path: root/block/ioctl.c
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2008-10-09block: allow deleting zero length partitionTejun Heo
delete_partition() was noop for zero length partition. As the addition code allows creating zero lenght partition and deletion is assumed to always succeed, this causes memory leak for zero length partitions. Allow zero length partitions to end their meaningless lives. While at it, allow deleting zero lenght partition via BLKPG_DEL_PARTITION ioctl too. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-10-09Allow elevators to sort/merge discard requestsDavid Woodhouse
But blkdev_issue_discard() still emits requests which are interpreted as soft barriers, because naïve callers might otherwise issue subsequent writes to those same sectors, which might cross on the queue (if they're reallocated quickly enough). Callers still _can_ issue non-barrier discard requests, but they have to take care of queue ordering for themselves. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-10-09Add BLKDISCARD ioctl to allow userspace to discard sectorsDavid Woodhouse
We may well want mkfs tools to use this to mark the whole device as unwanted before they format it, for example. The ioctl takes a pair of uint64_ts, which are start offset and length in _bytes_. Although at the moment it might make sense for them both to be in 512-byte sectors, I don't want to limit the ABI to that. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-07-25block/ioctl.c and fs/partition/check.c: check value returned by add_partition()Abdel Benamrouche
Now that add_partition() has been aught to propagate errors, let's check them. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] Signed-off-by: Abdel Benamrouche <draconux@gmail.com> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-10-10compat_ioctl: move common block ioctls to compat_blkdev_ioctlArnd Bergmann
Make compat_blkdev_ioctl and blkdev_ioctl reflect the respective native versions. This is somewhat more efficient and makes it easier to keep the two in sync. Also get rid of the bogus handling for broken_blkgetsize and the duplicate entry for BLKRASET. Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2007-05-07mm: remove destroy_dirty_buffers from invalidate_bdev()Peter Zijlstra
Remove the destroy_dirty_buffers argument from invalidate_bdev(), it hasn't been used in 6 years (so akpm says). find * -name \*.[ch] | xargs grep -l invalidate_bdev | while read file; do quilt add $file; sed -ie 's/invalidate_bdev(\([^,]*\),[^)]*)/invalidate_bdev(\1)/g' $file; done Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-02-20[PATCH] lockdep: annotate BLKPG_DEL_PARTITIONPeter Zijlstra
>============================================= >[ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ] >2.6.19-1.2909.fc7 #1 >--------------------------------------------- >anaconda/587 is trying to acquire lock: > (&bdev->bd_mutex){--..}, at: [<c05fb380>] mutex_lock+0x21/0x24 > >but task is already holding lock: > (&bdev->bd_mutex){--..}, at: [<c05fb380>] mutex_lock+0x21/0x24 > >other info that might help us debug this: >1 lock held by anaconda/587: > #0: (&bdev->bd_mutex){--..}, at: [<c05fb380>] mutex_lock+0x21/0x24 > >stack backtrace: > [<c0405812>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x1a/0x2f > [<c0405db2>] show_trace+0x12/0x14 > [<c0405e36>] dump_stack+0x16/0x18 > [<c043bd84>] __lock_acquire+0x116/0xa09 > [<c043c960>] lock_acquire+0x56/0x6f > [<c05fb1fa>] __mutex_lock_slowpath+0xe5/0x24a > [<c05fb380>] mutex_lock+0x21/0x24 > [<c04d82fb>] blkdev_ioctl+0x600/0x76d > [<c04946b1>] block_ioctl+0x1b/0x1f > [<c047ed5a>] do_ioctl+0x22/0x68 > [<c047eff2>] vfs_ioctl+0x252/0x265 > [<c047f04e>] sys_ioctl+0x49/0x63 > [<c0404070>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb Annotate BLKPG_DEL_PARTITION's bd_mutex locking and add a little comment clarifying the bd_mutex locking, because I confused myself and initially thought the lock order was wrong too. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-02-10[PARTITION]: Add whole_disk attribute.Fabio Massimo Di Nitto
Some partitioning systems create special partitions that span the entire disk. One example are Sun partitions, and this whole-disk partition exists to tell the firmware the extent of the entire device so it can load the boot block and do other things. Such partitions should not be treated as normal partitions, because all the other partitions overlap this whole-disk one. So we'd see multiple instances of the same UUID etc. which we do not want. udev and friends can thus search for this 'whole_disk' attribute and use it to decide to ignore the partition. Signed-off-by: Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione@ubuntu.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2006-12-08[PATCH] struct path: convert blockJosef Sipek
Signed-off-by: Josef Sipek <jsipek@fsl.cs.sunysb.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-08[PATCH] remove the old bd_mutex lockdep annotationPeter Zijlstra
Remove the old complex and crufty bd_mutex annotation. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-10-03[PATCH] dm: export blkdev_driver_ioctlAlasdair G Kergon
Export blkdev_driver_ioctl for device-mapper. If we get as far as the device-mapper ioctl handler, we know the ioctl is not a standard block layer BLK* one, so we don't need to check for them a second time and can call blkdev_driver_ioctl() directly. Signed-off-by: Alasdair G Kergon <agk@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-14[PATCH] lockdep: annotate the BLKPG_DEL_PARTITION ioctlArjan van de Ven
The delete partition IOCTL takes the bd_mutex for both the disk and the partition; these have an obvious hierarchical relationship and this patch annotates this relationship for lockdep. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] Block queue IO tracing support (blktrace) as of 2006-03-23Jens Axboe
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-23[PATCH] sem2mutex: blockdev #2Arjan van de Ven
Semaphore to mutex conversion. The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated automatically via a script as well. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Acked-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-11[PATCH] move capable() to capability.hRandy.Dunlap
- Move capable() from sched.h to capability.h; - Use <linux/capability.h> where capable() is used (in include/, block/, ipc/, kernel/, a few drivers/, mm/, security/, & sound/; many more drivers/ to go) Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] Add block_device_operations.getgeo block device methodChristoph Hellwig
HDIO_GETGEO is implemented in most block drivers, and all of them have to duplicate the code to copy the structure to userspace, as well as getting the start sector. This patch moves that to common code [1] and adds a ->getgeo method to fill out the raw kernel hd_geometry structure. For many drivers this means ->ioctl can go away now. [1] the s390 block drivers are odd in this respect. xpram sets ->start to 4 always which seems more than odd, and the dasd driver shifts the start offset around, probably because of it's non-standard sector size. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Cc: <mike.miller@hp.com> Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com> Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it> Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Cc: Markus Lidel <Markus.Lidel@shadowconnect.com> Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-11-04[BLOCK] Move all core block layer code to new block/ directoryJens Axboe
drivers/block/ is right now a mix of core and driver parts. Lets move the core parts to a new top level directory. Al will move the fs/ related block parts to block/ next. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>