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authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>2014-06-23 13:22:03 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-06-23 16:47:43 -0700
commit7cdb0d25bc93e936edbfde12fe277ee21b88c1ef (patch)
tree55bc5eb39d470364d628938423353f07c5bbede2 /Documentation
parentb3acc56bfe1287c6b666e80edc70b89eea2a1a80 (diff)
mm, hotplug: probe interface is available on several platforms
Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt incorrectly states that the memory driver "probe" interface is only supported on powerpc and is vague about its application on x86. Clarify the platforms that make this interface available if memory hotplug is enabled. Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
index f304edb8fbe7..45134dc23854 100644
--- a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
+++ b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
@@ -209,15 +209,12 @@ If memory device is found, memory hotplug code will be called.
4.2 Notify memory hot-add event by hand
-On powerpc, the firmware does not notify a memory hotplug event to the kernel.
-Therefore, "probe" interface is supported to notify the event to the kernel.
-This interface depends on CONFIG_ARCH_MEMORY_PROBE.
-CONFIG_ARCH_MEMORY_PROBE is supported on powerpc only. On x86, this config
-option is disabled by default since ACPI notifies a memory hotplug event to
-the kernel, which performs its hotplug operation as the result. Please
-enable this option if you need the "probe" interface for testing purposes
-on x86.
+On some architectures, the firmware may not notify the kernel of a memory
+hotplug event. Therefore, the memory "probe" interface is supported to
+explicitly notify the kernel. This interface depends on
+CONFIG_ARCH_MEMORY_PROBE and can be configured on powerpc, sh, and x86
+if hotplug is supported, although for x86 this should be handled by ACPI
Probe interface is located at

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