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2011-03-16trace-clock/test-tsc-syncMathieu Desnoyers
LTTng - TSC synchronicity test Test TSC synchronization across CPUs. Architecture independant and can therefore be used on various architectures. Aims at testing the TSC synchronization on a running system (not only at early boot), with minimal impact on interrupt latency. I've written this code before x86 tsc_sync.c existed and given it worked well for my needs, I never switched to tsc_sync.c. Although it has the same goal, it does it a bit differently : tsc_sync looks at the cycle counters on two CPUs to see if one compared to the other are going backward when read in loop. The LTTng code synchronizes both cores with a counter used as a memory barrier and then reads the two TSCs at a delta equal to the cache line exchange. Instruction and data caches are primed. This test is repeated in loops to insure we deal with MCE, NMIs which could skew the results. The problem I see with tsc_sync.c is that is one of the two CPUs is delayed by an interrupt handler (for way too long) while the other CPU is doing its check_tsc_warp() execution, and if the CPU with the lowest TSC values runs first, this code will fail to detect unsynchronized CPUs. This sync test code does not have this problem. A following patch replaces the x86 tsc_sync.c code by this architecture independant code. This code also adds the kernel parameter force_tsc_sync=1 which forces resynchronization of CPU TSCs when a CPU is hotplugged. Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca> CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> CC: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com> CC: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> CC: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
2011-02-21Documentation: log_buf_len uses [KMG] suffixRandy Dunlap
Update the "log_buf_len" description to use [KMG] syntax for the buffer size. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2011-02-21Documentation: explain [KMG] parameter suffixAhmed S. Darwish
The '[KMG]' suffix is commonly described after a number of kernel parameter values documentation. Explicitly state its semantics. Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2011-02-21Documentation: complete crashkernel= parameter documentationAhmed S. Darwish
Complete the crashkernel= kernel parameter documentation. Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@gmail.com> Acked-by: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au> Acked-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2011-01-26Documentation: Fix kernel parameter orderingAlan Cox
A B C D E ... Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2011-01-13Merge branch 'release' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/lenb/linux-acpi-2.6 * 'release' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/lenb/linux-acpi-2.6: (59 commits) ACPI / PM: Fix build problems for !CONFIG_ACPI related to NVS rework ACPI: fix resource check message ACPI / Battery: Update information on info notification and resume ACPI: Drop device flag wake_capable ACPI: Always check if _PRW is present before trying to evaluate it ACPI / PM: Check status of power resources under mutexes ACPI / PM: Rename acpi_power_off_device() ACPI / PM: Drop acpi_power_nocheck ACPI / PM: Drop acpi_bus_get_power() Platform / x86: Make fujitsu_laptop use acpi_bus_update_power() ACPI / Fan: Rework the handling of power resources ACPI / PM: Register power resource devices as soon as they are needed ACPI / PM: Register acpi_power_driver early ACPI / PM: Add function for updating device power state consistently ACPI / PM: Add function for device power state initialization ACPI / PM: Introduce __acpi_bus_get_power() ACPI / PM: Introduce function for refcounting device power resources ACPI / PM: Add functions for manipulating lists of power resources ACPI / PM: Prevent acpi_power_get_inferred_state() from making changes ACPICA: Update version to 20101209 ...
2011-01-13Merge branch 'kvm-updates/2.6.38' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvmLinus Torvalds
* 'kvm-updates/2.6.38' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm: (142 commits) KVM: Initialize fpu state in preemptible context KVM: VMX: when entering real mode align segment base to 16 bytes KVM: MMU: handle 'map_writable' in set_spte() function KVM: MMU: audit: allow audit more guests at the same time KVM: Fetch guest cr3 from hardware on demand KVM: Replace reads of vcpu->arch.cr3 by an accessor KVM: MMU: only write protect mappings at pagetable level KVM: VMX: Correct asm constraint in vmcs_load()/vmcs_clear() KVM: MMU: Initialize base_role for tdp mmus KVM: VMX: Optimize atomic EFER load KVM: VMX: Add definitions for more vm entry/exit control bits KVM: SVM: copy instruction bytes from VMCB KVM: SVM: implement enhanced INVLPG intercept KVM: SVM: enhance mov DR intercept handler KVM: SVM: enhance MOV CR intercept handler KVM: SVM: add new SVM feature bit names KVM: cleanup emulate_instruction KVM: move complete_insn_gp() into x86.c KVM: x86: fix CR8 handling KVM guest: Fix kvm clock initialization when it's configured out ...
