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2012-12-20more wait_event() consolidationwait_eventsKent Overstreet
2012-12-20wait_event() consolidationKent Overstreet
2012-12-20wait_event_interruptible_hrtimeout()Kent Overstreet
2012-12-10Linux 3.7Linus Torvalds
2012-12-10Input: matrix-keymap - provide proper module licenseFlorian Fainelli
The matrix-keymap module is currently lacking a proper module license, add one so we don't have this module tainting the entire kernel. This issue has been present since commit 1932811f426f ("Input: matrix-keymap - uninline and prepare for device tree support") Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <> CC: # v3.5+ Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-10Merge git:// Torvalds
Pull networking fixes from David Miller: 1) Netlink socket dumping had several missing verifications and checks. In particular, address comparisons in the request byte code interpreter could access past the end of the address in the inet_request_sock. Also, address family and address prefix lengths were not validated properly at all. This means arbitrary applications can read past the end of certain kernel data structures. Fixes from Neal Cardwell. 2) ip_check_defrag() operates in contexts where we're in the process of, or about to, input the packet into the real protocols (specifically macvlan and AF_PACKET snooping). Unfortunately, it does a pskb_may_pull() which can modify the backing packet data which is not legal if the SKB is shared. It very much can be shared in this context. Deal with the possibility that the SKB is segmented by using skb_copy_bits(). Fix from Johannes Berg based upon a report by Eric Leblond. * git:// ipv4: ip_check_defrag must not modify skb before unsharing inet_diag: validate port comparison byte code to prevent unsafe reads inet_diag: avoid unsafe and nonsensical prefix matches in inet_diag_bc_run() inet_diag: validate byte code to prevent oops in inet_diag_bc_run() inet_diag: fix oops for IPv4 AF_INET6 TCP SYN-RECV state
2012-12-10Revert "revert "Revert "mm: remove __GFP_NO_KSWAPD""" and associated damageLinus Torvalds
This reverts commits a50915394f1fc02c2861d3b7ce7014788aa5066e and d7c3b937bdf45f0b844400b7bf6fd3ed50bac604. This is a revert of a revert of a revert. In addition, it reverts the even older i915 change to stop using the __GFP_NO_KSWAPD flag due to the original commits in linux-next. It turns out that the original patch really was bogus, and that the original revert was the correct thing to do after all. We thought we had fixed the problem, and then reverted the revert, but the problem really is fundamental: waking up kswapd simply isn't the right thing to do, and direct reclaim sometimes simply _is_ the right thing to do. When certain allocations fail, we simply should try some direct reclaim, and if that fails, fail the allocation. That's the right thing to do for THP allocations, which can easily fail, and the GPU allocations want to do that too. So starting kswapd is sometimes simply wrong, and removing the flag that said "don't start kswapd" was a mistake. Let's hope we never revisit this mistake again - and certainly not this many times ;) Acked-by: Mel Gorman <> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <> Cc: Rik van Riel <> Cc: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-10ipv4: ip_check_defrag must not modify skb before unsharingJohannes Berg
ip_check_defrag() might be called from af_packet within the RX path where shared SKBs are used, so it must not modify the input SKB before it has unshared it for defragmentation. Use skb_copy_bits() to get the IP header and only pull in everything later. The same is true for the other caller in macvlan as it is called from dev->rx_handler which can also get a shared SKB. Reported-by: Eric Leblond <> Cc: Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-10Revert "mm: avoid waking kswapd for THP allocations when compaction is ↵Linus Torvalds
deferred or contended" This reverts commit 782fd30406ecb9d9b082816abe0c6008fc72a7b0. We are going to reinstate the __GFP_NO_KSWAPD flag that has been removed, the removal reverted, and then removed again. Making this commit a pointless fixup for a problem that was caused by the removal of __GFP_NO_KSWAPD flag. The thing is, we really don't want to wake up kswapd for THP allocations (because they fail quite commonly under any kind of memory pressure, including when there is tons of memory free), and these patches were just trying to fix up the underlying bug: the original removal of __GFP_NO_KSWAPD in commit c654345924f7 ("mm: remove __GFP_NO_KSWAPD") was simply bogus. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-09inet_diag: validate port comparison byte code to prevent unsafe readsNeal Cardwell
