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Andrea Arcangeli: 2.2.20pre9aa2 & 2.4.9aa2

Aug 18, 2001, 04:31 (0 Talkback[s])

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Date:   Sat, 18 Aug 2001 06:06:15 +0200
From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
Subject: 2.4.9aa2 and please test mmap-rb-4

Diff between 2.4.9aa1 and 2.4.9aa2:

Only in 2.4.9aa2: 00_megaraid-paranoid-1

        Possibly it's a bug in the anti-bounce buffer patch but make sure the
        megaraid gets not confused by the fact I'm really allowing it to get
        the 512k large requests with the sd-max_sectors patch (in mainline the
        line I #ifdeffed out are meaningless so it never got tested).

Only in 2.4.9aa1: 00_o_direct-13
Only in 2.4.9aa2: 00_o_direct-14

        Janet Morgan promptly noticed I needed to s/>=/</ (it was an editing
        error while preparing the -13 patch).

Only in 2.4.9aa1: 00_poll-nfds-1
Only in 2.4.9aa2: 00_poll-nfds-2

        Fixed off by one check.

Only in 2.4.9aa1: 40_blkdev-pagecache-13
Only in 2.4.9aa2: 40_blkdev-pagecache-14

        Rediffed against o_direct-14.

Only in 2.4.9aa1: 70_mmap-rb-3
Only in 2.4.9aa2: 70_mmap-rb-4

        Fixed severe bug that caused mm corruption and crashes. (splitted a
        __vma_link_file off __vma_link_rb, build_mmap_rb must not mess with
        anything but the rb itself) Improved other bits to cover all the
        merging cases and some minor optimization.

        Since I couldn't find other issues in my workloads I'd now ask
        everybody who complained about the lack of vma merging in 2.4 to test
        this patch on their systems and to report the performance difference
        while running their vma intensive applications. Thanks!

        You don't need to use the -aa tree to test this patch, I ported it
        on top of 2.4.9 vanilla too, you can find it here:

                ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/patches/v2.4/2.4.9/mmap-rb-4

Andrea







Date:   Sat, 18 Aug 2001 06:06:31 +0200
From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
Subject: 2.2.20pre9aa2

Diff between 2.2.20pre9aa1 and 2.2.20pre9aa2:

Only in 2.2.20pre9aa1: 00_poll-nfds-1
Only in 2.2.20pre9aa2: 00_poll-nfds-2

        Fixed off by one error in the rlimit check.

Only in 2.2.20pre9aa1: 40_lfs-2.2.19pre16aa1-26.bz2
Only in 2.2.20pre9aa2: 40_lfs-2.2.20pre9aa2-27.bz2

        Drop obsolete (and duplicated) fcntl64 definition in the sparc
        unistd.h. (this was a lonstanding bug, it never triggered yet because
        glibc gets compiled with the 2.4 headers)

Andrea