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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.osdl.org>2006-12-07 08:59:11 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.osdl.org>2006-12-07 08:59:11 -0800
commit4522d58275f124105819723e24e912c8e5bf3cdd (patch)
treeb92c29014fadffe049c1925676037f0092b8d112 /Documentation
parent6cf24f031bc97cb5a7c9df3b6e73c45b628b2b28 (diff)
parent64a26a731235b59c9d73bbe82c1f896d57400d37 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://one.firstfloor.org/home/andi/git/linux-2.6
* 'for-linus' of git://one.firstfloor.org/home/andi/git/linux-2.6: (156 commits) [PATCH] x86-64: Export smp_call_function_single [PATCH] i386: Clean up smp_tune_scheduling() [PATCH] unwinder: move .eh_frame to RODATA [PATCH] unwinder: fully support linker generated .eh_frame_hdr section [PATCH] x86-64: don't use set_irq_regs() [PATCH] x86-64: check vector in setup_ioapic_dest to verify if need setup_IO_APIC_irq [PATCH] x86-64: Make ix86 default to HIGHMEM4G instead of NOHIGHMEM [PATCH] i386: replace kmalloc+memset with kzalloc [PATCH] x86-64: remove remaining pc98 code [PATCH] x86-64: remove unused variable [PATCH] x86-64: Fix constraints in atomic_add_return() [PATCH] x86-64: fix asm constraints in i386 atomic_add_return [PATCH] x86-64: Correct documentation for bzImage protocol v2.05 [PATCH] x86-64: replace kmalloc+memset with kzalloc in MTRR code [PATCH] x86-64: Fix numaq build error [PATCH] x86-64: include/asm-x86_64/cpufeature.h isn't a userspace header [PATCH] unwinder: Add debugging output to the Dwarf2 unwinder [PATCH] x86-64: Clarify error message in GART code [PATCH] x86-64: Fix interrupt race in idle callback (3rd try) [PATCH] x86-64: Remove unwind stack pointer alignment forcing again ... Fixed conflict in include/linux/uaccess.h manually Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
5 files changed, 23 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/i386/boot.txt b/Documentation/i386/boot.txt
index c51314b1a463..9575de300a61 100644
--- a/Documentation/i386/boot.txt
+++ b/Documentation/i386/boot.txt
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
- Last update 2005-09-02
+ Last update 2006-11-17
On the i386 platform, the Linux kernel uses a rather complicated boot
convention. This has evolved partially due to historical aspects, as
@@ -35,6 +35,8 @@ Protocol 2.03: (Kernel 2.4.18-pre1) Explicitly makes the highest possible
initrd address available to the bootloader.
Protocol 2.04: (Kernel 2.6.14) Extend the syssize field to four bytes.
+Protocol 2.05: (Kernel 2.6.20) Make protected mode kernel relocatable.
+ Introduce relocatable_kernel and kernel_alignment fields.
@@ -129,6 +131,8 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
0226/2 N/A pad1 Unused
0228/4 2.02+ cmd_line_ptr 32-bit pointer to the kernel command line
022C/4 2.03+ initrd_addr_max Highest legal initrd address
+0230/4 2.05+ kernel_alignment Physical addr alignment required for kernel
+0234/1 2.05+ relocatable_kernel Whether kernel is relocatable or not
(1) For backwards compatibility, if the setup_sects field contains 0, the
real value is 4.
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 6b3c3e37a277..b79bcdf16319 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -599,8 +599,6 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
hugepages= [HW,IA-32,IA-64] Maximal number of HugeTLB pages.
- noirqbalance [IA-32,SMP,KNL] Disable kernel irq balancing
i8042.direct [HW] Put keyboard port into non-translated mode
i8042.dumbkbd [HW] Pretend that controller can only read data from
keyboard and cannot control its state
@@ -1065,9 +1063,14 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
in certain environments such as networked servers or
real-time systems.
+ noirqbalance [IA-32,SMP,KNL] Disable kernel irq balancing
noirqdebug [IA-32] Disables the code which attempts to detect and
disable unhandled interrupt sources.
+ no_timer_check [IA-32,X86_64,APIC] Disables the code which tests for
+ broken timer IRQ sources.
noisapnp [ISAPNP] Disables ISA PnP code.
noinitrd [RAM] Tells the kernel not to load any configured
@@ -1752,6 +1755,9 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
norandmaps Don't use address space randomization
Equivalent to echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space
+ unwind_debug=N N > 0 will enable dwarf2 unwinder debugging
+ This is useful to get more information why
+ you got a "dwarf2 unwinder stuck"
diff --git a/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt b/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
index f39c9d714db3..a2afca3b2bab 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
@@ -62,9 +62,6 @@ consider the following facts about the Linux kernel:
- different structures can contain different fields
- Some functions may not be implemented at all, (i.e. some locks
compile away to nothing for non-SMP builds.)
- - Parameter passing of variables from function to function can be
- done in different ways (the CONFIG_REGPARM option controls
- this.)
- Memory within the kernel can be aligned in different ways,
depending on the build options.
- Linux runs on a wide range of different processor architectures.
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 0bc7f1e3c9e6..5922e84d9133 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- hotplug
- java-appletviewer [ binfmt_java, obsolete ]
- java-interpreter [ binfmt_java, obsolete ]
+- kstack_depth_to_print [ X86 only ]
- l2cr [ PPC only ]
- modprobe ==> Documentation/kmod.txt
- msgmax
@@ -170,6 +171,13 @@ This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If
+kstack_depth_to_print: (X86 only)
+Controls the number of words to print when dumping the raw
+kernel stack.
osrelease, ostype & version:
# cat osrelease
diff --git a/Documentation/x86_64/boot-options.txt b/Documentation/x86_64/boot-options.txt
index f3c57f43ba64..dbdcaf68e3ea 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86_64/boot-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86_64/boot-options.txt
@@ -52,10 +52,6 @@ APICs
apicmaintimer. Useful when your PIT timer is totally
- disable_8254_timer / enable_8254_timer
- Enable interrupt 0 timer routing over the 8254 in addition to over
- the IO-APIC. The kernel tries to set a sensible default.
Early Console
syntax: earlyprintk=vga
@@ -183,7 +179,7 @@ PCI
- [,forcesac][,fullflush][,nomerge][,noaperture]
+ [,forcesac][,fullflush][,nomerge][,noaperture][,calgary]
size set size of iommu (in bytes)
noagp don't initialize the AGP driver and use full aperture.
off don't use the IOMMU
@@ -204,6 +200,7 @@ IOMMU
nodac Forbid DMA >4GB
panic Always panic when IOMMU overflows
+ calgary Use the Calgary IOMMU if it is available