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Commits on Jul 20, 2012
  1. @djbw @jejb

    [SCSI] async: make async_synchronize_full() flush all work regardless…

    djbw authored jejb committed
    … of domain
    In response to an async related regression James noted:
      "My theory is that this is an init problem: The assumption in a lot of
       our code is that async_synchronize_full() waits for everything ... even
       the domain specific async schedules, which isn't true." make this assumption true.
    Each domain, including the default one, registers itself on a global domain
    list when work is scheduled.  Once all entries complete it exits that
    list.  Waiting for the list to be empty syncs all in-flight work across
    all domains.
    Domains can opt-out of global syncing if they are declared as exclusive
    ASYNC_DOMAIN_EXCLUSIVE().  All stack-based domains have been declared
    exclusive since the domain may go out of scope as soon as the last work
    item completes.
    Statically declared domains are mostly ok, but async_unregister_domain()
    is there to close any theoretical races with pending
    async_synchronize_full waiters at module removal time.
    Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
    Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Reported-by: Meelis Roos <>
    Reported-by: Eldad Zack <>
    Tested-by: Eldad Zack <>
    Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
  2. @djbw @jejb

    [SCSI] async: introduce 'async_domain' type

    djbw authored jejb committed
    This is in preparation for teaching async_synchronize_full() to sync all
    pending async work, and not just on the async_running domain.  This
    conversion is functionally equivalent, just embedding the existing list
    in a new async_domain type.
    The .registered attribute is used in a later patch to distinguish
    between domains that want to be flushed by async_synchronize_full()
    versus those that only expect async_synchronize_{full|cookie}_domain to
    be used for flushing.
    [jejb: add async.h to scsi_priv.h for struct async_domain]
    Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
    Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Acked-by: Mark Brown <>
    Tested-by: Eldad Zack <>
    Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
Commits on Jan 12, 2012
  1. @rustyrussell

    kernel/async: remove redundant declaration.

    rustyrussell authored
    It's in linux/init.h, and I'm about to change it to a bool.
    Cc: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
Commits on Oct 31, 2011
  1. kernel: Map most files to use export.h instead of module.h

    Paul Gortmaker authored
    The changed files were only including linux/module.h for the
    EXPORT_SYMBOL infrastructure, and nothing else.  Revector them
    onto the isolated export header for faster compile times.
    Nothing to see here but a whole lot of instances of:
      -#include <linux/module.h>
      +#include <linux/export.h>
    This commit is only changing the kernel dir; next targets
    will probably be mm, fs, the arch dirs, etc.
    Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
Commits on Sep 15, 2011
  1. @vitalivanov

    async: uninitialized warning corrections

    vitalivanov authored Jiri Kosina committed
    The variables here are really not used uninitialized.
    kernel/async.c: In function 'async_synchronize_cookie_domain':
    kernel/async.c:270:10: warning: 'starttime.tv64' may be used uninitialized in this function
    kernel/async.c: In function 'async_run_entry_fn':
    kernel/async.c:122:10: warning: 'calltime.tv64' may be used uninitialized in this function
    Signed-off-by: Vitaliy Ivanov <>
    Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
    Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <>
    Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
Commits on Jun 15, 2011
  1. @rostedt

    async: Fixed an include coding style issue

    Paul McQuade authored rostedt committed
    Added <linux/atomic.h>,<linux/ktime.h> and Removed <asm/atomic.h>.
    Added KERN_DEBUG to printk() functions.
    Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Paul McQuade <>
    Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
Commits on Jul 14, 2010
  1. async: use workqueue for worker pool

    Tejun Heo authored
    Replace private worker pool with system_unbound_wq.
    Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
    Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
Commits on Mar 30, 2010
  1. include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for brea…

    Tejun Heo authored
    …king 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: Tejun Heo <>
    Guess-its-ok-by: Christoph Lameter <>
    Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
    Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <>
Commits on Jun 8, 2009
  1. async: Fix lack of boot-time console due to insufficient synchronization

    Our async work synchronization was broken by "async: make sure
    independent async domains can't accidentally entangle" (commit
    d5a877e), because it would report
    the wrong lowest active async ID when there was both running and
    pending async work.
    This caused things like no being able to read the root filesystem,
    resulting in missing console devices and inability to run 'init',
    causing a boot-time panic.
    This fixes it by properly returning the lowest pending async ID: if
    there is any running async work, that will have a lower ID than any
    pending work, and we should _not_ look at the pending work list.
    There were alternative patches from Jaswinder and James, but this one
    also cleans up the code by removing the pointless 'ret' variable and
    the unnecesary testing for an empty list around 'for_each_entry()' (if
    the list is empty, the for_each_entry() thing just won't execute).
    Reported-and-tested-by: Chris Clayton <>
    Cc: Jaswinder Singh Rajput <>
    Cc: James Bottomley <>
    Cc: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Commits on May 24, 2009
  1. async: make sure independent async domains can't accidentally entangle

