1. 07 Dec, 2006 1 commit
  2. 09 Nov, 2006 1 commit
  3. 05 Oct, 2006 1 commit
    • 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)
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    • James Bottomley's avatar
      [SCSI] aic94xx: new driver · 2908d778
      James Bottomley authored
      
      
      This is the end point of the separate aic94xx driver based on the
      original driver and transport class from Luben Tuikov
      <ltuikov@yahoo.com>
      
      The log of the separate development is:
      
      Alexis Bruemmer:
        o aic94xx: fix hotplug/unplug for expanderless systems
        o aic94xx: disable split completion timer/setting by default
        o aic94xx: wide port off expander support
        o aic94xx: remove various inline functions
        o aic94xx: use bitops
        o aic94xx: remove queue comment
        o aic94xx: remove sas_common.c
        o aic94xx: sas remove depot's
        o aic94xx: use available list_for_each_entry_safe_reverse()
        o aic94xx: sas header file merge
      
      James Bottomley:
        o aic94xx: fix TF_TMF_NO_CTX processing
        o aic94xx: convert to request_firmware interface
        o aic94xx: fix hotplug/unplug
        o aic94xx: add link error counts to the expander phys
        o aic94xx: add transport class phy reset capability
        o aic94xx: remove local_attached flag
        o Remove README
        o Fixup Makefile variable for libsas rename
        o Rename sas->libsas
        o aic94xx: correct return code for sas_discover_event
        o aic94xx: use parent backlink port
        o aic94xx: remove channel abstraction
        o aic94xx: fix routing algorithms
        o aic94xx: add backlink port
        o aic94xx: fix cascaded expander properties
        o aic94xx: fix sleep under lock
        o aic94xx: fix panic on module removal in complex topology
        o aic94xx: make use of the new sas_port
        o rename sas_port to asd_sas_port
        o Fix for eh_strategy_handler move
        o aic94xx: move entirely over to correct transport class formulation
        o remove last vestages of sas_rphy_alloc()
        o update for eh_timed_out move
        o Preliminary expander support for aic94xx
        o sas: remove event thread
        o minor warning cleanups
        o remove last vestiges of id mapping arrays
        o Further updates
        o Convert aic94xx over entirely to the transport class end device and
        o update aic94xx/sas to use the new sas transport class end device
        o [PATCH] aic94xx: attaching to the sas transport class
        o Add missing completion removal from prior patch
        o [PATCH] aic94xx: attaching to the sas transport class
        o Build fixes from akpm
      
      Jeff Garzik:
        o [scsi aic94xx] Remove ->owner from PCI info table
      
      Luben Tuikov:
        o initial aic94xx driver
      
      Mike Anderson:
        o aic94xx: fix panic on module insertion
        o aic94xx: stub out SATA_DEV case
        o aic94xx: compile warning cleanups
        o aic94xx: sas_alloc_task
        o aic94xx: ref count update
        o aic94xx nexus loss time value
        o [PATCH] aic94xx: driver assertion in non-x86 BIOS env
      
      Randy Dunlap:
        o libsas: externs not needed
      
      Robert Tarte:
        o aic94xx: sequence patch - fixes SATA support
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>
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