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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-12 20:42:54 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-12 20:42:54 -0800
commit099469502f62fbe0d7e4f0b83a2f22538367f734 (patch)
tree5229c3818b2e6e09d35026d49314047121130536 /Documentation
parent7c17d86a8502c2e30c2eea777ed1b830aa3b447b (diff)
parent35f1526845a9d804206883e19bd257d3dcef758f (diff)
Merge branch 'akpm' (aka "Andrew's patch-bomb, take two")
Andrew explains: - various misc stuff - Most of the rest of MM: memcg, threaded hugepages, others. - cpumask - kexec - kdump - some direct-io performance tweaking - radix-tree optimisations - new selftests code A note on this: often people will develop a new userspace-visible feature and will develop userspace code to exercise/test that feature. Then they merge the patch and the selftest code dies. Sometimes we paste it into the changelog. Sometimes the code gets thrown into Documentation/(!). This saddens me. So this patch creates a bare-bones framework which will henceforth allow me to ask people to include their test apps in the kernel tree so we can keep them alive. Then when people enhance or fix the feature, I can ask them to update the test app too. The infrastruture is terribly trivial at present - let's see how it evolves. - checkpoint/restart feature work. A note on this: this is a project by various mad Russians to perform c/r mainly from userspace, with various oddball helper code added into the kernel where the need is demonstrated. So rather than some large central lump of code, what we have is little bits and pieces popping up in various places which either expose something new or which permit something which is normally kernel-private to be modified. The overall project is an ongoing thing. I've judged that the size and scope of the thing means that we're more likely to be successful with it if we integrate the support into mainline piecemeal rather than allowing it all to develop out-of-tree. However I'm less confident than the developers that it will all eventually work! So what I'm asking them to do is to wrap each piece of new code inside CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE. So if it all eventually comes to tears and the project as a whole fails, it should be a simple matter to go through and delete all trace of it. This lot pretty much wraps up the -rc1 merge for me. * akpm: (96 commits) unlzo: fix input buffer free ramoops: update parameters only after successful init ramoops: fix use of rounddown_pow_of_two() c/r: prctl: add PR_SET_MM codes to set up mm_struct entries c/r: procfs: add start_data, end_data, start_brk members to /proc/$pid/stat v4 c/r: introduce CHECKPOINT_RESTORE symbol selftests: new x86 breakpoints selftest selftests: new very basic kernel selftests directory radix_tree: take radix_tree_path off stack radix_tree: remove radix_tree_indirect_to_ptr() dio: optimize cache misses in the submission path vfs: cache request_queue in struct block_device fs/direct-io.c: calculate fs_count correctly in get_more_blocks() drivers/parport/parport_pc.c: fix warnings panic: don't print redundant backtraces on oops sysctl: add the kernel.ns_last_pid control kdump: add udev events for memory online/offline include/linux/crash_dump.h needs elf.h kdump: fix crash_kexec()/smp_send_stop() race in panic() kdump: crashk_res init check for /sys/kernel/kexec_crash_size ...
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
5 files changed, 25 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-slab b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-slab
index 8b093f8222d3..91bd6ca5440f 100644
--- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-slab
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-slab
@@ -346,6 +346,10 @@ Description:
number of objects per slab. If a slab cannot be allocated
because of fragmentation, SLUB will retry with the minimum order
possible depending on its characteristics.
+ When debug_guardpage_minorder=N (N > 0) parameter is specified
+ (see Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt), the minimum possible
+ order is used and this sysfs entry can not be used to change
+ the order at run time.
What: /sys/kernel/slab/cache/order_fallback
Date: April 2008
diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
index 4d8774f6f48a..4c95c0034a4b 100644
--- a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ Brief summary of control files.
memory.failcnt # show the number of memory usage hits limits
memory.memsw.failcnt # show the number of memory+Swap hits limits
memory.max_usage_in_bytes # show max memory usage recorded
- memory.memsw.usage_in_bytes # show max memory+Swap usage recorded
+ memory.memsw.max_usage_in_bytes # show max memory+Swap usage recorded
memory.soft_limit_in_bytes # set/show soft limit of memory usage
memory.stat # show various statistics
memory.use_hierarchy # set/show hierarchical account enabled
@@ -410,8 +410,11 @@ memory.stat file includes following statistics
cache - # of bytes of page cache memory.
rss - # of bytes of anonymous and swap cache memory.
mapped_file - # of bytes of mapped file (includes tmpfs/shmem)
-pgpgin - # of pages paged in (equivalent to # of charging events).
-pgpgout - # of pages paged out (equivalent to # of uncharging events).
+pgpgin - # of charging events to the memory cgroup. The charging
+ event happens each time a page is accounted as either mapped
+ anon page(RSS) or cache page(Page Cache) to the cgroup.
+pgpgout - # of uncharging events to the memory cgroup. The uncharging
+ event happens each time a page is unaccounted from the cgroup.
swap - # of bytes of swap usage
inactive_anon - # of bytes of anonymous memory and swap cache memory on
LRU list.
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 12fee132fbe2..a76a26a1db8a 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
@@ -307,6 +307,9 @@ Table 1-4: Contents of the stat files (as of 2.6.30-rc7)
blkio_ticks time spent waiting for block IO
gtime guest time of the task in jiffies
cgtime guest time of the task children in jiffies
+ start_data address above which program data+bss is placed
+ end_data address below which program data+bss is placed
+ start_brk address above which program heap can be expanded with brk()
The /proc/PID/maps file containing the currently mapped memory regions and
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 6d8cd8b2c30d..8c20fbd8b42d 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -415,6 +415,14 @@ PIDs of value pid_max or larger are not allocated.
+The last pid allocated in the current (the one task using this sysctl
+lives in) pid namespace. When selecting a pid for a next task on fork
+kernel tries to allocate a number starting from this one.
powersave-nap: (PPC only)
If set, Linux-PPC will use the 'nap' mode of powersaving,
diff --git a/Documentation/vm/slub.txt b/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
index 2acdda9601b0..6752870c4970 100644
--- a/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
+++ b/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
@@ -131,7 +131,10 @@ slub_min_objects.
slub_max_order specified the order at which slub_min_objects should no
longer be checked. This is useful to avoid SLUB trying to generate
super large order pages to fit slub_min_objects of a slab cache with
-large object sizes into one high order page.
+large object sizes into one high order page. Setting command line
+parameter debug_guardpage_minorder=N (N > 0), forces setting
+slub_max_order to 0, what cause minimum possible order of slabs
SLUB Debug output