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2007-02-12[PATCH] mark struct file_operations const 3Arjan van de Ven1-1/+1
Many struct file_operations in the kernel can be "const". Marking them const moves these to the .rodata section, which avoids false sharing with potential dirty data. In addition it'll catch accidental writes at compile time to these shared resources. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-02-12[PATCH] register_blkdev(): don't hand out the LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL majorsAndrew Morton1-0/+8
As pointed out in http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7922, dynamic blockdev major allocation can hand out majors which LANANA has defined as being for local/experimental use. Cc: Torben Mathiasen <device@lanana.org> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Tomas Klas <tomas.klas@mepatek.cz> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: improve continue or break logic in cfq_dispatchJens Axboe1-8/+8
This improves performance considerably for sync requests when you have command queuing enabled. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: remove the implicit queue kicking in slice expireJens Axboe1-6/+6
We only really need it for a process going away, so move it to those locations. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: check whether a queue timed out in accountingJens Axboe1-14/+18
Makes it more fair for the residual slice count. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: tweak the FIFO checkingJens Axboe1-3/+4
We currently check the FIFO once per slice. Optimize that a bit and only do it as the first thing for a new slice, so we don't end up doing a single request and then seek to the FIFO requests. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: don't pass in queue for cfq_arm_slice_timer()Jens Axboe1-5/+4
It must always be the active queue, otherwise it's a bug. So just use the active_queue, don't pass it in explicitly. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: account for slice over/under timeJens Axboe1-20/+12
If a slice uses less than it is entitled to (or perhaps more), include that in the decision on how much time to give it the next time it gets serviced. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: defer slice activation to first request being activeJens Axboe1-38/+53
This better matches what time the queue is actually spending doing IO. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11[PATCH] cfq-iosched: use last service point as the fairness criteriaJens Axboe1-14/+34
Right now we use slice_start, which gives async queues an unfair advantage. Chance that to service_last, and base the resorter on that. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: document the cfqq flagsJens Axboe1-9/+9
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11[PATCH] cfq-iosched: move on_rr check into cfq_resort_rr_list()Jens Axboe1-10/+9
Move the on_rr check into cfq_resort_rr_list(), every call site needs to check it anyway. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11cfq-iosched: remove cfq_io_context last_queueJens Axboe1-17/+2
It hasn't been used for a while, kill it off and remove the old if 0 code chunk. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11elevator: don't sort reads between writesJens Axboe1-0/+2
Don't allow elv_dispatch_sort() to mix reads and writes together, it's rarely a good idea. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11elevator: abstract out the activate and deactivate functionsJens Axboe1-9/+20
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-02-11Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/sparc-2.6Linus Torvalds1-1/+1
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/sparc-2.6: [SPARC64]: Update defconfig. [SPARC64]: Add PCI MSI support on Niagara. [SPARC64] IRQ: Use irq_desc->chip_data instead of irq_desc->handler_data [SPARC64]: Add obppath sysfs attribute for SBUS and PCI devices. [PARTITION]: Add whole_disk attribute.
