1. 17 Feb, 2007 1 commit
  2. 30 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] BLOCK: Make it possible to disable the block layer [try #6] · 9361401e
      David Howells authored
      Make it possible to disable the block layer.  Not all embedded devices require
      it, some can make do with just JFFS2, NFS, ramfs, etc - none of which require
      the block layer to be present.
      
      This patch does the following:
      
       (*) Introduces CONFIG_BLOCK to disable the block layer, buffering and blockdev
           support.
      
       (*) Adds dependencies on CONFIG_BLOCK to any configuration item that controls
           an item that uses the block layer.  This includes:
      
           (*) Block I/O tracing.
      
           (*) Disk partition code.
      
           (*) All filesystems that are block based, eg: Ext3, ReiserFS, ISOFS.
      
           (*) The SCSI layer.  As far as I can tell, even SCSI chardevs use the
           	 block layer to do scheduling.  Some drivers that use SCSI facilities -
           	 such as USB storage - end up disabled indirectly from this.
      
           (*) Various block-based device drivers, such as IDE and the old CDROM
           	 drivers.
      
           (*) MTD blockdev handling and FTL.
      
           (*) JFFS - which uses set_bdev_super(), something it could avoid doing by
           	 taking a leaf out of JFFS2's book.
      
       (*) Makes most of the contents of linux/blkdev.h, linux/buffer_head.h and
           linux/elevator.h contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK being set.  sector_div() is,
           however, still used in places, and so is still available.
      
       (*) Also made contingent are the contents of linux/mpage.h, linux/genhd.h and
           parts of linux/fs.h.
      
       (*) Makes a number of files in fs/ contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK.
      
       (*) Makes mm/bounce.c (bounce buffering) contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK.
      
       (*) set_page_dirty() doesn't call __set_page_dirty_buffers() if CONFIG_BLOCK
           is not enabled.
      
       (*) fs/no-block.c is created to hold out-of-line stubs and things that are
           required when CONFIG_BLOCK is not set:
      
           (*) Default blockdev file operations (to give error ENODEV on opening).
      
       (*) Makes some /proc changes:
      
           (*) /proc/devices does not list any blockdevs.
      
           (*) /proc/diskstats and /proc/partitions are contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK.
      
       (*) Makes some compat ioctl handling contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK.
      
       (*) If CONFIG_BLOCK is not defined, makes sys_quotactl() return -ENODEV if
           given command other than Q_SYNC or if a special device is specified.
      
       (*) In init/do_mounts.c, no reference is made to the blockdev routines if
           CONFIG_BLOCK is not defined.  This does not prohibit NFS roots or JFFS2.
      
       (*) The bdflush, ioprio_set and ioprio_get syscalls can now be absent (return
           error ENOSYS by way of cond_syscall if so).
      
       (*) The seclvl_bd_claim() and seclvl_bd_release() security calls do nothing if
           CONFIG_BLOCK is not set, since they can't then happen.
      Signed-Off-By: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
      9361401e
  3. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  4. 04 Nov, 2005 2 commits
  5. 31 Oct, 2005 1 commit
  6. 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