1. 12 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • Ulrich Drepper's avatar
      [PATCH] fstatat64 support · cff2b760
      Ulrich Drepper authored
      
      
      The *at patches introduced fstatat and, due to inusfficient research, I
      used the newfstat functions generally as the guideline.  The result is that
      on 32-bit platforms we don't have all the information needed to implement
      fstatat64.
      
      This patch modifies the code to pass up 64-bit information if
      __ARCH_WANT_STAT64 is defined.  I renamed the syscall entry point to make
      this clear.  Other archs will continue to use the existing code.  On x86-64
      the compat code is implemented using a new sys32_ function.  this is what
      is done for the other stat syscalls as well.
      
      This patch might break some other archs (those which define
      __ARCH_WANT_STAT64 and which already wired up the syscall).  Yet others
      might need changes to accomodate the compatibility mode.  I really don't
      want to do that work because all this stat handling is a mess (more so in
      glibc, but the kernel is also affected).  It should be done by the arch
      maintainers.  I'll provide some stand-alone test shortly.  Those who are
      eager could compile glibc and run 'make check' (no installation needed).
      
      The patch below has been tested on x86 and x86-64.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarUlrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      cff2b760
  2. 19 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • Ulrich Drepper's avatar
      [PATCH] vfs: *at functions: core · 5590ff0d
      Ulrich Drepper authored
      
      
      Here is a series of patches which introduce in total 13 new system calls
      which take a file descriptor/filename pair instead of a single file
      name.  These functions, openat etc, have been discussed on numerous
      occasions.  They are needed to implement race-free filesystem traversal,
      they are necessary to implement a virtual per-thread current working
      directory (think multi-threaded backup software), etc.
      
      We have in glibc today implementations of the interfaces which use the
      /proc/self/fd magic.  But this code is rather expensive.  Here are some
      results (similar to what Jim Meyering posted before).
      
      The test creates a deep directory hierarchy on a tmpfs filesystem.  Then
      rm -fr is used to remove all directories.  Without syscall support I get
      this:
      
      real    0m31.921s
      user    0m0.688s
      sys     0m31.234s
      
      With syscall support the results are much better:
      
      real    0m20.699s
      user    0m0.536s
      sys     0m20.149s
      
      The interfaces are for obvious reasons currently not much used.  But they'll
      be used.  coreutils (and Jeff's posixutils) are already using them.
      Furthermore, code like ftw/fts in libc (maybe even glob) will also start using
      them.  I expect a patch to make follow soon.  Every program which is walking
      the filesystem tree will benefit.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarUlrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
      Acked-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      5590ff0d
  3. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4