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* [PATCH] Improper initrd failure message at boot timeJay Lan2005-06-301-1/+4
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On system boot up, there was an failure reported to boot.msg: <5>Trying to move old root to /initrd ... failed According to initrd(4) man page, step #7 of BOOT-UP OPERATION is described as below: 7. If the normal root file has directory /initrd, device /dev/ram0 is moved from / to /initrd. Otherwise if directory /initrd does not exist device /dev/ram0 is unmounted. We got service calls from customers concerning about this failure message at boot time. Many systems do not have /initrd and thus the message can be changed in the case of non-existing /initrd so that it does not sound like a failure of the system. Signed-off-by: Jay Lan <jlan@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] udf_find_entry() cleanupChristoph Hellwig2005-06-301-4/+0
| | | | | | | | | udf_find_entry can never be called with a NULL argument, so we shouldn't check for it. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] fat: fix slab cache leakPekka J Enberg2005-06-301-5/+14
| | | | | | | | | This patch plugs a slab cache leak in fat module initialization. Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> Acked-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] xtensa: Fix asm macroChris Zankel2005-06-302-91/+6
| | | | | | | | | Removed dead code in arch/xtensa/kernel/pci.c and use the pci_name() macro. Fixed an error in the delay asm macro: '1' is an invalid immediate value. Signed-off-by: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] xtensa: Removed local copy of zlib and fixed O= supportChris Zankel2005-06-309-2671/+53
| | | | | | | | | | Removed an unnecessary local copy of zlib (sorry for the add'l traffic). Fixed 'O=' support (thanks to Jan Dittmer for pointing it out). Some minor clean-ups in the make files. Signed-off-by: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] xtensa: Added mm/Kconfig to get a flat memory layoutChris Zankel2005-06-301-1/+3
| | | | | | | | | Added 'mm/Kconfig' to the xtensa Kconfig file to get a flat memory layout. Fixed a typo in one of the help texts (thanks Geert for pointing it out) Signed-off-by: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] xtensa: cleanups for errno and ipc.Chris Zankel2005-06-302-146/+2
| | | | | | | | | | I noticed this because I was doing some more ipc cleanups and I did the original errno and ipc cleanups for other architectures, so it stuck out. Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> Signed-off-by: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] xtensa: use valid_signal()Jesper Juhl2005-06-301-2/+3
| | | | | | | | | | xtensa should use valid_signal() instead of testing _NSIG directly like everyone else. Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <juhl-lkml@dif.dk> Cc: Chris Zankel <chris@zankel.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] x86: i8253/i8259A lock cleanupIngo Molnar2005-06-3015-18/+30
| | | | | | | | Introduce proper declarations for i8253_lock and i8259A_lock. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] ppc32: Fix pointer check for MPC8540 ADS deviceKumar Gala2005-06-301-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | Editor snafu in which the call to ppc_sys_get_pdata got inside the if check instead of before it. Oops. Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <kumar.gala@freescale.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] selinux_sb_copy_data() should not require a whole pageEric Paris2005-06-301-1/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Currently selinux_sb_copy_data requires an entire page be allocated to *orig when the function is called. This "requirement" is based on the fact that we call copy_page(in_save, nosec_save) and in_save = orig when the data is not FS_BINARY_MOUNTDATA. This means that if a caller were to call do_kern_mount with only about 10 bytes of options, they would get passed here and then we would corrupt PAGE_SIZE - 10 bytes of memory (with all zeros.) Currently it appears all in kernel FS's use one page of data so this has not been a problem. An out of kernel FS did just what is described above and it would almost always panic shortly after they tried to mount. From looking else where in the kernel it is obvious that this string of data must always be null terminated. (See example in do_mount where it always zeros the last byte.) Thus I suggest we use strcpy in place of copy_page. In this way we make sure the amount we copy is always less than or equal to the amount we received and since do_mount is zeroing the last byte this should be safe for all. