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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-03-28 13:40:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-03-28 13:48:38 -0700
commit7c730ccdc1188b97f5c8cb690906242c7ed75c22 (patch)
tree17ccd927e70dadaf59104c53cce892474eb539b2 /Documentation
parent8d735b4148d46446e64d72b22ef0344ee8dc02fa (diff)
parent82268da1b130f763d22d04f7d016bbf6fc8815c2 (diff)
Merge branch 'percpu-cpumask-x86-for-linus-2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip
* 'percpu-cpumask-x86-for-linus-2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: (682 commits) percpu: fix spurious alignment WARN in legacy SMP percpu allocator percpu: generalize embedding first chunk setup helper percpu: more flexibility for @dyn_size of pcpu_setup_first_chunk() percpu: make x86 addr <-> pcpu ptr conversion macros generic linker script: define __per_cpu_load on all SMP capable archs x86: UV: remove uv_flush_tlb_others() WARN_ON percpu: finer grained locking to break deadlock and allow atomic free percpu: move fully free chunk reclamation into a work percpu: move chunk area map extension out of area allocation percpu: replace pcpu_realloc() with pcpu_mem_alloc() and pcpu_mem_free() x86, percpu: setup reserved percpu area for x86_64 percpu, module: implement reserved allocation and use it for module percpu variables percpu: add an indirection ptr for chunk page map access x86: make embedding percpu allocator return excessive free space percpu: use negative for auto for pcpu_setup_first_chunk() arguments percpu: improve first chunk initial area map handling percpu: cosmetic renames in pcpu_setup_first_chunk() percpu: clean up percpu constants x86: un-__init fill_pud/pmd/pte x86: remove vestigial fix_ioremap prototypes ... Manually merge conflicts in arch/ia64/kernel/irq_ia64.c
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
3 files changed, 20 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/cputopology.txt b/Documentation/cputopology.txt
index 45932ec21ce..b41f3e58aef 100644
--- a/Documentation/cputopology.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cputopology.txt
@@ -18,11 +18,11 @@ For an architecture to support this feature, it must define some of
these macros in include/asm-XXX/topology.h:
#define topology_physical_package_id(cpu)
#define topology_core_id(cpu)
-#define topology_thread_siblings(cpu)
-#define topology_core_siblings(cpu)
+#define topology_thread_cpumask(cpu)
+#define topology_core_cpumask(cpu)
The type of **_id is int.
-The type of siblings is cpumask_t.
+The type of siblings is (const) struct cpumask *.
To be consistent on all architectures, include/linux/topology.h
provides default definitions for any of the above macros that are
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index fa4e1239a8f..6b979d1d09a 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1325,8 +1325,13 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
memtest= [KNL,X86] Enable memtest
Format: <integer>
- range: 0,4 : pattern number
default : 0 <disable>
+ Specifies the number of memtest passes to be
+ performed. Each pass selects another test
+ pattern from a given set of patterns. Memtest
+ fills the memory with this pattern, validates
+ memory contents and reserves bad memory
+ regions that are detected.
meye.*= [HW] Set MotionEye Camera parameters
See Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt.
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/boot.txt b/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
index 7b4596ac412..e0203662f9e 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
0202/4 2.00+ header Magic signature "HdrS"
0206/2 2.00+ version Boot protocol version supported
0208/4 2.00+ realmode_swtch Boot loader hook (see below)
-020C/2 2.00+ start_sys The load-low segment (0x1000) (obsolete)
+020C/2 2.00+ start_sys_seg The load-low segment (0x1000) (obsolete)
020E/2 2.00+ kernel_version Pointer to kernel version string
0210/1 2.00+ type_of_loader Boot loader identifier
0211/1 2.00+ loadflags Boot protocol option flags
@@ -170,10 +170,11 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
0224/2 2.01+ heap_end_ptr Free memory after setup end
0226/2 N/A pad1 Unused
0228/4 2.02+ cmd_line_ptr 32-bit pointer to the kernel command line
-022C/4 2.03+ initrd_addr_max Highest legal initrd address
+022C/4 2.03+ ramdisk_max Highest legal initrd address
0230/4 2.05+ kernel_alignment Physical addr alignment required for kernel
0234/1 2.05+ relocatable_kernel Whether kernel is relocatable or not
-0235/3 N/A pad2 Unused
+0235/1 N/A pad2 Unused
+0236/2 N/A pad3 Unused
0238/4 2.06+ cmdline_size Maximum size of the kernel command line
023C/4 2.07+ hardware_subarch Hardware subarchitecture
0240/8 2.07+ hardware_subarch_data Subarchitecture-specific data
@@ -299,14 +300,14 @@ Protocol: 2.00+
e.g. 0x0204 for version 2.04, and 0x0a11 for a hypothetical version
-Field name: readmode_swtch
+Field name: realmode_swtch
Type: modify (optional)
Offset/size: 0x208/4
Protocol: 2.00+
Boot loader hook (see ADVANCED BOOT LOADER HOOKS below.)
-Field name: start_sys
+Field name: start_sys_seg
Type: read
Offset/size: 0x20c/2
Protocol: 2.00+
@@ -468,7 +469,7 @@ Protocol: 2.02+
zero, the kernel will assume that your boot loader does not support
the 2.02+ protocol.
-Field name: initrd_addr_max
+Field name: ramdisk_max
Type: read
Offset/size: 0x22c/4
Protocol: 2.03+
@@ -542,7 +543,10 @@ Protocol: 2.08+
The payload may be compressed. The format of both the compressed and
uncompressed data should be determined using the standard magic
- numbers. Currently only gzip compressed ELF is used.
+ numbers. The currently supported compression formats are gzip
+ (magic numbers 1F 8B or 1F 9E), bzip2 (magic number 42 5A) and LZMA
+ (magic number 5D 00). The uncompressed payload is currently always ELF
+ (magic number 7F 45 4C 46).
Field name: payload_length
Type: read