2011-01-13Merge branch 'for-next' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial * 'for-next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial: (43 commits) Documentation/trace/events.txt: Remove obsolete sched_signal_send. writeback: fix global_dirty_limits comment runtime -> real-time ppc: fix comment typo singal -> signal drivers: fix comment typo diable -> disable. m68k: fix comment typo diable -> disable. wireless: comment typo fix diable -> disable. media: comment typo fix diable -> disable. remove doc for obsolete dynamic-printk kernel-parameter remove extraneous 'is' from Documentation/iostats.txt Fix spelling milisec -> ms in snd_ps3 module parameter description Fix spelling mistakes in comments Revert conflicting V4L changes i7core_edac: fix typos in comments mm/rmap.c: fix comment sound, ca0106: Fix assignment to 'channel'. hrtimer: fix a typo in comment init/Kconfig: fix typo anon_inodes: fix wrong function name in comment fix comment typos concerning "consistent" poll: fix a typo in comment ... Fix up trivial conflicts in: - drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-core.c (moved to iwl-legacy.c) - fs/ext4/ext4.h Also fix missed 'diabled' typo in drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x.h while at it.
2011-01-13Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dtor/input * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dtor/input: Input: add SW_ROTATE_LOCK switch type Input: fix force feedback capability query example Input: wacom_w8001 - add single-touch support Input: add Austria Microsystem AS5011 joystick driver Input: remove aaed2000 keyboard driver Input: i8042 - introduce 'notimeout' blacklist for Dell Vostro V13 Input: cy8ctmg110_ts - Convert to dev_pm_ops Input: migor_ts - convert to dev_pm_ops Input: mcs5000_ts - convert to dev_pm_ops Input: eeti_ts - convert to dev_pm_ops Input: ad7879 - convert I2C to dev_pm_ops
2011-01-12Merge branch 'acpi-video' into releaseLen Brown
2011-01-12KVM paravirt: Add async PF initialization to PV guest.Gleb Natapov
Enable async PF in a guest if async PF capability is discovered. Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Gleb Natapov <gleb@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2011-01-11Merge branch 'next' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/benh/powerpc * 'next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/benh/powerpc: (72 commits) powerpc/pseries: Fix build of topology stuff without CONFIG_NUMA powerpc/pseries: Fix VPHN build errors on non-SMP systems powerpc/83xx: add mpc8308_p1m DMA controller device-tree node powerpc/83xx: add DMA controller to mpc8308 device-tree node powerpc/512x: try to free dma descriptors in case of allocation failure powerpc/512x: add MPC8308 dma support powerpc/512x: fix the hanged dma transfer issue powerpc/512x: scatter/gather dma fix powerpc/powermac: Make auto-loading of therm_pm72 possible of/address: Use propper endianess in get_flags powerpc/pci: Use printf extension %pR for struct resource powerpc: Remove unnecessary casts of void ptr powerpc: Disable VPHN polling during a suspend operation powerpc/pseries: Poll VPA for topology changes and update NUMA maps powerpc: iommu: Add device name to iommu error printks powerpc: Record vma->phys_addr in ioremap() powerpc: Update compat_arch_ptrace powerpc: Fix PPC_PTRACE_SETHWDEBUG on PPC_BOOK3S powerpc/time: printk time stamp init not correct powerpc: Minor cleanups for machdep.h ...