    James Bottomley authored committed
    The problem occurs when async_synchronize_full_domain() is called when
    the async_pending list is not empty.  This will cause lowest_running()
    to return the cookie of the first entry on the async_pending list, which
    might be nothing at all to do with the domain being asked for and thus
    cause the domain synchronization to wait for an unrelated domain.   This
    can cause a deadlock if domain synchronization is used from one domain
    to wait for another.
    Fix by running over the async_pending list to see if any pending items
    actually belong to our domain (and return their cookies if they do).
    Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Commits on Mar 28, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: remove the temporary (2.6.29) "async is off by default" code

    fenrus75 authored
    Now that everyone has been able to test the async code (and it's being used
    in the Moblin betas by default), we can enable it by default.
    The various fixes needed have gone into 2.6.29 already.
    [With an important bugfix from Stefan Richter]
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
Commits on Feb 8, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: use list_move_tail

    Stefan Richter authored fenrus75 committed
    list.h provides a dedicated primitive for
    "list_del followed by list_add_tail"... list_move_tail.
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
  2. @cohuck @fenrus75

    async: Rename _special -> _domain for clarity.

    cohuck authored fenrus75 committed
    Rename the async_*_special() functions to async_*_domain(), which
    describes the purpose of these functions much better.
    [Broke up long lines to silence checkpatch]
    Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <>
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
  3. @cohuck @fenrus75

    async: Add some documentation.

    cohuck authored fenrus75 committed
    Add some kerneldoc to the async interface.
    Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <>
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
  4. @cohuck @fenrus75

    async: Handle kthread_run() return codes.

    cohuck authored fenrus75 committed
    If we fail to create the manager thread, fall back to non-fastboot.
    If we fail to create an async thread, try again after waiting for
    a bit.
    Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <>
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
  5. @cohuck @fenrus75

    async: Fix running list handling.

    cohuck authored fenrus75 committed
    async_schedule() should pass in async_running as the running
    list, and run_one_entry() should put the entry to be run on
    the provided running list instead of always on the generic one.
    Reported-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
    Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <>
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
Commits on Feb 5, 2009
  1. kernel/async.c: fix printk warnings

    Andrew Morton authored committed
    kernel/async.c: In function 'run_one_entry':
    kernel/async.c:141: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 2 has type 'async_cookie_t'
    kernel/async.c:149: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 2 has type 'async_cookie_t'
    kernel/async.c:149: warning: format '%lld' expects type 'long long int', but argument 4 has type 's64'
    kernel/async.c: In function 'async_synchronize_cookie_special':
    kernel/async.c:250: warning: format '%lli' expects type 'long long int', but argument 3 has type 's64'
    Cc: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Commits on Jan 13, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: fix __lowest_in_progress()

    fenrus75 authored committed
    At 37000 feet somewhere near Greenland I woke up from a half-sleep with the
    realisation that __lowest_in_progress() is buggy. After landing I checked
    and there were indeed 2 problems with it; this patch fixes both:
    * The order of the list checks was wrong
    * The locking was not correct.
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Commits on Jan 9, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: make async a command line option for now

    fenrus75 authored
    ... and have it default off.
    This does allow people to work with it for testing.
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
Commits on Jan 8, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: make async_synchronize_full() more serializing

    fenrus75 authored committed
    turns out that there are real problems with allowing async
    tasks that are scheduled from async tasks to run after
    the async_synchronize_full() returns.
    This patch makes the _full more strict and a complete
    synchronization. Later I might need to add back a lighter
    form of synchronization for other uses.. but not right now.
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Commits on Jan 7, 2009
  1. @fenrus75

    async: don't do the initcall stuff post boot

    fenrus75 authored
    while tracking the asynchronous calls during boot using the initcall_debug
    convention is useful, doing it once the kernel is done is actually
    bad now that we use asynchronous operations post boot as well...
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
  2. @fenrus75

    async: Asynchronous function calls to speed up kernel boot

    fenrus75 authored
    Right now, most of the kernel boot is strictly synchronous, such that
    various hardware delays are done sequentially.
    In order to make the kernel boot faster, this patch introduces
    infrastructure to allow doing some of the initialization steps
    asynchronously, which will hide significant portions of the hardware delays
    in practice.
    In order to not change device order and other similar observables, this
    patch does NOT do full parallel initialization.
    Rather, it operates more in the way an out of order CPU does; the work may
    be done out of order and asynchronous, but the observable effects
    (instruction retiring for the CPU) are still done in the original sequence.
    Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <>
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