Add logic to verify that a port comparison byte code operation actually has the second inet_diag_bc_op from which we read the port for such operations. Previously the code blindly referenced op[1] without first checking whether a second inet_diag_bc_op struct could fit there. So a malicious user could make the kernel read 4 bytes beyond the end of the bytecode array by claiming to have a whole port comparison byte code (2 inet_diag_bc_op structs) when in fact the bytecode was not long enough to hold both. Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-09inet_diag: avoid unsafe and nonsensical prefix matches in inet_diag_bc_run()Neal Cardwell
Add logic to check the address family of the user-supplied conditional and the address family of the connection entry. We now do not do prefix matching of addresses from different address families (AF_INET vs AF_INET6), except for the previously existing support for having an IPv4 prefix match an IPv4-mapped IPv6 address (which this commit maintains as-is). This change is needed for two reasons: (1) The addresses are different lengths, so comparing a 128-bit IPv6 prefix match condition to a 32-bit IPv4 connection address can cause us to unwittingly walk off the end of the IPv4 address and read garbage or oops. (2) The IPv4 and IPv6 address spaces are semantically distinct, so a simple bit-wise comparison of the prefixes is not meaningful, and would lead to bogus results (except for the IPv4-mapped IPv6 case, which this commit maintains). Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-09inet_diag: validate byte code to prevent oops in inet_diag_bc_run()Neal Cardwell
Add logic to validate INET_DIAG_BC_S_COND and INET_DIAG_BC_D_COND operations. Previously we did not validate the inet_diag_hostcond, address family, address length, and prefix length. So a malicious user could make the kernel read beyond the end of the bytecode array by claiming to have a whole inet_diag_hostcond when the bytecode was not long enough to contain a whole inet_diag_hostcond of the given address family. Or they could make the kernel read up to about 27 bytes beyond the end of a connection address by passing a prefix length that exceeded the length of addresses of the given family. Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-09inet_diag: fix oops for IPv4 AF_INET6 TCP SYN-RECV stateNeal Cardwell
Fix inet_diag to be aware of the fact that AF_INET6 TCP connections instantiated for IPv4 traffic and in the SYN-RECV state were actually created with inet_reqsk_alloc(), instead of inet6_reqsk_alloc(). This means that for such connections inet6_rsk(req) returns a pointer to a random spot in memory up to roughly 64KB beyond the end of the request_sock. With this bug, for a server using AF_INET6 TCP sockets and serving IPv4 traffic, an inet_diag user like `ss state SYN-RECV` would lead to inet_diag_fill_req() causing an oops or the export to user space of 16 bytes of kernel memory as a garbage IPv6 address, depending on where the garbage inet6_rsk(req) pointed. Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-08mm: vmscan: fix inappropriate zone congestion clearingJohannes Weiner
commit c702418f8a2f ("mm: vmscan: do not keep kswapd looping forever due to individual uncompactable zones") removed zone watermark checks from the compaction code in kswapd but left in the zone congestion clearing, which now happens unconditionally on higher order reclaim. This messes up the reclaim throttling logic for zones with dirty/writeback pages, where zones should only lose their congestion status when their watermarks have been restored. Remove the clearing from the zone compaction section entirely. The preliminary zone check and the reclaim loop in kswapd will clear it if the zone is considered balanced. Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-08vfs: fix O_DIRECT read past end of block deviceLinus Torvalds
