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2006-09-29[PATCH] block: handle subsystem_register() init errorsRandy Dunlap
Check and handle init errors. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-30Remove obsolete #include <linux/config.h>Jörn Engel
Signed-off-by: Jörn Engel <joern@wohnheim.fh-wedel.de> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-06-21[PATCH] Driver core: add generic "subsystem" link to all devicesKay Sievers
Like the SUBSYTEM= key we find in the environment of the uevent, this creates a generic "subsystem" link in sysfs for every device. Userspace usually doesn't care at all if its a "class" or a "bus" device. This provides an unified way to determine the subsytem of a device, regardless of the way the driver core has created it. Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-05-12Revert "[BLOCK] Fix oops on removal of SD/MMC card"Linus Torvalds
This reverts commit 56cf6504fc1c0c221b82cebc16a444b684140fb7. Both Erik Mouw and Andrew Vasquez independently pinpointed this commit as causing problems, where the slab cache for a driver is never released (most obviously causing problems when immediately re-loading that driver, resulting in a "kmem_cache_create: duplicate cache <xyz>" message, but it can also cause other trouble). James Bottomley dug into it, and reports: "OK, here's the scoop. The problem patch adds a get of driverfs_dev in add_disk(), but doesn't put it again until disk_release() (which occurs on final put_disk() of the gendisk). However, in SCSI, the driverfs_dev is the sdev_gendev. That means there's a reference held on sdev_gendev until final disk put. Unfortunately, we use the driver model driver_remove to trigger del_gendisk (which removes the gendisk from visibility and decrements the refcount), so we've introduced an unbreakable deadlock in the reference counting with this. I suggest simply reversing this patch at the moment. If Russell and Jens can tell me what they're trying to do I'll see if there's another way to do it." so hereby the patch gets reverted, waiting for a better fix. Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com> Cc: Erik Mouw <erik@harddisk-recovery.com> Cc: Andrew Vasquez <andrew.vasquez@qlogic.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-05-05[BLOCK] Fix oops on removal of SD/MMC cardRussell King
The block layer keeps a reference (driverfs_dev) to the struct device associated with the block device, and uses it internally for generating uevents in block_uevent. Block device uevents include umounting the partition, which can occur after the backing device has been removed. Unfortunately, this reference is not counted. This means that if the struct device is removed from the device tree, the block layers reference will become stale. Guard against this by holding a reference to the struct device in add_disk(), and only drop the reference when we're releasing the gendisk kobject - in other words when we can be sure that no further uevents will be generated for this block device. Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk> Acked-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-31[PATCH] Simplify proc/devices and fix early termination regressionJoe Korty
Make baby-simple the code for /proc/devices. Based on the proven design for /proc/interrupts. This also fixes the early-termination regression 2.6.16 introduced, as demonstrated by: # dd if=/proc/devices bs=1 Character devices: 1 mem 27+0 records in 27+0 records out This should also work (but is untested) when /proc/devices >4096 bytes, which I believe is what the original 2.6.16 rewrite fixed. [akpm@osdl.org: cleanups, simplifications] Signed-off-by: Joe Korty <joe.korty@ccur.com> Cc: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-27[BLOCK] increase size of disk stat countersBen Woodard
The kernel's representation of the disk statistics uses the type unsigned which is 32b on both 32b and 64b platforms. Unfortunately, most system tools that work with these numbers that are exported in /proc/diskstats including iostat read these numbers into unsigned longs. This works fine on 32b platforms and when the number of IO transactions are small on 64b platforms. However, when the numbers wrap on 64b platforms & you read the numbers into unsigned longs, and compare the numbers to previous readings, then you get an unsigned representation of a negative number. This looks like a very large 64b number & gives you bizarre readouts in iostat: ilc4: Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rsec/s wsec/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm %util ilc4: sda 5.50 0.00 143.96 0.00 307496983987862656.00 0.00 153748491993931328.00 0.00 2136028725038430.00 7.94 55.12 5.59 80.42 Though fixing iostat in user space is possible, and a quick survey indicates that several other similar tools also use unsigned longs when processing /proc/diskstats. Therefore, it seems like a better approach would be to extend the length of the disk_stats structure on 64b architectures to 64b. The following patch does that. It should not affect the operation on 32b platforms. Signed-off-by: Ben Woodard <woodard@redhat.com> Cc: Rick Lindsley <ricklind@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
2006-03-20[PATCH] kobj_map semaphore to mutex conversionJes Sorensen
Convert the kobj_map code to use a mutex instead of a semaphore. It converts the single two users as well, genhd.c and char_dev.c. Signed-off-by: Jes Sorensen <jes@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-01-14[PATCH] convert /proc/devices to use seq_file interfaceNeil Horman
A Christoph suggested that the /proc/devices file be converted to use the seq_file interface. This patch does that. I've obxerved one or two installation that had sufficiently large sans that they overran the 4k limit on /proc/devices. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-04[PATCH] driver core: replace "hotplug" by "uevent"Kay Sievers
Leave the overloaded "hotplug" word to susbsystems which are handling real devices. The driver core does not "plug" anything, it just exports the state to userspace and generates events. Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2005-11-12[BLOCK] Document the READ/WRITE splitup of the disk statsJens Axboe
Use the symbolic name where appropriate and add a comment to the disk_stats structure. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
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>