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* [PATCH] cfq-iosched: move on_rr check into cfq_resort_rr_list()Jens Axboe2007-02-111-10/+9
| | | | | | | Move the on_rr check into cfq_resort_rr_list(), every call site needs to check it anyway. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* cfq-iosched: remove cfq_io_context last_queueJens Axboe2007-02-111-17/+2
| | | | | | | It hasn't been used for a while, kill it off and remove the old if 0 code chunk. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* elevator: don't sort reads between writesJens Axboe2007-02-111-0/+2
| | | | | | | Don't allow elv_dispatch_sort() to mix reads and writes together, it's rarely a good idea. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* elevator: abstract out the activate and deactivate functionsJens Axboe2007-02-111-9/+20
| | | | Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/sparc-2.6Linus Torvalds2007-02-111-1/+1
|\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | * master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/sparc-2.6: [SPARC64]: Update defconfig. [SPARC64]: Add PCI MSI support on Niagara. [SPARC64] IRQ: Use irq_desc->chip_data instead of irq_desc->handler_data [SPARC64]: Add obppath sysfs attribute for SBUS and PCI devices. [PARTITION]: Add whole_disk attribute.
| * [PARTITION]: Add whole_disk attribute.Fabio Massimo Di Nitto2007-02-101-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Some partitioning systems create special partitions that span the entire disk. One example are Sun partitions, and this whole-disk partition exists to tell the firmware the extent of the entire device so it can load the boot block and do other things. Such partitions should not be treated as normal partitions, because all the other partitions overlap this whole-disk one. So we'd see multiple instances of the same UUID etc. which we do not want. udev and friends can thus search for this 'whole_disk' attribute and use it to decide to ignore the partition. Signed-off-by: Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione@ubuntu.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
* | [PATCH] Relay: add CPU hotplug supportMathieu Desnoyers2007-02-111-2/+1
|/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Mathieu originally needed to add this for tracing Xen, but it's something that's needed for any application that can be tracing while cpus are added. unplug isn't supported by this patch. The thought was that at minumum a new buffer needs to be added when a cpu comes up, but it wasn't worth the effort to remove buffers on cpu down since they'd be freed soon anyway when the channel was closed. [zanussi@us.ibm.com: avoid lock_cpu_hotplug deadlock] Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca> Cc: Tom Zanussi <zanussi@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
* [PATCH] md: fix various bugs with aligned reads in RAID5Neil Brown2007-02-091-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It is possible for raid5 to be sent a bio that is too big for an underlying device. So if it is a READ that we pass stright down to a device, it will fail and confuse RAID5. So in 'chunk_aligned_read' we check that the bio fits within the parameters for the target device and if it doesn't fit, fall back on reading through the stripe cache and making lots of one-page requests. Note that this is the earliest time we can check against the device because earlier we don't have a lock on the device, so it could change underneath us. Also, the code for handling a retry through the cache when a read fails has not been tested and was badly broken. This patch fixes that code. Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> Cc: "Kai" <epimetreus@fastmail.fm> Cc: <stable@suse.de> Cc: <org@suse.de> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
* [PATCH] Fix SG_IO timeout jiffy conversionMike Christie2007-01-291-2/+3
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | Commit 85e04e371b5a321b5df2bc3f8e0099a64fb087d7 cleaned up the timeout conversion, but did it exactly the wrong way. We get msecs from user space, and should convert them into jiffies. Not the other way around. Here is a fix with the overflow check sg.c has added in. This fixes DVD burnign with Nero. Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> [ "you'll be wanting a comma there" - Andrew ] Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
* [PATCH] elevator: move clearing of unplug flag earlierLinas Vepstas2007-01-231-5/+6
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A flag was recently added to the elevator code to avoid performing an unplug when reuests are being re-queued. The goal of this flag was to avoid a deep recursion that can occur when re-queueing requests after a SCSI device/host reset. See http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/5/17/254 However, that fix added the flag near the bottom of a case statement, where an earlier break (in an if statement) could transport one out of the case, without setting the flag. This patch sets the flag earlier in the case statement. I re-discovered the deep recursion recently during testing; I was told that it was a known problem, and the fix to it was in the kernel I was testing. Indeed it was ... but it didn't fix the bug. With the patch below, I no longer see the bug. Signed-off by: Linas Vepstas <linas@austin.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
