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  7. 27 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Lee Duncan's avatar
      [SCSI] st: expand ability to write immediate filemarks · c743e44f
      Lee Duncan authored
      The st tape driver recently added the MTWEOFI ioctl, which writes
      a tape filemark (EOF), like the MTWEOF ioctl, except that MTWEOFI
      returns immediately. This makes certain applications, like backup
      software, run much more quickly on buffered tape drives.
      Since legacy applications do not know about this new MTWEOFI ioctl,
      this patch adds a new ioctl option that tells the st driver to return
      immediately when writing an EOF (i.e. a filemark). This new flag
      is much like the existing flag that tells the st driver to perform
      writes (and certain other IOs) immediately, but this new flag only
      applies to writing EOFs.
      This new feature is controlled via the MTSETDRVBUFFER ioctl, using
      the newly-defined MT_ST_NOWAIT_EOF flag.
      Use of this new feature is displayed via the sysfs tape "options"
      The st documentation was updated to mention this new flag, as well
      as the problems that can occur from using it.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLee Duncan <lduncan@suse.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKai Makisara <kai.makisara@kolumbus.fi>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <JBottomley@Parallels.com>
  8. 19 Feb, 2012 1 commit
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    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      block: autoconvert trivial BKL users to private mutex · 2a48fc0a
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      The block device drivers have all gained new lock_kernel
      calls from a recent pushdown, and some of the drivers
      were already using the BKL before.
      This turns the BKL into a set of per-driver mutexes.
      Still need to check whether this is safe to do.
      if grep -q lock_kernel ${file} ; then
          if grep -q 'include.*linux.mutex.h' ${file} ; then
                  sed -i '/include.*<linux\/smp_lock.h>/d' ${file}
                  sed -i 's/include.*<linux\/smp_lock.h>.*$/include <linux\/mutex.h>/g' ${file}
          sed -i ${file} \
              -e "/^#include.*linux.mutex.h/,$ {
                      1,/^\(static\|int\|long\)/ {
                           /^\(static\|int\|long\)/istatic DEFINE_MUTEX(${name}_mutex);
      } }"  \
          -e "s/\(un\)*lock_kernel\>[ ]*()/mutex_\1lock(\&${name}_mutex)/g" \
          -e '/[      ]*cycle_kernel_lock();/d'
          sed -i -e '/include.*\<smp_lock.h\>/d' ${file}  \
                      -e '/cycle_kernel_lock()/d'
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
  13. 27 May, 2010 1 commit
    • Jan Blunck's avatar
      st: use noop_llseek() instead of default_llseek() · b4d878e2
      Jan Blunck authored
      st_open() suggests that llseek() doesn't work: "We really want to do
      nonseekable_open(inode, filp); here, but some versions of tar incorrectly
      call lseek on tapes and bail out if that fails.  So we disallow pread()
      and pwrite(), but permit lseeks."
      Instead of using the fallback default_llseek() the driver should use
      noop_llseek() which leaves the file->f_pos untouched but succeeds.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Kai Makisara <Kai.Makisara@kolumbus.fi>
      Cc: Willem Riede <osst@riede.org>
      Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  14. 30 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      The script does the followings.
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2 to make sure no file was left behind.
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
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    • David Jeffery's avatar
      [SCSI] st: fix possible memory use after free after MTSETBLK ioctl · 2c2ed8bf
      David Jeffery authored
      A memory use after free bug can manifest if the MTSETBLK or SET_DENS_AND_BLK
      ioctl features are used to set the tape's blocksize from 0 to non-zero.
      After the driver sets the new block size, in this one case it calls
      normalize_buffer() to free the device's internal data buffers.  However, the
      ioctl code assumes there is always a buffer and does not check or allocate
      a buffer if there isn't one.  So any following ioctl calls can corrupt
      a part of memory by writing data to memory that the st driver had freed.
      This patch removes the normalize_buffer() call and the specialness of
      changing from a 0 to non-zero blocksize to fix the possible use of
      memory after it has been freed by the st driver.
      signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Jeffery <djeffery@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKai Makisara <kai.makisara@kolumbus.fi>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <James.Bottomley@suse.de>
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  21. 11 May, 2009 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block: add rq->resid_len · c3a4d78c
      Tejun Heo authored
      rq->data_len served two purposes - the length of data buffer on issue
      and the residual count on completion.  This duality creates some
      First of all, block layer and low level drivers can't really determine
      what rq->data_len contains while a request is executing.  It could be
      the total request length or it coulde be anything else one of the
      lower layers is using to keep track of residual count.  This
      complicates things because blk_rq_bytes() and thus
      [__]blk_end_request_all() relies on rq->data_len for PC commands.
      Drivers which want to report residual count should first cache the
      total request length, update rq->data_len and then complete the
      request with the cached data length.
      Secondly, it makes requests default to reporting full residual count,
      ie. reporting that no data transfer occurred.  The residual count is
      an exception not the norm; however, the driver should clear
      rq->data_len to zero to signify the normal cases while leaving it
      alone means no data transfer occurred at all.  This reverse default
      behavior complicates code unnecessarily and renders block PC on some
      drivers (ide-tape/floppy) unuseable.
      This patch adds rq->resid_len which is used only for residual count.
      While at it, remove now unnecessasry blk_rq_bytes() caching in
      ide_pc_intr() as rq->data_len is not changed anymore.
      Boaz	: spotted missing conversion in osd
      Sergei	: spotted too early conversion to blk_rq_bytes() in ide-tape
      [ Impact: cleanup residual count handling, report 0 resid by default ]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
      Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
      Cc: Borislav Petkov <petkovbb@googlemail.com>
      Cc: Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com>
      Cc: Mike Miller <mike.miller@hp.com>
      Cc: Eric Moore <Eric.Moore@lsi.com>
      Cc: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
      Cc: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp>
      Cc: Doug Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com>
      Cc: Mike Miller <mike.miller@hp.com>
      Cc: Eric Moore <Eric.Moore@lsi.com>
      Cc: Darrick J. Wong <djwong@us.ibm.com>
      Cc: Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev@redhat.com>
      Cc: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
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