mm: add descriptive comment for TIF_MEMDIE declaration
> From: Andreas Dilger <adilger(a)> Add descriptive comment for TIF_MEMDIE task flag declaration. Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger(a)> ack. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to majordomo(a) More... 14 May 2010 03:00
/proc/<pid>/maps question....why aren't adjacent memory chunks merged?
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 03:34:04PM -0600, Chris Friesen wrote: Hi, I've got a system running a somewhat-modified 2.6.27 on 64-bit x86. While investigating a userspace memory leak issue I noticed that /proc/<pid>/maps showed a bunch of adjacent anonymous memory chunks with identical permissions: 7fd... 14 May 2010 03:00
[PATCH] x86: Use .cfi_sections
The following changes since commit 6a251b0ab67989f468f4cb65179e0cf40cf8c295: Linus Torvalds (1): Merge branch 'for-linus' of git:// are available in the git repository at: git:// x86/cfi Roland McGrat... 14 May 2010 00:51
[PATCH 1/8] PM: Add suspend block api.
Adds /sys/power/policy that selects the behaviour of /sys/power/state. After setting the policy to opportunistic, writes to /sys/power/state become non-blocking requests that specify which suspend state to enter when no suspend blockers are active. A special state, "on", stops the process by activating the "main" s... 28 May 2010 10:25
[PATCH 3/8] PM: suspend_block: Abort task freezing if a suspend_blocker is active.
If a suspend_blocker is active, suspend will fail anyway. Since try_to_freeze_tasks can take up to 20 seconds to complete or fail, aborting as soon as someone blocks suspend (e.g. from an interrupt handler) improves the worst case wakeup latency. On an older kernel where task freezing could fail for processes att... 14 May 2010 00:51
[PATCH 4/8] PM: suspend_block: Add debugfs file
Report active and inactive suspend blockers in /sys/kernel/debug/suspend_blockers. Signed-off-by: Arve Hjønnevåg <arve(a)> --- kernel/power/opportunistic_suspend.c | 43 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++- 1 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) diff --git a/kernel/power/opportunistic_sus... 14 May 2010 00:51
[PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 7)
This patch series adds a suspend-block api that provides the same functionality as the android wakelock api. This version has some changes from, or requested by, Rafael. The most notable changes are: - DEFINE_SUSPEND_BLOCKER and suspend_blocker_register have been added for statically allocated suspend blockers. ... 14 May 2010 00:51
[PATCH 1/2 V3] hwmon: (coretemp) Detect the thermal sensors by CPUID
On Tue, 11 May 2010, Huaxu Wan wrote: + printk(KERN_INFO DRVNAME ": CPU (model=0x%x)" + " has no thermal sensor!\n", c->x86_model); IMHO, it is better to drop that "!" since it is now a simple status message, otherwise it still looks like there is something ... 13 May 2010 23:46
[PATCH 2/3] x86: Export FPU API for KVM use
Also add some more constants. Signed-off-by: Sheng Yang <sheng(a)> --- Do we need to rename "task_xstate_cachep"? It's not only for task struct now. arch/x86/include/asm/i387.h | 2 ++ arch/x86/include/asm/xsave.h | 3 +++ arch/x86/kernel/i387.c | 3 ++- arch/x86/kernel/proces... 13 May 2010 23:46
[PATCH 0/3] Convert KVM to use FPU API
This patchset based on Avi's FPU API patchset. Sheng Yang (3): x86: Split fpu_save_init() to fpu_save() and fpu_clear() x86: Export FPU API for KVM use KVM: x86: Use FPU API arch/x86/include/asm/i387.h | 73 ++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------- arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 18 +---------... 13 May 2010 23:46