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2006-02-05[PATCH] percpu data: only iterate over possible CPUsEric Dumazet
percpu_data blindly allocates bootmem memory to store NR_CPUS instances of cpudata, instead of allocating memory only for possible cpus. As a preparation for changing that, we need to convert various 0 -> NR_CPUS loops to use for_each_cpu(). (The above only applies to users of asm-generic/percpu.h. powerpc has gone it alone and is presently only allocating memory for present CPUs, so it's currently corrupting memory). Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> Acked-by: William Irwin <wli@holomorphy.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-14[PATCH] Fix the fdtable freeing in the case of vmalloced fdset/arraysDipankar Sarma
Noted by David Miller: "The bug is that free_fd_array() takes a "num" argument, but when calling it from __free_fdtable() we're instead passing in the size in bytes (ie. "num * sizeof(struct file *)")." Yes it is a bug. I think I messed it up while merging newer changes with an older version where I was using size in bytes to optimize. Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-09[PATCH] files: files struct with RCUDipankar Sarma
Patch to eliminate struct files_struct.file_lock spinlock on the reader side and use rcu refcounting rcuref_xxx api for the f_count refcounter. The updates to the fdtable are done by allocating a new fdtable structure and setting files->fdt to point to the new structure. The fdtable structure is protected by RCU thereby allowing lock-free lookup. For fd arrays/sets that are vmalloced, we use keventd to free them since RCU callbacks can't sleep. A global list of fdtable to be freed is not scalable, so we use a per-cpu list. If keventd is already handling the current cpu's work, we use a timer to defer queueing of that work. Since the last publication, this patch has been re-written to avoid using explicit memory barriers and use rcu_assign_pointer(), rcu_dereference() premitives instead. This required that the fd information is kept in a separate structure (fdtable) and updated atomically. Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-09[PATCH] files: break up files structDipankar Sarma
In order for the RCU to work, the file table array, sets and their sizes must be updated atomically. Instead of ensuring this through too many memory barriers, we put the arrays and their sizes in a separate structure. This patch takes the first step of putting the file table elements in a separate structure fdtable that is embedded withing files_struct. It also changes all the users to refer to the file table using files_fdtable() macro. Subsequent applciation of RCU becomes easier after this. Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2v2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds
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!