The direct-IO write path already had the i_size checks in mm/filemap.c, but it turns out the read path did not, and removing the block size checks in fs/block_dev.c (commit bbec0270bdd8: "blkdev_max_block: make private to fs/buffer.c") removed the magic "shrink IO to past the end of the device" code there. Fix it by truncating the IO to the size of the block device, like the write path already does. NOTE! I suspect the write path would be *much* better off doing it this way in fs/block_dev.c, rather than hidden deep in mm/filemap.c. The mm/filemap.c code is extremely hard to follow, and has various conditionals on the target being a block device (ie the flag passed in to 'generic_write_checks()', along with a conditional update of the inode timestamp etc). It is also quite possible that we should treat this whole block device size as a "s_maxbytes" issue, and try to make the logic even more generic. However, in the meantime this is the fairly minimal targeted fix. Noted by Milan Broz thanks to a regression test for the cryptsetup reencrypt tool. Reported-and-tested-by: Milan Broz <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-07Merge git:// Torvalds
Pull networking fixes from David Miller: "Two stragglers: 1) The new code that adds new flushing semantics to GRO can cause SKB pointer list corruption, manage the lists differently to avoid the OOPS. Fix from Eric Dumazet. 2) When TCP fast open does a retransmit of data in a SYN-ACK or similar, we update retransmit state that we shouldn't triggering a WARN_ON later. Fix from Yuchung Cheng." * git:// net: gro: fix possible panic in skb_gro_receive() tcp: bug fix Fast Open client retransmission
2012-12-07net: gro: fix possible panic in skb_gro_receive()Eric Dumazet
commit 2e71a6f8084e (net: gro: selective flush of packets) added a bug for skbs using frag_list. This part of the GRO stack is rarely used, as it needs skb not using a page fragment for their skb->head. Most drivers do use a page fragment, but some of them use GFP_KERNEL allocations for the initial fill of their RX ring buffer. napi_gro_flush() overwrite skb->prev that was used for these skb to point to the last skb in frag_list. Fix this using a separate field in struct napi_gro_cb to point to the last fragment. Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-07tcp: bug fix Fast Open client retransmissionYuchung Cheng
If SYN-ACK partially acks SYN-data, the client retransmits the remaining data by tcp_retransmit_skb(). This increments lost recovery state variables like tp->retrans_out in Open state. If loss recovery happens before the retransmission is acked, it triggers the WARN_ON check in tcp_fastretrans_alert(). For example: the client sends SYN-data, gets SYN-ACK acking only ISN, retransmits data, sends another 4 data packets and get 3 dupacks. Since the retransmission is not caused by network drop it should not update the recovery state variables. Further the server may return a smaller MSS than the cached MSS used for SYN-data, so the retranmission needs a loop. Otherwise some data will not be retransmitted until timeout or other loss recovery events. Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <> Acked-by: Neal Cardwell <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-07Merge tag 'mmc-fixes-for-3.7' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull MMC fixes from Chris Ball: "Two small regression fixes: - sdhci-s3c: Fix runtime PM regression against 3.7-rc1 - sh-mmcif: Fix oops against 3.6" * tag 'mmc-fixes-for-3.7' of git:// mmc: sh-mmcif: avoid oops on spurious interrupts (second try) Revert misapplied "mmc: sh-mmcif: avoid oops on spurious interrupts" mmc: sdhci-s3c: fix missing clock for gpio card-detect
2012-12-06tmpfs: fix shared mempolicy leakMel Gorman
This fixes a regression in 3.7-rc, which has since gone into stable. Commit 00442ad04a5e ("mempolicy: fix a memory corruption by refcount imbalance in alloc_pages_vma()") changed get_vma_policy() to raise the refcount on a shmem shared mempolicy; whereas shmem_alloc_page() went on expecting alloc_page_vma() to drop the refcount it had acquired. This deserves a rework: but for now fix the leak in shmem_alloc_page(). Hugh: shmem_swapin() did not need a fix, but surely it's clearer to use the same refcounting there as in shmem_alloc_page(), delete its onstack mempolicy, and the strange mpol_cond_copy() and __mpol_cond_copy() - those were invented to let swapin_readahead() make an unknown number of calls to alloc_pages_vma() with one mempolicy; but since 00442ad04a5e, alloc_pages_vma() has kept refcount in balance, so now no problem. Reported-and-tested-by: Tommi Rantala <> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <> Cc: Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-06mm: vmscan: do not keep kswapd looping forever due to individual ↵Johannes Weiner
