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2015-11-20Merge branches 'pm-cpufreq' and 'acpi-cppc'Rafael J. Wysocki1-3/+0
* pm-cpufreq: Revert "Documentation: kernel_parameters for Intel P state driver" cpufreq: mediatek: fix build error cpufreq: intel_pstate: Add separate support for Airmont cores cpufreq: intel_pstate: Replace BYT with ATOM Revert "cpufreq: intel_pstate: Use ACPI perf configuration" Revert "cpufreq: intel_pstate: Avoid calculation for max/min" * acpi-cppc: ACPI / CPPC: Use h/w reduced version of the PCCT structure
2015-11-19Revert "Documentation: kernel_parameters for Intel P state driver"Rafael J. Wysocki1-3/+0
Revert commit 053f56def57b (Documentation: kernel_parameters for Intel P state driver) as the code documented by it has been reverted already. Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2015-11-10Merge branch 'drm-next' of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linuxLinus Torvalds1-6/+9
Pull drm updates from Dave Airlie: "I Was Almost Tempted To Capitalise Every Word, but then I decided I couldn't read it myself! I've also got one pull request for the sti driver outstanding. It relied on a commit in Greg's tree and I didn't find out in time, that commit is in your tree now so I might send that along once this is merged. I also had the accidental misfortune to have access to a Skylake on my desk for a few days, and I've had to encourage Intel to try harder, which seems to be happening now. Here is the main drm-next pull request for 4.4. Highlights: New driver: vc4 driver for the Rasberry Pi VPU. (From Eric Anholt at Broadcom.) Core: Atomic fbdev support Atomic helpers for runtime pm dp/aux i2c STATUS_UPDATE handling struct_mutex usage cleanups. Generic of probing support. Documentation: Kerneldoc for VGA switcheroo code. Rename to gpu instead of drm to reflect scope. i915: Skylake GuC firmware fixes HPD A support VBT backlight fallbacks Fastboot by default for some systems FBC work BXT/SKL workarounds Skylake deeper sleep state fixes amdgpu: Enable GPU scheduler by default New atombios opcodes GPUVM debugging options Stoney support. Fencing cleanups. radeon: More efficient CS checking nouveau: gk20a instance memory handling improvements. Improved PGOB detection and GK107 support Kepler GDDR5 PLL statbility improvement G8x/GT2xx reclock improvements new userspace API compatiblity fixes. virtio-gpu: Add 3D support - qemu 2.5 has it merged for it's gtk backend. msm: Initial msm88896 (snapdragon 8200) exynos: HDMI cleanups Enable mixer driver byt default Add DECON-TV support vmwgfx: Move to using memremap + fixes. rcar-du: Add support for R8A7793/4 DU armada: Remove support for non-component mode Improved plane handling Power savings while in DPMS off. tda998x: Remove unused slave encoder support Use more HDMI helpers Fix EDID read handling dwhdmi: Interlace video mode support for ipu-v3/dw_hdmi Hotplug state fixes Audio driver integration imx: More color formats support. tegra: Minor fixes/improvements" [ Merge fixup: remove unused variable 'dev' that had all uses removed in commit 4e270f088011: "drm/gem: Drop struct_mutex requirement from drm_gem_mmap_obj" ] * 'drm-next' of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux: (764 commits) drm/vmwgfx: Relax irq locking somewhat drm/vmwgfx: Properly flush cursor updates and page-flips drm/i915/skl: disable display side power well support for now drm/i915: Extend DSL readout fix to BDW and SKL. drm/i915: Do graphics device reset under forcewake drm/i915: Skip fence installation for objects with rotated views (v4) vga_switcheroo: Drop client power state VGA_SWITCHEROO_INIT drm/amdgpu: group together common fence implementation drm/amdgpu: remove AMDGPU_FENCE_OWNER_MOVE drm/amdgpu: remove now unused fence functions drm/amdgpu: fix fence fallback check drm/amdgpu: fix stoping the scheduler timeout drm/amdgpu: cleanup on error in amdgpu_cs_ioctl() drm/i915: Fix locking around GuC firmware load drm/amdgpu: update Fiji's Golden setting drm/amdgpu: update Fiji's rev id drm/amdgpu: extract common code in vi_common_early_init drm/amd/scheduler: don't oops on failure to load drm/amdgpu: don't oops on failure to load (v2) drm/amdgpu: don't VT switch on suspend ...
