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authorLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2008-02-07 04:01:53 -0500
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2008-02-07 04:01:53 -0500
commit81e242d0efafb319938d511b115088a5c4523c91 (patch)
treebe22aa41db2288fd7999524d719f333c766a367f /Documentation/acpi
parenta733a5da97b238e3e3167d3d0aee8fe1e8d04e97 (diff)
parent04d94886b47b5133915021dcfb1108a8576f6ea7 (diff)
downloadkernel-81e242d0efafb319938d511b115088a5c4523c91.tar.gz
Merge branches 'release' and 'dsdt-override' into release
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/acpi/dsdt-override.txt15
-rwxr-xr-xDocumentation/acpi/initramfs-add-dsdt.sh43
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diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/dsdt-override.txt b/Documentation/acpi/dsdt-override.txt
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+Linux supports two methods of overriding the BIOS DSDT:
+
+CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT builds the image into the kernel.
+
+CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD adds the image to the initrd.
+
+When to use these methods is described in detail on the
+Linux/ACPI home page:
+http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/acpi/overridingDSDT.php
+
+Note that if both options are used, the DSDT supplied
+by the INITRD method takes precedence.
+
+Documentation/initramfs-add-dsdt.sh is provided for convenience
+for use with the CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD method.
diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/initramfs-add-dsdt.sh b/Documentation/acpi/initramfs-add-dsdt.sh
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+#!/bin/bash
+# Adds a DSDT file to the initrd (if it's an initramfs)
+# first argument is the name of archive
+# second argument is the name of the file to add
+# The file will be copied as /DSDT.aml
+
+# 20060126: fix "Premature end of file" with some old cpio (Roland Robic)
+# 20060205: this time it should really work
+
+# check the arguments
+if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then
+ program_name=$(basename $0)
+ echo "\
+$program_name: too few arguments
+Usage: $program_name initrd-name.img DSDT-to-add.aml
+Adds a DSDT file to an initrd (in initramfs format)
+
+ initrd-name.img: filename of the initrd in initramfs format
+ DSDT-to-add.aml: filename of the DSDT file to add
+ " 1>&2
+ exit 1
+fi
+
+# we should check it's an initramfs
+
+tempcpio=$(mktemp -d)
+# cleanup on exit, hangup, interrupt, quit, termination
+trap 'rm -rf $tempcpio' 0 1 2 3 15
+
+# extract the archive
+gunzip -c "$1" > "$tempcpio"/initramfs.cpio || exit 1
+
+# copy the DSDT file at the root of the directory so that we can call it "/DSDT.aml"
+cp -f "$2" "$tempcpio"/DSDT.aml
+
+# add the file
+cd "$tempcpio"
+(echo DSDT.aml | cpio --quiet -H newc -o -A -O "$tempcpio"/initramfs.cpio) || exit 1
+cd "$OLDPWD"
+
+# re-compress the archive
+gzip -c "$tempcpio"/initramfs.cpio > "$1"
+