2007-02-11[PATCH] Relay: add CPU hotplug supportMathieu Desnoyers1-2/+1
Mathieu originally needed to add this for tracing Xen, but it's something that's needed for any application that can be tracing while cpus are added. unplug isn't supported by this patch. The thought was that at minumum a new buffer needs to be added when a cpu comes up, but it wasn't worth the effort to remove buffers on cpu down since they'd be freed soon anyway when the channel was closed. [zanussi@us.ibm.com: avoid lock_cpu_hotplug deadlock] Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca> Cc: Tom Zanussi <zanussi@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-02-10[PARTITION]: Add whole_disk attribute.Fabio Massimo Di Nitto1-1/+1
Some partitioning systems create special partitions that span the entire disk. One example are Sun partitions, and this whole-disk partition exists to tell the firmware the extent of the entire device so it can load the boot block and do other things. Such partitions should not be treated as normal partitions, because all the other partitions overlap this whole-disk one. So we'd see multiple instances of the same UUID etc. which we do not want. udev and friends can thus search for this 'whole_disk' attribute and use it to decide to ignore the partition. Signed-off-by: Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione@ubuntu.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2007-02-09[PATCH] md: fix various bugs with aligned reads in RAID5Neil Brown1-1/+1
It is possible for raid5 to be sent a bio that is too big for an underlying device. So if it is a READ that we pass stright down to a device, it will fail and confuse RAID5. So in 'chunk_aligned_read' we check that the bio fits within the parameters for the target device and if it doesn't fit, fall back on reading through the stripe cache and making lots of one-page requests. Note that this is the earliest time we can check against the device because earlier we don't have a lock on the device, so it could change underneath us. Also, the code for handling a retry through the cache when a read fails has not been tested and was badly broken. This patch fixes that code. Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> Cc: "Kai" <epimetreus@fastmail.fm> Cc: <stable@suse.de> Cc: <org@suse.de> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-01-29[PATCH] Fix SG_IO timeout jiffy conversionMike Christie1-2/+3
Commit 85e04e371b5a321b5df2bc3f8e0099a64fb087d7 cleaned up the timeout conversion, but did it exactly the wrong way. We get msecs from user space, and should convert them into jiffies. Not the other way around. Here is a fix with the overflow check sg.c has added in. This fixes DVD burnign with Nero. Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> [ "you'll be wanting a comma there" - Andrew ] Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-01-23[PATCH] elevator: move clearing of unplug flag earlierLinas Vepstas1-5/+6
A flag was recently added to the elevator code to avoid performing an unplug when reuests are being re-queued. The goal of this flag was to avoid a deep recursion that can occur when re-queueing requests after a SCSI device/host reset. See http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/5/17/254 However, that fix added the flag near the bottom of a case statement, where an earlier break (in an if statement) could transport one out of the case, without setting the flag. This patch sets the flag earlier in the case statement. I re-discovered the deep recursion recently during testing; I was told that it was a known problem, and the fix to it was in the kernel I was testing. Indeed it was ... but it didn't fix the bug. With the patch below, I no longer see the bug. Signed-off by: Linas Vepstas <linas@austin.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-01-02[PATCH] cfq-iosched: merging problemJens Axboe1-3/+3
Two issues: - The final return 1 should be a return 0, otherwise comparing cfqq is a noop. - bio_sync() only checks the sync flag, while rq_is_sync() checks both for READ and sync. The latter is what we want. Expand the bio check to include reads, and relax the restriction to allow merging of async io into sync requests. In the future we want to clean up the SYNC logic, right now it means both sync request (such as READ and O_DIRECT WRITE) and unplug-on-issue. Leave that for later. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-22[PATCH] cfq-iosched: tighten allow merge criteriaJens Axboe1-13/+8
The logic in cfq_allow_merge() wasn't clear enough - basically allow merging for the same queues only. Do a fast check for 'rq and bio both sync/async' before doing the cfqq hash lookup. This is verified to work with the fixed elv_try_merge() from commit bb4067e34159648d394943d5e2a011f838bff22f. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-22[PATCH] fix kernel-doc warnings in 2.6.20-rc1Randy Dunlap1-0/+1
Fix kernel-doc warnings in 2.6.20-rc1. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-21[PATCH] elevator: fixup typo in merge logicJens Axboe1-1/+1
