|author||Hugh Dickins <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2005-10-29 18:16:10 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2005-10-29 21:40:38 -0700|
[PATCH] mm: m68k kill stram swap
Please, please now delete the Atari CONFIG_STRAM_SWAP code. It may be excellent and ingenious code, but its reference to swap_vfsmnt betrays that it hasn't been built since 2.5.1 (four years old come December), it's delving deep into matters which are the preserve of core mm code, its only purpose is to give the more conscientious mm guys an anxiety attack from time to time; yet we keep on breaking it more and more. If you want to use RAM for swap, then if the MTD driver does not already provide just what you need, I'm sure David could be persuaded to add the extra. But you'd also like to be able to allocate extents of that swap for other use: we can give you a core interface for that if you need. But unbuilt for four years suggests to me that there's no need at all. I cannot swear the patch below won't break your build, but believe so. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 1 insertions, 25 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 90766b75d1b..5dffcfefc3c 100644
@@ -1460,8 +1460,6 @@ running once the system is up.
- stram_swap= [HW,M68k]
swiotlb= [IA-64] Number of I/O TLB slabs
diff --git a/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt b/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt
index e191baad830..d5d3f064f55 100644
@@ -626,7 +626,7 @@ ignored (others aren't affected).
can be performed in optimal order. Not all SCSI devices support
tagged queuing (:-().
Syntax: switches=<list of switches>
@@ -661,28 +661,6 @@ correctly.
earlier initialization ("ov_"-less) takes precedence. But the
switching-off on reset still happens in this case.
- This option is available only if the kernel has been compiled with
-CONFIG_STRAM_SWAP enabled. Normally, the kernel then determines
-dynamically whether to actually use ST-RAM as swap space. (Currently,
-the fraction of ST-RAM must be less or equal 1/3 of total memory to
-enable this swapping.) You can override the kernel's decision by
-specifying this option. 1 for <do_swap> means always enable the swap,
-even if you have less alternate RAM. 0 stands for never swap to
-ST-RAM, even if it's small enough compared to the rest of memory.
- If ST-RAM swapping is enabled, the kernel usually uses all free
-ST-RAM as swap "device". If the kernel resides in ST-RAM, the region
-allocated by it is obviously never used for swapping :-) You can also
-limit this amount by specifying the second parameter, <max_swap>, if
-you want to use parts of ST-RAM as normal system memory. <max_swap> is
-in kBytes and the number should be a multiple of 4 (otherwise: rounded
5) Options for Amiga Only: