[patch 38/48] kthreads: fix kthread_create() vs kthread_stop() race
2.6.27-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know. ------------------ From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg(a)redhat.com> The bug should be "accidently" fixed by recent changes in 2.6.31, all kernels <= 2.6.30 need the fix. The problem was never noticed before, it was found because it causes myst... 4 Sep 2009 18:38
newer version of HTC Dream support
On Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:21:59 +0200 Pavel Machek wrote: Hi! With 2.6.31 being closer... is there a git tree or set of patches to make it boot on HTC Dream? Quite a lot of hw should be supported in linux-next, and it would be nice to get arch-specific code working with linux-next and eve... 14 Sep 2009 18:41
writeback: switch to per-bdi threads for flushing data
On Fri 04-09-09 09:46:41, Jens Axboe wrote: diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c index 45ad4bb..93aa9a7 100644 --- a/fs/fs-writeback.c +++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c .... +static void wb_start_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, struct bdi_work *work) +{ + /* + * If we failed allocating... 8 Sep 2009 11:25
[PATCH 1/8] x86/amd-iommu: Dump fault entry on DTE error
This patch adds code to dump the content of the device table entry which caused an ILLEGAL_DEV_TABLE_ENTRY error from the IOMMU hardware. Signed-off-by: Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel(a)amd.com> --- arch/x86/kernel/amd_iommu.c | 10 ++++++++++ 1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) diff --git a/arch/... 4 Sep 2009 06:31
Atheros Linux wireless drivers home page - and two new driver projects
On Friday 04 September 2009 01:34:19 G´┐Żbor Stefanik wrote: About ar9271: is this device already in the market, or the chip itself is also still in development? yes, ar9271 devices are available in Europe. (e.g: TP-Link TL-WN721N (about 12 euros)) Regards, Chr -- To unsubscribe from this list: send... 3 Sep 2009 21:47
vhost_net: a kernel-level virtio server
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 07:07:50PM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote: What it is: vhost net is a character device that can be used to reduce the number of system calls involved in virtio networking. Existing virtio net code is used in the guest without modification. There's similarity with vringfd, with s... 3 Oct 2009 06:41
bfa: Brocade BFA FC SCSI driver (bfad)
Below are a few comments based on a quick review. Many of the comments are general comments that will apply across all the patches. -Brian Jing Huang wrote: From: Jing Huang <huangj(a)brocade.com> This patch contains code that interfaces to upper layer linux kernel, such as PCI, SCSI mid-layer and sys... 23 Sep 2009 23:27
ipw2200: firmware DMA loading rework
On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 11:02:14AM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote: On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz<bzolnier(a)gmail.com> wrote: On Sunday 30 August 2009 14:37:42 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote: On Friday 28 August 2009 05:42:31 Zhu Yi wrote: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz r... 21 Sep 2009 10:00
PROBLEM: CONFIG_NO_HZ could cause software timeouts
The problem occurs when e.g. drivers use time_after(jiffes, timeout). CONFIG_NO_HZ could make jiffies advance by more than 1. This is done by: tick_nohz_update_jiffies->tick_do_update_jiffies64->do_timer If drivers use a timeout value of jiffies+1, "time_after(jiffies, timeout)" will be true after 1 interrupt... 6 Sep 2009 06:32
[PATCH 0/4] x86: urgent fixes for AMD Magny-Cours support
Hi, so finally I've created a basic set of patches to fix Linux for AMD Magny-Cours CPU. Basic means no new sysfs attributes, no new cpumasks etc. Most of it is AMD specific code. Only patch 4 modifies a more generic x86 function. I kindly ask to apply these patches for .31 -- even so late in the game. It sh... 3 Sep 2009 07:44