2011-01-11Merge remote branch 'gcl/next' into nextBenjamin Herrenschmidt
2011-01-08Input: i8042 - introduce 'notimeout' blacklist for Dell Vostro V13Jiri Kosina
i8042 controller present in Dell Vostro V13 errorneously signals spurious timeouts. Introduce i8042.notimeout parameter for ignoring i8042-signalled timeouts and apply this quirk automatically for Dell Vostro V13, based on DMI match. In addition to that, this machine also needs to be added to nomux blacklist. Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>
2011-01-06Merge branch 'x86-tsc-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip * 'x86-tsc-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: x86: Check tsc available/disabled in the delayed init function x86: Improve TSC calibration using a delayed workqueue x86: Make tsc=reliable override boot time stability checks
2011-01-06Merge branch 'sched-core-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip * 'sched-core-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: (30 commits) sched: Change wait_for_completion_*_timeout() to return a signed long sched, autogroup: Fix reference leak sched, autogroup: Fix potential access to freed memory sched: Remove redundant CONFIG_CGROUP_SCHED ifdef sched: Fix interactivity bug by charging unaccounted run-time on entity re-weight sched: Move periodic share updates to entity_tick() printk: Use this_cpu_{read|write} api on printk_pending sched: Make pushable_tasks CONFIG_SMP dependant sched: Add 'autogroup' scheduling feature: automated per session task groups sched: Fix unregister_fair_sched_group() sched: Remove unused argument dest_cpu to migrate_task() mutexes, sched: Introduce arch_mutex_cpu_relax() sched: Add some clock info to sched_debug cpu: Remove incorrect BUG_ON cpu: Remove unused variable sched: Fix UP build breakage sched: Make task dump print all 15 chars of proc comm sched: Update tg->shares after cpu.shares write sched: Allow update_cfs_load() to update global load sched: Implement demand based update_cfs_load() ...
2011-01-05Merge commit 'v2.6.37' into perf/coreIngo Molnar
Merge reason: Add the final .37 tree. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2011-01-05Merge commit 'v2.6.37' into sched/coreIngo Molnar
Merge reason: Merge the final .37 tree. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2011-01-03remove doc for obsolete dynamic-printk kernel-parameterJim Cromie
re: commit e9d376f0fa66bd630fe27403669c6ae6c22a868f Author: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Date: Thu Feb 5 11:51:38 2009 -0500 dynamic debug: combine dprintk and dynamic printk Above commit obsoleted the kernel parameter, and even removed its entry in kernel-parameters.txt, but got reinsterted through 0cb55ad2ad55 ("docs: alphabetize entries in kernel-parameters.txt") Signed-off-by: Jim Cromie <jim.cromie@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2011-01-03watchdog: Improve initialisation error message and documentationBen Hutchings
The error message 'NMI watchdog failed to create perf event...' does not make it clear that this is a fatal error for the watchdog. It also currently prints the error value as a pointer, rather than extracting the error code with PTR_ERR(). Fix that. Add a note to the description of the 'nowatchdog' kernel parameter to associate it with this message. Reported-by: Cesare Leonardi <celeonar@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> Cc: 599368@bugs.debian.org Cc: 608138@bugs.debian.org Cc: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .37.x and later LKML-Reference: <1294009362.3167.126.camel@localhost> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-12-22Merge commit 'v2.6.37-rc7' into perf/coreIngo Molnar
Merge reason: Pick up the latest -rc. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-12-17Revert "resources: support allocating space within a region from the top down"Bjorn Helgaas
This reverts commit e7f8567db9a7f6b3151b0b275e245c1cef0d9c70. Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
2010-12-14ACPI video: remove output switching controlZhang Rui
Remove the ACPI video output switching control as it never works. With the patch applied, ACPI video driver still catches the video output notification, but it does nothing but raises the notification to userspace. Signed-off-by: Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
2010-12-10x86, NMI: Add back unknown_nmi_panic and nmi_watchdog sysctlsDon Zickus
Originally adapted from Huang Ying's patch which moved the unknown_nmi_panic to the traps.c file. Because the old nmi watchdog was deleted before this change happened, the unknown_nmi_panic sysctl was lost. This re-adds it. Also, the nmi_watchdog sysctl was re-implemented and its documentation updated accordingly. Patch-inspired-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com> Acked-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> Cc: fweisbec@gmail.com LKML-Reference: <1291068437-5331-3-git-send-email-dzickus@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-12-08Merge branch 'linus' into sched/coreIngo Molnar
Merge reason: we want to queue up dependent cleanup Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-12-02Merge remote branch 'tip/x86/tsc' into fortglx/2.6.38/tip/x86/tscJohn Stultz
Conflicts: Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
2010-11-30sched: Add 'autogroup' scheduling feature: automated per session task groupsMike Galbraith
