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2013-02-05tpm: add documentation for sysfs interfacesKent Yoder
Reviewed-by: Peter Huewe <> Signed-off-by: Kent Yoder <>
2012-12-18Documentation: ABI: /sys/devices/system/node/Davidlohr Bueso
Describe NUMA node sysfs files/attributes. Note that for the specific dates and contacts I couldn't find, I left it as default for Oct 2002 and linux-mm. Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-11-30IB/srp: Allow SRP disconnect through sysfsBart Van Assche
Make it possible to disconnect the IB RC connection used by the SRP protocol to communicate with a target. Have the SRP transport layer create a sysfs "delete" attribute for initiator drivers that support this functionality. Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <> Acked-by: David Dillow <> Cc: FUJITA Tomonori <> Cc: Robert Jennings <> Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <>
2012-11-30srp_transport: Document sysfs attributesBart Van Assche
Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <> Cc: FUJITA Tomonori <> Cc: Robert Jennings <> Acked-by: David Dillow <> Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <>
2012-11-30IB/srp: Document sysfs attributesBart Van Assche
Document the sysfs attributes of the SRP initiator (ib_srp) according to the rules specified in Documentation/ABI/README. Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <> Acked-by: David Dillow <> Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <>
2012-07-30Merge tag 'firewire-updates' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull firewire updates from Stefan Richter: - Small fixes and optimizations. - A new sysfs attribute to tell local and remote nodes apart. Useful to set special permissions/ ownership of local nodes' /dev/fw*, to start daemons on them (for diagnostics, management, AV targets, VersaPHY initiator or targets...), to pick up their GUID to use it as GUID of an SBP2 target instance, and of course for informational purposes. * tag 'firewire-updates' of git:// firewire: core: document is_local sysfs attribute firewire: core: add is_local sysfs device attribute firewire: ohci: initialize multiChanMode bits after reset firewire: core: fix multichannel IR with buffers larger than 2 GB firewire: ohci: sanity-check MMIO resource firewire: ohci: lazy bus time initialization firewire: core: allocate the low memory region firewire: core: make address handler length 64 bits
2012-07-26Merge tag 'driver-core-3.6-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull driver core changes from Greg Kroah-Hartman: "Here's the big driver core pull request for 3.6-rc1. Unlike 3.5, this kernel should be a lot tamer, with the printk changes now settled down. All we have here is some extcon driver updates, w1 driver updates, a few printk cleanups that weren't needed for 3.5, but are good to have now, and some other minor fixes/changes in the driver core. All of these have been in the linux-next releases for a while now. Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>" * tag 'driver-core-3.6-rc1' of git:// (38 commits) printk: Export struct log size and member offsets through vmcoreinfo Drivers: hv: Change the hex constant to a decimal constant driver core: don't trigger uevent after failure extcon: MAX77693: Add extcon-max77693 driver to support Maxim MAX77693 MUIC device sysfs: fail dentry revalidation after namespace change fix sysfs: fail dentry revalidation after namespace change extcon: spelling of detach in function doc extcon: arizona: Stop microphone detection if we give up on it extcon: arizona: Update cable reporting calls and split headset PM / Runtime: Do not increment device usage counts before probing kmsg - do not flush partial lines when the console is busy kmsg - export "continuation record" flag to /dev/kmsg kmsg - avoid warning for CONFIG_PRINTK=n compilations kmsg - properly print over-long continuation lines driver-core: Use kobj_to_dev instead of re-implementing it driver-core: Move kobj_to_dev from genhd.h to device.h driver core: Move deferred devices to the end of dpm_list before probing driver core: move uevent call to driver_register driver core: fix shutdown races with probe/remove(v3) Extcon: Arizona: Add driver for Wolfson Arizona class devices ...
