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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-11-18 09:34:35 -0200
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-11-18 09:34:35 -0200
commit15bd1cfb3055d866614cdaf38e43201936264e50 (patch)
tree020261b5a984684201a39e661934aa5dcdf82f83 /Documentation
parent9545eb61e5bb70055fd9358f25f95387f7398cba (diff)
parent019ceb7d5d252ce71001a157cf29f4ac28501b72 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block
* 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block: block: add missed trace_block_plug paride: fix potential information leak in pg_read() bio: change some signed vars to unsigned block: avoid unnecessary plug list flush cciss: auto engage SCSI mid layer at driver load time loop: cleanup set_status interface include/linux/bio.h: use a static inline function for bio_integrity_clone() loop: prevent information leak after failed read block: Always check length of all iov entries in blk_rq_map_user_iov() The Windows driver .inf disables ASPM on all cciss devices. Do the same. backing-dev: ensure wakeup_timer is deleted block: Revert "[SCSI] genhd: add a new attribute "alias" in gendisk"
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 6 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
index 2b5d56127fc..c1eb41cb987 100644
--- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
@@ -206,16 +206,3 @@ Description:
when a discarded area is read the discard_zeroes_data
parameter will be set to one. Otherwise it will be 0 and
the result of reading a discarded area is undefined.
-What: /sys/block/<disk>/alias
-Date: Aug 2011
-Contact: Nao Nishijima <nao.nishijima.xt@hitachi.com>
- A raw device name of a disk does not always point a same disk
- each boot-up time. Therefore, users have to use persistent
- device names, which udev creates when the kernel finds a disk,
- instead of raw device name. However, kernel doesn't show those
- persistent names on its messages (e.g. dmesg).
- This file can store an alias of the disk and it would be
- appeared in kernel messages if it is set. A disk can have an
- alias which length is up to 255bytes. Users can use alphabets,
- numbers, "-" and "_" in alias name. This file is writeonce.
diff --git a/Documentation/blockdev/cciss.txt b/Documentation/blockdev/cciss.txt
index 71464e09ec1..b79d0a13e7c 100644
--- a/Documentation/blockdev/cciss.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blockdev/cciss.txt
@@ -98,14 +98,12 @@ You must enable "SCSI tape drive support for Smart Array 5xxx" and
"SCSI support" in your kernel configuration to be able to use SCSI
tape drives with your Smart Array 5xxx controller.
-Additionally, note that the driver will not engage the SCSI core at init
-time. The driver must be directed to dynamically engage the SCSI core via
-the /proc filesystem entry which the "block" side of the driver creates as
-/proc/driver/cciss/cciss* at runtime. This is because at driver init time,
-the SCSI core may not yet be initialized (because the driver is a block
-driver) and attempting to register it with the SCSI core in such a case
-would cause a hang. This is best done via an initialization script
-(typically in /etc/init.d, but could vary depending on distribution).
+Additionally, note that the driver will engage the SCSI core at init
+time if any tape drives or medium changers are detected. The driver may
+also be directed to dynamically engage the SCSI core via the /proc filesystem
+entry which the "block" side of the driver creates as
+/proc/driver/cciss/cciss* at runtime. This is best done via a script.
For example:
for x in /proc/driver/cciss/cciss[0-9]*