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authorDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2015-05-13 14:31:43 -0400
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2015-05-13 14:31:43 -0400
commitb04096ff33a977c01c8780ca3ee129dbd641bad4 (patch)
tree8652f27f158984e5aa4c00ddf1a4885a32435f28 /Documentation
parent7f460d30c8e130382de1443fdbc4d040a9e062ec (diff)
parent110bc76729d448fdbcb5cdb63b83d9fd65ce5e26 (diff)
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net
Four minor merge conflicts: 1) qca_spi.c renamed the local variable used for the SPI device from spi_device to spi, meanwhile the spi_set_drvdata() call got moved further up in the probe function. 2) Two changes were both adding new members to codel params structure, and thus we had overlapping changes to the initializer function. 3) 'net' was making a fix to sk_release_kernel() which is completely removed in 'net-next'. 4) In net_namespace.c, the rtnl_net_fill() call for GET operations had the command value fixed, meanwhile 'net-next' adjusted the argument signature a bit. This also matches example merge resolutions posted by Stephen Rothwell over the past two days. Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
8 files changed, 61 insertions, 25 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/IPMI.txt b/Documentation/IPMI.txt
index 653d5d739d7f..31d1d658827f 100644
--- a/Documentation/IPMI.txt
+++ b/Documentation/IPMI.txt
@@ -505,7 +505,10 @@ at module load time (for a module) with:
The addresses are normal I2C addresses. The adapter is the string
name of the adapter, as shown in /sys/class/i2c-adapter/i2c-<n>/name.
-It is *NOT* i2c-<n> itself.
+It is *NOT* i2c-<n> itself. Also, the comparison is done ignoring
+spaces, so if the name is "This is an I2C chip" you can say
+adapter_name=ThisisanI2cchip. This is because it's hard to pass in
+spaces in kernel parameters.
The debug flags are bit flags for each BMC found, they are:
IPMI messages: 1, driver state: 2, timing: 4, I2C probe: 8
diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt b/Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt
index 750401f91341..15dfce708ebf 100644
--- a/Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@ input driver:
GPIO support
ACPI 5 introduced two new resources to describe GPIO connections: GpioIo
-and GpioInt. These resources are used be used to pass GPIO numbers used by
+and GpioInt. These resources can be used to pass GPIO numbers used by
the device to the driver. ACPI 5.1 extended this with _DSD (Device
Specific Data) which made it possible to name the GPIOs among other things.
diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/gpio-properties.txt b/Documentation/acpi/gpio-properties.txt
index ae36fcf86dc7..f35dad11f0de 100644
--- a/Documentation/acpi/gpio-properties.txt
+++ b/Documentation/acpi/gpio-properties.txt
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
_DSD Device Properties Related to GPIO
-With the release of ACPI 5.1 and the _DSD configuration objecte names
-can finally be given to GPIOs (and other things as well) returned by
-_CRS. Previously, we were only able to use an integer index to find
+With the release of ACPI 5.1, the _DSD configuration object finally
+allows names to be given to GPIOs (and other things as well) returned
+by _CRS. Previously, we were only able to use an integer index to find
the corresponding GPIO, which is pretty error prone (it depends on
the _CRS output ordering, for example).
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/l3-noc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/l3-noc.txt
index 974624ea68f6..161448da959d 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/l3-noc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/l3-noc.txt
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ provided by Arteris.
Required properties:
- compatible : Should be "ti,omap3-l3-smx" for OMAP3 family
Should be "ti,omap4-l3-noc" for OMAP4 family
+ Should be "ti,omap5-l3-noc" for OMAP5 family
Should be "ti,dra7-l3-noc" for DRA7 family
Should be "ti,am4372-l3-noc" for AM43 family
- reg: Contains L3 register address range for each noc domain.
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-mxs-dma.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-mxs-dma.txt
index a4873e5e3e36..e30e184f50c7 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-mxs-dma.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-mxs-dma.txt
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ dma_apbx: dma-apbx@80024000 {
80 81 68 69
70 71 72 73
74 75 76 77>;
- interrupt-names = "auart4-rx", "aurat4-tx", "spdif-tx", "empty",
+ interrupt-names = "auart4-rx", "auart4-tx", "spdif-tx", "empty",
"saif0", "saif1", "i2c0", "i2c1",
"auart0-rx", "auart0-tx", "auart1-rx", "auart1-tx",
"auart2-rx", "auart2-tx", "auart3-rx", "auart3-tx";
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rtc/abracon,abx80x.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rtc/abracon,abx80x.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..be789685a1c2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rtc/abracon,abx80x.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+Abracon ABX80X I2C ultra low power RTC/Alarm chip
+The Abracon ABX80X family consist of the ab0801, ab0803, ab0804, ab0805, ab1801,
+ab1803, ab1804 and ab1805. The ab0805 is the superset of ab080x and the ab1805
+is the superset of ab180x.