The recent io scheduler allow_merge commit left the block layer with no merging, oops. This patch fixes that up. That means the CFQ change needs to be verified again, it might not fix the original bug now. But that's a seperate thing, I'll double check that tomorrow. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-20[PATCH] cfq-iosched: don't allow sync merges across queuesJens Axboe2-4/+55
Currently we allow any merge, even if the io originates from different processes. This can cause really bad starvation and unfairness, if those ios happen to be synchronous (reads or direct writes). So add a allow_merge hook to the io scheduler ops, so an io scheduler can help decide whether a bio/process combination may be merged with an existing request. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-19[PATCH] Fixup blk_rq_unmap_user() APIJens Axboe2-14/+17
The blk_rq_unmap_user() API is not very nice. It expects the caller to know that rq->bio has to be reset to the original bio, and it will silently do nothing if that is not done. Instead make it explicit that we need to pass in the first bio, by expecting a bio argument. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-19[PATCH] __blk_rq_unmap_user() fails to return errorJens Axboe1-2/+7
If the bio is user copied, the copy back could return -EFAULT. Make sure we return any error seen during unmapping. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-19[PATCH] __blk_rq_map_user() doesn't need to grab the queue_lockJens Axboe1-9/+0
It was for driver private back_merge_fn hooks, but they don't exist anymore. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-19[PATCH] Remove queue merging hooksJens Axboe1-9/+6
We have full flexibility of merging parameters now, so we can remove the hooks that define back/front/request merge strategies. Nobody is using them anymore. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-19[PATCH] ->nr_sectors and ->hard_nr_sectors are not used for BLOCK_PC requestsJens Axboe1-4/+2
It's a file system thing, for block requests the only size used in the io paths is ->data_len as it is in bytes, not sectors. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-13[PATCH] Allow as-iosched to be unloadedJens Axboe1-14/+1
We implemented the missing bits to allow this some time ago, and they are integrated in AS. So remove the __module_get() to allow the module to be unloaded. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-13[PATCH] Propagate down request sync flagJens Axboe2-14/+32
We need to do this, otherwise the io schedulers don't get access to the sync flag. Then they cannot tell the difference between a regular write and an O_DIRECT write, which can cause a performance loss. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-12[PATCH] remove unnecessary blk_queue_bounce in SG_IOFUJITA Tomonori1-7/+0
When I converted the original patch, I left unnecessary blk_queue_bounce in SG_IO. Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-12[PATCH] fix SG_IO bio leakFUJITA Tomonori1-0/+3
This patch fixes bio leaks in SG_IO. rq->bio can be changed after io completion, so we need to reset rq->bio before calling blk_rq_unmap_user() http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=116570666807983&w=2 Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-12[PATCH] remove blk_queue_activity_fnBoaz Harrosh1-12/+0
While working on bidi support at struct request level I have found that blk_queue_activity_fn is actually never used. The only user is in ide-probe.c with this code: /* enable led activity for disk drives only */ if (drive->media == ide_disk && hwif->led_act) blk_queue_activity_fn(q, hwif->led_act, drive); And led_act is never initialized anywhere. (Looking back at older kernels it was used in the PPC arch, but was removed around 2.6.18) Unless it is all for future use off course. (this patch is against linux-2.6-block.git as off 2006/12/4) Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-10[PATCH] io-accounting: read accountingAndrew Morton1-2/+5
Wire up read accounting for block devices, within submit_bio(). Cc: Jay Lan <jlan@sgi.com> Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Chris Sturtivant <csturtiv@sgi.com> Cc: Tony Ernst <tee@sgi.com> Cc: Guillaume Thouvenin <guillaume.thouvenin@bull.net> Cc: David Wright <daw@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-08[PATCH] fault-injection capability for disk IOAkinobu Mita2-0/+71
This patch provides fault-injection capability for disk IO. Boot option: fail_make_request=<probability>,<interval>,<space>,<times> <interval> -- specifies the interval of failures. <probability> -- specifies how often it should fail in percent. <space> -- specifies the size of free space where disk IO can be issued safely in bytes. <times> -- specifies how many times failures may happen at most. Debugfs: /debug/fail_make_request/interval /debug/fail_make_request/probability /debug/fail_make_request/specifies /debug/fail_make_request/times Example: fail_make_request=10,100,0,-1 echo 1 > /sys/blocks/hda/hda1/make-it-fail generic_make_request() on /dev/hda1 fails once per 10 times. Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-08[PATCH] struct path: convert blockJosef Sipek1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Josef Sipek <jsipek@fsl.cs.sunysb.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-08[PATCH] remove the old bd_mutex lockdep annotationPeter Zijlstra1-2/+2
