1. 18 Jun, 2009 1 commit
  2. 16 Jun, 2009 1 commit
  3. 13 Jun, 2009 1 commit
  4. 11 Jun, 2009 2 commits
  5. 03 Jun, 2009 1 commit
  6. 25 May, 2009 1 commit
    • Peter Zijlstra's avatar
      perf_counter: Generic per counter interrupt throttle · a78ac325
      Peter Zijlstra authored
      Introduce a generic per counter interrupt throttle.
      This uses the perf_counter_overflow() quick disable to throttle a specific
      counter when its going too fast when a pmu->unthrottle() method is provided
      which can undo the quick disable.
      Power needs to implement both the quick disable and the unthrottle method.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
      Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
      Cc: John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com>
      LKML-Reference: <20090525153931.703093461@chello.nl>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  7. 15 May, 2009 1 commit
    • Jens Axboe's avatar
      Revert "mm: add /proc controls for pdflush threads" · cd17cbfd
      Jens Axboe authored
      This reverts commit fafd688e.
      Work is progressing to switch away from pdflush as the process backing
      for flushing out dirty data. So it seems pointless to add more knobs
      to control pdflush threads. The original author of the patch did not
      have any specific use cases for adding the knobs, so we can easily
      revert this before 2.6.30 to avoid having to maintain this API
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
  8. 13 May, 2009 1 commit
  9. 11 May, 2009 1 commit
    • H. Peter Anvin's avatar
      x86: add extension fields for bootloader type and version · 5031296c
      H. Peter Anvin authored
      A long ago, in days of yore, it all began with a god named Thor.
      There were vikings and boats and some plans for a Linux kernel
      header.  Unfortunately, a single 8-bit field was used for bootloader
      type and version.  This has generally worked without *too* much pain,
      but we're getting close to flat running out of ID fields.
      Add extension fields for both type and version.  The type will be
      extended if it the old field is 0xE; the version is a simple MSB
      Keep /proc/sys/kernel/bootloader_type containing
      (type << 4) + (ver & 0xf) for backwards compatiblity, but also add
      /proc/sys/kernel/bootloader_version which contains the full version
      [ Impact: new feature to support more bootloaders ]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
  10. 05 May, 2009 1 commit
  11. 02 May, 2009 1 commit
    • Andrea Righi's avatar
      mm: prevent divide error for small values of vm_dirty_bytes · 9e4a5bda
      Andrea Righi authored
      Avoid setting less than two pages for vm_dirty_bytes: this is necessary to
      avoid potential division by 0 (like the following) in get_dirty_limits().
      [   49.951610] divide error: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
      [   49.952195] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda/uevent
      [   49.952195] CPU 1
      [   49.952195] Modules linked in: pcspkr
      [   49.952195] Pid: 3064, comm: dd Not tainted 2.6.30-rc3 #1
      [   49.952195] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff802d39a9>]  [<ffffffff802d39a9>] get_dirty_limits+0xe9/0x2c0
      [   49.952195] RSP: 0018:ffff88001de03a98  EFLAGS: 00010202
      [   49.952195] RAX: 00000000000000c0 RBX: ffff88001de03b80 RCX: 28f5c28f5c28f5c3
      [   49.952195] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 00000000000000c0 RDI: 0000000000000000
      [   49.952195] RBP: ffff88001de03ae8 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
      [   49.952195] R10: ffff88001ddda9a0 R11: 0000000000000001 R12: 0000000000000001
      [   49.952195] R13: ffff88001fbc8218 R14: ffff88001de03b70 R15: ffff88001de03b78
      [   49.952195] FS:  00007fe9a435b6f0(0000) GS:ffff8800025d9000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
      [   49.952195] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
      [   49.952195] CR2: 00007fe9a39ab000 CR3: 000000001de38000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
      [   49.952195] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
      [   49.952195] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
      [   49.952195] Process dd (pid: 3064, threadinfo ffff88001de02000, task ffff88001ddda250)
      [   49.952195] Stack:
      [   49.952195]  ffff88001fa0de00 ffff88001f2dbd70 ffff88001f9fe800 000080b900000000
      [   49.952195]  00000000000000c0 ffff8800027a6100 0000000000000400 ffff88001fbc8218
      [   49.952195]  0000000000000000 0000000000000600 ffff88001de03bb8 ffffffff802d3ed7
      [   49.952195] Call Trace:
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff802d3ed7>] balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr+0x1d7/0x3f0
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff80368f8e>] ? ext3_writeback_write_end+0x9e/0x120
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff802cc7df>] generic_file_buffered_write+0x12f/0x330
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff802cce8d>] __generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x26d/0x460
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff802cda32>] ? generic_file_aio_write+0x52/0xd0
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff802cda49>] generic_file_aio_write+0x69/0xd0
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff80365fa6>] ext3_file_write+0x26/0xc0
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff803034d1>] do_sync_write+0xf1/0x140
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff80290d1a>] ? get_lock_stats+0x2a/0x60
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff80280730>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff8030411b>] vfs_write+0xcb/0x190
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff803042d0>] sys_write+0x50/0x90
      [   49.952195]  [<ffffffff8022ff6b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
      [   49.952195] Code: 00 00 00 2b 05 09 1c 17 01 48 89 c6 49 0f af f4 48 c1 ee 02 48 89 f0 48 f7 e1 48 89 d6 31 d2 48 c1 ee 02 48 0f af 75 d0 48 89 f0 <48> f7 f7 41 8b 95 ac 01 00 00 48 89 c7 49 0f af d4 48 c1 ea 02
      [   49.952195] RIP  [<ffffffff802d39a9>] get_dirty_limits+0xe9/0x2c0
      [   49.952195]  RSP <ffff88001de03a98>
      [   50.096523] ---[ end trace 008d7aa02f244d7b ]---
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrea Righi <righi.andrea@gmail.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
      Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
      Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  12. 13 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  13. 09 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  14. 07 Apr, 2009 1 commit
    • Peter W Morreale's avatar
      mm: add /proc controls for pdflush threads · fafd688e
      Peter W Morreale authored
      Add /proc entries to give the admin the ability to control the minimum and
      maximum number of pdflush threads.  This allows finer control of pdflush
      on both large and small machines.
