Fix performance issue with ondemand governor
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 05:41:56PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote: On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:59:49AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote: There have been various reports of the ondemand governor causing some serious performance issues, one of the latest ones from Andrew. There are several fundamental issues wi... 28 May 2010 06:04
x86/PCI: never allocate PCI MMIO resources below BIOS_END
> Agreed. The trickier part is handling any platform devices that request_resource against that space. But maybe we don't need to do anything special; just making sure we avoid it in the PCI "BIOS" code as Bjorn did may be sufficient. Why is that hard? If a platform device does a request_resource a... 28 Apr 2010 16:18
Add targets to use the Coccinelle checker
I like the concept and believe the kernel tree is a better repository for these scripts than an external website. On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 23:11 +0200, Nicolas Palix wrote: diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS index 3d29fa3..2aab763 100644 --- a/MAINTAINERS +++ b/MAINTAINERS @@ -1533,6 +1533,16 @@ L:... 4 Jun 2010 07:01
Positive results with Transparent Hugepages at VMware
Hi, I've been following the Transparent Hugepage patch set over the last few weeks and have been experimenting with leveraging the functionality in VMware's Linux virtualization software (eg: Workstation, Player). The initial results have been extremely positive. We have a standardized VM workload that we use to dem... 26 Apr 2010 18:21
[PATCH 1/4] Add targets to use the Coccinelle checker
Four targets are added. Each one generates a different output kind: context, patch, org, report. Every SmPL file in 'scripts/smpl' is given to the spatch frontend (located in the 'scripts' directory), and applied to the entire source tree. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Palix <npalix(a)> --- MAINTAINERS | ... 26 Apr 2010 18:21
[PATCH 2/4] Add scripts/smpl/drop_kmalloc_cast.cocci
The purpose of this semantic patch is to remove useless casts, as mentioned in the Linux documentation. See Chapter 14 in Documentation/CodingStyle for more information. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Palix <npalix(a)> --- scripts/smpl/drop_kmalloc_cast.cocci | 74 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 files cha... 26 Apr 2010 18:21
[PATCH 0/4] Add a Coccinelle front-end script
New targets are added (coccicheck-<mode>) to call the spatch front-end in the 'scripts' directory with the <mode> argument. Four modes are defined: report, patch, context, and org. 'report' mode generates a list in the following format: file:line:column-column: message 'patch' mode proposes a generic fix, ... 26 Apr 2010 18:21
sched: eliminate the ts->idle_lastupdate field
On 04/18/2010 03:02 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote: From 526a9f347d5a953f37b67b4b2afb39d7b4d77a92 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 From: Arjan van de Ven<arjan(a)> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:49:30 -0700 Subject: [PATCH 5/7] sched: eliminate the ts->idle_lastupdate field Now that the only user of ts->... 26 Apr 2010 17:13
sched: introduce get_cpu_iowait_time_us()
On 04/18/2010 03:03 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote: From c4dd11703034f2ecbc3180603663fab14c292d7c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 From: Arjan van de Ven<arjan(a)> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:57:43 -0700 Subject: [PATCH 6/7] sched: introduce get_cpu_iowait_time_us() For the ondemand cpufreq governor, ... 26 Apr 2010 17:13
evm: re-release
Quoting Mimi Zohar (zohar(a) EVM protects a file's security extended attributes against integrity attacks. It maintains an HMAC-sha1 value across the extended attributes, storing the value as the extended attribute 'security.evm'. EVM has gone through a number of iterations, initially as a... 26 Apr 2010 17:13