1. 20 Apr, 2006 1 commit
    • David S. Miller's avatar
      [NET]: Add skb->truesize assertion checking. · dc6de336
      David S. Miller authored
      Add some sanity checking.  truesize should be at least sizeof(struct
      sk_buff) plus the current packet length.  If not, then truesize is
      seriously mangled and deserves a kernel log message.
      Currently we'll do the check for release of stream socket buffers.
      But we can add checks to more spots over time.
      Incorporating ideas from Herbert Xu.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  2. 18 Apr, 2006 1 commit
  3. 11 Apr, 2006 1 commit
  4. 09 Apr, 2006 4 commits
  5. 31 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  6. 29 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Denis Vlasenko's avatar
      [NET]: Deinline some larger functions from netdevice.h · 56079431
      Denis Vlasenko authored
      On a allyesconfig'ured kernel:
      Size  Uses Wasted Name and definition
      ===== ==== ====== ================================================
         95  162  12075 netif_wake_queue      include/linux/netdevice.h
        129   86   9265 dev_kfree_skb_any     include/linux/netdevice.h
        127   56   5885 netif_device_attach   include/linux/netdevice.h
         73   86   4505 dev_kfree_skb_irq     include/linux/netdevice.h
         46   60   1534 netif_device_detach   include/linux/netdevice.h
        119   16   1485 __netif_rx_schedule   include/linux/netdevice.h
        143    5    492 netif_rx_schedule     include/linux/netdevice.h
         81    7    366 netif_schedule        include/linux/netdevice.h
      netif_wake_queue is big because __netif_schedule is a big inline:
      static inline void __netif_schedule(struct net_device *dev)
              if (!test_and_set_bit(__LINK_STATE_SCHED, &dev->state)) {
                      unsigned long flags;
                      struct softnet_data *sd;
                      sd = &__get_cpu_var(softnet_data);
                      dev->next_sched = sd->output_queue;
                      sd->output_queue = dev;
      static inline void netif_wake_queue(struct net_device *dev)
              if (netpoll_trap())
              if (test_and_clear_bit(__LINK_STATE_XOFF, &dev->state))
      By de-inlining __netif_schedule we are saving a lot of text
      at each callsite of netif_wake_queue and netif_schedule.
      __netif_rx_schedule is also big, and it makes more sense to keep
      both of them out of line.
      Patch also deinlines dev_kfree_skb_any. We can deinline dev_kfree_skb_irq
      instead... oh well.
      netif_device_attach/detach are not hot paths, we can deinline them too.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDenis Vlasenko <vda@ilport.com.ua>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  7. 28 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Denis Vlasenko's avatar
      [NET]: deinline 200+ byte inlines in sock.h · f0088a50
      Denis Vlasenko authored
      Sizes in bytes (allyesconfig, i386) and files where those inlines
      are used:
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/x25/x25_in.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/rose/rose_in.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/packet/af_packet.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/netrom/nr_in.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/llc/llc_sap.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/llc/llc_conn.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/irda/af_irda.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipx/af_ipx.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipv6/udp.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipv6/raw.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipv4/udp.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipv4/raw.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ipv4/ipmr.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/econet/econet.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/econet/af_econet.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/bluetooth/sco.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/bluetooth/l2cap.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/bluetooth/hci_sock.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ax25/ax25_in.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/ax25/af_ax25.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/net/appletalk/ddp.o
      238 sock_queue_rcv_skb 2.6.16/drivers/net/pppoe.o
      276 sk_receive_skb 2.6.16/net/decnet/dn_nsp_in.o
      276 sk_receive_skb 2.6.16/net/dccp/ipv6.o
      276 sk_receive_skb 2.6.16/net/dccp/ipv4.o
      276 sk_receive_skb 2.6.16/net/dccp/dccp_ipv6.o
      276 sk_receive_skb 2.6.16/drivers/net/pppoe.o
      209 sk_dst_check 2.6.16/net/ipv6/ip6_output.o
      209 sk_dst_check 2.6.16/net/ipv4/udp.o
      209 sk_dst_check 2.6.16/net/decnet/dn_nsp_out.o
      Large inlines with multiple callers:
      Size  Uses Wasted Name and definition
      ===== ==== ====== ================================================
        238   21   4360 sock_queue_rcv_skb    include/net/sock.h
        109   10    801 sock_recv_timestamp   include/net/sock.h
        276    4    768 sk_receive_skb        include/net/sock.h
         94    8    518 __sk_dst_check        include/net/sock.h
        209    3    378 sk_dst_check  include/net/sock.h
        131    4    333 sk_setup_caps include/net/sock.h
        152    2    132 sk_stream_alloc_pskb  include/net/sock.h
        125    2    105 sk_stream_writequeue_purge    include/net/sock.h
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  8. 27 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Alan Stern's avatar
      [PATCH] Notifier chain update: API changes · e041c683
      Alan Stern authored
      The kernel's implementation of notifier chains is unsafe.  There is no
      protection against entries being added to or removed from a chain while the
      chain is in use.  The issues were discussed in this thread:
      We noticed that notifier chains in the kernel fall into two basic usage
      	"Blocking" chains are always called from a process context
      	and the callout routines are allowed to sleep;
      	"Atomic" chains can be called from an atomic context and
      	the callout routines are not allowed to sleep.