2015-11-05Merge branch 'akpm' (patches from Andrew)Linus Torvalds1-0/+5
Merge patch-bomb from Andrew Morton: - inotify tweaks - some ocfs2 updates (many more are awaiting review) - various misc bits - kernel/watchdog.c updates - Some of mm. I have a huge number of MM patches this time and quite a lot of it is quite difficult and much will be held over to next time. * emailed patches from Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>: (162 commits) selftests: vm: add tests for lock on fault mm: mlock: add mlock flags to enable VM_LOCKONFAULT usage mm: introduce VM_LOCKONFAULT mm: mlock: add new mlock system call mm: mlock: refactor mlock, munlock, and munlockall code kasan: always taint kernel on report mm, slub, kasan: enable user tracking by default with KASAN=y kasan: use IS_ALIGNED in memory_is_poisoned_8() kasan: Fix a type conversion error lib: test_kasan: add some testcases kasan: update reference to kasan prototype repo kasan: move KASAN_SANITIZE in arch/x86/boot/Makefile kasan: various fixes in documentation kasan: update log messages kasan: accurately determine the type of the bad access kasan: update reported bug types for kernel memory accesses kasan: update reported bug types for not user nor kernel memory accesses mm/kasan: prevent deadlock in kasan reporting mm/kasan: don't use kasan shadow pointer in generic functions mm/kasan: MODULE_VADDR is not available on all archs ...
2015-11-05kernel/watchdog.c: perform all-CPU backtrace in case of hard lockupJiri Kosina1-0/+5
In many cases of hardlockup reports, it's actually not possible to know why it triggered, because the CPU that got stuck is usually waiting on a resource (with IRQs disabled) in posession of some other CPU is holding. IOW, we are often looking at the stacktrace of the victim and not the actual offender. Introduce sysctl / cmdline parameter that makes it possible to have hardlockup detector perform all-CPU backtrace. Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> Reviewed-by: Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com> Cc: Ulrich Obergfell <uobergfe@redhat.com> Acked-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2015-11-05Merge tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvmLinus Torvalds1-0/+1
Pull KVM updates from Paolo Bonzini: "First batch of KVM changes for 4.4. s390: A bunch of fixes and optimizations for interrupt and time handling. PPC: Mostly bug fixes. ARM: No big features, but many small fixes and prerequisites including: - a number of fixes for the arch-timer - introducing proper level-triggered semantics for the arch-timers - a series of patches to synchronously halt a guest (prerequisite for IRQ forwarding) - some tracepoint improvements - a tweak for the EL2 panic handlers - some more VGIC cleanups getting rid of redundant state x86: Quite a few changes: - support for VT-d posted interrupts (i.e. PCI devices can inject interrupts directly into vCPUs). This introduces a new component (in virt/lib/) that connects VFIO and KVM together. The same infrastructure will be used for ARM interrupt forwarding as well. - more Hyper-V features, though the main one Hyper-V synthetic interrupt controller will have to wait for 4.5. These will let KVM expose Hyper-V devices. - nested virtualization now supports VPID (same as PCID but for vCPUs) which makes it quite a bit faster - for future hardware that supports NVDIMM, there is support for clflushopt, clwb, pcommit - support for "split irqchip", i.e. LAPIC in kernel + IOAPIC/PIC/PIT in userspace, which reduces the attack surface of the hypervisor - obligatory smattering of SMM fixes - on the guest side, stable scheduler clock support was rewritten to not require help from the hypervisor" * tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm: (123 commits) KVM: VMX: Fix commit which broke PML KVM: x86: obey KVM_X86_QUIRK_CD_NW_CLEARED in