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@parisplace.org> Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil> Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] tpm: fix bug introduced by the /proc/miscKylene Jo Hall2005-06-301-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | In fixing the /proc/misc problem that was reported last week where the tpm module name was being obfuscated in /proc/misc I introduced a bug in the module unloading code. This patch fixes the problem. Signed-off-by: Kylene Hall <kjhall@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] ppc32: use correct register names in arch/ppc/kernel/relocate_kernel.SOlaf Hering2005-06-301-2/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | | CONFIG_KEXEC=y doesnt work: arch/ppc/kernel/relocate_kernel.S:37: Error: unsupported relocation against SRR1 arch/ppc/kernel/relocate_kernel.S:39: Error: unsupported relocation against SRR0 Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olh@suse.de> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] s390: fix finish_arch_switchHeiko Carstens2005-06-301-3/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | Commit 4866cde064afbb6c2a488c265e696879de616daa requires finish_arch_switch to have only one parameter instead of two. Also fix another compile error (double declaration of account_system_vtime) if CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING is not defined. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] pcmcia: update DocumentationDominik Brodowski2005-06-302-4/+3
| | | | | | | | | As the information is now exported via sysfs, there's no need for an userspace tool any longer. Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] pcmcia: fix modalias attribute in sysfsDominik Brodowski2005-06-301-1/+1
| | | | | | | | Fix up PCMCIA modalias file in sysfs Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* Merge rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/aegl/linux-2.6Linus Torvalds2005-06-2930-502/+813
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| * [IA64] Update zx1_defconfigTony Luck2005-06-291-44/+122
| | | | | | | | Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * [IA64] Update tiger_defconfigTony Luck2005-06-291-8/+31
| | | | | | | | Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * Auto merge with /home/aegl/GIT/linusTony Luck2005-06-29221-4407/+4051
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| * | [IA64] Fix another IA64 preemption problemPeter Chubb2005-06-282-0/+6
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There's another problem shown up by Ingo's recent patch to make smp_processor_id() complain if it's called with preemption enabled. local_finish_flush_tlb_mm() calls activate_context() in a situation where it could be rescheduled to another processor. This patch disables preemption around the call. Signed-off-by: Peter Chubb <peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64] Replace stale KDB-code with useful MAGIC_SYSRQ code in simserial.cDavid Mosberger-Tang2005-06-281-5/+11
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Patch makes it possible to use the "F4" function key to do magic sysrq in the HP Ski simulator. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64-SGI] Altix patch to tiocx, add subsys_initcallBruce Losure2005-06-282-5/+10
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch fixes an ordering issue between the init code for the tiocx bus driver and tiocx-related device drivers. Also adds a new brick to the list of known FPGA bricks. Signed-off-by: Bruce Losure <blosure@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64] sparse cleanup of TIOCA filesPrarit Bhargava2005-06-283-4/+7
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch is a sparse compile cleanup of tioca_provider.c, sn_hwperf.h, and tioca_provider.h. Each of these files had sparse warnings when compiled. Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64-SGI] Fix TIO IOSPACE MMR AddresColin Ngam2005-06-281-5/+12
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patches provides support on Shub2 for the separate TIO IOSPACE MMR. This patch is SN specific. Signed-off-by: Colin Ngam <cngam@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64-SGI] - new macros for SGI SN simulator Jack Steiner2005-06-284-15/+37
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch changes some macros that are used when running kernel on the SGI simulator. Signed-off-by: Jack Steiner <steiner@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64] sparse cleanup of shub_mmr.hPrarit Bhargava2005-06-282-172/+175
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch is a sparse compile cleanup of shub_mmr.h using both the defconfig and the sn2_defconfig config files. The issue with this file was the missing usage of __IA64_UL_CONST wrapper. This wrapper is defined in include/asm-ia64/types.h and wraps a long constant definition with UL or with nothing depending on its usage in the kernel. The missing wrapper caused many sparse compile errors like warning: constant 0x0x0000000010000380 so big it is long Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64] Speed up lfetch.fault [NULL]David Mosberger-Tang2005-06-281-0/+19
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch greatly speeds up the handling of lfetch.fault instructions which result in NaT consumption. Due to the NaT-page mapped at address 0, this is guaranteed to happen when lfetch.fault'ing a NULL pointer. With this patch in place, we can even define prefetch()/prefetchw() as lfetch.fault without significant performance degradation. More importantly, it allows compilers to be more aggressive with using lfetch.fault on pointers that might be NULL. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64] Recognize HP sx2000 chipsetBjorn Helgaas2005-06-281-0/+4