uncompactable zones When a zone meets its high watermark and is compactable in case of higher order allocations, it contributes to the percentage of the node's memory that is considered balanced. This requirement, that a node be only partially balanced, came about when kswapd was desparately trying to balance tiny zones when all bigger zones in the node had plenty of free memory. Arguably, the same should apply to compaction: if a significant part of the node is balanced enough to run compaction, do not get hung up on that tiny zone that might never get in shape. When the compaction logic in kswapd is reached, we know that at least 25% of the node's memory is balanced properly for compaction (see zone_balanced and pgdat_balanced). Remove the individual zone checks that restart the kswapd cycle. Otherwise, we may observe more endless looping in kswapd where the compaction code loops back to reclaim because of a single zone and reclaim does nothing because the node is considered balanced overall. See for example Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <> Reported-and-tested-by: Thorsten Leemhuis <> Reported-by: Jiri Slaby <> Tested-by: John Ellson <> Tested-by: Zdenek Kabelac <> Tested-by: Bruno Wolff III <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-06mm: compaction: validate pfn range passed to isolate_freepages_blockMel Gorman
Commit 0bf380bc70ec ("mm: compaction: check pfn_valid when entering a new MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block during isolation for migration") added a check for pfn_valid() when isolating pages for migration as the scanner does not necessarily start pageblock-aligned. Since commit c89511ab2f8f ("mm: compaction: Restart compaction from near where it left off"), the free scanner has the same problem. This patch makes sure that the pfn range passed to isolate_freepages_block() is within the same block so that pfn_valid() checks are unnecessary. In answer to Henrik's wondering why others have not reported this: reproducing this requires a large enough hole with the right aligment to have compaction walk into a PFN range with no memmap. Size and alignment depends in the memory model - 4M for FLATMEM and 128M for SPARSEMEM on x86. It needs a "lucky" machine. Reported-by: Henrik Rydberg <> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-06mmc: sh-mmcif: avoid oops on spurious interrupts (second try)Guennadi Liakhovetski
On some systems, e.g., kzm9g, MMCIF interfaces can produce spurious interrupts without any active request. To prevent the Oops, that results in such cases, don't dereference the mmc request pointer until we make sure, that we are indeed processing such a request. Reported-by: Tetsuyuki Kobayashi <> Signed-off-by: Guennadi Liakhovetski <> Tested-by: Tetsuyuki Kobayashi <> Cc: Signed-off-by: Chris Ball <>
2012-12-06Revert misapplied "mmc: sh-mmcif: avoid oops on spurious interrupts"Chris Ball
This reverts commit 8464dd52d3198dd05, which was a misapplied debugging version of the patch, not the final patch itself. Signed-off-by: Chris Ball <> Cc:
2012-12-06mmc: sdhci-s3c: fix missing clock for gpio card-detectHeiko Stübner
2abeb5c5ded2 ("Add clk_(enable/disable) in runtime suspend/resume") added the capability to stop the clocks when the device is runtime suspended, but forgot to handle the case of the card-detect using an external gpio. Therefore in the case that runtime-pm is enabled, start the io-clock when a card is inserted and stop it again once it is removed. Signed-off-by: Heiko Stuebner <> Signed-off-by: Chris Ball <>
2012-12-06Merge branch 'upstream' of git:// Torvalds
Pull MIPS fixes from Ralf Baechle: "These are the fixes for the N32 syscall bugs found by Al, an extraneous break that broke detection for R3000 and R3081 processors, an endless loop processing signals for kernel task (x86 received the same fix a while ago) and a fix for transparent huge page which took ages to track down because it was so hard to come up with a workable test case." * 'upstream' of git:// MIPS: Fix endless loop when processing signals for kernel tasks MIPS: R3000/R3081: Fix CPU detection. MIPS: N32: Fix signalfd4 syscall entry point MIPS: N32: Fix preadv(2) and pwritev(2) entry points. MIPS: Avoid mcheck by flushing page range in huge_ptep_set_access_flags()