kvm_set_cr0() KVM: x86: allow RSM from 64-bit mode KVM: VMX: fix SMEP and SMAP without EPT KVM: x86: move kvm_set_irq_inatomic to legacy device assignment KVM: device assignment: remove pointless #ifdefs KVM: x86: merge kvm_arch_set_irq with kvm_set_msi_inatomic KVM: x86: zero apic_arb_prio on reset drivers/hv: share Hyper-V SynIC constants with userspace KVM: x86: handle SMBASE as physical address in RSM KVM: x86: add read_phys to x86_emulate_ops KVM: x86: removing unused variable KVM: don't pointlessly leave KVM_COMPAT=y in non-KVM configs KVM: arm/arm64: Merge vgic_set_lr() and vgic_sync_lr_elrsr() KVM: arm/arm64: Clean up vgic_retire_lr() and surroundings KVM: arm/arm64: Optimize away redundant LR tracking KVM: s390: use simple switch statement as multiplexer KVM: s390: drop useless newline in debugging data KVM: s390: SCA must not cross page boundaries KVM: arm: Do not indent the arguments of DECLARE_BITMAP ...
2015-11-05Merge tag 'docs-for-linus' of git://git.lwn.net/linuxLinus Torvalds1-5/+12
Pull documentation update from Jon Corbet: "There is a nice new document from Neil on how pathname lookups work and some new CAN driver documentation. Beyond that, we have kernel-doc fixes, a bit more work to support reproducible builds, and the usual collection of small fixes" * tag 'docs-for-linus' of git://git.lwn.net/linux: (34 commits) Documentation: add new description of path-name lookup. Documentation/vm/slub.txt: document slabinfo-gnuplot.sh Doc: ABI/stable: Fix typo in ABI/stable doc: Clarify that nmi_watchdog param is for hardlockups Typo correction for description in gpio document. DocBook: Fix kernel-doc to be case-insensitive for private: kernel-docs.txt: update kernelnewbies reference Doc:kvm: Fix typo in Doc/virtual/kvm Documentation/Changes: Add bc in "Current Minimal Requirements" section Documentation/email-clients.txt: remove trailing whitespace DocBook: Use a fixed encoding for output MAINTAINERS: The docs tree has moved Docs/kernel-parameters: Add earlycon devicetree usage SubmittingPatches: make Subject examples match the de facto standard Documentation: gpio: mention that <function>-gpio has been deprecated Documentation: cgroups: just fix a few typos Documentation: Update kselftest.txt Documentation: DMA API: Be more explicit that nents is always the same Documentation: Update the default value of crashkernel low zram: update documentation ...
2015-11-04Merge tag 'tty-4.4-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+7
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty Pull tty/serial driver updates from Greg KH: "Here is the big tty and serial driver update for 4.4-rc1. Lots of serial driver updates and a few small tty core changes. Full details in the shortlog. All of these have been in linux-next for a while" * tag 'tty-4.4-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty: (148 commits) tty: Use unbound workqueue for all input workers tty: Abstract tty buffer work tty: Prevent tty teardown during tty_write_message() tty: core: Use correct spinlock flavor in tiocspgrp() tty: Combine SIGTTOU/SIGTTIN handling serial: amba-pl011: fix incorrect integer size in pl011_fifo_to_tty() ttyFDC: Fix build problems due to use of module_{init,exit} tty: remove unneeded return statement serial: 8250_mid: add support for DMA engine handling from UART MMIO dmaengine: hsu: remove platform data dmaengine: hsu: introduce stubs for the exported functions dmaengine: hsu: make the UART driver in control of selecting this driver serial: fix mctrl helper functions serial: 8250_pci: Intel MID UART support to its own driver serial: fsl_lpuart: add earlycon support tty: disable unbind for old 74xx based serial/mpsc console port serial: pl011: Spelling s/clocks-names/clock-names/ n_tty: Remove reader wakeups for TTY_BREAK/TTY_PARITY chars tty: synclink, fix indentation serial: at91, fix rs485 properties ...
