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-rw-r--r--Documentation/ABI/obsolete/proc-pid-oom_adj22
-rw-r--r--Documentation/leds-class.txt21
-rw-r--r--Documentation/leds/leds-lp5521.txt88
-rw-r--r--Documentation/leds/leds-lp5523.txt83
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt14
5 files changed, 219 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/proc-pid-oom_adj b/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/proc-pid-oom_adj
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..cf63f264ce0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/proc-pid-oom_adj
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+What: /proc/<pid>/oom_adj
+When: August 2012
+Why: /proc/<pid>/oom_adj allows userspace to influence the oom killer's
+ badness heuristic used to determine which task to kill when the kernel
+ is out of memory.
+
+ The badness heuristic has since been rewritten since the introduction of
+ this tunable such that its meaning is deprecated. The value was
+ implemented as a bitshift on a score generated by the badness()
+ function that did not have any precise units of measure. With the
+ rewrite, the score is given as a proportion of available memory to the
+ task allocating pages, so using a bitshift which grows the score
+ exponentially is, thus, impossible to tune with fine granularity.
+
+ A much more powerful interface, /proc/<pid>/oom_score_adj, was
+ introduced with the oom killer rewrite that allows users to increase or
+ decrease the badness() score linearly. This interface will replace
+ /proc/<pid>/oom_adj.
+
+ A warning will be emitted to the kernel log if an application uses this
+ deprecated interface. After it is printed once, future warnings will be
+ suppressed until the kernel is rebooted.
diff --git a/Documentation/leds-class.txt b/Documentation/leds-class.txt
index 8fd5ca2ae32..58b266bd184 100644
--- a/Documentation/leds-class.txt
+++ b/Documentation/leds-class.txt
@@ -60,15 +60,18 @@ Hardware accelerated blink of LEDs
Some LEDs can be programmed to blink without any CPU interaction. To
support this feature, a LED driver can optionally implement the
-blink_set() function (see <linux/leds.h>). If implemented, triggers can
-attempt to use it before falling back to software timers. The blink_set()
-function should return 0 if the blink setting is supported, or -EINVAL
-otherwise, which means that LED blinking will be handled by software.
-
-The blink_set() function should choose a user friendly blinking
-value if it is called with *delay_on==0 && *delay_off==0 parameters. In
-this case the driver should give back the chosen value through delay_on
-and delay_off parameters to the leds subsystem.
+blink_set() function (see <linux/leds.h>). To set an LED to blinking,
+however, it is better to use use the API function led_blink_set(),
+as it will check and implement software fallback if necessary.
+
+To turn off blinking again, use the API function led_brightness_set()
+as that will not just set the LED brightness but also stop any software
+timers that may have been required for blinking.
+
+The blink_set() function should choose a user friendly blinking value
+if it is called with *delay_on==0 && *delay_off==0 parameters. In this
+case the driver should give back the chosen value through delay_on and
+delay_off parameters to the leds subsystem.
Setting the brightness to zero with brightness_set() callback function
should completely turn off the LED and cancel the previously programmed
diff --git a/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5521.txt b/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5521.txt
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..c4d8d151e0f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5521.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,88 @@
+Kernel driver for lp5521
+========================
+
+* National Semiconductor LP5521 led driver chip
+* Datasheet: http://www.national.com/pf/LP/LP5521.html
+
+Authors: Mathias Nyman, Yuri Zaporozhets, Samu Onkalo
+Contact: Samu Onkalo (samu.p.onkalo-at-nokia.com)
+
+Description
+-----------
+
+LP5521 can drive up to 3 channels. Leds can be controlled directly via
+the led class control interface. Channels have generic names:
+lp5521:channelx, where x is 0 .. 2
+
+All three channels can be also controlled using the engine micro programs.
+More details of the instructions can be found from the public data sheet.
+
+Control interface for the engines:
+x is 1 .. 3
+enginex_mode : disabled, load, run
+enginex_load : store program (visible only in engine load mode)
+
+Example (start to blink the channel 2 led):
+cd /sys/class/leds/lp5521:channel2/device
+echo "load" > engine3_mode
+echo "037f4d0003ff6000" > engine3_load
+echo "run" > engine3_mode
+
+stop the engine:
+echo "disabled" > engine3_mode
+
+sysfs contains a selftest entry.
+The test communicates with the chip and checks that
+the clock mode is automatically set to the requested one.
+
+Each channel has its own led current settings.
+/sys/class/leds/lp5521:channel0/led_current - RW
+/sys/class/leds/lp5521:channel0/max_current - RO
+Format: 10x mA i.e 10 means 1.0 mA
+
+example platform data:
+
+Note: chan_nr can have values between 0 and 2.
