1. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  2. 25 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Thomas Gleixner's avatar
      [PATCH] sys_alarm() unsigned signed conversion fixup · c08b8a49
      Thomas Gleixner authored
      alarm() calls the kernel with an unsigend int timeout in seconds.  The
      value is stored in the tv_sec field of a struct timeval to setup the
      itimer.  The tv_sec field of struct timeval is of type long, which causes
      the tv_sec value to be negative on 32 bit machines if seconds > INT_MAX.
      Before the hrtimer merge (pre 2.6.16) such a negative value was converted
      to the maximum jiffies timeout by the timeval_to_jiffies conversion.  It's
      not clear whether this was intended or just happened to be done by the
      timeval_to_jiffies code.
      hrtimers expect a timeval in canonical form and treat a negative timeout as
      already expired.  This breaks the legitimate usage of alarm() with a
      timeout value > INT_MAX seconds.
      For 32 bit machines it is therefor necessary to limit the internal seconds
      value to avoid API breakage.  Instead of doing this in all implementations
      of sys_alarm the duplicated sys_alarm code is moved into a common function
      in itimer.c
      Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  3. 12 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  4. 29 Oct, 2005 2 commits
  5. 14 Sep, 2005 1 commit
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      [PATCH] error path in setup_arg_pages() misses vm_unacct_memory() · 2fd4ef85
      Hugh Dickins authored
      Pavel Emelianov and Kirill Korotaev observe that fs and arch users of
      security_vm_enough_memory tend to forget to vm_unacct_memory when a
      failure occurs further down (typically in setup_arg_pages variants).
      These are all users of insert_vm_struct, and that reservation will only
      be unaccounted on exit if the vma is marked VM_ACCOUNT: which in some
      cases it is (hidden inside VM_STACK_FLAGS) and in some cases it isn't.
      So x86_64 32-bit and ppc64 vDSO ELFs have been leaking memory into
      Committed_AS each time they're run.  But don't add VM_ACCOUNT to them,
      it's inappropriate to reserve against the very unlikely case that gdb
      be used to COW a vDSO page - we ought to do something about that in
      do_wp_page, but there are yet other inconsistencies to be resolved.
      The safe and economical way to fix this is to let insert_vm_struct do
      the security_vm_enough_memory check when it finds VM_ACCOUNT is set.
      And the MIPS irix_brk has been calling security_vm_enough_memory before
      calling do_brk which repeats it, doubly accounting and so also leaking.
      Remove that, and all the fs and arch calls to security_vm_enough_memory:
      give it a less misleading name later on.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
      Signed-Off-By: default avatarKirill Korotaev <dev@sw.ru>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  6. 10 Sep, 2005 1 commit
  7. 07 Sep, 2005 1 commit
  8. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • 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!