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | No functional change, just identify the device nicely: -IOC: Unknown (103c:12ec) 0.1 HPA 0xf8020002000 IOVA space 1024Mb at 0x40000000 +IOC: sx2000 0.1 HPA 0xf8020002000 IOVA space 1024Mb at 0x40000000 We used to create fake PCI devices for these chips, but we no longer do that. So I don't think there's any reason to touch pci_ids.h now. Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64-SGI] altix: enable vgacon supportMark Maule2005-06-283-8/+18
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Altix patch to enable use of vgacon driver on that platform. Depends on the PCDP generalization patch discussed at: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ia64&m=111446235101939&w=2 Signed-off-by: Mark Maule <maule@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | [IA64-SGI] pcdp: add PCDP pci interface supportMark Maule2005-06-284-12/+62
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Resend 2 with changes per Bjorn Helgaas comments. Changes from original: + Change globals to vga_console_iobase/vga_console_membase and make them unconditional. + Address style-related comments. Patch to extend the PCDP vga setup code to support PCI io/mem translations for the legacy vga ioport and ram spaces on architectures (e.g. altix) which need them. Summary of the changes: drivers/firmware/pcdp.c drivers/firmware/pcdp.h ----------------------- + add declaration for the spec-defined PCI interface struct (pcdp_if_pci) as well as support macros. + extend setup_vga_console() to know about pcdp_if_pci and add a couple of globals to hold the io and mem translation offsets if present. arch/ia64/kernel/setup.c ------------------------ + tweek early_console_setup() to allow multiple early console setup routines to be called. include/asm-ia64/vga.h ---------------------- + make VGA_MAP_MEM vga_console_membase aware Signed-off-by: Mark Maule <maule@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| * | Auto merge with /home/aegl/GIT/ia64-testTony Luck2005-06-286-224/+299
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| | * \ Auto merge with /home/aegl/GIT/linusTony Luck2005-06-151219-21951/+51469
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| | * \ \ Merge with temp tree to get David's gdb inferior calls patchTony Luck2005-05-17642-7521/+10422
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| | | * | | [IA64] Fix convert_to_non_syscall() so gdb inferior calls work againDavid Mosberger-Tang2005-05-171-1/+21
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Fix convert_to_non_syscall() so it arranges for the kernel to be left via ia64_leave_kernel() rather than ia64_leave_syscall(). The latter no longer tolerates being called with pSys=0 and pNonSys=1. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Merge audit fix for fsyscalls with syscall-optimizationsDavid Mosberger-Tang2005-05-051-2/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] need r29=psr *after* rsm psr.iDavid Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-6/+5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yanmin Zhang pointed out a sequence problem when saving the psr. David Mosberger provided this patch (which gave up a cycle). Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] use srlz.d instead of srlz.i in ia64_leave_kernel()David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch switches the srlz.i in ia64_leave_kernel() to srlz.d. As per architecture manual, the former is needed only to ensure that the clearing of PSR.IC is seen by the VHPT for subsequent instruction fetches. However, since the remainder of the code (up to and including the RFI instruction) is mapped by a pinned TLB entry, there is no chance of an iTLB miss and we don't care whether or not the VHPT sees PSR.IC cleared. Since srlz.d is substantially cheaper than srlz.i, this should shave off a few cycles off the interrupt path (unverified though; I'm not setup to measure this at the moment). Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Annotate fsys_bubble_down() with McKinley dispatch info.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-44/+74
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch changes comments & formatting only. There is no code change. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Reschedule fsys_bubble_down().David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-40/+33
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Improvements come from eliminating srlz.i, not scheduling AR/CR-reads too early (while there are others still pending), scheduling the backing-store switch as well as possible, splitting the BBB bundle into a MIB/MBB pair. Why is it safe to eliminate the srlz.i? Observe that we used to clear bits ~PSR_PRESERVED_BITS in PSR.L. Since PSR_PRESERVED_BITS==PSR.{UP,MFL,MFH,PK,DT,PP,SP,RT,IC}, we ended up clearing PSR.