* [PATCH] cfq-iosched: merging problemJens Axboe2007-01-021-3/+3
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Two issues: - The final return 1 should be a return 0, otherwise comparing cfqq is a noop. - bio_sync() only checks the sync flag, while rq_is_sync() checks both for READ and sync. The latter is what we want. Expand the bio check to include reads, and relax the restriction to allow merging of async io into sync requests. In the future we want to clean up the SYNC logic, right now it means both sync request (such as READ and O_DIRECT WRITE) and unplug-on-issue. Leave that for later. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] cfq-iosched: tighten allow merge criteriaJens Axboe2006-12-221-13/+8
| | | | | | | | | | | | The logic in cfq_allow_merge() wasn't clear enough - basically allow merging for the same queues only. Do a fast check for 'rq and bio both sync/async' before doing the cfqq hash lookup. This is verified to work with the fixed elv_try_merge() from commit bb4067e34159648d394943d5e2a011f838bff22f. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] fix kernel-doc warnings in 2.6.20-rc1Randy Dunlap2006-12-221-0/+1
| | | | | | | | Fix kernel-doc warnings in 2.6.20-rc1. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] elevator: fixup typo in merge logicJens Axboe2006-12-211-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | The recent io scheduler allow_merge commit left the block layer with no merging, oops. This patch fixes that up. That means the CFQ change needs to be verified again, it might not fix the original bug now. But that's a seperate thing, I'll double check that tomorrow. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] cfq-iosched: don't allow sync merges across queuesJens Axboe2006-12-202-4/+55
| | | | | | | | | | | | Currently we allow any merge, even if the io originates from different processes. This can cause really bad starvation and unfairness, if those ios happen to be synchronous (reads or direct writes). So add a allow_merge hook to the io scheduler ops, so an io scheduler can help decide whether a bio/process combination may be merged with an existing request. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] Fixup blk_rq_unmap_user() APIJens Axboe2006-12-192-14/+17
| | | | | | | | | The blk_rq_unmap_user() API is not very nice. It expects the caller to know that rq->bio has to be reset to the original bio, and it will silently do nothing if that is not done. Instead make it explicit that we need to pass in the first bio, by expecting a bio argument. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] __blk_rq_unmap_user() fails to return errorJens Axboe2006-12-191-2/+7
| | | | | | | If the bio is user copied, the copy back could return -EFAULT. Make sure we return any error seen during unmapping. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] __blk_rq_map_user() doesn't need to grab the queue_lockJens Axboe2006-12-191-9/+0
| | | | | | | It was for driver private back_merge_fn hooks, but they don't exist anymore. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] Remove queue merging hooksJens Axboe2006-12-191-9/+6
| | | | | | | | We have full flexibility of merging parameters now, so we can remove the hooks that define back/front/request merge strategies. Nobody is using them anymore. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] ->nr_sectors and ->hard_nr_sectors are not used for BLOCK_PC requestsJens Axboe2006-12-191-4/+2
| | | | | | | It's a file system thing, for block requests the only size used in the io paths is ->data_len as it is in bytes, not sectors. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] Allow as-iosched to be unloadedJens Axboe2006-12-131-14/+1
| | | | | | | | We implemented the missing bits to allow this some time ago, and they are integrated in AS. So remove the __module_get() to allow the module to be unloaded. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] Propagate down request sync flagJens Axboe2006-12-132-14/+32
| | | | | | | | We need to do this, otherwise the io schedulers don't get access to the sync flag. Then they cannot tell the difference between a regular write and an O_DIRECT write, which can cause a performance loss. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] remove unnecessary blk_queue_bounce in SG_IOFUJITA Tomonori2006-12-121-7/+0
| | | | | | | | | When I converted the original patch, I left unnecessary blk_queue_bounce in SG_IO. Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] fix SG_IO bio leakFUJITA Tomonori2006-12-121-0/+3
| | | | | | | | | | This patch fixes bio leaks in SG_IO. rq->bio can be changed after io completion, so we need to reset rq->bio before calling blk_rq_unmap_user() http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=116570666807983&w=2 Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] remove blk_queue_activity_fnBoaz Harrosh2006-12-121-12/+0