+
+static struct lp5521_led_config lp5521_led_config[] = {
+ {
+ .chan_nr = 0,
+ .led_current = 50,
+ .max_current = 130,
+ }, {
+ .chan_nr = 1,
+ .led_current = 0,
+ .max_current = 130,
+ }, {
+ .chan_nr = 2,
+ .led_current = 0,
+ .max_current = 130,
+ }
+};
+
+static int lp5521_setup(void)
+{
+ /* setup HW resources */
+}
+
+static void lp5521_release(void)
+{
+ /* Release HW resources */
+}
+
+static void lp5521_enable(bool state)
+{
+ /* Control of chip enable signal */
+}
+
+static struct lp5521_platform_data lp5521_platform_data = {
+ .led_config = lp5521_led_config,
+ .num_channels = ARRAY_SIZE(lp5521_led_config),
+ .clock_mode = LP5521_CLOCK_EXT,
+ .setup_resources = lp5521_setup,
+ .release_resources = lp5521_release,
+ .enable = lp5521_enable,
+};
+
+If the current is set to 0 in the platform data, that channel is
+disabled and it is not visible in the sysfs.
diff --git a/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5523.txt b/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5523.txt
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..fad2feb8b7c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/leds/leds-lp5523.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,83 @@
+Kernel driver for lp5523
+========================
+
+* National Semiconductor LP5523 led driver chip
+* Datasheet: http://www.national.com/pf/LP/LP5523.html
+
+Authors: Mathias Nyman, Yuri Zaporozhets, Samu Onkalo
+Contact: Samu Onkalo (samu.p.onkalo-at-nokia.com)
+
+Description
+-----------
+LP5523 can drive up to 9 channels. Leds can be controlled directly via
+the led class control interface. Channels have generic names:
+lp5523:channelx where x is 0...8
+
+The chip provides 3 engines. Each engine can control channels without
+interaction from the main CPU. Details of the micro engine code can be found
+from the public data sheet. Leds can be muxed to different channels.
+
+Control interface for the engines:
+x is 1 .. 3
+enginex_mode : disabled, load, run
+enginex_load : microcode load (visible only in load mode)
+enginex_leds : led mux control (visible only in load mode)
+
+cd /sys/class/leds/lp5523:channel2/device
+echo "load" > engine3_mode
+echo "9d80400004ff05ff437f0000" > engine3_load
+echo "111111111" > engine3_leds
+echo "run" > engine3_mode
+
+sysfs contains a selftest entry. It measures each channel
+voltage level and checks if it looks reasonable. If the level is too high,
+the led is missing; if the level is too low, there is a short circuit.
+
+Selftest uses always the current from the platform data.
+
+Each channel contains led current settings.
+/sys/class/leds/lp5523:channel2/led_current - RW
+/sys/class/leds/lp5523:channel2/max_current - RO
+Format: 10x mA i.e 10 means 1.0 mA
+
+Example platform data:
+
+Note - chan_nr can have values between 0 and 8.
+
+static struct lp5523_led_config lp5523_led_config[] = {
+ {
+ .chan_nr = 0,
+ .led_current = 50,
+ .max_current = 130,
+ },
+...
+ }, {
+ .chan_nr = 8,
+ .led_current = 50,
+ .max_current = 130,
+ }
+};
+
+static int lp5523_setup(void)
+{
+ /* Setup HW resources */
+}
+
+static void lp5523_release(void)
+{
+ /* Release HW resources */
+}
+
+static void lp5523_enable(bool state)
+{
+ /* Control chip enable signal */
+}
+
+static struct lp5523_platform_data lp5523_platform_data = {
+ .led_config = lp5523_led_config,
+ .num_channels = ARRAY_SIZE(lp5523_led_config),
+ .clock_mode = LP5523_CLOCK_EXT,
+ .setup_resources = lp5523_setup,
+ .release_resources = lp5523_release,
+ .enable = lp5523_enable,
+};
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 3894eaa2348..209e1584c3d 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- core_uses_pid
- ctrl-alt-del
- dentry-state
+- dmesg_restrict
- domainname
- hostname
- hotplug
@@ -213,6 +214,19 @@ to decide what to do with it.
==============================================================
+dmesg_restrict:
+
+This toggle indicates whether unprivileged users are prevented from using
+dmesg(8) to view messages from the kernel's log buffer. When
+dmesg_restrict is set to (0) there are no restrictions. When
+dmesg_restrict is set set to (1), users must have CAP_SYS_ADMIN to use
+dmesg(8).
+
+The kernel config option CONFIG_SECURITY_DMESG_RESTRICT sets the default
+value of dmesg_restrict.
+
+==============================================================
+
domainname & hostname:
These files can be used to set the NIS/YP domainname and the