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authorZhang Yanfei <>2013-07-03 15:08:36 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2013-07-03 16:08:03 -0700
commita11edb59a05d8d5195419bd1fc28d82752324158 (patch)
tree1100e82327ee45c50a4f9c0e47df9e845dcf0706 /Documentation/devices.txt
parent266b7a021f7dcc4d4531961a47f4ef74c3c4ab6b (diff)
/dev/oldmem: Remove the interface
/dev/oldmem provides the interface for us to access the "old memory" in the dump-capture kernel. Unfortunately, no one actually uses this interface. And this interface could actually cause some real problems if used on ia64 where the cached/uncached accesses are mixed. See the discussion from the link: So Eric suggested that we should remove /dev/oldmem as an unused piece of code. [ mention /dev/oldmem obsolescence in devices.txt] Suggested-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <> Signed-off-by: Zhang Yanfei <> Cc: Vivek Goyal <> Cc: Dave Hansen <> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <> Cc: Fenghua Yu <> Cc: Heiko Carstens <> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <> Cc: Matt Fleming <> Cc: Michael Holzheu <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Ralf Baechle <> Cc: Tony Luck <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/devices.txt b/Documentation/devices.txt
index b9015912bca6..23721d3be3e6 100644
--- a/Documentation/devices.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devices.txt
@@ -100,8 +100,7 @@ Your cooperation is appreciated.
10 = /dev/aio Asynchronous I/O notification interface
11 = /dev/kmsg Writes to this come out as printk's, reads
export the buffered printk records.
- 12 = /dev/oldmem Used by crashdump kernels to access
- the memory of the kernel that crashed.
+ 12 = /dev/oldmem OBSOLETE - replaced by /proc/vmcore
1 block RAM disk
0 = /dev/ram0 First RAM disk