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While working on bidi support at struct request level I have found that blk_queue_activity_fn is actually never used. The only user is in ide-probe.c with this code: /* enable led activity for disk drives only */ if (drive->media == ide_disk && hwif->led_act) blk_queue_activity_fn(q, hwif->led_act, drive); And led_act is never initialized anywhere. (Looking back at older kernels it was used in the PPC arch, but was removed around 2.6.18) Unless it is all for future use off course. (this patch is against linux-2.6-block.git as off 2006/12/4) Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* [PATCH] io-accounting: read accountingAndrew Morton2006-12-101-2/+5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wire up read accounting for block devices, within submit_bio(). Cc: Jay Lan <jlan@sgi.com> Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Chris Sturtivant <csturtiv@sgi.com> Cc: Tony Ernst <tee@sgi.com> Cc: Guillaume Thouvenin <guillaume.thouvenin@bull.net> Cc: David Wright <daw@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] fault-injection capability for disk IOAkinobu Mita2006-12-082-0/+71
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch provides fault-injection capability for disk IO. Boot option: fail_make_request=<probability>,<interval>,<space>,<times> <interval> -- specifies the interval of failures. <probability> -- specifies how often it should fail in percent. <space> -- specifies the size of free space where disk IO can be issued safely in bytes. <times> -- specifies how many times failures may happen at most. Debugfs: /debug/fail_make_request/interval /debug/fail_make_request/probability /debug/fail_make_request/specifies /debug/fail_make_request/times Example: fail_make_request=10,100,0,-1 echo 1 > /sys/blocks/hda/hda1/make-it-fail generic_make_request() on /dev/hda1 fails once per 10 times. Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] struct path: convert blockJosef Sipek2006-12-081-1/+1
| | | | | | Signed-off-by: Josef Sipek <jsipek@fsl.cs.sunysb.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] remove the old bd_mutex lockdep annotationPeter Zijlstra2006-12-081-2/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | Remove the old complex and crufty bd_mutex annotation. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] hotplug CPU: clean up hotcpu_notifier() useIngo Molnar2006-12-071-4/+0
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There was lots of #ifdef noise in the kernel due to hotcpu_notifier(fn, prio) not correctly marking 'fn' as used in the !HOTPLUG_CPU case, and thus generating compiler warnings of unused symbols, hence forcing people to add #ifdefs. the compiler can skip truly unused functions just fine: text data bss dec hex filename 1624412 728710 3674856 6027978 5bfaca vmlinux.before 1624412 728710 3674856 6027978 5bfaca vmlinux.after [akpm@osdl.org: topology.c fix] 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] slab: remove kmem_cache_tChristoph Lameter2006-12-072-5/+5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Replace all uses of kmem_cache_t with struct kmem_cache. The patch was generated using the following script: #!/bin/sh # # Replace one string by another in all the kernel sources. # set -e for file in `find * -name "*.c" -o -name "*.h"|xargs grep -l $1`; do quilt add $file sed -e "1,\$s/$1/$2/g" $file >/tmp/$$ mv /tmp/$$ $file quilt refresh done The script was run like this sh replace kmem_cache_t "struct kmem_cache" Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* [PATCH] Allow NULL pointers in percpu_freeAlan Stern2006-12-071-2/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | The patch (as824b) makes percpu_free() ignore NULL arguments, as one would expect for a deallocation routine. (Note that free_percpu is #defined as percpu_free in include/linux/percpu.h.) A few callers are updated to remove now-unneeded tests for NULL. A few other callers already seem to assume that passing a NULL pointer to percpu_free() is okay! The patch also removes an unnecessary NULL check in percpu_depopulate(). Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* Merge branch 'master' of ↵David Howells2006-12-061-1/+1
|\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6 Conflicts: drivers/pcmcia/ds.c Fix up merge failures with Linus's head and fix new compile failures. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
| * Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6Linus Torvalds2006-12-051-1/+1
| |\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | * master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6: (73 commits) [SCSI] aic79xx: Add ASC-29320LPE ids to driver [SCSI] stex: version update [SCSI] stex: change wait loop code [SCSI] stex: add new device type support [SCSI] stex: update device id info [SCSI] stex: adjust default queue length [SCSI] stex: add value check in hard reset routine [SCSI] stex: fix controller_info command handling [SCSI] stex: fix biosparam calculation [SCSI] megaraid: fix MMIO casts [SCSI] tgt: fix undefined flush_dcache_page() problem [SCSI] libsas: better error handling in sas_expander.c [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Change version number to 8.1.11 [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Misc Fixes [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add soft_wwnn sysfs attribute, rename soft_wwn_enable [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Removed decoding of PCI Subsystem Id [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add MSI (Message Signalled Interrupts) support [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Adjust LOG_FCP logging [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix Memory leaks [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix lpfc_multi_ring_support ...
