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2012-12-18Documentation/sparse.txt: document context annotations for lock checkingEd Cashin1-0/+18
The context feature of sparse is used with the Linux kernel sources to check for imbalanced uses of locks. Document the annotations defined in include/linux/compiler.h that tell sparse what to expect when a lock is held on function entry, exit, or both. Signed-off-by: Ed Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> Acked-by: Christopher Li <sparse@chrisli.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2010-07-19update email addressPavel Machek1-1/+1
pavel@suse.cz no longer works, replace it with working address. Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2010-04-27doc: Change urls for sparseBill Pemberton1-2/+2
The location of the sparse web page and git tree were no longer valid. This changes them to point to the current versions. Signed-off-by: Bill Pemberton <wfp5p@virginia.edu> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2009-04-11Documentation: explain the difference between __bitwise and __bitwise__Sam Ravnborg1-0/+8
Simply added explanation from Al Viro in the following mail: http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0802.2/3164.html Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk> Cc: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
2008-07-25kbuild: sparse needs CF not CHECKFLAGSGeert Uytterhoeven1-4/+4
Documentation/sparse.txt tells to use: make C=2 CHECKFLAGS="-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__" However, this still doesn't enable endian checks. The correct syntax is: make C=2 CF="-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__" This documentation bug was introduced by the following commit: commit 1c7bafe7206d928eaccbcbd08d868733e0fb7054 Author: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> Date: Wed Sep 13 07:57:50 2006 -0400 kbuild: clarify "make C=" build option Clarify the use of "make C=" in the top-level Makefile, and fix a typo in the Documentation file. Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> This `typo' was not a typo, as `CF' had been introduced much earlier, by: commit 7b49bb9aff8b14d15da58111d8908c877c0a525e Author: viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Date: Fri Sep 9 21:14:35 2005 +0100 [PATCH] kbuild: CF=<arguments> passes arguments to sparse Allows to add to sparse arguments without mutilating makefiles - just pass CF=<arguments> and they will be added to CHECKFLAGS. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
2007-03-09[PATCH] update 'getting sparse' info.Dave Jones1-3/+7
- point to the sparse webpage - use git:// instead of rsync:// Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-09-25kbuild: clarify "make C=" build optionRobert P. J. Day1-4/+4
Clarify the use of "make C=" in the top-level Makefile, and fix a typo in the Documentation file. Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
2006-06-23[PATCH] docs: update sparse.txt with CHECK_ENDIANBob Copeland1-15/+21
Update the sparse documentation to omit the -Wbitwise flag example (as it is now passed by default), and document the kernel defines to enable endianness checking. Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-11-07[PATCH] Documentation/sparse.txt: mention CF=-WbitwiseAlexey Dobriyan1-2/+2
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-23[PATCH] documentation: sparse no longer uses bk, but gitHarald Welte1-2/+2
Signed-off-by: Harald Welte <laforge@netfilter.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-09[PATCH] Documentation/sparse snapshot URLBen Dooks1-1/+1
The URL for Documentation/sparse is wrong now that it is in git. Signed-off-by: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds1-0/+72
Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!

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