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2010-05-21sanitize vfs_fsync calling conventionsChristoph Hellwig
Now that the last user passing a NULL file pointer is gone we can remove the redundant dentry argument and associated hacks inside vfs_fsynmc_range. The next step will be removig the dentry argument from ->fsync, but given the luck with the last round of method prototype changes I'd rather defer this until after the main merge window. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-01-14[CVE-2009-0029] System call wrappers part 13Heiko Carstens
Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
2009-01-05add a vfs_fsync helperChristoph Hellwig
Fsync currently has a fdatawrite/fdatawait pair around the method call, and a mutex_lock/unlock of the inode mutex. All callers of fsync have to duplicate this, but we have a few and most of them don't quite get it right. This patch adds a new vfs_fsync that takes care of this. It's a little more complicated as usual as ->fsync might get a NULL file pointer and just a dentry from nfsd, but otherwise gets afile and we want to take the mapping and file operations from it when it is there. Notes on the fsync callers: - ecryptfs wasn't calling filemap_fdatawrite / filemap_fdatawait on the lower file - coda wasn't calling filemap_fdatawrite / filemap_fdatawait on the host file, and returning 0 when ->fsync was missing - shm wasn't calling either filemap_fdatawrite / filemap_fdatawait nor taking i_mutex. Now given that shared memory doesn't have disk backing not doing anything in fsync seems fine and I left it out of the vfs_fsync conversion for now, but in that case we might just not pass it through to the lower file at all but just call the no-op simple_sync_file directly. [and now actually export vfs_fsync] Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2007-05-21Detach sched.h from mm.hAlexey Dobriyan
First thing mm.h does is including sched.h solely for can_do_mlock() inline function which has "current" dereference inside. By dealing with can_do_mlock() mm.h can be detached from sched.h which is good. See below, why. This patch a) removes unconditional inclusion of sched.h from mm.h b) makes can_do_mlock() normal function in mm/mlock.c c) exports can_do_mlock() to not break compilation d) adds sched.h inclusions back to files that were getting it indirectly. e) adds less bloated headers to some files (asm/signal.h, jiffies.h) that were getting them indirectly Net result is: a) mm.h users would get less code to open, read, preprocess, parse, ... if they don't need sched.h b) sched.h stops being dependency for significant number of files: on x86_64 allmodconfig touching sched.h results in recompile of 4083 files, after patch it's only 3744 (-8.3%). Cross-compile tested on all arm defconfigs, all mips defconfigs, all powerpc defconfigs, alpha alpha-up arm i386 i386-up i386-defconfig i386-allnoconfig ia64 ia64-up m68k mips parisc parisc-up powerpc powerpc-up s390 s390-up sparc sparc-up sparc64 sparc64-up um-x86_64 x86_64 x86_64-up x86_64-defconfig x86_64-allnoconfig as well as my two usual configs. Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-09-26[PATCH] mm: msync() cleanupPeter Zijlstra
With the tracking of dirty pages properly done now, msync doesn't need to scan the PTEs anymore to determine the dirty status. From: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> In looking to do that, I made some other tidyups: can remove several #includes, and sys_msync loop termination not quite right. Most of those points are criticisms of the existing sys_msync, not of your patch. In particular, the loop termination errors were introduced in 2.6.17: I did notice this shortly before it came out, but decided I was more likely to get it wrong myself, and make matters worse if I tried to rush a last-minute fix in. And it's not terribly likely to go wrong, nor disastrous if it does go wrong (may miss reporting an unmapped area; may also fsync file of a following vma). Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-23[PATCH] Kill PF_SYNCWRITE flagJens Axboe
A process flag to indicate whether we are doing sync io is incredibly ugly. It also causes performance problems when one does a lot of async io and then proceeds to sync it. Part of the io will go out as async, and the other part as sync. This causes a disconnect between the previously submitted io and the synced io. For io schedulers such as CFQ, this will cause us lost merges and suboptimal behaviour in scheduling. Remove PF_SYNCWRITE completely from the fsync/msync paths, and let the O_DIRECT path just directly indicate that the writes are sync by using WRITE_SYNC instead. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-24The comment describing how MS_ASYNC works in msync.c is confusingAmos Waterland
because of a typo. This patch just changes "my" to "by", which I believe was the original intent. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-03-24[PATCH] msync(): use do_fsync()Andrew Morton
No need to duplicate all that code. Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] msync: fix return valueAndrew Morton
msync() does a strange thing. Essentially: vma = find_vma(); for ( ; ; ) { if (!vma) return -ENOMEM; ... vma = vma->vm_next; } so an msync() request which starts within or before a valid VMA and which ends within or beyond the final VMA will incorrectly return -ENOMEM. Fix. Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] msync(MS_SYNC): don't hold mmap_sem while syncingAndrew Morton
It seems bad to hold mmap_sem while performing synchronous disk I/O. Alter the msync(MS_SYNC) code so that the lock is released while we sync the file. Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] msync(): perform dirty page levellingAndrew Morton
It seems sensible to perform dirty page throttling in msync: as the application dirties pages we can kick off pdflush early, or even force the msync() caller to perform writeout, or even throttle the msync() caller. The main effect of this is to start disk writeback earlier if we've just discovered that a large amount of pagecache has been dirtied. (Otherwise it wouldn't happen for up to five seconds, next time pdflush wakes up). It also will cause the page-dirtying process to get panalised for dirtying those pages rather than whacking someone else with the problem. We should do this for munmap() and possibly even exit(), too. We drop the mmap_sem while performing the dirty page balancing. It doesn't seem right to hold mmap_sem for that long. Note that this patch only affects MS_ASYNC. MS_SYNC will be syncing all the dirty pages anyway. We note that msync(MS_SYNC) does a full-file-sync inside mmap_sem, and always has. We can fix that up... The patch also tightens up the mmap_sem coverage in sys_msync(): no point in taking it while we perform the incoming arg checking. Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-09[PATCH] mutex subsystem, semaphore to mutex: VFS, ->i_semJes Sorensen