| | * Merge ../scsi-rc-fixes-2.6James Bottomley2006-11-224-101/+45
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| | * | [SCSI] block: convert jiffies to msecs in scsi_ioctl()Hannes Reinecke2006-11-151-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Use the proper conversion function for convert jiffies to msecs in sg_io(). Signed-off-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>
* | | | Merge branch 'master' of ↵David Howells2006-12-052-23/+18
|\| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6 Conflicts: drivers/ata/libata-scsi.c include/linux/libata.h Futher merge of Linus's head and compilation fixups. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
| * | | [PATCH] Centralise definitions of sector_t and blkcnt_tMatthew Wilcox2006-12-041-4/+2
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | CONFIG_LBD and CONFIG_LSF are spread into asm/types.h for no particularly good reason. Centralising the definition in linux/types.h means that arch maintainers don't need to bother adding it, as well as fixing the problem with x86-64 users being asked to make a decision that has absolutely no effect. The H8/300 porters seem particularly confused since I'm not aware of any microcontrollers that need to support 2TB filesystems. Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
| * | | [PATCH] blktrace: don't return blktrace_seq from trace_note()Jens Axboe2006-12-041-7/+4
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Only the process notifier needs it, and it can set it manually. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
| * | | [PATCH] blktrace: uninline trace_note()Jens Axboe2006-12-041-15/+15
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It's too large to inline. Additionally clean it up, by fast pathing the likely path. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* | | | Merge branch 'master' of ↵David Howells2006-12-058-89/+206
|\| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6 Conflicts: drivers/infiniband/core/iwcm.c drivers/net/chelsio/cxgb2.c drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_main.c drivers/net/wireless/prism54/islpci_eth.c drivers/usb/core/hub.h drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c net/core/netpoll.c Fix up merge failures with Linus's head and fix new compilation failures. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
| * | | [BLOCK] Cleanup unused variable passingJens Axboe2006-12-015-10/+9
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | - ->init_queue() does not need the elevator passed in - ->put_request() is a hot path and need not have the queue passed in - cfq_update_io_seektime() does not need cfqd passed in Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
| * | | [PATCH] block: support larger block pc requestsMike Christie2006-12-012-67/+152
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This patch modifies blk_rq_map/unmap_user() and the cdrom and scsi_ioctl.c users so that it supports requests larger than bio by chaining them together. Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
| * | | [PATCH] blktrace: add timestamp messageOlaf Kirch2006-12-011-12/+45
| | |/ | |/| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This adds a new timestamp message to blktrace, giving the timeofday when we starting tracing. This helps user space correlate block trace events with eg an application strace. This requires a (compatible) update to blkparse. The changed blkparse is still able to process traces generated by older kernels, and older versions of blkparse should silently ignore the new records (because they have a pid of 0). Signed-off-by: Olaf Kirch <okir@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
* / | WorkStruct: Pass the work_struct pointer instead of context dataDavid Howells2006-11-223-10/+13
|/ / | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Pass the work_struct pointer to the work function rather than context data. The work function can use container_of() to work out the data. For the cases where the container of the work_struct may go away the moment the pending bit is cleared, it is made possible to defer the release of the structure by deferring the clearing of the pending bit. To make this work, an extra flag is introduced into the management side of the work_struct. This governs auto-release of the structure upon execution. Ordinarily, the work queue executor would release the work_struct for further scheduling or deallocation by clearing the pending bit prior to jumping to the work function. This means that, unless the driver makes some guarantee itself that the work_struct won't go away, the work function may not access anything else in the work_struct or its container lest they be deallocated.. This is a problem if the auxiliary data is taken away (as done by the last patch). However, if the pending bit is *not* cleared before jumping to the work function, then the work function *may* access the work_struct and its container with no problems. But then the work function must itself release the work_struct by calling work_release(). In most cases, automatic release is fine, so this is the default. Special initiators exist for the non-auto-release case (ending in _NAR). Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
* | [PATCH] scsi: clear garbage after CDBs on SG_IOTejun Heo2006-11-161-2/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ATAPI devices transfer fixed number of bytes for CDBs (12 or 16). Some ATAPI devices choke when shorter CDB is used and the left bytes contain garbage. Block SG_IO cleared left bytes but SCSI SG_IO didn't. This patch makes SCSI SG_IO clear it and simplify CDB clearing in block SG_IO. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com> Cc: Mathieu Fluhr <mfluhr@nero.com> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com> Cc: Douglas Gilbert <dougg@torque.net> Acked-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Acked-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* | [PATCH] Fix bad data direction in SG_IOJens Axboe2006-11-131-1/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Contrary to what the name misleads you to believe, SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV is really just a normal read seen from the device side. This patch fixes http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/10/13/100 Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* | [PATCH] tidy "md: check bio address after mapping through partitions"Andrew Morton2006-11-031-4/+5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Neil's xterms are too wide. Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* | [PATCH] CFQ: request <-> request merging rr_list fixupJens Axboe2006-10-311-3/+3
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In very rare circumstances would we be pruning a merged request and at the same time delete the implicated cfqq from the rr_list, and not readd it when the merged request got added. This could cause io stalls until that process issued io again. Fix it up by putting the rr_list add handling into cfq_add_rq_rb(), identical to how pruning is handled in cfq_del_rq_rb(). This fixes a hang reproducible with fsx-linux. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
* | [PATCH] md: check bio address after mapping through partitions.NeilBrown2006-10-311-4/+20
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Partitions are not limited to live within a device. So we should range check after partition mapping. Note that 'maxsector' was being used for two different things. I have split off the second usage into 'old_sector' so that maxsector can be still be used for it's primary usage later in the function. Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>