mmotm 2010-04-05-16-09 uploaded
The mm-of-the-moment snapshot 2010-04-05-16-09 has been uploaded to and will soon be available at git:// It contains the following patches against 2.6.34-rc3: origin.patch rmap-fix-anon_vma_fork-memory-leak.patch bitops-remove-... 9 Apr 2010 11:08
futex: FUTEX_LOCK with optional adaptive spinning
* Darren Hart (dvhltc(a) wrote: Avi Kivity wrote: An interesting (but perhaps difficult to achieve) optimization would be to spin in userspace. I couldn't think of a lightweight way to determine when the owner has been scheduled out in userspace. Kernel assistance is required... 5 Apr 2010 20:35
asm-generic: add NEED_SG_DMA_LENGTH to define sg_dma_len()
On Sun, 4 Apr 2010 23:25:50 +0900 FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori(a)> wrote: There are only two ways to define sg_dma_len(); use sg->dma_length or sg->length. This patch introduces NEED_SG_DMA_LENGTH that enables architectures to choose sg->dma_length or sg->length. i386 allnoconfig: arch... 5 Apr 2010 20:35
Downsides to madvise/fadvise(willneed) for application startup
Hello, I am working on improving Mozilla startup times. It turns out that page faults(caused by lack of cooperation between user/kernelspace) are the main cause of slow startup. I need some insights from someone who understands linux vm behavior. Current Situation: The dynamic linker mmap()s executable and ... 16 Apr 2010 09:27
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Transient Delivery Failure
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- MDaemon Delivery Status Notification - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The attached message had TEMPORARY non-fatal delivery errors. -------------------------------------... 5 Apr 2010 18:22
drivers/uwb: Rename dev_info to wdi
On Mon, 2010-04-05 at 12:05 -0700, Joe Perches wrote: There is a macro called dev_info that prints struct device specific information. Having variables with the same name can be confusing and prevents conversion of the macro to a function. Rename the existing dev_info variables to something else in pre... 6 Apr 2010 09:40
VMware Balloon driver
On Sun, 4 Apr 2010 14:52:02 -0700 Dmitry Torokhov <dtor(a)> wrote: This is standalone version of VMware Balloon driver. Unlike previous version, that tried to integrate VMware ballooning transport into virtio subsystem, and use stock virtio_ballon driver, this one implements both controlling thre... 23 Apr 2010 21:16
[PATCH] /dev/mem: Allow rewinding
Le lundi 05 avril 2010 à 23:04 +0200, Eric Dumazet a écrit : Andrew, commit dcefafb6ac90ece8d68a6c203105f3d313e52da4 seems to be the problem. It breaks rewinds (negative offsets to lseek (... SEEK_CUR)) Here is a patch to make rewind working again on /dev/mem [PATCH] /dev/mem: Allow rewinding ... 5 Apr 2010 18:21
x86info fails on 2.6.34 ?
Le lundi 05 avril 2010 à 22:24 +0200, Eric Dumazet a écrit : Hi Dave I just noticed x86info was not working anymore on latest kernel x86info v1.24. Dave Jones 2001-2009 Feedback to <davej(a)>. type seek: Value too large for defined data type Offending syscall is an lseek(f... 5 Apr 2010 17:14