This patch converts the inode semaphore to a mutex. I have tested it on XFS and compiled as much as one can consider on an ia64. Anyway your luck with it might be different. Modified-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> (finished the conversion) Signed-off-by: Jes Sorensen <jes@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2005-11-28mm: re-architect the VM_UNPAGED logicLinus Torvalds
This replaces the (in my opinion horrible) VM_UNMAPPED logic with very explicit support for a "remapped page range" aka VM_PFNMAP. It allows a VM area to contain an arbitrary range of page table entries that the VM never touches, and never considers to be normal pages. Any user of "remap_pfn_range()" automatically gets this new functionality, and doesn't even have to mark the pages reserved or indeed mark them any other way. It just works. As a side effect, doing mmap() on /dev/mem works for arbitrary ranges. Sparc update from David in the next commit. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-11-22[PATCH] unpaged: VM_UNPAGEDHugh Dickins
Although we tend to associate VM_RESERVED with remap_pfn_range, quite a few drivers set VM_RESERVED on areas which are then populated by nopage. The PageReserved removal in 2.6.15-rc1 changed VM_RESERVED not to free pages in zap_pte_range, without changing those drivers not to set it: so their pages just leak away. Let's not change miscellaneous drivers now: introduce VM_UNPAGED at the core, to flag the special areas where the ptes may have no struct page, or if they have then it's not to be touched. Replace most instances of VM_RESERVED in core mm by VM_UNPAGED. Force it on in remap_pfn_range, and the sparc and sparc64 io_remap_pfn_range. Revert addition of VM_RESERVED to powerpc vdso, it's not needed there. Is it needed anywhere? It still governs the mm->reserved_vm statistic, and special vmas not to be merged, and areas not to be core dumped; but could probably be eliminated later (the drivers are probably specifying it because in 2.4 it kept swapout off the vma, but in 2.6 we work from the LRU, which these pages don't get on). Use the VM_SHM slot for VM_UNPAGED, and define VM_SHM to 0: it serves no purpose whatsoever, and should be removed from drivers when we clean up. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Acked-by: William Irwin <wli@holomorphy.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-29[PATCH] mm: pte_offset_map_lock loopsHugh Dickins
Convert those common loops using page_table_lock on the outside and pte_offset_map within to use just pte_offset_map_lock within instead. These all hold mmap_sem (some exclusively, some not), so at no level can a page table be whipped away from beneath them. But whereas pte_alloc loops tested with the "atomic" pmd_present, these loops are testing with pmd_none, which on i386 PAE tests both lower and upper halves. That's now unsafe, so add a cast into pmd_none to test only the vital lower half: we lose a little sensitivity to a corrupt middle directory, but not enough to worry about. It appears that i386 and UML were the only architectures vulnerable in this way, and pgd and pud no problem. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-29[PATCH] core remove PageReservedNick Piggin
Remove PageReserved() calls from core code by tightening VM_RESERVED handling in mm/ to cover PageReserved functionality. PageReserved special casing is removed from get_page and put_page. All setting and clearing of PageReserved is retained, and it is now flagged in the page_alloc checks to help ensure we don't introduce any refcount based freeing of Reserved pages. MAP_PRIVATE, PROT_WRITE of VM_RESERVED regions is tentatively being deprecated. We never completely handled it correctly anyway, and is be reintroduced in future if required (Hugh has a proof of concept). Once PageReserved() calls are removed from kernel/power/swsusp.c, and all arch/ and driver code, the Set and Clear calls, and the PG_reserved bit can be trivially removed. Last real user of PageReserved is swsusp, which uses PageReserved to determine whether a struct page points to valid memory or not. This still needs to be addressed (a generic page_is_ram() should work). A last caveat: the ZERO_PAGE is now refcounted and managed with rmap (and thus mapcounted and count towards shared rss). These writes to the struct page could cause excessive cacheline bouncing on big systems. There are a number of ways this could be addressed if it is an issue. Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> Refcount bug fix for filemap_xip.c Signed-off-by: Carsten Otte <cotte@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-29[PATCH] mm: msync_pte_range progressHugh Dickins
Use latency breaking in msync_pte_range like that in copy_pte_range, instead of the ugly CONFIG_PREEMPT filemap_msync alternatives. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-29[PATCH] mm/msync.c cleanupOGAWA Hirofumi
This is not problem actually, but sync_page_range() is using for exported function to filesystems. The msync_xxx is more readable at least to me. Signed-off-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-21[PATCH] msync: check pte dirty earlierAbhijit Karmarkar
It's common practice to msync a large address range regularly, in which often only a few ptes have actually been dirtied since the previous pass. sync_pte_range then goes much faster if it tests whether pte is dirty before locating and accessing each struct page cacheline; and it is hardly slowed by ptep_clear_flush_dirty repeating that test in the opposite case, when every pte actually is dirty. But beware, s390's pte_dirty always says false, since its dirty bit is kept in the storage key, located via the struct page address. So skip this optimization in its case: use a pte_maybe_dirty macro which just says true if page_test_and_clear_dirty is implemented. Signed-off-by: Abhijit Karmarkar <abhijitk@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-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!