[git pull request] SFI patches for 2.6.35-merge
Hi Linus, please pull from: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/lenb/linux-sfi-2.6.git sfi-release This will update the files shown below. thanks! Len Brown Intel Open Source Technology Center ps. individual patches are available on sfi-devel(a)simplefirmware.org and a consolidated plain pa... 27 May 2010 14:50
personality(ADDR_LIMIT_3GB) results in EFAULT
Hello. I noticed an.. interesting issue here. Running a 32bit executable on a 64bit kernel, and doing personality(ADDR_LIMIT_3GB); That call succedes, but any further execve() and friends results in EFAULT, unless whole argv[] and envp[] are copied to a malloc'ed space. alloca sometimes helps and som... 27 May 2010 13:44
fs/minix: bugfix, number of indirect block ptrs per block depends on block size
Dear all, Out of curiosity: Are you really using MINIX? The code is dead for a long time... MINIX is very much alive, see http://www.minix3.org/. I work in the team developing MINIX. Being able to exchange data between Linux and MINIX is very useful for us and there is no other filesystem that the t... 27 May 2010 13:44
sys_personality: validate personality before set_personality()
On 05/27, Linus Torvalds wrote: On Thu, 27 May 2010, Oleg Nesterov wrote: --- 34-rc1/kernel/exec_domain.c~1_CK_OVERFLOW_EARLIER 2009-04-06 00:03:42.000000000 +0200 +++ 34-rc1/kernel/exec_domain.c 2010-05-27 15:15:12.000000000 +0200 @@ -193,9 +193,9 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE1(personality, u_long, per ... 27 May 2010 14:50
Staging: dream: pmem.c: Fix checkpatch.pl issues.
On Thu 2010-05-27 16:19:52, nanakos(a)wired-net.gr wrote: From: Nanakos Chrysostomos <nanakos(a)wired-net.gr> This patch resolves checkpatch.pl issues in the pmem.c file. Signed-off-by: Nanakos Chrysostomos <nanakos(a)wired-net.gr> ACK. -- (english) http://www.livejournal.com/~pavelmachek (cesky, pi... 27 May 2010 13:44
eeepc_laptop - 1005PE webcam not working properly.
It seems that eeepc_laptop kernel module wont recognize the webcam in my 1005pe, so i can't power it down as easily as i would like it to be. (this is my first time posting) I've got a Asus EeePC 1005PE and i'm trying to get everything working as nice as i would like it to, but i've run into this problem. An... 27 May 2010 14:50
Fix name of Xen event-channel device
Bastian Blank wrote: The Xen event-channel device is named evtchn in the kernel but always used as /dev/xen/evtchn in userspace. This patch fixes the name. Signed-off-by: Bastian Blank <waldi(a)debian.org> diff --git a/drivers/xen/evtchn.c b/drivers/xen/evtchn.c index 66e185c..89cd743 100644 ---... 28 May 2010 20:22
[PATCH 3/4] [tip:x86/mm] NX protection for kernel data
Note: this patch depends on "Correct improper large page preservation" patch This patch expands functionality of CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA to set main (static) kernel data area as NX. The following steps are taken to achieve this: 1. Linker script is adjusted so .text always starts and ends on a page boundary 2. Linke... 27 May 2010 13:44
drivers/scsi: Eliminate a NULL pointer dereference
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 02:33:47PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote: If it is a problem to use 0 when host is NULL, then the code could be fixed in another way. Yeah. It seems like it would be better to give a clearly bogus number. I would have said -1 but "scsi-1" looks normal so maybe something like 9999999... 27 May 2010 13:44
[PATCH 1/4 V2] [x86/mm] Correcting improper large page preservation
This patch fixes a bug in try_preserve_large_page() which may result in improper large page preservation and improper application of page attributes to the memory area outside of the original change request. More specifically, the problem manifests itself when set_memory_*() is called for several pages at the begin... 27 May 2010 13:43