van de Ven and I came up with.
      
      The previous __smp_processor_id/_smp_processor_id/smp_processor_id API
      spaghetti was hard to follow both on the implementational and on the
      usage side.
      
      Some of the complexity arose from picking wrong names, some of the
      complexity comes from the fact that not all architectures defined
      __smp_processor_id.
      
      In the new code, there are two externally visible symbols:
      
       - smp_processor_id(): debug variant.
      
       - raw_smp_processor_id(): nondebug variant. Replaces all existing
         uses of _smp_processor_id() and __smp_processor_id(). Defined
         by every SMP architecture in include/asm-*/smp.h.
      
      There is one new internal symbol, dependent on DEBUG_PREEMPT:
      
       - debug_smp_processor_id(): internal debug variant, mapped to
                                   smp_processor_id().
      
      Also, i moved debug_smp_processor_id() from lib/kernel_lock.c into a new
      lib/smp_processor_id.c file.  All related comments got updated and/or
      clarified.
      
      I have build/boot tested the following 8 .config combinations on x86:
      
       {SMP,UP} x {PREEMPT,!PREEMPT} x {DEBUG_PREEMPT,!DEBUG_PREEMPT}
      
      I have also build/boot tested x64 on UP/PREEMPT/DEBUG_PREEMPT.  (Other
      architectures are untested, but should work just fine.)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      39c715b7
  13. 04 May, 2005 1 commit
    • Al Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] ISA DMA Kconfig fixes - part 1 · 5cae841b
      Al Viro authored
      
      
      A bunch of drivers use ISA DMA helpers or their equivalents for
      platforms that have ISA with different DMA controller (a lot of ARM
      boxen).  Currently there is no way to put such dependency in Kconfig -
      CONFIG_ISA is not it (e.g.  it is not set on platforms that have no ISA
      slots, but have on-board devices that pretend to be ISA ones).
      
      New symbol added - ISA_DMA_API.  Set when we have functional
      enable_dma()/set_dma_mode()/etc.  set of helpers.  Next patches in the
      series will add missing dependencies for drivers that need them.
      
      I'm very carefully staying the hell out of the recurring flamefest on
      what exactly CONFIG_ISA would mean in ideal world - added symbol has a
      well-defined meaning and for now I really want to treat it as completely
      independent from the mess around CONFIG_ISA.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      5cae841b
  14. 01 May, 2005 1 commit
  15. 16 Apr, 2005 2 commits