2015-11-04Merge tag 'pm+acpi-4.4-rc1-1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-1/+5
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm Pull power management and ACPI updates from Rafael Wysocki: "Quite a new features are included this time. First off, the Collaborative Processor Performance Control interface (version 2) defined by ACPI will now be supported on ARM64 along with a cpufreq frontend for CPU performance scaling. Second, ACPI gets a new infrastructure for the early probing of IRQ chips and clock sources (along the lines of the existing similar mechanism for DT). Next, the ACPI core and the generic device properties API will now support a recently introduced hierarchical properties extension of the _DSD (Device Specific Data) ACPI device configuration object. If the ACPI platform firmware uses that extension to organize device properties in a hierarchical way, the kernel will automatically handle it and make those properties available to device drivers via the generic device properties API. It also will be possible to build the ACPICA's AML interpreter debugger into the kernel now and use that to diagnose AML-related problems more efficiently. In the future, this should make it possible to single-step AML execution and do similar things. Interesting stuff, although somewhat experimental at this point. Finally, the PM core gets a new mechanism that can be used by device drivers to distinguish between suspend-to-RAM (based on platform firmware support) and suspend-to-idle (or other variants of system suspend the platform firmware is not involved in) and possibly optimize their device suspend/resume handling accordingly. In addition to that, some existing features are re-organized quite substantially. First, the ACPI-based handling of PCI host bridges on x86 and ia64 is unified and the common code goes into the ACPI core (so as to reduce code duplication and eliminate non-essential differences between the two architectures in that area). Second, the Operating Performance Points (OPP) framework is reorganized to make the code easier to find and follow. Next, the cpufreq core's sysfs interface is reorganized to get rid of the "primary CPU" concept for configurations in which the same performance scaling settings are shared between multiple CPUs. Finally, some interfaces that aren't necessary any more are dropped from the generic power domains framework. On top of the above we have some minor extensions, cleanups and bug fixes in multiple places, as usual. Specifics: - ACPICA update to upstream revision 20150930 (Bob Moore, Lv Zheng). The most significant change is to allow the AML debugger to be built into the kernel. On top of that there is an update related to the NFIT table (the ACPI persistent memory interface) and a few fixes and cleanups. - ACPI CPPC2 (Collaborative Processor Performance Control v2) support along with a cpufreq frontend (Ashwin Chaugule). This can only be enabled on ARM64 at this point. - New ACPI infrastructure for the early probing of IRQ chips and clock sources (Marc Zyngier). - Support for a new hierarchical properties extension of the ACPI _DSD (Device Specific Data) device configuration object allowing the kernel to handle hierarchical properties (provided by the platform firmware this way) automatically and make them available to device drivers via the generic device properties interface (Rafael Wysocki). - Generic device properties API extension to obtain an index of certain string value in an array of strings, along the lines of of_property_match_string(), but working for all of the supported firmware node types, and support for the "dma-names" device property based on it (Mika Westerberg). - ACPI core fix to parse the MADT (Multiple APIC Description Table) entries in the order expected by platform firmware (and mandated by the specification) to