time: remove xtime_cache (take 2)
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 14:30:51 -0700 John Stultz <johnstul(a)us.ibm.com> wrote: Thomas: Mind queueing this up for 2.6.35? With the earlier logarithmic time accumulation patch, xtime will now always be within one "tick" of the current time, instead of possibly half a second off. This removes the nee... 13 Apr 2010 00:46
[PATCH] Kconfig: Make config Filter access to /dev/mem default y
Recently, most company start use >=2.6.31 kernels to replace redhat kernels. But the config "Filter access to /dev/mem" is "default n", that allows kernel rootkit using /dev/mem again. it could access all kernel memory default. Most administrator don't known the "Filter access to /dev/mem" is "defult N", when he c... 12 Apr 2010 23:40
RFC: iscsi ibft: convert iscsi_ibft module to iscsi boot lib
On 04/12/2010 09:21 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote: + * Helper routiners to check to determine if the entry is valid + * in the proper iBFT structure. + */ +static mode_t ibft_check_nic_for(void *data, int type) +{ + struct ibft_kobject *entry = data; + struct ibft_nic *nic = entry->nic; ... 13 Apr 2010 11:41
Linux 2.6.34-rc4
It's been two weeks rather than the usual one, because we've been hunting a really annoying VM regression that not a lot of people seem to have seen, but I didn't want to release an -rc4 with it. So we had the choice of either reverting all the anon-vma scalability improvements, or finding out exactly what ca... 14 Apr 2010 17:48
RFC: iscsi ibft: convert iscsi_ibft module to iscsi boot lib
On Monday 12 April 2010 14:06:18 you wrote: From: Mike Christie <michaelc(a)cs.wisc.edu> This patch just converts the iscsi_ibft module to the iscsi boot sysfs lib module. This patch was made over the ibft-2.6 tree's ibft-1.03 branch: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/konrad/ibft-2.6.git;a=sh... 12 Apr 2010 23:40
ahci 0000:00:1f.2: controller reset failed (0xffffffff)
On 04/12/2010 02:56 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote: On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:56:41AM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote: Linux thinks the windows are: pci_root PNP0A03:00: host bridge window [mem 0x000a0000-0x000bffff] pci_root PNP0A03:00: host bridge window [mem 0x000c0000-0x000effff] pci_root PNP0A03:00:... 12 Apr 2010 22:34
[PATCH] mm: disallow direct reclaim page writeback
From: Dave Chinner <dchinner(a)redhat.com> When we enter direct reclaim we may have used an arbitrary amount of stack space, and hence enterring the filesystem to do writeback can then lead to stack overruns. This problem was recently encountered x86_64 systems with 8k stacks running XFS with simple storage configu... 12 Apr 2010 22:34
[PATCH 0/2] Context sensitive memory shrinker support
Recently I made the XFS inode reclaim operate entirely in the background for both clean and dirty inodes as it simplified the code a lot and is somewhat more efficient. Unfortunately, there are some workloads where the background reclaim is not freeing memory fast enough, so the reclaim needs an extra push when mem... 12 Apr 2010 22:33
anonvma: when setting up page->mapping, we need to pick the _oldest_ anonvma
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 01:23:50PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote: From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds(a)linux-foundation.org> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:44:29 -0700 Subject: [PATCH 4/4] anonvma: when setting up page->mapping, we need to pick the _oldest_ anonvma Otherwise we might be mapping in a page in a ne... 12 Apr 2010 21:27
[RFC PATCH 1/2] hw-breakpoints: Separate constraint space for data and instruction breakpoints
There are two outstanding fashions for archs to implement hardware breakpoints. The first is to separate breakpoint address pattern definition space between data and instruction breakpoints. We then have typically distinct instruction address breakpoint registers and data address breakpoint registers, delivered ... 12 Apr 2010 20:21