2012-07-20Documentation: Add newline at end-of-file to files lacking oneJesper Juhl
This patch simply adds a newline character at end-of-file to those files in Documentation/ that currently lack one. This is done for a few different reasons: A) It's rather annoying when you do "cat some_file.txt" that your prompt/cursor ends up at the end of the last line of output rather than on a new line. B) Some tools that process files line-by-line may get confused by the lack of a newline on the last line. C) The "\ No newline at end of file" line in diffs annoys me for some reason. So, let's just add the missing newline once and for all. Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
2012-06-30firewire: core: document is_local sysfs attributeStefan Richter
Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
2012-06-13w1: Add 1-wire slave device driver for DS28E04-100Markus Franke
Signed-off-by: Markus Franke <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
2012-04-12USB: update usbtmc api documentationStephen Lewis
Correct path names in API documentation for usbtmc Signed-off-by: Stephen Lewis <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
2012-03-30Documentation: fix typo in ABI/stable/sysfs-driver-usb-usbtmcRafal Kapela
Fix "the the" in ABI/stable/sysfs-driver-usb-usbtmc Signed-off-by: Rafal Kapela <> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <> Cc: Greg KH <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2012-03-20Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// Pull trivial tree from Jiri Kosina: "It's indeed trivial -- mostly documentation updates and a bunch of typo fixes from Masanari. There are also several linux/version.h include removals from Jesper." * 'for-linus' of git:// (101 commits) kcore: fix spelling in read_kcore() comment constify struct pci_dev * in obvious cases Revert "char: Fix typo in viotape.c" init: fix wording error in mm_init comment usb: gadget: Kconfig: fix typo for 'different' Revert "power, max8998: Include linux/module.h just once in drivers/power/max8998_charger.c" writeback: fix fn name in writeback_inodes_sb_nr_if_idle() comment header writeback: fix typo in the writeback_control comment Documentation: Fix multiple typo in Documentation tpm_tis: fix tis_lock with respect to RCU Revert "media: Fix typo in mixer_drv.c and hdmi_drv.c" Doc: Update numastat.txt qla4xxx: Add missing spaces to error messages compiler.h: Fix typo security: struct security_operations kerneldoc fix Documentation: broken URL in libata.tmpl Documentation: broken URL in filesystems.tmpl mtd: simplify return logic in do_map_probe() mm: fix comment typo of truncate_inode_pages_range power: bq27x00: Fix typos in comment ...
2012-03-07Documentation: Fix multiple typo in DocumentationMasanari Iida
Signed-off-by: Masanari Iida <> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
2012-02-15driver-core: documentation: fix up Greg's email addressGreg Kroah-Hartman
My old email address was used in a lot of documentation files, so fix this up to point to the correct one now. Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
2011-11-21Merge branch 'stable/docs-for-3.3' into stable/for-linus-3.3Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
* stable/docs-for-3.3: xen: document backend sysfs files xen: document balloon driver sysfs files
2011-11-11xen: document backend sysfs filesDavid Vrabel
Add ABI documentation for the /sys/bus/xen-backend sysfs files, including those specific to blkback devices. Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
2011-11-09xen: document balloon driver sysfs filesDavid Vrabel
Add ABI documentation for the balloon driver's sysfs files. Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <> Reviewed-by: Daniel Kiper <> [v2: Added comments from Daniel] Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
2011-11-06ACPI: Export FADT pm_profile integer value to userspaceThomas Renninger
There are a lot userspace approaches to detect the usage of the platform (laptop, workstation, server, ...) and adjust kernel tunables accordingly (io/process scheduler, power management, ...). These approaches need constant maintaining and are ugly to implement (detect PCMCIA controller -> laptop, does not work on recent systems anymore, ...) On ACPI systems there is an easy and reliable way (if implemented in BIOS and most recent platforms have this value set). -> export it to userspace. Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <> Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <>
2011-07-22Merge branch 'x86-vdso-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds
git:// * 'x86-vdso-for-linus' of git:// x86-64, vdso: Do not allocate memory for the vDSO clocksource: Change __ARCH_HAS_CLOCKSOURCE_DATA to a CONFIG option x86, vdso: Drop now wrong comment Document the vDSO and add a reference parser ia64: Replace clocksource.fsys_mmio with generic arch data x86-64: Move vread_tsc and vread_hpet into the vDSO clocksource: Replace vread with generic arch data x86-64: Add --no-undefined to vDSO build x86-64: Allow alternative patching in the vDSO x86: Make alternative instruction pointers relative x86-64: Improve vsyscall emulation CS and RIP handling x86-64: Emulate legacy vsyscalls x86-64: Fill unused parts of the vsyscall page with 0xcc x86-64: Remove vsyscall number 3 (venosys) x86-64: Map the HPET NX x86-64: Remove kernel.vsyscall64 sysctl x86-64: Give vvars their own page x86-64: Document some of entry_64.S x86-64: Fix alignment of jiffies variable