A recurring complaint from CFS users is that parallel kbuild has a negative impact on desktop interactivity. This patch implements an idea from Linus, to automatically create task groups. Currently, only per session autogroups are implemented, but the patch leaves the way open for enhancement. Implementation: each task's signal struct contains an inherited pointer to a refcounted autogroup struct containing a task group pointer, the default for all tasks pointing to the init_task_group. When a task calls setsid(), a new task group is created, the process is moved into the new task group, and a reference to the preveious task group is dropped. Child processes inherit this task group thereafter, and increase it's refcount. When the last thread of a process exits, the process's reference is dropped, such that when the last process referencing an autogroup exits, the autogroup is destroyed. At runqueue selection time, IFF a task has no cgroup assignment, its current autogroup is used. Autogroup bandwidth is controllable via setting it's nice level through the proc filesystem: cat /proc/<pid>/autogroup Displays the task's group and the group's nice level. echo <nice level> > /proc/<pid>/autogroup Sets the task group's shares to the weight of nice <level> task. Setting nice level is rate limited for !admin users due to the abuse risk of task group locking. The feature is enabled from boot by default if CONFIG_SCHED_AUTOGROUP=y is selected, but can be disabled via the boot option noautogroup, and can also be turned on/off on the fly via: echo [01] > /proc/sys/kernel/sched_autogroup_enabled ... which will automatically move tasks to/from the root task group. Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@trippelsdorf.de> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> Cc: Paul Turner <pjt@google.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> [ Removed the task_group_path() debug code, and fixed !EVENTFD build failure. ] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> LKML-Reference: <1290281700.28711.9.camel@maggy.simson.net> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-11-29powerpc/pseries: Add kernel parameter to disable batched hcallsWill Schmidt
This introduces a pair of kernel parameters that can be used to disable the MULTITCE and BULK_REMOVE h-calls. By default, those hcalls are enabled, active, and good for throughput and performance. The ability to disable them will be useful for some of the PREEMPT_RT related investigation and work occurring on Power. Signed-off-by: Will Schmidt <will_schmidt@vnet.ibm.com> cc: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net> cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
2010-11-25cgroups: make swap accounting default behavior configurableMichal Hocko
Swap accounting can be configured by CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP configuration option and then it is turned on by default. There is a boot option (noswapaccount) which can disable this feature. This makes it hard for distributors to enable the configuration option as this feature leads to a bigger memory consumption and this is a no-go for general purpose distribution kernel. On the other hand swap accounting may be very usuful for some workloads. This patch adds a new configuration option which controls the default behavior (CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED). If the option is selected then the feature is turned on by default. It also adds a new boot parameter swapaccount[=1|0] which enhances the original noswapaccount parameter semantic by means of enable/disable logic (defaults to 1 if no value is provided to be still consistent with noswapaccount). The default behavior is unchanged (if CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP is enabled then CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED is enabled as well) Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Acked-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2010-11-11Documentation: remove anticipatory scheduler infoRandy Dunlap
Remove anticipatory block I/O scheduler info from Documentation/ since the code has been deleted. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Reported-by: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
2010-10-28Merge branch 'linux-next' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jbarnes/pci-2.6 * 'linux-next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jbarnes/pci-2.6: (27 commits) x86: allocate space within a region top-down x86: update iomem_resource end based on CPU physical address capabilities x86/PCI: allocate space from the end of a region, not the beginning PCI: allocate bus resources from the top down resources: support allocating space within a region from the top down resources: handle overflow when aligning start of available area resources: ensure callback doesn't allocate outside available space resources: factor out resource_clip() to simplify find_resource() resources: add a default alignf to simplify find_resource() x86/PCI: MMCONFIG: fix region end calculation PCI: Add support for polling PME state on suspended legacy PCI devices PCI: Export some PCI PM functionality PCI: fix message typo PCI: log vendor/device ID always PCI: update Intel chipset names and defines PCI: use new ccflags variable in Makefile PCI: add PCI_MSIX_TABLE/PBA defines PCI: add PCI vendor id for STmicroelectronics x86/PCI: irq and pci_ids patch for Intel Patsburg DeviceIDs PCI: OLPC: Only enable PCI configuration type override on XO-1 ...