2012-12-06Merge branch 'more-fixes' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull build fix from Rusty Russell: "Tim Gardner <> writes: > It is $(obj)/oid_registry.o that is dependent on $(obj)/oid_registry_data.c. > The object file cannot be built until $(obj)/oid_registry_data.c has been > generated. > > A periodic and hard to reproduce parallel build failure is due to > this incorrect lib/Makefile dependency. The compile error is completely > disingenuous. > > GEN lib/oid_registry_data.c > Compiling 49 OIDs > CC lib/oid_registry.o > gcc: error: lib/oid_registry.c: No such file or directory > gcc: fatal error: no input files > compilation terminated. > make[3]: *** [lib/oid_registry.o] Error 4 I can't reproduce it either. It's completely weird; nothing ever removes lib/oid_registry.c, so either gcc is giving the wrong message or it's a weird fs with a very odd race. But your version is definitely more correct than the previous one, so..." * 'more-fixes' of git:// lib/Makefile: Fix oid_registry build dependency
2012-12-06Merge branch 'fixes' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull module signing fixes from Rusty Russell: "David gave me these a month ago, during my git workflow churn :(" * 'fixes' of git:// ASN.1: Fix an indefinite length skip error MODSIGN: Don't use enum-type bitfields in module signature info block
2012-12-06Merge branch 'core-urgent-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull watchdog fix from Thomas Gleixner: "Trivial CPU hotplug regression fix for the watchdog code" * 'core-urgent-for-linus' of git:// watchdog: Fix CPU hotplug regression
2012-12-06lib/Makefile: Fix oid_registry build dependencyTim Gardner
It is $(obj)/oid_registry.o that is dependent on $(obj)/oid_registry_data.c. The object file cannot be built until $(obj)/oid_registry_data.c has been generated. A periodic and hard to reproduce parallel build failure is due to this incorrect lib/Makefile dependency. The compile error is completely disingenuous. GEN lib/oid_registry_data.c Compiling 49 OIDs CC lib/oid_registry.o gcc: error: lib/oid_registry.c: No such file or directory gcc: fatal error: no input files compilation terminated. make[3]: *** [lib/oid_registry.o] Error 4 Cc: Andrew Morton <> Cc: Akinobu Mita <> Cc: Michel Lespinasse <> Cc: David Howells <> Cc: "David S. Miller" <> Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner <> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
2012-12-05MIPS: Fix endless loop when processing signals for kernel tasksDmitry Adamushko
The problem occurs [1] when a kernel-mode task returns from a system call with a pending signal. A real-life scenario is a child of 'khelper' returning from a failed kernel_execve() in ____call_usermodehelper() [ kernel/kmod.c ]. kernel_execve() fails due to a pending SIGKILL, which is the result of "kill -9 -1" (at least, busybox's init does it upon reboot). The loop is as follows: * syscall_exit_work: - work_pending: // start_of_the_loop - work_notifysig: - do_notify_resume() - do_signal() - if (!user_mode(regs)) return; - resume_userspace // TIF_SIGPENDING is still set - work_pending // so we call work_pending => goto // start_of_the_loop More information can be found in another LKML thread:,457826 [1] The problem was also reproduced on !CONFIG_VM86 x86, and the following fix was accepted.;a=commit;h=29a2e2836ff9ea65a603c89df217f4198973a74f Signed-off-by: Dmitry Adamushko <> Cc: Patchwork: Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
2012-12-05MIPS: R3000/R3081: Fix CPU detection.Ralf Baechle
Broken since e05ea74fc56f347f872ef9946d27c53e8bf20864 (lmo) rsp. cea7e2dfdef53fe55f359d00da562a268be06fd2 ( [MIPS: Sort out CPU type to name translation.] These CPUs are no longer very popular to say the least ... Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <> Reported-by: Murphy McCauley <>
2012-12-05MIPS: N32: Fix signalfd4 syscall entry pointRalf Baechle
This needs to use the compat entry point or it's going to fail on big endian systems. Noticed by Al Viro. Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
2012-12-05vfs: clear to the end of the buffer on partial buffer readsDan Carpenter
READ is zero so the "rw & READ" test is always false. The intended test was "((rw & RW_MASK) == READ)". Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-05ASN.1: Fix an indefinite length skip errorDavid Howells
Fix an error in asn1_find_indefinite_length() whereby small definite length elements of size 0x7f are incorrecly classified as non-small. Without this fix, an error will be given as the length of the length will be perceived as being very much greater than the maximum supported size. Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
