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2011-01-05[S390] claw: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for CLAW I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] lcs: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for LCS I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] vmur: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for VMUR I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] tape: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for ccw based tape I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] 3270: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for 3270 I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] 3215: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for 3215 I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] dasd: add support for irq statisticsHeiko Carstens
Add support for DASD I/O interrupt statistics in /proc/interrupts. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] qdio: add qdio interrupts to interrupt statisticsJan Glauber
Count traditional qdio interrupts and adapter interrupts for qdio in the interrupt statistics. Signed-off-by: Jan Glauber <jang@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] irq: have detailed statistics for interrupt typesHeiko Carstens
Up to now /proc/interrupts only has statistics for external and i/o interrupts but doesn't split up them any further. This patch adds a line for every single interrupt source so that it is possible to easier tell what the machine is/was doing. Part of the output now looks like this; CPU0 CPU2 CPU4 EXT: 3898 4232 2305 I/O: 782 315 245 CLK: 1029 1964 727 [EXT] Clock Comparator IPI: 2868 2267 1577 [EXT] Signal Processor TMR: 0 0 0 [EXT] CPU Timer TAL: 0 0 0 [EXT] Timing Alert PFL: 0 0 0 [EXT] Pseudo Page Fault [...] NMI: 0 1 1 [NMI] Machine Checks Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] time: let local_tick_enable/disable() reprogram the clock comparatorHeiko Carstens
Let local_tick_enable/disable() reprogram the clock comparator so the function names make semantically more sense. Also that way the functions are more symmetric since normally each local_tick_enable() call usually would have a subsequent call to set_clock_comparator() anyway. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] time: move local_tick_enable()/disable() to timex.hHeiko Carstens
Move the two functions to timex.h where they make more sense than in hardirq.h. No functional change. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] kprobes: jprobe save and restoreMartin Schwidefsky
Register %r14 and %r15 are already stored in jprobe_saved_regs, no need to store them a second time in jprobe_saved_r14 / jprobe_saved_r15. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] kprobes: insn slotsMartin Schwidefsky
The s390 architecture can execute code on kmalloc/vmalloc memory. No need for the __ARCH_WANT_KPROBES_INSN_SLOT detour. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] kprobes: instruction fixupMartin Schwidefsky
Determine instruction fixup details in resume_execution, no need to do it beforehand. Remove fixup, ilen and reg from arch_specific_insn. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] kprobes: instruction swapMartin Schwidefsky
Move the definition of the helper structure ins_replace_args to the only place where it is used and drop the old member as it is not needed. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2011-01-05[S390] kprobes: single step cleanupMartin Schwidefsky
The saved interrupt mask and the saved control registers are only relevant while single stepping is set up. A secondary kprobe while kprobe single stepping is active may not occur. That makes is safe to remove the save and restore of kprobe_saved_imask / kprobe_save_ctl from save_previous_kprobe and restore_previous_kprobe. Move all single step related code to two functions, enable_singlestep and disable_singlestep. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-11-10[S390] mm: add devmem_is_allowed() for STRICT_DEVMEM checkingHendrik Brueckner
Provide the devmem_is_allowed() routine to restrict access to kernel memory from userspace. Set the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM config option to switch on checking. Signed-off-by: Hendrik Brueckner <brueckner@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-29[S390] dasd: provide a Sense Path Group ID ioctlStefan Weinhuber
The BIODASDSNID ioctl executes a 'Sense Path Group ID' command on a DASD ECKD device. The returned path group data allows user space programs to determine path state and path group ID of the channel paths to the device. Signed-off-by: Stefan Weinhuber <wein@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-27taskstats: use real microsecond granularity for CPU timesMichael Holzheu
The taskstats interface uses microsecond granularity for the user and system time values. The conversion from cputime to the taskstats values uses the cputime_to_msecs primitive which effectively limits the granularity to milliseconds. Add the cputime_to_usecs primitive for architectures that have better, more precise CPU time values. Remove cputime_to_msecs primitive because there are no more users left. Signed-off-by: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Luck Tony <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar1234@in.ibm.com> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2010-10-26mm: remove pte_*map_nested()Peter Zijlstra
Since we no longer need to provide KM_type, the whole pte_*map_nested() API is now redundant, remove it. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Acked-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2010-10-25[S390] topology: export cpu topology via proc/sysinfoHeiko Carstens
Export the cpu configuration topology via sysinfo. Two new lines are introduced: CPU Topology HW: 0 0 0 4 6 4 CPU Topology SW: 0 0 0 0 4 24 The HW line describes the cpu topology nesting levels when the maximum nesting level is used to get the corresponding SYSIB. The SW line describes what Linux is actually using. In this case it supports only two levels (CONFIG_SCHED_BOOK off) and therefore the hardware folded the two lower levels in the SYSIB response block. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] topology: move topology sysinfo codeHeiko Carstens
Move the topology sysinfo SYSIB definitions to the proper place in asm/sysinfo.h where they should be. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] topology: clean up facility detectionHeiko Carstens
Move cpu topology facility detection to early setup code where it should be. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] cleanup facility list handlingMartin Schwidefsky
Store the facility list once at system startup with stfl/stfle and reuse the result for all facility tests. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] remove ieee_instruction_pointer from thread_structMartin Schwidefsky
The ieee_instruction_pointer can not be read from user space anymore since git commit 613e1def6b52c399a8b72a5e11bc2e57d2546fb8, the ptrace interface always returns zero. Remove it from the thread_struct. It is still present in the user_regs_struct for compatability reasons. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] cleanup system call parameter setupMartin Schwidefsky