avoid confusion on systems with more than 255 logical CPUs (Lukasz Anaczkowski). - Consolidation of the ACPI-based handling of PCI host bridges on x86 and ia64 (Jiang Liu). - ACPI core fixes to ensure that the correct IRQ number is used to represent the SCI (System Control Interrupt) in the cases when it has been re-mapped (Chen Yu). - New ACPI backlight quirk for Lenovo IdeaPad S405 (Hans de Goede). - ACPI EC driver fixes (Lv Zheng). - Assorted ACPI fixes and cleanups (Dan Carpenter, Insu Yun, Jiri Kosina, Rami Rosen, Rasmus Villemoes). - New mechanism in the PM core allowing drivers to check if the platform firmware is going to be involved in the upcoming system suspend or if it has been involved in the suspend the system is resuming from at the moment (Rafael Wysocki). This should allow drivers to optimize their suspend/resume handling in some cases and the changes include a couple of users of it (the i8042 input driver, PCI PM). - PCI PM fix to prevent runtime-suspended devices with PME enabled from being resumed during system suspend even if they aren't configured to wake up the system from sleep (Rafael Wysocki). - New mechanism to report the number of a wakeup IRQ that woke up the system from sleep last time (Alexandra Yates). - Removal of unused interfaces from the generic power domains framework and fixes related to latency measurements in that code (Ulf Hansson, Daniel Lezcano). - cpufreq core sysfs interface rework to make it handle CPUs that share performance scaling settings (represented by a common cpufreq policy object) more symmetrically (Viresh Kumar). This should help to simplify the CPU offline/online handling among other things. - cpufreq core fixes and cleanups (Viresh Kumar). - intel_pstate fixes related to the Turbo Activation Ratio (TAR) mechanism on client platforms which causes the turbo P-states range to vary depending on platform firmware settings (Srinivas Pandruvada). - intel_pstate sysfs interface fix (Prarit Bhargava). - Assorted cpufreq driver (imx, tegra20, powernv, integrator) fixes and cleanups (Bai Ping, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz, Shilpasri G Bhat, Luis de Bethencourt). - cpuidle mvebu driver cleanups (Russell King). - OPP (Operating Performance Points) framework code reorganization to make it more maintainable (Viresh Kumar). - Intel Broxton support for the RAPL (Running Average Power Limits) power capping driver (Amy Wiles). - Assorted power management code fixes and cleanups (Dan Carpenter, Geert Uytterhoeven, Geliang Tang, Luis de Bethencourt, Rasmus Villemoes)" * tag 'pm+acpi-4.4-rc1-1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm: (108 commits) cpufreq: postfix policy directory with the first CPU in related_cpus cpufreq: create cpu/cpufreq/policyX directories cpufreq: remove cpufreq_sysfs_{create|remove}_file() cpufreq: create cpu/cpufreq at boot time cpufreq: Use cpumask_copy instead of cpumask_or to copy a mask cpufreq: ondemand: Drop unnecessary locks from update_sampling_rate() PM / Domains: Merge measurements for PM QoS device latencies PM / Domains: Don't measure ->start|stop() latency in system PM callbacks PM / clk: Fix broken build due to non-matching code and header #ifdefs ACPI / Documentation: add copy_dsdt to ACPI format options ACPI / sysfs: correctly check failing memory allocation ACPI / video: Add a quirk to force native backlight on Lenovo IdeaPad S405 ACPI / CPPC: Fix potential memory leak ACPI / CPPC: signedness bug in register_pcc_channel() ACPI / PAD: power_saving_thread() is not freezable ACPI / PM: Fix incorrect wakeup IRQ setting during suspend-to-idle ACPI: Using correct irq when waiting for events ACPI: Use correct IRQ when uninstalling ACPI interrupt handler cpuidle: mvebu: disable the bind/unbind attributes and use builtin_platform_driver cpuidle: mvebu: clean up multiple platform drivers ...
