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    • David Howells's avatar
      IRQ: Maintain regs pointer globally rather than passing to IRQ handlers · 7d12e780
      David Howells authored
      
      
      Maintain a per-CPU global "struct pt_regs *" variable which can be used instead
      of passing regs around manually through all ~1800 interrupt handlers in the
      Linux kernel.
      
      The regs pointer is used in few places, but it potentially costs both stack
      space and code to pass it around.  On the FRV arch, removing the regs parameter
      from all the genirq function results in a 20% speed up of the IRQ exit path
      (ie: from leaving timer_interrupt() to leaving do_IRQ()).
      
      Where appropriate, an arch may override the generic storage facility and do
      something different with the variable.  On FRV, for instance, the address is
      maintained in GR28 at all times inside the kernel as part of general exception
      handling.
      
      Having looked over the code, it appears that the parameter may be handed down
      through up to twenty or so layers of functions.  Consider a USB character
      device attached to a USB hub, attached to a USB controller that posts its
      interrupts through a cascaded auxiliary interrupt controller.  A character
      device driver may want to pass regs to the sysrq handler through the input
      layer which adds another few layers of parameter passing.
      
      I've build this code with allyesconfig for x86_64 and i386.  I've runtested the
      main part of the code on FRV and i386, though I can't test most of the drivers.
      I've also done partial conversion for powerpc and MIPS - these at least compile
      with minimal configurations.
      
      This will affect all archs.  Mostly the changes should be relatively easy.
      Take do_IRQ(), store the regs pointer at the beginning, saving the old one:
      
      	struct pt_regs *old_regs = set_irq_regs(regs);
      
      And put the old one back at the end:
      
      	set_irq_regs(old_regs);
      
      Don't pass regs through to generic_handle_irq() or __do_IRQ().
      
      In timer_interrupt(), this sort of change will be necessary:
      
      	-	update_process_times(user_mode(regs));
      	-	profile_tick(CPU_PROFILING, regs);
      	+	update_process_times(user_mode(get_irq_regs()));
      	+	profile_tick(CPU_PROFILING);
      
      I'd like to move update_process_times()'s use of get_irq_regs() into itself,
      except that i386, alone of the archs, uses something other than user_mode().
      
      Some notes on the interrupt handling in the drivers:
      
       (*) input_dev() is now gone entirely.  The regs pointer is no longer stored in
           the input_dev struct.
      
       (*) finish_unlinks() in drivers/usb/host/ohci-q.c needs checking.  It does
           something different depending on whether it's been supplied with a regs
           pointer or not.
      
       (*) Various IRQ handler function pointers have been moved to type
           irq_handler_t.
      Signed-Off-By: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      (cherry picked from 1b16e7ac850969f38b375e511e3fa2f474a33867 commit)
      7d12e780
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    • Jeff Dike's avatar
      [PATCH] const struct tty_operations · b68e31d0
      Jeff Dike authored
      
      
      As part of an SMP cleanliness pass over UML, I consted a bunch of
      structures in order to not have to document their locking.  One of these
      structures was a struct tty_operations.  In order to const it in UML
      without introducing compiler complaints, the declaration of
      tty_set_operations needs to be changed, and then all of its callers need to
      be fixed.
      
      This patch declares all struct tty_operations in the tree as const.  In all
      cases, they are static and used only as input to tty_set_operations.  As an
      extra check, I ran an i386 allyesconfig build which produced no extra
      warnings.
      
      53 drivers are affected.  I checked the history of a bunch of them, and in
      most cases, there have been only a handful of maintenance changes in the
      last six months.  serial_core.c was the busiest one that I looked at.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarAlan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      b68e31d0
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    • Randy Dunlap's avatar
      [PATCH] char/ip2: more section fixes (replacement) · 673e321c
      Randy Dunlap authored
      
      
      Priority: tossup.
      In theory some of these (previously) __init functions could be called
      after init, but that problem has not been observed AFAIK.
      
      There were 2 cases of cleanup_module() (module_exit) calling __init
      functions (clear_requested_irq() & have_requested_irq()).
      These are more serious, but still not observed AFAIK.
      
      Fix sections mismatch:
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cleanup_module' (at offset 0x228b) and 'ip2_loadmain'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cleanup_module' (at offset 0x22ae) and 'ip2_loadmain'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2501) and 'set_irq'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x25de) and 'set_irq'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2698) and 'set_irq'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2922) and 'set_irq'
      WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x299e) and 'set_irq'
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      673e321c
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    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4