Do the setup of the stack overflow argument for the sixth system call parameter right before the branch to the system call function. That simplifies the system call parameter access code. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] correct alignment of cpuid structureMartin Schwidefsky
The store-cpu-id instruction has a minimum alignment of 8. Reflect that in the definition of struct cpuid. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] cleanup lowcore access from external interruptsMartin Schwidefsky
Read external interrupts parameters from the lowcore in the first level interrupt handler in entry[64].S. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] pgtable: move pte_mkhuge() from hugetlb.h to pgtable.hHeiko Carstens
All architectures besides s390 have pte_mkhuge() defined in pgtable.h. So move the function to pgtable.h on s390 as well. Fixes a compile error introduced with "hugetlb: hugepage migration core" in linux-next which only happens on s390. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] cio: notify drivers of channel path eventsSebastian Ott
This patch adds a notification mechanism to inform ccw drivers about changes to channel paths, which occured while the device is online. Signed-off-by: Sebastian Ott <sebott@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] switch_to: get rid of prev == next checkHeiko Carstens
schedule() makes sure that prev != next before calling switch_to(). Therefore remove the redundant check. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] switch_to: dont restore/save access & fpu regs for kernel threadsHeiko Carstens
If the previous task was a kernel thread there is no need to save the contents of the fpu and access registers since they aren't used in kernel mode. For the same reason it is not necessary to restore these registers if the next task is a kernel thread. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] sysinfo: display capacity adjustment indicatorHeiko Carstens
Display machine capacity adjustment indicator and capacity change reason if available in /proc/sysinfo. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] add support for nonquiescing sskeMartin Schwidefsky
Improve performance of the sske operation by using the nonquiescing variant if the affected page has no mappings established. On machines with no support for the new sske variant the mask bit will be ignored. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] store indication fault optimizationMartin Schwidefsky
Use the store indication bit in the translation exception code on page faults to avoid the protection faults that immediatly follow the page fault if the access has been a write. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] lockless get_user_pages_fast()Martin Schwidefsky
Implement get_user_pages_fast without locking in the fastpath on s390. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] set ARCH_HAS_SG_CHAIN for s390Christof Schmitt
Set ARCH_HAS_SG_CHAIN for scatter lists on s390. Without this flag the SCSI code limits the maximum number of segments, so set it to make proper use of the FCP channel hardware. Signed-off-by: Christof Schmitt <christof.schmitt@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2010-10-25[S390] zero page cache synonymsMartin Schwidefsky
If the zero page is mapped to virtual user space addresses that differ only in bit 2^12 or 2^13 we get L1 cache synonyms which can affect performance. Follow the mips model and use multiple zero pages to avoid the synonyms. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
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: S390: Export kvm_virtio.hAlexander Graf
As suggested by Christian, we should expose headers to user space with information that might be valuable there. The s390 virtio interface is one of those cases. It defines an ABI between hypervisor and guest, so it should be exposed to user space. Reported-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2010-10-24KVM: S390: Add virtio hotplug add supportAlexander Graf
The one big missing feature in s390-virtio was hotplugging. This is no more. This patch implements hotplug add support, so you can on the fly add new devices in the guest. Keep in mind that this needs a patch for qemu to actually leverage the functionality. Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2010-10-24KVM: S390: take a full byte as ext_param indicatorAlexander Graf
Currenty the ext_param field only distinguishes between "config change" and "vring interrupt". We can do a lot more with it though, so let's enable a full byte of possible values and constants to #defines while at it. Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
2010-10-23Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next-2.6Linus Torvalds
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next-2.6: (1699 commits) bnx2/bnx2x: Unsupported Ethtool operations should return -EINVAL. vlan: Calling vlan_hwaccel_do_receive() is always valid. tproxy: use the interface primary IP address as a default value for --on-ip tproxy: added IPv6 support to the socket match cxgb3: function namespace cleanup tproxy: added IPv6 support to the TPROXY target tproxy: added IPv6 socket lookup function to nf_tproxy_core be2net: Changes to use only priority codes allowed by f/w tproxy: allow non-local binds of IPv6 sockets if IP_TRANSPARENT is enabled tproxy: added tproxy sockopt interface in the IPV6 layer tproxy: added udp6_lib_lookup function tproxy: added const specifiers to udp lookup functions tproxy: split off ipv6 defragmentation to a separate module l2tp: small cleanup nf_nat: restrict ICMP translation for embedded header can: mcp251x: fix generation of error frames can: mcp251x: fix endless loop in interrupt handler if CANINTF_MERRF is set can-raw: add msg_flags to distinguish local traffic 9p: client code cleanup rds: make local functions/variables static ... Fix up conflicts in net/core/dev.c, drivers/net/pcmcia/smc91c92_cs.c and drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c as per David
2010-10-22Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty-2.6Linus Torvalds
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty-2.6: (49 commits) serial8250: ratelimit "too much work" error serial: bfin_sport_uart: speed up sport RX sample rate to be 3% faster serial: abstraction for 8250 legacy ports serial/imx: check that the buffer is non-empty before sending it out serial: mfd: add more baud rates support jsm: Remove the uart port on errors Alchemy: Add UART PM methods. 8250: allow platforms to override PM hook. altera_uart: Don't use plain integer as NULL pointer altera_uart: Fix missing prototype for registering an early console altera_uart: Fixup type usage of port flags altera_uart: Make it possible to use Altera UART and 8250 ports together altera_uart: Add support for different address strides altera_uart: Add support for getting mapbase and IRQ from resources altera_uart: Add support for polling mode (IRQ-less) serial: Factor out uart_poll_timeout() from 8250 driver serial: mark the 8250 driver as maintained serial: 8250: Don't delay after transmitter is ready. tty: MAINTAINERS: add drivers/serial/jsm/ as maintained driver vcs: invoke the vt update callback when /dev/vcs* is written to ...