2010-10-26resources: support allocating space within a region from the top downBjorn Helgaas
Allocate space from the top of a region first, then work downward, if an architecture desires this. When we allocate space from a resource, we look for gaps between children of the resource. Previously, we always looked at gaps from the bottom up. For example, given this: [mem 0xbff00000-0xf7ffffff] PCI Bus 0000:00 [mem 0xbff00000-0xbfffffff] gap -- available [mem 0xc0000000-0xdfffffff] PCI Bus 0000:02 [mem 0xe0000000-0xf7ffffff] gap -- available we attempted to allocate from the [mem 0xbff00000-0xbfffffff] gap first, then the [mem 0xe0000000-0xf7ffffff] gap. With this patch an architecture can choose to allocate from the top gap [mem 0xe0000000-0xf7ffffff] first. We can't do this across the board because iomem_resource.end is initialized to 0xffffffff_ffffffff on 64-bit architectures, and most machines can't address the entire 64-bit physical address space. Therefore, we only allocate top-down if the arch requests it by clearing "resource_alloc_from_bottom". Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
2010-10-25Merge branch 'nfs-for-2.6.37' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/trondmy/nfs-2.6 * 'nfs-for-2.6.37' of git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/trondmy/nfs-2.6: (67 commits) SUNRPC: Cleanup duplicate assignment in rpcauth_refreshcred nfs: fix unchecked value Ask for time_delta during fsinfo probe Revalidate caches on lock SUNRPC: After calling xprt_release(), we must restart from call_reserve NFSv4: Fix up the 'dircount' hint in encode_readdir NFSv4: Clean up nfs4_decode_dirent NFSv4: nfs4_decode_dirent must clear entry->fattr->valid NFSv4: Fix a regression in decode_getfattr NFSv4: Fix up decode_attr_filehandle() to handle the case of empty fh pointer NFS: Ensure we check all allocation return values in new readdir code NFS: Readdir plus in v4 NFS: introduce generic decode_getattr function NFS: check xdr_decode for errors NFS: nfs_readdir_filler catch all errors NFS: readdir with vmapped pages NFS: remove page size checking code NFS: decode_dirent should use an xdr_stream SUNRPC: Add a helper function xdr_inline_peek NFS: remove readdir plus limit ...
2010-10-25[S390] topology: change defaultHeiko Carstens
Switch default value of the kernel parameter 'topology' from off to on. Various performance measurements have finally shown that there are no (known) regressions anywhere. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-24Merge branch 'for-next' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial * 'for-next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial: (39 commits) Update broken web addresses in arch directory. Update broken web addresses in the kernel. Revert "drivers/usb: Remove unnecessary return's from void functions" for musb gadget Revert "Fix typo: configuation => configuration" partially ida: document IDA_BITMAP_LONGS calculation ext2: fix a typo on comment in ext2/inode.c drivers/scsi: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data drivers/s390: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data net/sunrpc/rpc_pipe.c: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data drivers/infiniband: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data drivers/gpu/drm: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data kernel/pm_qos_params.c: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data fs/ecryptfs: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data fs/seq_file.c: Remove unnecessary casts of private_data arm: uengine.c: remove C99 comments arm: scoop.c: remove C99 comments Fix typo configue => configure in comments Fix typo: configuation => configuration Fix typo interrest[ing|ed] => interest[ing|ed] Fix various typos of valid in comments ... Fix up trivial conflicts in: drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c drivers/usb/gadget/rndis.c net/irda/irnet/irnet_ppp.c