Remove the old complex and crufty bd_mutex annotation. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-07[PATCH] hotplug CPU: clean up hotcpu_notifier() useIngo Molnar1-4/+0
There was lots of #ifdef noise in the kernel due to hotcpu_notifier(fn, prio) not correctly marking 'fn' as used in the !HOTPLUG_CPU case, and thus generating compiler warnings of unused symbols, hence forcing people to add #ifdefs. the compiler can skip truly unused functions just fine: text data bss dec hex filename 1624412 728710 3674856 6027978 5bfaca vmlinux.before 1624412 728710 3674856 6027978 5bfaca vmlinux.after [akpm@osdl.org: topology.c fix] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-07[PATCH] slab: remove kmem_cache_tChristoph Lameter2-5/+5
Replace all uses of kmem_cache_t with struct kmem_cache. The patch was generated using the following script: #!/bin/sh # # Replace one string by another in all the kernel sources. # set -e for file in `find * -name "*.c" -o -name "*.h"|xargs grep -l $1`; do quilt add $file sed -e "1,\$s/$1/$2/g" $file >/tmp/$$ mv /tmp/$$ $file quilt refresh done The script was run like this sh replace kmem_cache_t "struct kmem_cache" Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-07[PATCH] Allow NULL pointers in percpu_freeAlan Stern1-2/+1
The patch (as824b) makes percpu_free() ignore NULL arguments, as one would expect for a deallocation routine. (Note that free_percpu is #defined as percpu_free in include/linux/percpu.h.) A few callers are updated to remove now-unneeded tests for NULL. A few other callers already seem to assume that passing a NULL pointer to percpu_free() is okay! The patch also removes an unnecessary NULL check in percpu_depopulate(). Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-06Merge branch 'master' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6David Howells1-1/+1
Conflicts: drivers/pcmcia/ds.c Fix up merge failures with Linus's head and fix new compile failures. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2006-12-05Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6Linus Torvalds1-1/+1
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6: (73 commits) [SCSI] aic79xx: Add ASC-29320LPE ids to driver [SCSI] stex: version update [SCSI] stex: change wait loop code [SCSI] stex: add new device type support [SCSI] stex: update device id info [SCSI] stex: adjust default queue length [SCSI] stex: add value check in hard reset routine [SCSI] stex: fix controller_info command handling [SCSI] stex: fix biosparam calculation [SCSI] megaraid: fix MMIO casts [SCSI] tgt: fix undefined flush_dcache_page() problem [SCSI] libsas: better error handling in sas_expander.c [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Change version number to 8.1.11 [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Misc Fixes [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add soft_wwnn sysfs attribute, rename soft_wwn_enable [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Removed decoding of PCI Subsystem Id [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add MSI (Message Signalled Interrupts) support [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Adjust LOG_FCP logging [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix Memory leaks [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix lpfc_multi_ring_support ...
2006-12-05Merge branch 'master' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6David Howells2-23/+18
Conflicts: drivers/ata/libata-scsi.c include/linux/libata.h Futher merge of Linus's head and compilation fixups. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2006-12-05Merge branch 'master' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6David Howells8-89/+206
Conflicts: drivers/infiniband/core/iwcm.c drivers/net/chelsio/cxgb2.c drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_main.c drivers/net/wireless/prism54/islpci_eth.c drivers/usb/core/hub.h drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c net/core/netpoll.c Fix up merge failures with Linus's head and fix new compilation failures. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2006-12-04[PATCH] Centralise definitions of sector_t and blkcnt_tMatthew Wilcox1-4/+2
CONFIG_LBD and CONFIG_LSF are spread into asm/types.h for no particularly good reason. Centralising the definition in linux/types.h means that arch maintainers don't need to bother adding it, as well as fixing the problem with x86-64 users being asked to make a decision that has absolutely no effect. The H8/300 porters seem particularly confused since I'm not aware of any microcontrollers that need to support 2TB filesystems. Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-04[PATCH] blktrace: don't return blktrace_seq from trace_note()Jens Axboe1-7/+4
Only the process notifier needs it, and it can set it manually. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2006-12-04[PATCH] blktrace: uninline trace_note()Jens Axboe1-15/+15
It's too large to inline. Additionally clean it up, by fast pathing the likely path. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>