2010-10-22ioctl: Use asm-generic/ioctls.h on s390 (enables termiox)Jeff Mahoney
This patch converts s390 to use asm-generic/ioctls.h instead of its own version. The differences between the arch-specific version and the generic version are as follows: - S390 defines its own value for FIOQSIZE, asm-generic/ioctls.h keeps it - The generic version adds TIOCGRS485 and TIOCGRS485, which are unused by any driver available on this architecture - The generic version adds support for termiox Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2010-10-21Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dhowells/linux-2.6-irqflagsLinus Torvalds
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dhowells/linux-2.6-irqflags: Fix IRQ flag handling naming MIPS: Add missing #inclusions of <linux/irq.h> smc91x: Add missing #inclusion of <linux/irq.h> Drop a couple of unnecessary asm/system.h inclusions SH: Add missing consts to sys_execve() declaration Blackfin: Rename IRQ flags handling functions Blackfin: Add missing dep to asm/irqflags.h Blackfin: Rename DES PC2() symbol to avoid collision Blackfin: Split the BF532 BFIN_*_FIO_FLAG() functions to their own header Blackfin: Split PLL code from mach-specific cdef headers
2010-10-21Merge 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: (29 commits) sched: Export account_system_vtime() sched: Call tick_check_idle before __irq_enter sched: Remove irq time from available CPU power sched: Do not account irq time to current task x86: Add IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTING sched: Add IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTING, finer accounting of irq time sched: Add a PF flag for ksoftirqd identification sched: Consolidate account_system_vtime extern declaration sched: Fix softirq time accounting sched: Drop group_capacity to 1 only if local group has extra capacity sched: Force balancing on newidle balance if local group has capacity sched: Set group_imb only a task can be pulled from the busiest cpu sched: Do not consider SCHED_IDLE tasks to be cache hot sched: Drop all load weight manipulation for RT tasks sched: Create special class for stop/migrate work sched: Unindent labels sched: Comment updates: fix default latency and granularity numbers tracing/sched: Add sched_pi_setprio tracepoint sched: Give CPU bound RT tasks preference sched: Try not to migrate higher priority RT tasks ...
2010-10-19[S390] hardirq: remove pointless header file includesHeiko Carstens
Remove a couple of pointless header file includes. Fixes a compile bug caused by header file include dependencies with "irq: Add tracepoint to softirq_raise" within linux-next. Reported-by: Sachin Sant <sachinp@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> [ cherry-picked from the s390 tree to fix "2bf2160: irq: Add tracepoint to softirq_raise" ] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-10-18sched: Consolidate account_system_vtime extern declarationVenkatesh Pallipadi
Just a minor cleanup patch that makes things easier to the following patches. No functionality change in this patch. Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venki@google.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <1286237003-12406-3-git-send-email-venki@google.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-10-18irq_work: Add generic hardirq context callbacksPeter Zijlstra
Provide a mechanism that allows running code in IRQ context. It is most useful for NMI code that needs to interact with the rest of the system -- like wakeup a task to drain buffers. Perf currently has such a mechanism, so extract that and provide it as a generic feature, independent of perf so that others may also benefit. The IRQ context callback is generated through self-IPIs where possible, or on architectures like powerpc the decrementer (the built-in timer facility) is set to generate an interrupt immediately. Architectures that don't have anything like this get to do with a callback from the timer tick. These architectures can call irq_work_run() at the tail of any IRQ handlers that might enqueue such work (like the perf IRQ handler) to avoid undue latencies in processing the work. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Acked-by: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> Acked-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> [ various fixes ] Signed-off-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> LKML-Reference: <1287036094.7768.291.camel@yhuang-dev> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>