2015-11-03Merge branch 'core-rcu-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-3/+6
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip Pull RCU changes from Ingo Molnar: "The main changes in this cycle were: - Improvements to expedited grace periods (Paul E McKenney) - Performance improvements to and locktorture tests for percpu-rwsem (Oleg Nesterov, Paul E McKenney) - Torture-test changes (Paul E McKenney, Davidlohr Bueso) - Documentation updates (Paul E McKenney) - Miscellaneous fixes (Paul E McKenney, Boqun Feng, Oleg Nesterov, Patrick Marlier)" * 'core-rcu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (54 commits) fs/writeback, rcu: Don't use list_entry_rcu() for pointer offsetting in bdi_split_work_to_wbs() rcu: Better hotplug handling for synchronize_sched_expedited() rcu: Enable stall warnings for synchronize_rcu_expedited() rcu: Add tasks to expedited stall-warning messages rcu: Add online/offline info to expedited stall warning message rcu: Consolidate expedited CPU selection rcu: Prepare for consolidating expedited CPU selection cpu: Remove try_get_online_cpus() rcu: Stop excluding CPU hotplug in synchronize_sched_expedited() rcu: Stop silencing lockdep false positive for expedited grace periods rcu: Switch synchronize_sched_expedited() to IPI locktorture: Fix module unwind when bad torture_type specified torture: Forgive non-plural arguments rcutorture: Fix unused-function warning for torturing_tasks() rcutorture: Fix module unwind when bad torture_type specified rcu_sync: Cleanup the CONFIG_PROVE_RCU checks locking/percpu-rwsem: Clean up the lockdep annotations in percpu_down_read() locking/percpu-rwsem: Fix the comments outdated by rcu_sync locking/percpu-rwsem: Make use of the rcu_sync infrastructure locking/percpu-rwsem: Make percpu_free_rwsem() after kzalloc() safe ...
2015-11-02Merge branches 'pm-cpufreq' and 'pm-cpuidle'Rafael J. Wysocki1-0/+3
* pm-cpufreq: cpufreq: postfix policy directory with the first CPU in related_cpus cpufreq: create cpu/cpufreq/policyX directories cpufreq: remove cpufreq_sysfs_{create|remove}_file() cpufreq: create cpu/cpufreq at boot time cpufreq: Use cpumask_copy instead of cpumask_or to copy a mask cpufreq: ondemand: Drop unnecessary locks from update_sampling_rate() cpufreq: intel_pstate: Fix intel_pstate powersave min_perf_pct value cpufreq: intel_pstate: Avoid calculation for max/min Documentation: kernel_parameters for Intel P state driver cpufreq: intel_pstate: Use ACPI perf configuration cpufreq: intel-pstate: Use separate max pstate for scaling cpufreq: intel_pstate: get P1 from TAR when available cpufreq: Drop redundant check for inactive policies cpufreq : powernv: Report Pmax throttling if capped below nominal frequency cpufreq: imx: update the clock switch flow to support imx6ul cpufreq: tegra20: remove superfluous CONFIG_PM ifdefs cpufreq: conservative: remove 'enable' field cpufreq: integrator: Fix module autoload for OF platform driver * pm-cpuidle: cpuidle: mvebu: disable the bind/unbind attributes and use builtin_platform_driver cpuidle: mvebu: clean up multiple platform drivers
2015-10-26ACPI / Documentation: add copy_dsdt to ACPI format optionsRami Rosen1-1/+2
commit aa2110cb1a75 (ACPI: add boot option acpi=copy_dsdt to fix corrupt DSDT) added copy_dsdt as an ACPI boot option, but did not add it to ACPI format options in Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt. Fix that. Signed-off-by: Rami Rosen <ramirose@gmail.com> [ rjw: Subject & changelog ] Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2015-10-17serial: fsl_lpuart: add earlycon supportStefan Agner1-0/+7
Add support for DT and command line based earlycon support for lpuart and lpuart32 used on Freescale Vybrid and and QorIQ LS1021A processors. Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <stefan@agner.ch> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2015-10-15Documentation: kernel_parameters for Intel P state driverSrinivas Pandruvada1-0/+3
Added new option "no_acpi" for not using ACPI processor performance control objects in Intel P state driver. Signed-off-by: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2015-10-14Merge tag 'efi-next' of ↵Ingo Molnar1-0/+15