2011-07-16firewire: document the sysfs ABIsStefan Richter
of firewire-core and firewire-sbp2. Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
2011-07-16firewire: cdev: ABI documentation enhancementsStefan Richter
Add overview documentation in Documentation/ABI/stable/firewire-cdev. Improve the inline reference documentation in firewire-cdev.h: - Add /* available since kernel... */ comments to event numbers consistent with the comments on ioctl numbers. - Shorten some documentation on an event and an ioctl that are less interesting to current programming because there are newer preferable variants. - Spell Configuration ROM (name of an IEEE 1212 register) in upper case. - Move the dummy FW_CDEV_VERSION out of the reader's field of vision. We should remove it from the header next year or so. Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
2011-07-14Document the vDSO and add a reference parserAndy Lutomirski
It turns out that parsing the vDSO is nontrivial if you don't already have an ELF dynamic loader around. So document it in Documentation/ABI and add a reference CC0-licenced parser. This code is dedicated to Go issue 1933: Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <> Link: Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <>
2011-03-22backlight: add backlight typeMatthew Garrett
There may be multiple ways of controlling the backlight on a given machine. Allow drivers to expose the type of interface they are providing, making it possible for userspace to make appropriate policy decisions. Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <> Cc: Richard Purdie <> Cc: Chris Wilson <> Cc: David Airlie <> Cc: Alex Deucher <> Cc: Ben Skeggs <> Cc: Zhang Rui <> Cc: Len Brown <> Cc: Jesse Barnes <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2011-03-14efivars: Add DocumentationMike Waychison
This patch documents the interface exposed by the 'efivars' module. Signed-off-by: Mike Waychison <> Cc: Matt Domsch <>, Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
2011-01-12thermal: Add event notification to thermal frameworkR.Durgadoss
This patch adds event notification support to the generic thermal sysfs framework in the kernel. The notification is in the form of a netlink event. Signed-off-by: R.Durgadoss <> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <>
2010-03-22Merge branch 'master' of ↵David S. Miller
git:// Conflicts: Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/phy.c
2010-03-19rename new rfkill sysfs
This patch renames the (never officially released) sysfs-knobs "blocked_hw" and "blocked_sw" to "hard" and "soft", as the hardware vs software conotation is misleading. It also gets rid of not needed locks around u32-read-access. Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
2010-03-10enhance sysfs rfkill
This commit introduces two new sysfs knobs. /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/blocked_hw: (ro) hardblock kill state /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/blocked_sw: (rw) softblock kill state Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
2010-03-10Document the rfkill sysfs
This moves sysfs ABI info from Documentation/rfkill.txt to the ABI subfolder and reformats it. This also schedules the deprecated sysfs parts to be removed in 2012 (claim file) and 2014 (state file). Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
2010-03-06mm: document /sys/devices/system/node/nodeXMel Gorman
Add a bare description of what /sys/devices/system/node/nodeX is. Others will follow in time but right now, none of that tree is documented. The existence of this file might at least encourage people to document new entries. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <> Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2009-12-04[SCSI] qla2xxx: Add firmware-dump kobject uevent notification.Andrew Vasquez
Signed-off-by: Andrew Vasquez <> Signed-off-by: Giridhar Malavali <> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
2009-08-28video/backlight: document sysfs interfaceCorentin Chary
Date and KernelVersion may be wrong because the backlight interface was introduced before git initial import. Cc:Richard Purdie <> Signed-off-by: Corentin Chary <> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <>
2008-10-17USB: add USB test and measurement class driverGreg Kroah-Hartman
This driver was originaly written by Stefan Kopp, but massively reworked by Greg for submission. Thanks to Felipe Balbi <> for lots of work in cleaning up this driver. Thanks to Oliver Neukum <> for reviewing previous versions and pointing out problems. Cc: Stefan Kopp <> Cc: Marcel Janssen <> Cc: Felipe Balbi <> Cc: Oliver Neukum <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
2008-04-23Merge git:// Woodhouse
2008-04-18ocfs2: Move /sys/o2cb to /sys/fs/o2cbMark Fasheh
/sys/fs is where we really want file system specific sysfs objects. Ocfs2-tools has been updated to look in /sys/fs/o2cb. We can maintain backwards compatibility with old ocfs2-tools by using a sysfs symlink. After some time (2 years), the symlink can be safely removed. This patch also adds documentation to make it easier for people to figure out what /sys/fs/o2cb is used for. Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <>
2008-04-17Documentation: add UBI sysfs ABI docsArtem Bityutskiy
Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <> Acked-by: Greg KH <>
2006-06-21[PATCH] Add kernel<->userspace ABI stability documentationGreg Kroah-Hartman
Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>