+Required properties:
+ - "compatible": should one of:
+ "abracon,abx80x"
+ "abracon,ab0801"
+ "abracon,ab0803"
+ "abracon,ab0804"
+ "abracon,ab0805"
+ "abracon,ab1801"
+ "abracon,ab1803"
+ "abracon,ab1804"
+ "abracon,ab1805"
+ Using "abracon,abx80x" will enable chip autodetection.
+ - "reg": I2C bus address of the device
+Optional properties:
+The abx804 and abx805 have a trickle charger that is able to charge the
+connected battery or supercap. Both the following properties have to be defined
+and valid to enable charging:
+ - "abracon,tc-diode": should be "standard" (0.6V) or "schottky" (0.3V)
+ - "abracon,tc-resistor": should be <0>, <3>, <6> or <11>. 0 disables the output
+ resistor, the other values are in ohm.
diff --git a/Documentation/kasan.txt b/Documentation/kasan.txt
index 092fc10961fe..4692241789b1 100644
--- a/Documentation/kasan.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kasan.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,9 @@ a fast and comprehensive solution for finding use-after-free and out-of-bounds
KASan uses compile-time instrumentation for checking every memory access,
-therefore you will need a certain version of GCC > 4.9.2
+therefore you will need a gcc version of 4.9.2 or later. KASan could detect out
+of bounds accesses to stack or global variables, but only if gcc 5.0 or later was
+used to built the kernel.
Currently KASan is supported only for x86_64 architecture and requires that the
kernel be built with the SLUB allocator.
@@ -23,8 +25,8 @@ To enable KASAN configure kernel with:
and choose between CONFIG_KASAN_OUTLINE and CONFIG_KASAN_INLINE. Outline/inline
is compiler instrumentation types. The former produces smaller binary the
-latter is 1.1 - 2 times faster. Inline instrumentation requires GCC 5.0 or
+latter is 1.1 - 2 times faster. Inline instrumentation requires a gcc version
+of 5.0 or later.
Currently KASAN works only with the SLUB memory allocator.
For better bug detection and nicer report, enable CONFIG_STACKTRACE and put
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
index ba0a2a4a54ba..ded69794a5c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
@@ -74,23 +74,22 @@ Causes of transaction aborts
-Syscalls made from within an active transaction will not be performed and the
-transaction will be doomed by the kernel with the failure code TM_CAUSE_SYSCALL
+Performing syscalls from within transaction is not recommended, and can lead
+to unpredictable results.
-Syscalls made from within a suspended transaction are performed as normal and
-the transaction is not explicitly doomed by the kernel. However, what the
-kernel does to perform the syscall may result in the transaction being doomed
-by the hardware. The syscall is performed in suspended mode so any side
-effects will be persistent, independent of transaction success or failure. No
-guarantees are provided by the kernel about which syscalls will affect
-transaction success.
+Syscalls do not by design abort transactions, but beware: The kernel code will
+not be running in transactional state. The effect of syscalls will always
+remain visible, but depending on the call they may abort your transaction as a
+side-effect, read soon-to-be-aborted transactional data that should not remain
+invisible, etc. If you constantly retry a transaction that constantly aborts
+itself by calling a syscall, you'll have a livelock & make no progress.
-Care must be taken when relying on syscalls to abort during active transactions
-if the calls are made via a library. Libraries may cache values (which may
-give the appearance of success) or perform operations that cause transaction
-failure before entering the kernel (which may produce different failure codes).
-Examples are glibc's getpid() and lazy symbol resolution.
+Simple syscalls (e.g. sigprocmask()) "could" be OK. Even things like write()
+from, say, printf() should be OK as long as the kernel does not access any
+memory that was accessed transactionally.
+Consider any syscalls that happen to work as debug-only -- not recommended for
+production use. Best to queue them up till after the transaction is over.
@@ -177,7 +176,8 @@ kernel aborted a transaction:
TM_CAUSE_RESCHED Thread was rescheduled.
TM_CAUSE_TLBI Software TLB invalid.
TM_CAUSE_FAC_UNAV FP/VEC/VSX unavailable trap.
- TM_CAUSE_SYSCALL Syscall from active transaction.
+ TM_CAUSE_SYSCALL Currently unused; future syscalls that must abort
+ transactions for consistency will use this.
TM_CAUSE_SIGNAL Signal delivered.
TM_CAUSE_MISC Currently unused.
TM_CAUSE_ALIGNMENT Alignment fault.

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