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mfleming/efi into core/efi Pull v4.4 EFI updates from Matt Fleming: - Make the EFI System Resource Table (ESRT) driver explicitly non-modular by ripping out the module_* code since Kconfig doesn't allow it to be built as a module anyway. (Paul Gortmaker) - Make the x86 efi=debug kernel parameter, which enables EFI debug code and output, generic and usable by arm64. (Leif Lindholm) - Add support to the x86 EFI boot stub for 64-bit Graphics Output Protocol frame buffer addresses. (Matt Fleming) - Detect when the UEFI v2.5 EFI_PROPERTIES_TABLE feature is enabled in the firmware and set an efi.flags bit so the kernel knows when it can apply more strict runtime mapping attributes - Ard Biesheuvel - Auto-load the efi-pstore module on EFI systems, just like we currently do for the efivars module. (Ben Hutchings) - Add "efi_fake_mem" kernel parameter which allows the system's EFI memory map to be updated with additional attributes for specific memory ranges. This is useful for testing the kernel code that handles the EFI_MEMORY_MORE_RELIABLE memmap bit even if your firmware doesn't include support. (Taku Izumi) Note: there is a semantic conflict between the following two commits: 8a53554e12e9 ("x86/efi: Fix multiple GOP device support") ae2ee627dc87 ("efifb: Add support for 64-bit frame buffer addresses") I fixed up the interaction in the merge commit, changing the type of current_fb_base from u32 to u64. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
2015-10-12efi: Add "efi_fake_mem" boot optionTaku Izumi1-0/+15
This patch introduces new boot option named "efi_fake_mem". By specifying this parameter, you can add arbitrary attribute to specific memory range. This is useful for debugging of Address Range Mirroring feature. For example, if "efi_fake_mem=2G@4G:0x10000,2G@0x10a0000000:0x10000" is specified, the original (firmware provided) EFI memmap will be updated so that the specified memory regions have EFI_MEMORY_MORE_RELIABLE attribute (0x10000): <original> efi: mem36: [Conventional Memory| | | | | | |WB|WT|WC|UC] range=[0x0000000100000000-0x00000020a0000000) (129536MB) <updated> efi: mem36: [Conventional Memory| |MR| | | | |WB|WT|WC|UC] range=[0x0000000100000000-0x0000000180000000) (2048MB) efi: mem37: [Conventional Memory| | | | | | |WB|WT|WC|UC] range=[0x0000000180000000-0x00000010a0000000) (61952MB) efi: mem38: [Conventional Memory| |MR| | | | |WB|WT|WC|UC] range=[0x00000010a0000000-0x0000001120000000) (2048MB) efi: mem39: [Conventional Memory| | | | | | |WB|WT|WC|UC] range=[0x0000001120000000-0x00000020a0000000) (63488MB) And you will find that the following message is output: efi: Memory: 4096M/131455M mirrored memory Signed-off-by: Taku Izumi <izumi.taku@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@huawei.com> Cc: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
2015-10-11doc: Clarify that nmi_watchdog param is for hardlockupsPranith Kumar1-3/+4
The kernel NMI watchdog acts as both a hardlockup and softlockup detector. However, the kernel parameter nmi_watchdog can only enable or disable the hardlockup detector. Clarify that in the documentation. Signed-off-by: Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-10-06rcu: Eliminate panic when silly boot-time fanout specifiedPaul E. McKenney1-3/+6
This commit loosens rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf range checks and replaces a panic() with a fallback to compile-time values. This fallback is accompanied by a WARN_ON(), and both occur when the rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf value is too small to accommodate the number of CPUs. For example, given the current four-level limit for the rcu_node tree, a system with more than 16 CPUs built with CONFIG_FANOUT=2 must have rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf larger than 2. Reported-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
2015-10-01iommu/vt-d: Add a command line parameter for VT-d posted-interruptsFeng Wu1-0/+1
Enable VT-d Posted-Interrtups and add a command line parameter for it. Signed-off-by: Feng Wu <feng.wu@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com> Acked-by: Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
2015-09-24Docs/kernel-parameters: Add earlycon devicetree usageScott Wood1-0/+4
