1. 28 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  2. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] VFS: Permit filesystem to override root dentry on mount · 454e2398
      David Howells authored
      
      
      Extend the get_sb() filesystem operation to take an extra argument that
      permits the VFS to pass in the target vfsmount that defines the mountpoint.
      
      The filesystem is then required to manually set the superblock and root dentry
      pointers.  For most filesystems, this should be done with simple_set_mnt()
      which will set the superblock pointer and then set the root dentry to the
      superblock's s_root (as per the old default behaviour).
      
      The get_sb() op now returns an integer as there's now no need to return the
      superblock pointer.
      
      This patch permits a superblock to be implicitly shared amongst several mount
      points, such as can be done with NFS to avoid potential inode aliasing.  In
      such a case, simple_set_mnt() would not be called, and instead the mnt_root
      and mnt_sb would be set directly.
      
      The patch also makes the following changes:
      
       (*) the get_sb_*() convenience functions in the core kernel now take a vfsmount
           pointer argument and return an integer, so most filesystems have to change
           very little.
      
       (*) If one of the convenience function is not used, then get_sb() should
           normally call simple_set_mnt() to instantiate the vfsmount. This will
           always return 0, and so can be tail-called from get_sb().
      
       (*) generic_shutdown_super() now calls shrink_dcache_sb() to clean up the
           dcache upon superblock destruction rather than shrink_dcache_anon().
      
           This is required because the superblock may now have multiple trees that
           aren't actually bound to s_root, but that still need to be cleaned up. The
           currently called functions assume that the whole tree is rooted at s_root,
           and that anonymous dentries are not the roots of trees which results in
           dentries being left unculled.
      
           However, with the way NFS superblock sharing are currently set to be
           implemented, these assumptions are violated: the root of the filesystem is
           simply a dummy dentry and inode (the real inode for '/' may well be
           inaccessible), and all the vfsmounts are rooted on anonymous[*] dentries
           with child trees.
      
           [*] Anonymous until discovered from another tree.
      
       (*) The documentation has been adjusted, including the additional bit of
           changing ext2_* into foo_* in the documentation.
      
      [akpm@osdl.org: convert ipath_fs, do other stuff]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com>
      Cc: Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      454e2398
  3. 22 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • OGAWA Hirofumi's avatar
      [PATCH] Fix a race condition between ->i_mapping and iput() · 09d967c6
      OGAWA Hirofumi authored
      
      
      This race became a cause of oops, and can reproduce by the following.
      
          while true; do
      	dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/.static/dev/hdg1 bs=512 count=1000 & sync
          done
      
      This race condition was between __sync_single_inode() and iput().
      
                cpu0 (fs's inode)                 cpu1 (bdev's inode)
                -----------------                 -------------------
                                             close("/dev/hda2")
                                             [...]
      __sync_single_inode()
         /* copy the bdev's ->i_mapping */
         mapping = inode->i_mapping;
      
                                             generic_forget_inode()
                                                bdev_clear_inode()
      					     /* restre the fs's ->i_mapping */
      				             inode->i_mapping = &inode->i_data;
      				          /* bdev's inode was freed */
                                                destroy_inode(inode);
      
         if (wait) {
            /* dereference a freed bdev's mapping->host */
            filemap_fdatawait(mapping);  /* Oops */
      
      Since __sync_single_inode() is only taking a ref-count of fs's inode, the
      another process can be close() and freeing the bdev's inode while writing
      fs's inode.  So, __sync_signle_inode() accesses the freed ->i_mapping,
      oops.
      
      This patch takes a ref-count on the bdev's inode for the fs's inode before
      setting a ->i_mapping, and the clear_inode() of the fs's inode does iput() on
      the bdev's inode.  So if the fs's inode is still living, bdev's inode
      shouldn't be freed.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarOGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      09d967c6
  4. 01 May, 2006 1 commit
  5. 28 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  6. 27 Mar, 2006 2 commits
  7. 26 Mar, 2006 2 commits
  8. 24 Mar, 2006 3 commits
    • Coywolf Qi Hunt's avatar
      [PATCH] sb_set_blocksize cleanup · 38885bd4
      Coywolf Qi Hunt authored
      
      
      sb_set_blocksize() cleanup: make sb_set_blocksize() use blksize_bits().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarCoywolf Qi Hunt <qiyong@fc-cn.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      38885bd4
    • Paul Jackson's avatar
      [PATCH] cpuset memory spread: slab cache format · fffb60f9
      Paul Jackson authored
      
      
      Rewrap the overly long source code lines resulting from the previous
      patch's addition of the slab cache flag SLAB_MEM_SPREAD.  This patch
      contains only formatting changes, and no function change.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      fffb60f9
    • Paul Jackson's avatar
      [PATCH] cpuset memory spread: slab cache filesystems · 4b6a9316
      Paul Jackson authored
      
      
      Mark file system inode and similar slab caches subject to SLAB_MEM_SPREAD
      memory spreading.
      
