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2011-03-31Fix common misspellingsLucas De Marchi1-1/+1
Fixes generated by 'codespell' and manually reviewed. Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
2009-06-12trivial: Documentation/dell_rbu.txt: fix typosMasanori Kobayasi1-2/+2
Remove a period from end of command-line and fix misplaced comma. Signed-off-by: Masanori Kobayasi <zap03216@nifty.ne.jp> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2009-01-06trivial: fix an -> a typos in documentation and commentsFrederik Schwarzer1-2/+2
It is always "an" if there is a vowel _spoken_ (not written). So it is: "an hour" (spoken vowel) but "a uniform" (spoken 'j') Signed-off-by: Frederik Schwarzer <schwarzerf@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'N'-'P'Matt LaPlante1-5/+5
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'N'-'P'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'H'-'M'Matt LaPlante1-2/+2
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'H'-'M'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'F'-'G'Matt LaPlante1-2/+2
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'F'-'G'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'B'-'C'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. This patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'B'-'C'. There are also a few grammar fixes thrown in for Randy. ;) Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix some typos in Documentation/: 'A'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. This patch addresses some words starting with the letter 'A'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2005-10-11[PATCH] dell_rbu: changes in packet update mechanismAbhay Salunke1-10/+28
In the current dell_rbu code ver 2.0 the packet update mechanism makes the user app dump every individual packet in to the driver. This adds in efficiency as every packet update makes the /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/loading and data files to disappear and reappear again. Thus the user app needs to wait for the files to reappear to dump another packet. This slows down the packet update tremendously in case of large number of packets. I am submitting a new patch for dell_rbu which will change the way we do packet updates; In the new method the user app will create a new single file which has already packetized the rbu image and all the packets are now staged in this file. This driver also creates a new entry in /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/packet_size ; the user needs to echo the packet size here before downloading the packet file. The user should do the following: create one single file which has all the packets stacked together. echo the packet size in to /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/packet_size. echo 1 > /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/loading cat the packetfile > /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/data echo 0 > /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/loading The driver takes the file which came through /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/data and takes chunks of paket_size data from it and place in contiguous memory. This makes packet update process very efficient and fast. As all the packet update happens in one single operation. The user can still read back the downloaded file from /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/data. Signed-off-by: Abhay Salunke <abhay_salunke@dell.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-17[PATCH] dell_rbu: enhancements and fixesAbhay Salunke1-5/+13
BUG fixes: The driver used to allocate memory with spinlock held which has been fixed in this patch. The driver was printing the entire buffer when it received a invalid entry in image_type. The fix is to only print a warning message and not the buffer. Usability enhancements: It is possible that due to user error the /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu entries might be missing, this can happen if the user does the following echo 1 > /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/loading echo 0 > /sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/loading This will make the entries in /sys/class/firmware/ to disappear and the only way get them back was bby unloading and loading the driver. This patch makes the user recreate these entries by echoing init in to image_type. This patch has been tested with Libsmbios and Dell OpenManage. Signed-off-by: Abhay Salunke <Abhay_Salunke@dell.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-07[PATCH] dell_rbu: new Dell BIOS update driverAbhay Salunke1-0/+74
Remote BIOS Update driver for updating BIOS images on Dell servers and desktops. See dell_rbu.txt for details. Signed-off-by: Abhay Salunke <Abhay_Salunke@dell.com> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

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