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Subject2.5.54-mm3

http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/2.5/2.5.54/2.5.54-mm3/

Several patches here which fix pretty much the last source of long
scheduling latency stalls in the core kernel - long-held page_table_lock
during pagetable teardown.

The preemptible kernel now achieves around 500 microsecond worst-case
latency on a 500MHz PIII (with a slow memory system). This is about as
good as the 2.4 low-latency patch. Maybe better.

This is with ext2, and only with ext2. Other filesystems need work
to reach that level of performance.

Non-preemptible kernels will benefit as well. This sort of means that
preemptibility is only really needed for specialised multimedia/control
type apps. Opinions vary ;)

Filesystem mount and unmount is a problem. Probably, this will not be
addressed. People who have specialised latency requirements should avoid
using automounters and those gadgets which poll CDROMs for insertion events.

This work has broken the shared pagetable patch - it touches the same code
in many places. I shall put Humpty together again, but will not be
including it for some time. This is because there may be bugs in this
patch series which are accidentally fixed in the shared pagetable patch. So
shared pagetables will be reintegrated when these changes have had sufficient
testing.

Hugh, could you please closely review these changes sometime? Thanks.




Changes since 2.4.54-mm2:


-no-stem-compression.patch

It got fixed.

+linus.patch

latest drop from Linus

+devfs-mount-fix.patch

Fix a problem with mounting a devfs=y system with root=<number>

+nfsd-fix.patch

Fix a knfsd problem

+3c920.patch

3c920 support for 3c59x.c

-shpte-ng.patch

See above

+untypedef-mmu_gather.patch

Replace the mmu_gather_t typedef with `struct mmu_gather'.

+low-latency-page-unmapping.patch

Fix long-held spinlocks in exit_mmap() and unmap_region()

+smp-preempt-latency-fix.patch

Fix a cross-cpu problem which causes long scheduling stalls
on SMP+preempt

-#smaller-head-arrays.patch
+smaller-head-arrays.patch

I really do think those slab head arrays are too big.

-fix-ethernet-hash.patch

Jeff merged a fix



All 70 patches:

linus.patch
cset-1.930.1.15-to-1.977.txt.gz

kgdb.patch

log_buf_size.patch
move LOG_BUF_SIZE to header/config

nfsd-fix.patch
Subject: Re: nfsd woes

rcf.patch
run-child-first after fork

devfs-fix.patch

devfs-mount-fix.patch
devfs mount-time readdir fix and cleanup

dio-return-partial-result.patch

aio-direct-io-infrastructure.patch
AIO support for raw/O_DIRECT

deferred-bio-dirtying.patch
bio dirtying infrastructure

aio-direct-io.patch
AIO support for raw/O_DIRECT

aio-dio-debug.patch

dio-reduce-context-switch-rate.patch
Reduced wakeup rate in direct-io code

cputimes_stat.patch
Retore per-cpu time accounting, with a config option

misc.patch
misc fixes

3c920.patch
3c59x: 3c920 support

inlines-net.patch

rbtree-iosched.patch
rbtree-based IO scheduler

deadsched-fix.patch
deadline scheduler fix

copy_page_range-cleanup.patch
copy_page_range: minor cleanup

pte_chain_alloc-fix.patch
infrastructure for handling pte_chain_alloc() failures

page_add_rmap-rework.patch
handle fix pte_chain_alloc() failures

rat-preload.patch
infrastructure for handling radix_tree_node allocation failures

use-rat-preallocation.patch
handle radix_tree_node allocation failures

i_shared_sem.patch
turn i_shared_lock into a semaphore

cond_resched_lock-rework.patch
simplify and generalise cond_resched_lock

untypedef-mmu_gather.patch
replace `typedef mmu_gather_t' with `struct mmu_gather'

low-latency-page-unmapping.patch
low-latency pagetable teardown

smp-preempt-latency-fix.patch
Fix an SMP+preempt latency problem

smaller-head-arrays.patch

mempool_resize-fix.patch
mempool_resize fix

slab-redzone-cleanup.patch
slab: redzoning cleanup

shrink-kmap-space.patch
shrink the amount of vmalloc space reserved for kmap

setuid-exec-no-lock_kernel.patch
remove lock_kernel() from exec of setuid apps

ptrace-flush.patch
Subject: [PATCH] ptrace on 2.5.44

buffer-debug.patch
buffer.c debugging

warn-null-wakeup.patch

pentium-II.patch
Pentium-II support bits

rcu-stats.patch
RCU statistics reporting

auto-unplug.patch
self-unplugging request queues

less-unplugging.patch
Remove most of the blk_run_queues() calls

ext3-fsync-speedup.patch
Clean up ext3_sync_file()

lockless-current_kernel_time.patch
Lockless current_kernel_timer()

scheduler-tunables.patch
scheduler tunables

dio-always-kmalloc.patch
direct-io: dynamically allocate struct dio

set_page_dirty_lock.patch
fix set_page_dirty vs truncate&free races

htlb-2.patch
hugetlb: fix MAP_FIXED handling

route-cache-kmalloc-per-cpu.patch
use kmalloc-per-cpu for the routecache stats

wli-01_numaq_io.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-02_do_sak.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-03_proc_super.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-06_uml_get_task.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-07_numaq_mem_map.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-08_numaq_pgdat.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-09_has_stopped_jobs.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-10_inode_wait.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-11_pgd_ctor.patch
(undescribed patch)

wli-11_pgd_ctor-update.patch
pgd_ctor update

wli-12_pidhash_size.patch
Dynamically size the pidhash hash table.

wli-13_rmap_nrpte.patch
(undescribed patch)

dcache_rcu-2.patch
dcache_rcu-2-2.5.51.patch

dcache_rcu-3.patch
dcache_rcu-3-2.5.51.patch

page-walk-api.patch

page-walk-api-2.5.53-mm2-update.patch
pagewalk API update

page-walk-scsi.patch

page-walk-scsi-2.5.53-mm2.patch
pagewalk scsi update
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