Upstream first policy
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Kyle McMartin wrote: I recommend you don't look at Ubuntu, we might have a lot of extra crud[2] in the kernel if you do. :) (Actually, shockingly less than I thought, just apparmor, aufs, ndiswrapper are the obvious ones.) Ok, so ndiswrapper falls under the "yeah, no" heading. ... 23 Mar 2010 11:17
fork problem in multithreaded process -- segmentation fault seen
Hi *, I am facing a seg fault with the backtrace as below. Not sure if this is a kernel problem or glibc problem or something in the application. This problem is similar to the one listed in the below URL Explanation of the scenario: --------... 4 Mar 2010 21:24
device.h drivers/base/core.c Convert dev_<level> macros to functions
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:27:23 -0800 Joe Perches <joe(a)> wrote: Save ~60k in a defconfig Use %pV and struct va_format Format arguments are verified before printk Well that doesn't work very well. drivers/net/pcmcia/pcnet_cs.c:117: error: 'dev_info' redeclared as different kind of symbol in... 5 Mar 2010 02:53
Irish 2010 Grant Winner
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[patch 0/2] Support for IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS MSR - v2
There is a new hardware feature, which lets system software to set Energy Performance Preference. This is a opaque knob in the form of IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS MSR, which has a 4 bit Energy Performance Preference Hint. The support for this feature is indicated by CPUID.06H.ECX.bit3. Refer to Intel Architectures Sof... 4 Mar 2010 19:11
Make functions of dev_<level> macros, recursive vsnprintf
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Andrew Morton wrote: What would I need to do to make it recur more than once? Include a %pV in a string, like dev_printk("%s", %%pV")? I would argue that if somebody does that, they're just broken. The single level of recursion is really nice - it solves a real annoyance. But ... 6 Mar 2010 19:35
Stage: hv: Corrected all header comments to follow kernel-doc format-CORRECTED
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 22:11:00 +0000 Hank Janssen <hjanssen(a)> wrote: From: Hank Janssen <hjanssen(a)> Removed kerneldoc /** from functions that should not have them. Added proper kerneldoc headers to functions that should have them. This includes fixes as pointed out by R... 4 Mar 2010 18:04
genirq: spurious irq detection for threaded irqs
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Uwe Kleine-König wrote: -void note_interrupt(unsigned int irq, struct irq_desc *desc, - irqreturn_t action_ret) +void note_threaded_interrupt(unsigned int irq, struct irq_desc *desc, + irqreturn_t action_ret) { if (unlikely(action_ret != IRQ_HANDLED)) { /* @@ -262... 8 Mar 2010 04:15
dump/restore not supported for ext4
Hi, I should have researched it more: Looks like it's broken, I agree with the reporters, dump should abort if it is dealing with an ext4 filesystem, since you cannot restore data fr... 8 Mar 2010 06:24
[PATCH] improve stop_machine performance
On systems with large cpu counts, we've been seeing long bootup times associated with stop_machine operations. I've noticed that by simply removing the creation of the workqueue and associated percpu variables in subsequent stop_machine calls, we can reduce boot times on a 1024 processor SGI UV system from 25-30 (... 4 Mar 2010 16:56