      The rationale is simply one size does not fit all.  Admins on large and/or
      small systems may want to tune the min/max pdflush thread count to best
      suit their needs.  Right now the min/max is hardcoded to 2/8.  While
      probably a fair estimate for smaller machines, large machines with large
      numbers of CPUs and large numbers of filesystems/block devices may benefit
      from larger numbers of threads working on different block devices.
      Even if the background flushing algorithm is radically changed, it is
      still likely that multiple threads will be involved and admins would still
      desire finer control on the min/max other than to have to recompile the
      The patch adds '/proc/sys/vm/nr_pdflush_threads_min' and
      '/proc/sys/vm/nr_pdflush_threads_max' with r/w permissions.
      The minimum value for nr_pdflush_threads_min is 1 and the maximum value is
      the current value of nr_pdflush_threads_max.  This minimum is required
      since additional thread creation is performed in a pdflush thread itself.
      The minimum value for nr_pdflush_threads_max is the current value of
      nr_pdflush_threads_min and the maximum value can be 1000.
      Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt is also updated.
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix comment, fix whitespace, use __read_mostly]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter W Morreale <pmorreale@novell.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  15. 06 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  16. 03 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  17. 02 Apr, 2009 2 commits
  18. 01 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  19. 12 Feb, 2009 1 commit
  20. 11 Feb, 2009 1 commit
  21. 16 Jan, 2009 1 commit
  22. 15 Jan, 2009 1 commit
  23. 14 Jan, 2009 2 commits
  24. 08 Jan, 2009 1 commit
    • Paul Mundt's avatar
      NOMMU: Make mmap allocation page trimming behaviour configurable. · dd8632a1
      Paul Mundt authored
      NOMMU mmap allocates a piece of memory for an mmap that's rounded up in size to
      the nearest power-of-2 number of pages.  Currently it then discards the excess
      pages back to the page allocator, making that memory available for use by other
      things.  This can, however, cause greater amount of fragmentation.
      To counter this, a sysctl is added in order to fine-tune the trimming
      behaviour.  The default behaviour remains to trim pages aggressively, while
      this can either be disabled completely or set to a higher page-granular
      watermark in order to have finer-grained control.
      vm region vm_top bits taken from an earlier patch by David Howells.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Tested-by: default avatarMike Frysinger <vapier.adi@gmail.com>
  25. 06 Jan, 2009 1 commit
    • David Rientjes's avatar
      mm: add dirty_background_bytes and dirty_bytes sysctls · 2da02997
      David Rientjes authored
      This change introduces two new sysctls to /proc/sys/vm:
      dirty_background_bytes and dirty_bytes.
      dirty_background_bytes is the counterpart to dirty_background_ratio and
      dirty_bytes is the counterpart to dirty_ratio.
      With growing memory capacities of individual machines, it's no longer
      sufficient to specify dirty thresholds as a percentage of the amount of
      dirtyable memory over the entire system.
      dirty_background_bytes and dirty_bytes specify quantities of memory, in
      bytes, that represent the dirty limits for the entire system.  If either
      of these values is set, its value represents the amount of dirty memory
      that is needed to commence either background or direct writeback.