      We decided to codify this distinction and make it part of the API.  Therefore
      this set of patches introduces three new, parallel APIs: one for blocking
      notifiers, one for atomic notifiers, and one for "raw" notifiers (which is
      really just the old API under a new name).  New kinds of data structures are
      used for the heads of the chains, and new routines are defined for
      registration, unregistration, and calling a chain.  The three APIs are
      explained in include/linux/notifier.h and their implementation is in
      With atomic and blocking chains, the implementation guarantees that the chain
      links will not be corrupted and that chain callers will not get messed up by
      entries being added or removed.  For raw chains the implementation provides no
      guarantees at all; users of this API must provide their own protections.  (The
      idea was that situations may come up where the assumptions of the atomic and
      blocking APIs are not appropriate, so it should be possible for users to
      handle these things in their own way.)
      There are some limitations, which should not be too hard to live with.  For
      atomic/blocking chains, registration and unregistration must always be done in
      a process context since the chain is protected by a mutex/rwsem.  Also, a
      callout routine for a non-raw chain must not try to register or unregister
      entries on its own chain.  (This did happen in a couple of places and the code
      had to be changed to avoid it.)
      Since atomic chains may be called from within an NMI handler, they cannot use
      spinlocks for synchronization.  Instead we use RCU.  The overhead falls almost
      entirely in the unregister routine, which is okay since unregistration is much
      less frequent that calling a chain.
      Here is the list of chains that we adjusted and their classifications.  None
      of them use the raw API, so for the moment it is only a placeholder.
      arch/i386/kernel/traps.c:		i386die_chain
      arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c:		ia64die_chain
      arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c:		powerpc_die_chain
      arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c:		sparc64die_chain
      arch/x86_64/kernel/traps.c:		die_chain
      drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c:	xaction_notifier_list
      kernel/panic.c:				panic_notifier_list
      kernel/profile.c:			task_free_notifier
      net/bluetooth/hci_core.c:		hci_notifier
      net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_core.c:	ip_conntrack_chain
      net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_core.c:	ip_conntrack_expect_chain
      net/ipv6/addrconf.c:			inet6addr_chain
      net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c:	nf_conntrack_chain
      net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c:	nf_conntrack_expect_chain
      net/netlink/af_netlink.c:		netlink_chain
      arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/reconfig.c:	pSeries_reconfig_chain
      arch/s390/kernel/process.c:		idle_chain
      arch/x86_64/kernel/process.c		idle_notifier
      drivers/base/memory.c:			memory_chain
      drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c		cpufreq_policy_notifier_list
      drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c		cpufreq_transition_notifier_list
      drivers/macintosh/adb.c:		adb_client_list
      drivers/macintosh/via-pmu.c		sleep_notifier_list
      drivers/macintosh/via-pmu68k.c		sleep_notifier_list
      drivers/macintosh/windfarm_core.c	wf_client_list
      drivers/usb/core/notify.c		usb_notifier_list
      drivers/video/fbmem.c			fb_notifier_list
      kernel/cpu.c				cpu_chain
      kernel/module.c				module_notify_list
      kernel/profile.c			munmap_notifier
      kernel/profile.c			task_exit_notifier
      kernel/sys.c				reboot_notifier_list
      net/core/dev.c				netdev_chain
      net/decnet/dn_dev.c:			dnaddr_chain
      net/ipv4/devinet.c:			inetaddr_chain
      It's possible that some of these classifications are wrong.  If they are,
      please let us know or submit a patch to fix them.  Note that any chain that
      gets called very frequently should be atomic, because the rwsem read-locking
      used for blocking chains is very likely to incur cache misses on SMP systems.