      If a slab cache is marked SLAB_MEM_SPREAD, then anytime that a task that's
      in a cpuset with the 'memory_spread_slab' option enabled goes to allocate
      from such a slab cache, the allocations are spread evenly over all the
      memory nodes (task->mems_allowed) allowed to that task, instead of favoring
      allocation on the node local to the current cpu.
      
      The following inode and similar caches are marked SLAB_MEM_SPREAD:
      
          file                               cache
          ====                               =====
          fs/adfs/super.c                    adfs_inode_cache
          fs/affs/super.c                    affs_inode_cache
          fs/befs/linuxvfs.c                 befs_inode_cache
          fs/bfs/inode.c                     bfs_inode_cache
          fs/block_dev.c                     bdev_cache
          fs/cifs/cifsfs.c                   cifs_inode_cache
          fs/coda/inode.c                    coda_inode_cache
          fs/dquot.c                         dquot
          fs/efs/super.c                     efs_inode_cache
          fs/ext2/super.c                    ext2_inode_cache
          fs/ext2/xattr.c (fs/mbcache.c)     ext2_xattr
          fs/ext3/super.c                    ext3_inode_cache
          fs/ext3/xattr.c (fs/mbcache.c)     ext3_xattr
          fs/fat/cache.c                     fat_cache
          fs/fat/inode.c                     fat_inode_cache
          fs/freevxfs/vxfs_super.c           vxfs_inode
          fs/hpfs/super.c                    hpfs_inode_cache
          fs/isofs/inode.c                   isofs_inode_cache
          fs/jffs/inode-v23.c                jffs_fm
          fs/jffs2/super.c                   jffs2_i
          fs/jfs/super.c                     jfs_ip
          fs/minix/inode.c                   minix_inode_cache
          fs/ncpfs/inode.c                   ncp_inode_cache
          fs/nfs/direct.c                    nfs_direct_cache
          fs/nfs/inode.c                     nfs_inode_cache
          fs/ntfs/super.c                    ntfs_big_inode_cache_name
          fs/ntfs/super.c                    ntfs_inode_cache
          fs/ocfs2/dlm/dlmfs.c               dlmfs_inode_cache
          fs/ocfs2/super.c                   ocfs2_inode_cache
          fs/proc/inode.c                    proc_inode_cache
          fs/qnx4/inode.c                    qnx4_inode_cache
          fs/reiserfs/super.c                reiser_inode_cache
          fs/romfs/inode.c                   romfs_inode_cache
          fs/smbfs/inode.c                   smb_inode_cache
          fs/sysv/inode.c                    sysv_inode_cache
          fs/udf/super.c                     udf_inode_cache
          fs/ufs/super.c                     ufs_inode_cache
          net/socket.c                       sock_inode_cache
          net/sunrpc/rpc_pipe.c              rpc_inode_cache
      
      The choice of which slab caches to so mark was quite simple.  I marked
      those already marked SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT, except for fs/xfs, dentry_cache,
      inode_cache, and buffer_head, which were marked in a previous patch.  Even
      though SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT is for a different purpose, it marks the same
      potentially large file system i/o related slab caches as we need for memory
      spreading.
      
      Given that the rule now becomes "wherever you would have used a
      SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT slab cache flag before (usually the inode cache), use
      the SLAB_MEM_SPREAD flag too", this should be easy enough to maintain.
      Future file system writers will just copy one of the existing file system
      slab cache setups and tend to get it right without thinking.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      4b6a9316
  9. 23 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  10. 09 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  11. 23 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      [PATCH] block: add unlocked_ioctl support for block devices · bb93e3a5
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      
      
      This patch allows block device drivers to convert their ioctl functions to
      unlocked_ioctl() like character devices and other subsystems.  All
      functions that were called with the BKL held before are still used that
      way, but I would not be surprised if it could be removed from the ioctl
      functions in drivers/block/ioctl.c themselves.
      
      As a side note, I found that compat_blkdev_ioctl() acquires the BKL as
      well, which looks like a bug.  I have checked that every user of
      disk->fops->compat_ioctl() in the current git tree gets the BKL itself, so
      it could easily be removed from compat_blkdev_ioctl().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      bb93e3a5
  12. 05 May, 2005 1 commit
  13. 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