      When a `bytes' or `ratio' file is written, its counterpart becomes a
      function of the written value.  For example, if dirty_bytes is written to
      be 8096, 8K of memory is required to commence direct writeback.
      dirty_ratio is then functionally equivalent to 8K / the amount of
      dirtyable memory:
      	dirtyable_memory = free pages + mapped pages + file cache
      	dirty_background_bytes = dirty_background_ratio * dirtyable_memory
      	dirty_background_ratio = dirty_background_bytes / dirtyable_memory
      	dirty_bytes = dirty_ratio * dirtyable_memory
      	dirty_ratio = dirty_bytes / dirtyable_memory
      Only one of dirty_background_bytes and dirty_background_ratio may be
      specified at a time, and only one of dirty_bytes and dirty_ratio may be
      specified.  When one sysctl is written, the other appears as 0 when read.
      The `bytes' files operate on a page size granularity since dirty limits
      are compared with ZVC values, which are in page units.
      Prior to this change, the minimum dirty_ratio was 5 as implemented by
      get_dirty_limits() although /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio would show any user
      written value between 0 and 100.  This restriction is maintained, but
      dirty_bytes has a lower limit of only one page.
      Also prior to this change, the dirty_background_ratio could not equal or
      exceed dirty_ratio.  This restriction is maintained in addition to
      restricting dirty_background_bytes.  If either background threshold equals
      or exceeds that of the dirty threshold, it is implicitly set to half the
      dirty threshold.
      Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
      Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
      Cc: Andrea Righi <righi.andrea@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  26. 18 Dec, 2008 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      trace: add a way to enable or disable the stack tracer · f38f1d2a
      Steven Rostedt authored
      Impact: enhancement to stack tracer
      The stack tracer currently is either on when configured in or
      off when it is not. It can not be disabled when it is configured on.
      (besides disabling the function tracer that it uses)
      This patch adds a way to enable or disable the stack tracer at
      run time. It defaults off on bootup, but a kernel parameter 'stacktrace'
      has been added to enable it on bootup.
      A new sysctl has been added "kernel.stack_tracer_enabled" to let
      the user enable or disable the stack tracer at run time.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  27. 04 Dec, 2008 1 commit
    • David S. Miller's avatar
      sparc64: Add tsb-ratio sysctl. · 0871420f
      David S. Miller authored
      Add a sysctl to tweak the RSS limit used to decide when to grow
      the TSB for an address space.
      In order to avoid expensive divides and multiplies only simply
      positive and negative powers of two are supported.
      The function computed takes the number of TSB translations that will
      fit at one time in the TSB of a given size, and either adds or
      subtracts a percentage of entries.  This final value is the
      RSS limit.
      See tsb_size_to_rss_limit().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  28. 01 Dec, 2008 1 commit
    • Davide Libenzi's avatar
      epoll: introduce resource usage limits · 7ef9964e
      Davide Libenzi authored
      It has been thought that the per-user file descriptors limit would also
      limit the resources that a normal user can request via the epoll
      interface.  Vegard Nossum reported a very simple program (a modified
      version attached) that can make a normal user to request a pretty large
      amount of kernel memory, well within the its maximum number of fds.  To
      solve such problem, default limits are now imposed, and /proc based
      configuration has been introduced.  A new directory has been created,
      named /proc/sys/fs/epoll/ and inside there, there are two configuration
        max_user_instances = Maximum number of devices - per user
        max_user_watches   = Maximum number of "watched" fds - per user
      The current default for "max_user_watches" limits the memory used by epoll
      to store "watches", to 1/32 of the amount of the low RAM.  As example, a
      256MB 32bit machine, will have "max_user_watches" set to roughly 90000.
      That should be enough to not break existing heavy epoll users.  The
      default value for "max_user_instances" is set to 128, that should be
      enough too.
      This also changes the userspace, because a new error code can now come out
      from EPOLL_CTL_ADD (-ENOSPC).  The EMFILE from epoll_create() was already
      listed, so that should be ok.
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use get_current_user()]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
      Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
      Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
      Reported-by: default avatarVegard Nossum <vegardno@ifi.uio.no>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  29. 13 Nov, 2008 1 commit
  30. 04 Nov, 2008 1 commit
  31. 27 Oct, 2008 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      ftrace: ftrace dump on oops control · 944ac425
      Steven Rostedt authored
      Impact: add (default-off) dump-trace-on-oops flag
      Currently, ftrace is set up to dump its contents to the console if the
      kernel panics or oops. This can be annoying if you have trace data in
      the buffers and you experience an oops, but the trace data is old or
      Usually when you want ftrace to dump its contents is when you are debugging
      your system and you have set up ftrace to trace the events leading to
      an oops.
      This patch adds a control variable called "ftrace_dump_on_oops" that will
      enable the ftrace dump to console on oops. This variable is default off
      but a developer can enable it either through the kernel command line
      by adding "ftrace_dump_on_oops" or at run time by setting (or disabling)
         Replaced /** with /* as Randy explained that kernel-doc does
          not yet handle variables.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  32. 20 Oct, 2008 3 commits
  33. 16 Oct, 2008 3 commits