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2010-03-30include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking ↵Tejun Heo
implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being included when building most .c files. percpu.h includes slab.h which in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies. percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed. Prepare for this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those headers directly instead of assuming availability. As this conversion needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is used as the basis of conversion. http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py The script does the followings. * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that only the necessary includes are there. ie. if only gfp is used, gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h. * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms to its surrounding. It's put in the include block which contains core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered - alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there doesn't seem to be any matching order. * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the file. The conversion was done in the following steps. 1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h and ~3000 slab.h inclusions. The script emitted errors for ~400 files. 2. Each error was manually checked. Some didn't need the inclusion, some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or embedding .c file was more appropriate for others. This step added inclusions to around 150 files. 3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits from #2 to make sure no file was left behind. 4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed. e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually. 5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell. Most gfp.h inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros. Each slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as necessary. 6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h. 7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures were fixed. CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq). * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config. * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig * ia64 SMP allmodconfig * s390 SMP allmodconfig * alpha SMP allmodconfig * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig 8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as a separate patch and serve as bisection point. Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step 6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch. If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of the specific arch. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Guess-its-ok-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
2009-06-08async: Fix lack of boot-time console due to insufficient synchronizationLinus Torvalds
Our async work synchronization was broken by "async: make sure independent async domains can't accidentally entangle" (commit d5a877e8dd409d8c702986d06485c374b705d340), because it would report the wrong lowest active async ID when there was both running and pending async work. This caused things like no being able to read the root filesystem, resulting in missing console devices and inability to run 'init', causing a boot-time panic. This fixes it by properly returning the lowest pending async ID: if there is any running async work, that will have a lower ID than any pending work, and we should _not_ look at the pending work list. There were alternative patches from Jaswinder and James, but this one also cleans up the code by removing the pointless 'ret' variable and the unnecesary testing for an empty list around 'for_each_entry()' (if the list is empty, the for_each_entry() thing just won't execute). Fixes-bug: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13474 Reported-and-tested-by: Chris Clayton <chris2553@googlemail.com> Cc: Jaswinder Singh Rajput <jaswinder@kernel.org> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-05-24async: make sure independent async domains can't accidentally entangleJames Bottomley
The problem occurs when async_synchronize_full_domain() is called when the async_pending list is not empty. This will cause lowest_running() to return the cookie of the first entry on the async_pending list, which might be nothing at all to do with the domain being asked for and thus cause the domain synchronization to wait for an unrelated domain. This can cause a deadlock if domain synchronization is used from one domain to wait for another. Fix by running over the async_pending list to see if any pending items actually belong to our domain (and return their cookies if they do). Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-03-28async: remove the temporary (2.6.29) "async is off by default" codeArjan van de Ven
Now that everyone has been able to test the async code (and it's being used in the Moblin betas by default), we can enable it by default. The various fixes needed have gone into 2.6.29 already. [With an important bugfix from Stefan Richter] Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-02-08async: use list_move_tailStefan Richter
list.h provides a dedicated primitive for "list_del followed by list_add_tail"... list_move_tail. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>
2009-02-08async: Rename _special -> _domain for clarity.Cornelia Huck
Rename the async_*_special() functions to async_*_domain(), which describes the purpose of these functions much better. [Broke up long lines to silence checkpatch] Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-02-08async: Add some documentation.Cornelia Huck
Add some kerneldoc to the async interface. Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-02-08async: Handle kthread_run() return codes.Cornelia Huck
If we fail to create the manager thread, fall back to non-fastboot. If we fail to create an async thread, try again after waiting for a bit. Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-02-08async: Fix running list handling.Cornelia Huck
async_schedule() should pass in async_running as the running list, and run_one_entry() should put the entry to be run on the provided running list instead of always on the generic one. Reported-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-02-05kernel/async.c: fix printk warningsAndrew Morton
alpha: kernel/async.c: In function 'run_one_entry': kernel/async.c:141: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 2 has type 'async_cookie_t' kernel/async.c:149: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 2 has type 'async_cookie_t' kernel/async.c:149: warning: format '%lld' expects type 'long long int', but argument 4 has type 's64' kernel/async.c: In function 'async_synchronize_cookie_special': kernel/async.c:250: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 3 has type 's64' Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-01-12async: fix __lowest_in_progress()Arjan van de Ven
At 37000 feet somewhere near Greenland I woke up from a half-sleep with the realisation that __lowest_in_progress() is buggy. After landing I checked and there were indeed 2 problems with it; this patch fixes both: * The order of the list checks was wrong * The locking was not correct. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-01-09async: make async a command line option for nowArjan van de Ven
... and have it default off. This does allow people to work with it for testing. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-01-08async: make async_synchronize_full() more serializingArjan van de Ven
turns out that there are real problems with allowing async tasks that are scheduled from async tasks to run after the async_synchronize_full() returns. This patch makes the _full more strict and a complete synchronization. Later I might need to add back a lighter form of synchronization for other uses.. but not right now. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-01-07async: don't do the initcall stuff post bootArjan van de Ven
while tracking the asynchronous calls during boot using the initcall_debug convention is useful, doing it once the kernel is done is actually bad now that we use asynchronous operations post boot as well... Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
2009-01-07async: Asynchronous function calls to speed up kernel bootArjan van de Ven
Right now, most of the kernel boot is strictly synchronous, such that various hardware delays are done sequentially. In order to make the kernel boot faster, this patch introduces infrastructure to allow doing some of the initialization steps asynchronously, which will hide significant portions of the hardware delays in practice. In order to not change device order and other similar observables, this patch does NOT do full parallel initialization. Rather, it operates more in the way an out of order CPU does; the work may be done out of order and asynchronous, but the observable effects (instruction retiring for the CPU) are still done in the original sequence. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>