2010-10-24Merge branch 'kvm-updates/2.6.37' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvmLinus Torvalds
* 'kvm-updates/2.6.37' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm: (321 commits) KVM: Drop CONFIG_DMAR dependency around kvm_iommu_map_pages KVM: Fix signature of kvm_iommu_map_pages stub KVM: MCE: Send SRAR SIGBUS directly KVM: MCE: Add MCG_SER_P into KVM_MCE_CAP_SUPPORTED KVM: fix typo in copyright notice KVM: Disable interrupts around get_kernel_ns() KVM: MMU: Avoid sign extension in mmu_alloc_direct_roots() pae root address KVM: MMU: move access code parsing to FNAME(walk_addr) function KVM: MMU: audit: check whether have unsync sps after root sync KVM: MMU: audit: introduce audit_printk to cleanup audit code KVM: MMU: audit: unregister audit tracepoints before module unloaded KVM: MMU: audit: fix vcpu's spte walking KVM: MMU: set access bit for direct mapping KVM: MMU: cleanup for error mask set while walk guest page table KVM: MMU: update 'root_hpa' out of loop in PAE shadow path KVM: x86 emulator: Eliminate compilation warning in x86_decode_insn() KVM: x86: Fix constant type in kvm_get_time_scale KVM: VMX: Add AX to list of registers clobbered by guest switch KVM guest: Move a printk that's using the clock before it's ready KVM: x86: TSC catchup mode ...
2010-10-24KVM: document 'kvm.mmu_audit' parameterXiao Guangrong
Document this parameter into Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2010-10-24KVM: fix the description of kvm-amd.nested in documentationXiao Guangrong
The default state of 'kvm-amd.nested' is enabled now, so fix the documentation Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2010-10-24KVM: x86: explain 'no-kvmclock' kernel parameterJiri Kosina
no-kvmclock kernel parameter is missing its explanation in Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt. Add it. Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>
2010-10-22Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6Linus Torvalds
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6: (31 commits) driver core: Display error codes when class suspend fails Driver core: Add section count to memory_block struct Driver core: Add mutex for adding/removing memory blocks Driver core: Move find_memory_block routine hpilo: Despecificate driver from iLO generation driver core: Convert link_mem_sections to use find_memory_block_hinted. driver core: Introduce find_memory_block_hinted which utilizes kset_find_obj_hinted. kobject: Introduce kset_find_obj_hinted. driver core: fix build for CONFIG_BLOCK not enabled driver-core: base: change to new flag variable sysfs: only access bin file vm_ops with the active lock sysfs: Fail bin file mmap if vma close is implemented. FW_LOADER: fix kconfig dependency warning on HOTPLUG uio: Statically allocate uio_class and use class .dev_attrs. uio: Support 2^MINOR_BITS minors uio: Cleanup irq handling. uio: Don't clear driver data uio: Fix lack of locking in init_uio_class SYSFS: Allow boot time switching between deprecated and modern sysfs layout driver core: remove CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 but keep it for block devices ...
