page-allocator: Under memory pressure, wait on pressure to relieve instead of congestion
On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 11:48:21AM +0000, Mel Gorman wrote: Under heavy memory pressure, the page allocator may call congestion_wait() to wait for IO congestion to clear or a timeout. This is not as sensible a choice as it first appears. There is no guarantee that BLK_RW_ASYNC is even congested as the press... 9 Mar 2010 22:38
[PATCH] iio_trigger_find_by_name: Skip trailing newline if available
Skip trailing newline if available. Signed-off-by: Michael Hennerich <Michael.Hennerich(a)> Acked-by: Jonathan Cameron <jic23(a)> Index: drivers/staging/iio/industrialio-trigger.c =================================================================== --- drivers/staging/iio/industrialio-trigger.c ... 9 Mar 2010 08:55
[PATCH TRIVIAL 2.6.34-rc1] fix TTY_BUFFER_PAGE double space typo
The new TTY_BUFFER_PAGE macro has a double space before a subtraction operator. Replace it with a single space. Signed-off-by: Mikael Pettersson <mikpe(a)> --- diff -rupN linux-2.6.34-rc1/include/linux/tty.h linux-2.6.34-rc1.tty-buffer-page-cleanups/include/linux/tty.h --- linux-2.6.34-rc1/include/linux/t... 9 Mar 2010 08:55
[PATCH] iio-trig-gpio:Remove redundant gpio_request
Remove redundant gpio_request: The GPIO used as trigger IRQ, is also requested as gpio, but actually never read. Use platform resource facility to get IRQs numbers and flags. Make sure this driver can be used with any system IRQ, not necessarily limited to GPIO-IRQs. Use dev_err(dev...) and friends instead of p... 9 Mar 2010 08:55
page_to_nid not linked in on PAE
Greetings. I have here a compile error with 2.6.33 related to some change in page flags. The offending commit, according to bisect, is 46cf98cdaef5471926010b5bddf84c44ec177fdd is the first bad commit commit 46cf98cdaef5471926010b5bddf84c44ec177fdd Author: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi(a)> ... 12 Mar 2010 20:40
IPMI: Add parameter to limit CPU usage in kipmid
Hi Corey, Linus, On Wednesday 03 March 2010 05:14:38 pm Corey Minyard wrote: From: Martin Wilck <martin.wilck(a)> In some cases kipmid can use a lot of CPU. This adds a way to tune the CPU used by kipmid to help in those cases. By setting kipmid_max_busy_us to a value between 100 and 50... 9 Mar 2010 15:48
fix sync_mm_rss in nommu (Was Re: sync_mm_rss() issues
Mike Frysinger wrote: On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 19:58, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote: David-san, could you check this ? == From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu(a)> Fix breakage in NOMMU build commit 34e55232e59f7b19050267a05ff1226e5cd122a5 added sync_mm_rss() for syncing loosel... 9 Mar 2010 11:10
percpu,lockdep: implement and use is_static_percpu_address()
On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 18:12 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote: lockdep has custom code to check whether a pointer belongs to static percpu area which is somewhat broken. Implement proper is_static_percpu_address() in percpu and replace the custom code. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj(a)> Cc: Ingo Molnar <... 9 Mar 2010 07:49
still worth running kernel cleanup scripts after merge windows?
On Mon, 8 Mar 2010, Randy Dunlap wrote: On 03/08/10 05:07, Robert P. J. Day wrote: as a single example, here's a snippet from the drivers/message/fusion directory, identifying an apparently bad reference to a non-existent CONFIG variable: FUSION_MAX_FC_SGE drivers/message/fus... 9 Mar 2010 06:44
[PATCH] x86 apic: Ack all pending irqs when crashed/on kexec - V5
From: Kerstin Jonsson <kerstin.jonsson(a)> When the SMP kernel decides to crash_kexec() the local APICs may have pending interrupts in their vector tables. The setup routine for the local APIC has a deficient mechanism for clearing these interrupts, it only handles interrupts that has already been disp... 9 Mar 2010 06:44