2012-12-05MODSIGN: Don't use enum-type bitfields in module signature info blockDavid Howells
Don't use enum-type bitfields in the module signature info block as we can't be certain how the compiler will handle them. As I understand it, it is arch dependent, and it is possible for the compiler to rearrange them based on endianness and to insert a byte of padding to pad the three enums out to four bytes. Instead use u8 fields for these, which the compiler should emit in the right order without padding. Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
2012-12-04watchdog: Fix CPU hotplug regressionThomas Gleixner
Norbert reported: "3.7-rc6 booted with nmi_watchdog=0 fails to suspend to RAM or offline CPUs. It's reproducable with a KVM guest and physical system." The reason is that commit bcd951cf(watchdog: Use hotplug thread infrastructure) missed to take this into account. So the cpu offline code gets stuck in the teardown function because it accesses non initialized data structures. Add a check for watchdog_enabled into that path to cure the issue. Reported-and-tested-by: Norbert Warmuth <> Tested-by: Joseph Salisbury <> Link: Link: Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
2012-12-04Merge branch 'fixes' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull module fixes from Rusty Russell: "Module signing build fixes for blackfin and metag" * 'fixes' of git:// modsign: add symbol prefix to certificate list linux/kernel.h: define SYMBOL_PREFIX
2012-12-04Merge tag 'upstream-3.7-rc9' of git:// Torvalds
Pull UBI changes from Artem Bityutskiy: "Fixes for 2 brown-paperbag bugs introduced this merge window by the fastmap code: 1. The UBI background thread got stuck when a bit-flip happened because free LEBs was not removed from the "free" tree when we started using it. 2. I/O debugging checks did not work because we called a sleeping function in atomic context." * tag 'upstream-3.7-rc9' of git:// UBI: dont call ubi_self_check_all_ff() in __wl_get_peb() UBI: remove PEB from free tree in get_peb_for_wl()
2012-12-04Merge branch 'for-3.7-fixes' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull workqueue fixes from Tejun Heo: "So, safe fixes my ass. Commit 8852aac25e79 ("workqueue: mod_delayed_work_on() shouldn't queue timer on 0 delay") had the side-effect of performing delayed_work sanity checks even when @delay is 0, which should be fine for any sane use cases. Unfortunately, megaraid was being overly ingenious. It seemingly wanted to use cancel_delayed_work_sync() before cancel_work_sync() was introduced, but didn't want to waste the space for full delayed_work as it was only going to use 0 @delay. So, it only allocated space for struct work_struct and then cast it to struct delayed_work and passed it into delayed_work functions - truly awesome engineering tradeoff to save some bytes. Xiaotian fixed it by making megraid allocate full delayed_work for now. It should be converted to use work_struct and cancel_work_sync() but I think we better do that after 3.7. I added another commit to change BUG_ON()s in __queue_delayed_work() to WARN_ON_ONCE()s so that the kernel doesn't crash even if there are more such abuses." * 'for-3.7-fixes' of git:// workqueue: convert BUG_ON()s in __queue_delayed_work() to WARN_ON_ONCE()s megaraid: fix BUG_ON() from incorrect use of delayed work
2012-12-04MIPS: N32: Fix preadv(2) and pwritev(2) entry points.Ralf Baechle
By using the native syscall entry point the kernel was also expecting 64-bit iovec structures. This is broken since ddd9e91b71072b8ebe89311c3a44b077defa1756 [preadv/ pwritev: MIPS: Add preadv(2) and pwritev(2) syscalls.] which originally added these two syscalls. I walked through piles of code, including libc and couldn't find anything that would have worked around the issue so this change the API to what it should always have been. Noticed and patch suggested by Al Viro. Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
2012-12-04Merge git:// Torvalds
Pull sparc fixes from David Miller: "Two small fixes for Sparc, nobody uses sparc, so these are low risk :-) 1) Piggyback is too picky about the symbol types that _start and _end have in the final kernel image, and it thus breaks with newer binutils. Future proof by getting rid of the symbol type checks. 2) exit_group() should kill register windows on sparc64 the same way we do for plain exit(). Thanks to Al Viro for spotting this." * git:// sparc: Fix piggyback with newer binutils. sparc64: exit_group should kill register windows just like plain exit.
