1. 25 Jan, 2008 3 commits
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-2.6 · df8dc74e
      Linus Torvalds authored
      This can be broken down into these major areas:
       - Documentation updates (language translations and fixes, as
         well as kobject and kset documenatation updates.)
       - major kset/kobject/ktype rework and fixes.  This cleans up the
         kset and kobject and ktype relationship and architecture,
         making sense of things now, and good documenation and samples
         are provided for others to use.  Also the attributes for
         kobjects are much easier to handle now.  This cleaned up a LOT
         of code all through the kernel, making kobjects easier to use
         if you want to.
       - struct bus_type has been reworked to now handle the lifetime
         rules properly, as the kobject is properly dynamic.
       - struct driver has also been reworked, and now the lifetime
         issues are resolved.
       - the block subsystem has been converted to use struct device
         now, and not "raw" kobjects.  This patch has been in the -mm
         tree for over a year now, and finally all the issues are
         worked out with it.  Older distros now properly work with new
         kernels, and no userspace updates are needed at all.
       - nozomi driver is added.  This has also been in -mm for a long
         time, and many people have asked for it to go in.  It is now
         in good enough shape to do so.
       - lots of class_device conversions to use struct device instead.
         The tree is almost all cleaned up now, only SCSI and IB is the
         remaining code to fix up...
      
      * git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-2.6: (196 commits)
        Driver core: coding style fixes
        Kobject: fix coding style issues in kobject c files
        Kobject: fix coding style issues in kobject.h
        Driver core: fix coding style issues in device.h
        spi: use class iteration api
        scsi: use class iteration api
        rtc: use class iteration api
        power supply : use class iteration api
        ieee1394: use class iteration api
        Driver Core: add class iteration api
        Driver core: Cleanup get_device_parent() in device_add() and device_move()
        UIO: constify function pointer tables
        Driver Core: constify the name passed to platform_device_register_simple
        driver core: fix build with SYSFS=n
        sysfs: make SYSFS_DEPRECATED depend on SYSFS
        Driver core: use LIST_HEAD instead of call to INIT_LIST_HEAD in __init
        kobject: add sample code for how to use ksets/ktypes/kobjects
        kobject: add sample code for how to use kobjects in a simple manner.
        kobject: update the kobject/kset documentation
        kobject: remove old, outdated documentation.
        ...
      df8dc74e
    • Pekka Enberg's avatar
      slab: fix bootstrap on memoryless node · 556a169d
      Pekka Enberg authored
      
      
      If the node we're booting on doesn't have memory, bootstrapping kmalloc()
      caches resorts to fallback_alloc() which requires ->nodelists set for all
      nodes.  Fix that by calling set_up_list3s() for CACHE_CACHE in
      kmem_cache_init().
      
      As kmem_getpages() is called with GFP_THISNODE set, this used to work before
      because of breakage in 2.6.22 and before with GFP_THISNODE returning pages from
      the wrong node if a node had no memory. So it may have worked accidentally and
      in an unsafe manner because the pages would have been associated with the wrong
      node which could trigger bug ons and locking troubles.
      Tested-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
      Tested-by: default avatarOlaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      [ With additional one-liner by Olaf Hering  - Linus ]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      556a169d
    • Karsten Keil's avatar
      fix oops on rmmod capidrv · eb36f4fc
      Karsten Keil authored
      
      
      Fix overwriting the stack with the version string
      (it is currently 10 bytes + zero) when unloading the
      capidrv module. Safeguard against overwriting it
      should the version string grow in the future.
      
      Should fix Kernel Bug Tracker Bug 9696.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGerd v. Egidy <gerd.von.egidy@intra2net.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKarsten Keil <kkeil@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      eb36f4fc
  2. 24 Jan, 2008 37 commits