1. 28 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  2. 26 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  3. 07 Nov, 2005 2 commits
  4. 29 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      [PATCH] mm: split page table lock · 4c21e2f2
      Hugh Dickins authored
      
      
      Christoph Lameter demonstrated very poor scalability on the SGI 512-way, with
      a many-threaded application which concurrently initializes different parts of
      a large anonymous area.
      
      This patch corrects that, by using a separate spinlock per page table page, to
      guard the page table entries in that page, instead of using the mm's single
      page_table_lock.  (But even then, page_table_lock is still used to guard page
      table allocation, and anon_vma allocation.)
      
      In this implementation, the spinlock is tucked inside the struct page of the
      page table page: with a BUILD_BUG_ON in case it overflows - which it would in
      the case of 32-bit PA-RISC with spinlock debugging enabled.
      
      Splitting the lock is not quite for free: another cacheline access.  Ideally,
      I suppose we would use split ptlock only for multi-threaded processes on
      multi-cpu machines; but deciding that dynamically would have its own costs.
      So for now enable it by config, at some number of cpus - since the Kconfig
      language doesn't support inequalities, let preprocessor compare that with
      NR_CPUS.  But I don't think it's worth being user-configurable: for good
      testing of both split and unsplit configs, split now at 4 cpus, and perhaps
      change that to 8 later.
      
      There is a benefit even for singly threaded processes: kswapd can be attacking
      one part of the mm while another part is busy faulting.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      4c21e2f2
  5. 28 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • Al Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] gfp_t: fs/* · 27496a8c
      Al Viro authored
      
      
       - ->releasepage() annotated (s/int/gfp_t), instances updated
       - missing gfp_t in fs/* added
       - fixed misannotation from the original sweep caught by bitwise checks:
         XFS used __nocast both for gfp_t and for flags used by XFS allocator.
         The latter left with unsigned int __nocast; we might want to add a
         different type for those but for now let's leave them alone.  That,
         BTW, is a case when __nocast use had been actively confusing - it had
         been used in the same code for two different and similar types, with
         no way to catch misuses.  Switch of gfp_t to bitwise had caught that
         immediately...
      
      One tricky bit is left alone to be dealt with later - mapping->flags is
      a mix of gfp_t and error indications.  Left alone for now.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      27496a8c
  6. 01 May, 2005 1 commit
  7. 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