arch/x86/boot/header.S code
Hello, I am trying to understand assembly code written in arch/x86/boot/header.S code. I am not able to grab meaning of following line: .section ".bstext", "ax" Can you tell meaning of this line ? Thanks, Anil PS: It would be great help if someone can point any link which explain code mentioned in this f... 14 Apr 2010 06:35
patch iwlwifi-counting-number-of-tfds-can-be-free-for-4965.patch added to 2.6.33-stable tree
Hi Hi On Wednesday 14 April 2010, Greg KH wrote: On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 01:16:06AM +0200, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote: Hi On Sunday 11 April 2010, gregkh(a) wrote: This is a note to let you know that we have just queued up the patch titled Subject: iwlwifi: cou... 14 Apr 2010 06:35
[tip:perf/live] perf report: Introduce special handling for pipe input
Commit-ID: 46656ac7fb3252f8a3db29b18638e0e8067849ba Gitweb: Author: Tom Zanussi <tzanussi(a)> AuthorDate: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 23:59:17 -0500 Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo(a)> CommitDate: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:56:06 +0200 perf rep... 14 Apr 2010 06:35
[acpi:battery?] kernel oops on boot
Hello, Kernel oops on early stages. The below trace is "copy-paste" from the paper since syslog is not runing yet. kernel: .34-rc4-git1 /* also tested on .34-rc4 .34-rc3-git10 */ laptop: ASUS f3jc x86 ds: 007b es:007b fs:00d8 gs:00e8 ss:0068 process: async/0 stack: 0000000 c144c708 f66cdd20 c109fc0b f7... 14 Apr 2010 06:35
ceph: refactor mount related functions, add helpers
Yehuda Sadeh <yehuda(a)> writes: +int ceph_copy_to_page_vector(struct page **pages, + const char *data, + loff_t off, size_t len) +{ + int i = 0; + int po = off & ~PAGE_CACHE_MASK; + int left = len; + int l; + + while (left > 0) { + l = min_t(int, PAGE_C... 14 Apr 2010 14:26
USB: testusb: imported David Brownell's USB testing application
On Wednesday 07 April 2010, Greg KH wrote: You should put a: ��������From: David Brownell <dbrownell(a)> as the first line of the body of this patch, so it properly shows up as David's code. I also would like to get an ack from David that he doesn't mind his code moving into the... 14 Apr 2010 06:35
fasync: RCU locking
Eric Dumazet wrote: -void __kill_fasync(struct fasync_struct *fa, int sig, int band) +/* + * rcu_read_lock() is held + */ +static void kill_fasync_rcu(struct fasync_struct *fa, int sig, int band) { while (fa) { struct fown_struct * fown; @@ -719,22 +728,19 @@ void __kill_fasync(struct f... 23 Apr 2010 21:16
reiserfs: Fix corruption during shrinking of xattrs
On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 at 15:39, Jeff Mahoney wrote: This patch fixes it to use new_size. Tested-by: Christian Kujau <lists(a)> With this patch applied (to today's mainline git, 2.6.34-rc4) I was able to create 30k files with xattrs on the same test system that was failing to do so before. Th... 15 Apr 2010 20:22
fix sdev_rw_attr macro for scsi device sysfs entries
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 03:15:14PM +0900, Tomohiro Kusumi wrote: Hi This patch fixes sdev_rw_attr() macro for scsi device sysfs entries. It seems there is no such function snscanf in the current linux kernel, Yes! Good catch! so it fails to compile scsi driver when someone try to add a new rw entry. ... 14 Apr 2010 04:24
Security: Replace dac_mmap_min_addr to mmap_min_addr in cap_file_mmap()
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 01:50:40PM +0800, wzt wzt wrote: still not understand, if CONFIG_LSM_MMAP_MIN_ADDR is not set, mmap_min_addr is equal dac_mmap_min_addr, right? if not, mmap_min_addr is set as CONFIG_LSM_MMAP_MIN_ADDR. what's the effect of mmap_min_addr? except round_hint_to_min() will use mmap_min_... 14 Apr 2010 04:24