      (However, if the chain's callout routines may sleep then the chain cannot be
      The patch set was written by Alan Stern and Chandra Seetharaman, incorporating
      material written by Keith Owens and suggestions from Paul McKenney and Andrew
      [jes@sgi.com: restructure the notifier chain initialization macros]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJes Sorensen <jes@sgi.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  9. 26 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  10. 25 Mar, 2006 3 commits
    • Davide Libenzi's avatar
      [PATCH] POLLRDHUP/EPOLLRDHUP handling for half-closed devices notifications · f348d70a
      Davide Libenzi authored
      Implement the half-closed devices notifiation, by adding a new POLLRDHUP
      (and its alias EPOLLRDHUP) bit to the existing poll/select sets.  Since the
      existing POLLHUP handling, that does not report correctly half-closed
      devices, was feared to be changed, this implementation leaves the current
      POLLHUP reporting unchanged and simply add a new bit that is set in the few
      places where it makes sense.  The same thing was discussed and conceptually
      agreed quite some time ago:
      Since this new event bit is added to the existing Linux poll infrastruture,
      even the existing poll/select system calls will be able to use it.  As far
      as the existing POLLHUP handling, the patch leaves it as is.  The
      pollrdhup-2.6.16.rc5-0.10.diff defines the POLLRDHUP for all the existing
      archs and sets the bit in the six relevant files.  The other attached diff
      is the simple change required to sys/epoll.h to add the EPOLLRDHUP
      There is "a stupid program" to test POLLRDHUP delivery here:
      It tests poll(2), but since the delivery is same epoll(2) will work equally.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    • Al Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] slab: implement /proc/slab_allocators · 871751e2
      Al Viro authored
      Implement /proc/slab_allocators.   It produces output like:
      idr_layer_cache: 80 idr_pre_get+0x33/0x4e
      buffer_head: 2555 alloc_buffer_head+0x20/0x75
      mm_struct: 9 mm_alloc+0x1e/0x42
      mm_struct: 20 dup_mm+0x36/0x370
      vm_area_struct: 384 dup_mm+0x18f/0x370
      vm_area_struct: 151 do_mmap_pgoff+0x2e0/0x7c3
      vm_area_struct: 1 split_vma+0x5a/0x10e
      vm_area_struct: 11 do_brk+0x206/0x2e2
      vm_area_struct: 2 copy_vma+0xda/0x142
      vm_area_struct: 9 setup_arg_pages+0x99/0x214
      fs_cache: 8 copy_fs_struct+0x21/0x133
      fs_cache: 29 copy_process+0xf38/0x10e3
      files_cache: 30 alloc_files+0x1b/0xcf
      signal_cache: 81 copy_process+0xbaa/0x10e3
      sighand_cache: 77 copy_process+0xe65/0x10e3
      sighand_cache: 1 de_thread+0x4d/0x5f8
      anon_vma: 241 anon_vma_prepare+0xd9/0xf3
      size-2048: 1 add_sect_attrs+0x5f/0x145
      size-2048: 2 journal_init_revoke+0x99/0x302
      size-2048: 2 journal_init_revoke+0x137/0x302
      size-2048: 2 journal_init_inode+0xf9/0x1c4
      Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
      Cc: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
      Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
      Cc: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Update for slab-remove-cachep-spinlock.patch
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
      Cc: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
      Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
      Cc: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    • Herbert Xu's avatar
      [NET]: Take RTNL when unregistering notifier · 9f514950
      Herbert Xu authored
      The netdev notifier call chain is currently unregistered without taking
      any locks outside the notifier system.  Because the notifier system itself
      does not synchronise unregistration with respect to the calling of the
      chain, we as its user need to do our own locking.
      We are supposed to take the RTNL for all calls to netdev notifiers, so
      taking the RTNL should be sufficient to protect it.
      The registration path in dev.c already takes the RTNL so it's OK.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
  11. 24 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  12. 23 Mar, 2006 2 commits
    • Jean Tourrilhes's avatar
      [PATCH] WE-20 for kernel 2.6.16 · 711e2c33
      Jean Tourrilhes authored
      	This is version 20 of the Wireless Extensions. This is the
      completion of the RtNetlink work I started early 2004, it enables the
      full Wireless Extension API over RtNetlink.
      	Few comments on the patch :
      	o totally driver transparent, no change in drivers needed.
      	o iwevent were already RtNetlink based since they were created
      (around 2.5.7). This adds all the regular SET and GET requests over
      RtNetlink, using the exact same mechanism and data format as iwevents.
      	o This is a Kconfig option, as currently most people have no
      need for it. Surprisingly, patch is actually small and well
      	o Tested on SMP, attention as been paid to make it 64 bits clean.
      	o Code do probably too many checks and could be further
      optimised, but better safe than sorry.
      	o RtNetlink based version of the Wireless Tools available on
      my web page for people inclined to try out this stuff.
      	I would also like to thank Alexey Kuznetsov for his helpful
      suggestions to make this patch better.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJean Tourrilhes <jt@hpl.hp.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
    • Steven Whitehouse's avatar
  13. 20 Mar, 2006 22 commits