{BE,AC,I,DFL,DFH,DI,DB,SI,TB}. However, PSR.BE : already is turned off in __kernel_syscall_via_epc() PSR.AC : don't care (kernel normally turns PSR.AC on) PSR.I : already turned off by the time fsys_bubble_down gets invoked PSR.DFL: always 0 (kernel never turns it on) PSR.DFH: don't care --- kernel never touches f32-f127 on its own initiative PSR.DI : always 0 (kernel never turns it on) PSR.SI : always 0 (kernel never turns it on) PSR.DB : don't care --- kernel never enables kernel-level breakpoints PSR.TB : must be 0 already; if it wasn't zero on entry to __kernel_syscall_via_epc, the branch to fsys_bubble_down will trigger a taken branch; the taken-trap-handler then converts the syscall into a break-based system-call. In other words: all the bits we're clearying are either 0 already or are don't cares! Thus, we don't have to write PSR.L at all and we don't have to do a srlz.i either. Good for another ~20 cycle improvement for EPC-based heavy-weight syscalls. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Annotate __kernel_syscall_via_epc() with McKinley dispatch info.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-22/+22
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Two other very minor changes: use "mov.i" instead of "mov" for reading ar.pfs (for clarity; doesn't affect the code at all). Also, predicate the load of r14 for consistency. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Reschedule __kernel_syscall_via_epc().David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-13/+18
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Avoid some stalls, which is good for about 2 cycles when invoking a light-weight handler. When invoking a heavy-weight handler, this helps by about 7 cycles, with most of the improvement coming from the improved branch-prediction achieved by splitting the BBB bundle into two MIB bundles. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Reschedule break_fault() for better performance.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-67/+106
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch reorganizes break_fault() to optimistically assume that a system-call is being performed from user-space (which is almost always the case). If it turns out that (a) we're not being called due to a system call or (b) we're being called from within the kernel, we fixup the no-longer-valid assumptions in non_syscall() and .break_fixup(), respectively. With this approach, there are 3 major phases: - Phase 1: Read various control & application registers, in particular the current task pointer from AR.K6. - Phase 2: Do all memory loads (load system-call entry, load current_thread_info()->flags, prefetch kernel register-backing store) and switch to kernel register-stack. - Phase 3: Call ia64_syscall_setup() and invoke syscall-handler. Good for 26-30 cycles of improvement on break-based syscall-path. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] In ia64_leave_syscall(), fix comments and whitespace only.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-40/+39
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Schedule ia64_leave_syscall() to read ar.bsp earlierDavid Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-24/+19
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Reschedule code to read ar.bsp as early as possible. To enable this, don't bother clearing some of the registers when we're returning to kernel stacks. Also, instead of trying to support the pNonSys case (which makes no sense), do a bugcheck instead (with break 0). Finally, remove a clear of r14 which is a left-over from the previous patch. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] In syscall-entry, use st8 instead of stf8 to clear pt_regs.r8David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-3/+3
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Using stf8 seemed like a clever idea at the time, but stf8 forces the cache-line to be invalidated in the L1D (if it happens to be there already). This patch eliminates a guaranteed L1D cache-miss and, by itself, is good for a 1-2 cycle improvement for heavy-weight syscalls. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] On return from syscall, hint b7 with __kernel_syscall_via_epc().David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-1/+8
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Why is this a good idea? Clearing b7 to 0 is guaranteed to do us no good and writing it with __kernel_syscall_via_epc() yields a 6 cycle improvement _if_ the application performs another EPC-based system- call without overwriting b7, which is not all that uncommon. Well worth the minimal cost of 1 bundle of code. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Schedule fp-clearing insns at least 6 cycles after reading ar.bsp.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-10/+15
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Decreases syscall overhead by approximately 6 cycles. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] Use dynamic prediction for RSE-clearing branches.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-271-2/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This by itself is good for a 1-2 cycle speed up. Effect is bigger when combined with the later patches. Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
| | * | | | [IA64] __ia64_syscall() is no longer used anywhere in the kernel. Remove it.David Mosberger-Tang2005-04-272-15/+0
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Signed-off-by: David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>