2010-10-22SYSFS: Allow boot time switching between deprecated and modern sysfs layoutAndi Kleen
I have some systems which need legacy sysfs due to old tools that are making assumptions that a directory can never be a symlink to another directory, and it's a big hazzle to compile separate kernels for them. This patch turns CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED into a run time option that can be switched on/off the kernel command line. This way the same binary can be used in both cases with just a option on the command line. The old CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 option is still there to set the default. I kept the weird name to not break existing config files. Also the compat code can be still completely disabled by undefining CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_SWITCH -- just the optimizer takes care of this now instead of lots of ifdefs. This makes the code look nicer. v2: This is an updated version on top of Kay's patch to only handle the block devices. I tested it on my old systems and that seems to work. Cc: axboe@kernel.dk Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2010-10-22Dynamic Debug: Introduce ddebug_query= boot parameterThomas Renninger
Dynamic debug lacks the ability to enable debug messages at boot time. One could patch initramfs or service startup scripts to write to /sys/../dynamic_debug/control, but this sucks. This patch makes it possible to pass a query in the same format one can write to /sys/../dynamic_debug/control via boot param. When dynamic debug gets initialized, this query will automatically be applied. Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de> Acked-by: jbaron@redhat.com Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2010-10-21Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/suspend-2.6 * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/suspend-2.6: (26 commits) PM / Wakeup: Show wakeup sources statistics in debugfs PM: Introduce library for device-specific OPPs (v7) PM: Add sysfs attr for rechecking dev hash from PM trace PM: Lock PM device list mutex in show_dev_hash() PM / Runtime: Remove idle notification after failing suspend PM / Hibernate: Modify signature used to mark swap PM / Runtime: Reduce code duplication in core helper functions PM: Allow wakeup events to abort freezing of tasks PM: runtime: add missed pm_request_autosuspend PM / Hibernate: Make some boot messages look less scary PM / Runtime: Implement autosuspend support PM / Runtime: Add no_callbacks flag PM / Runtime: Combine runtime PM entry points PM / Runtime: Merge synchronous and async runtime routines PM / Runtime: Replace boolean arguments with bitflags PM / Runtime: Move code in drivers/base/power/runtime.c sysfs: Add sysfs_merge_group() and sysfs_unmerge_group() PM: Fix potential issue with failing asynchronous suspend PM / Wakeup: Introduce wakeup source objects and event statistics (v3) PM: Fix signed/unsigned warning in dpm_show_time() ...
2010-10-21Merge branch 'x86-vmware-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip * 'x86-vmware-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: x86, paravirt: Remove alloc_pmd_clone hook, only used by VMI x86, vmware: Remove deprecated VMI kernel support Fix up trivial #include conflict in arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
2010-10-21Merge branch 'x86-bios-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip * 'x86-bios-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: x86, bios: Make the x86 early memory reservation a kernel option x86, bios: By default, reserve the low 64K for all BIOSes
2010-10-18x86: Add IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTINGVenkatesh Pallipadi
This patch adds IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTING option on x86 and runtime enables it when TSC is enabled. This change just enables fine grained irq time accounting, isn't used yet. Following patches use it for different purposes. Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venki@google.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <1286237003-12406-6-git-send-email-venki@google.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-10-17PM / Hibernate: Compress hibernation image with LZOBojan Smojver
Compress hibernation image with LZO in order to save on I/O and therefore time to hibernate/thaw. [rjw: Added hibernate=nocompress command line option instead of just nocompress which would be confusing, fixed a couple of compiler warnings, fixed kerneldoc comments, minor cleanups.] Signed-off-by: Bojan Smojver <bojan@rexursive.com> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
2010-09-17NFS: Allow NFSROOT debugging messages to be enabled dynamicallyChuck Lever
As a convenience, introduce a kernel command line option to enable NFSROOT debugging messages. Signed-off-by: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
2010-09-07Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jbarnes/pci-2.6 * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jbarnes/pci-2.6: PCI: bus speed strings should be const PCI hotplug: Fix build with CONFIG_ACPI unset PCI: PCIe: Remove the port driver module exit routine PCI: PCIe: Move PCIe PME code to the pcie directory PCI: PCIe: Disable PCIe port services during port initialization PCI: PCIe: Ask BIOS for control of all native services at once ACPI/PCI: Negotiate _OSC control bits before requesting them ACPI/PCI: Do not preserve _OSC control bits returned by a query ACPI/PCI: Make acpi_pci_query_osc() return control bits ACPI/PCI: Reorder checks in acpi_pci_osc_control_set() PCI: PCIe: Introduce commad line switch for disabling port services PCI: PCIe AER: Introduce pci_aer_available() x86/PCI: only define pci_domain_nr if PCI and PCI_DOMAINS are set PCI: provide stub pci_domain_nr function for !CONFIG_PCI configs
2010-08-25x86, bios: Make the x86 early memory reservation a kernel optionH. Peter Anvin
Add a kernel command-line option so the x86 early memory reservation size can be adjusted at runtime instead of only at compile time. Suggested-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> LKML-Reference: <tip-d0cd7425fab774a480cce17c2f649984312d0b55@git.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>