2012-12-04vfs: avoid "attempt to access beyond end of device" warningsLinus Torvalds
The block device access simplification that avoided accessing the (racy) block size information (commit bbec0270bdd8: "blkdev_max_block: make private to fs/buffer.c") no longer checks the maximum block size in the block mapping path. That was _almost_ as simple as just removing the code entirely, because the readers and writers all check the size of the device anyway, so under normal circumstances it "just worked". However, the block size may be such that the end of the device may straddle one single buffer_head. At which point we may still want to access the end of the device, but the buffer we use to access it partially extends past the end. The 'bd_set_size()' function intentionally sets the block size to avoid this, but mounting the device - or setting the block size by hand to some other value - can modify that block size. So instead, teach 'submit_bh()' about the special case of the buffer head straddling the end of the device, and turning such an access into a smaller IO access, avoiding the problem. This, btw, also means that unlike before, we can now access the whole device regardless of device block size setting. So now, even if the device size is only 512-byte aligned, we can read and write even the last sector even when having a much bigger block size for accessing the rest of the device. So with this, we could now get rid of the 'bd_set_size()' block size code entirely - resulting in faster IO for the common case - but that would be a separate patch. Reported-and-tested-by: Romain Francoise <> Reporeted-and-tested-by: Meelis Roos <> Reported-by: Tony Luck <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-12-04workqueue: convert BUG_ON()s in __queue_delayed_work() to WARN_ON_ONCE()sTejun Heo
8852aac25e ("workqueue: mod_delayed_work_on() shouldn't queue timer on 0 delay") unexpectedly uncovered a very nasty abuse of delayed_work in megaraid - it allocated work_struct, casted it to delayed_work and then pass that into queue_delayed_work(). Previously, this was okay because 0 @delay short-circuited to queue_work() before doing anything with delayed_work. 8852aac25e moved 0 @delay test into __queue_delayed_work() after sanity check on delayed_work making megaraid trigger BUG_ON(). Although megaraid is already fixed by c1d390d8e6 ("megaraid: fix BUG_ON() from incorrect use of delayed work"), this patch converts BUG_ON()s in __queue_delayed_work() to WARN_ON_ONCE()s so that such abusers, if there are more, trigger warning but don't crash the machine. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <> Cc: Xiaotian Feng <>
2012-12-04MIPS: Avoid mcheck by flushing page range in huge_ptep_set_access_flags()David Daney
Problem: 1) Huge page mapping of anonymous memory is initially invalid. Will be faulted in by copy-on-write mechanism. 2) Userspace attempts store at the end of the huge mapping. 3) TLB Refill exception handler fill TLB with a normal (4K sized) invalid page at the end of the huge mapping virtual address range. 4) Userspace restarted, and re-attempts the store at the end of the huge mapping. 5) Page from #3 is invalid, we get a fault and go to the hugepage fault handler. This tries to map a huge page and calls huge_ptep_set_access_flags() to install the mapping. 6) We just call the generic ptep_set_access_flags() to set up the page tables, but the flush there assumes a normal (4K sized) page and only tries to flush the first part of the huge page virtual address out of the TLB, since the existing entry from step #3 doesn't conflict, nothing is flushed. 7) We attempt to load the mapping into the TLB, but because it conflicts with the entry from step #3, we get a Machine Check exception. The fix: Flush the entire rage covered by the huge page in huge_ptep_set_access_flags(), and remove the optimization in local_flush_tlb_range() so that the flush actually does the correct thing. Signed-off-by: David Daney <> Cc: Cc: Cc: Hillf Danton <> Patchwork: Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <> (cherry picked from commit dd617f258cc39d36be26afee9912624a2d23112c)
2012-12-04megaraid: fix BUG_ON() from incorrect use of delayed workXiaotian Feng
megaraid use INIT_WORK to declare a hotplug_work, but cast the hotplug_work from work_struct to delayed_work and schedule_delayed_work on it. This is very dangerous, as other part of delayed_work might be kernel memories allocated by others. With commit 8852aac ("workqueue: mod_delayed_work_on() shouldn't queue timer on 0 delay"), schedule_delayed_work() will check dwork->timer before queue_work even when @delay is 0, this causes megaraid code to hit the BUG_ON() in workqueue code. Change megaraid code to use delayed work. Signed-off-by: Xiaotian Feng <> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <> Cc: Neela Syam Kolli <> Cc: "James E.J. Bottomley" <> Cc:
2012-12-04UBI: dont call ubi_self_check_all_ff() in __wl_get_peb()Richard Weinberger
As ubi_self_check_all_ff() might sleep we are not allowed to call it from atomic context. For now we call it only from ubi_wl_get_peb(). There are some code paths where it would also make sense, but these paths are currently atomic and only enabled when fastmap is used. Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <>
2012-12-04UBI: remove PEB from free tree in get_peb_for_wl()Richard Weinberger
If UBI is built without fastmap, get_peb_for_wl() has to remove the PEB manially from the free tree. Otherwise the requested PEB lives in two trees. Reported-by: Zach Sadecki <> Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <>
2012-12-03sparc: Fix piggyback with newer binutils.David S. Miller
Newer versions of binutils mark '_end' as 'B' instead of 'A' for whatever reason. To be honest, the piggyback code doesn't actually care what kind of symbol _start and _end are, it just wants to find them and record the address. So remove the type from the match strings. Reported-by: Aaro Koskinen <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2012-12-03Linux 3.7-rc8Linus Torvalds