This form of the earlycon parameter was added by commit fb11ffe74c794a5 ("of/fdt: add FDT serial scanning for earlycon") without documentation. Signed-off-by: Scott Wood <scottwood@freescale.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-09-24Documentation: Update the default value of crashkernel lowBaoquan He1-2/+4
In commit 94fb933 ("x86/crash: Allocate enough low memory when crashkernel=high") the default value of crashkernel low memory is changed to 256M. In this patch update it accordingly. Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-09-24Merge tag 'v4.3-rc2' into topic/drm-miscDaniel Vetter1-11/+46
Backmerge Linux 4.3-rc2 because of conflicts in the dp helper code between bugfixes and new code. Just adjacent lines really. On top of that there's a silent conflict in the new fsl-dcu driver merged into 4.3 and commit 844f9111f6f54f88eb2f0fac121b82ce77193866 Author: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@linux.intel.com> Date: Wed Sep 2 10:42:40 2015 +0200 drm/atomic: Make prepare_fb/cleanup_fb only take state, v3. which Thierry Reding spotted and provided a fixup for. Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>
2015-09-08Merge tag 'for-linus-4.3-rc0-tag' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+7
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xen/tip Pull xen updates from David Vrabel: "Xen features and fixes for 4.3: - Convert xen-blkfront to the multiqueue API - [arm] Support binding event channels to different VCPUs. - [x86] Support > 512 GiB in a PV guests (off by default as such a guest cannot be migrated with the current toolstack). - [x86] PMU support for PV dom0 (limited support for using perf with Xen and other guests)" * tag 'for-linus-4.3-rc0-tag' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xen/tip: (33 commits) xen: switch extra memory accounting to use pfns xen: limit memory to architectural maximum xen: avoid another early crash of memory limited dom0 xen: avoid early crash of memory limited dom0 arm/xen: Remove helpers which are PV specific xen/x86: Don't try to set PCE bit in CR4 xen/PMU: PMU emulation code xen/PMU: Intercept PMU-related MSR and APIC accesses xen/PMU: Describe vendor-specific PMU registers xen/PMU: Initialization code for Xen PMU xen/PMU: Sysfs interface for setting Xen PMU mode xen: xensyms support xen: remove no longer needed p2m.h xen: allow more than 512 GB of RAM for 64 bit pv-domains xen: move p2m list if conflicting with e820 map xen: add explicit memblock_reserve() calls for special pages mm: provide early_memremap_ro to establish read-only mapping xen: check for initrd conflicting with e820 map xen: check pre-allocated page tables for conflict with memory map xen: check for kernel memory conflicting with memory layout ...
2015-09-08dtrm/edid: Allow comma separated edid binaries. (v3)Bob Paauwe1-6/+9
Allow comma separated filenames in the edid_firmware parameter. For example: edid_firmware=eDP-1:edid/1280x480.bin,DP-2:edid/1920x1080.bin v2: Use strsep() to simplify parsing of comma seperated string. (Matt) Move initial bail before strdup. (Matt) v3: Changed conditionals after while loop to make more readable (Jani) Updated kernel-parameters.txt to reflect changes (Jani) Reviewed-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Matt Roper <matthew.d.roper@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Bob Paauwe <bob.j.paauwe@intel.com> [danvet: Flatten else control flow and appease checkpatch.] Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
2015-09-07Merge tag 'nfs-for-4.3-1' of git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/trondmy/linux-nfsLinus Torvalds1-0/+9
Pull NFS client updates from Trond Myklebust: "Highlights include: Stable patches: - Fix atomicity of pNFS commit list updates - Fix NFSv4 handling of open(O_CREAT|O_EXCL|O_RDONLY) - nfs_set_pgio_error sometimes misses errors - Fix a thinko in xs_connect() - Fix borkage in _same_data_server_addrs_locked() - Fix a NULL pointer dereference of migration recovery ops for v4.2 client - Don't let the ctime override attribute barriers. - Revert "NFSv4: Remove incorrect check in can_open_delegated()" - Ensure flexfiles pNFS driver updates the inode after write finishes - flexfiles must not pollute the attribute cache with attrbutes from the DS - Fix a protocol error in layoutreturn - Fix a protocol issue with NFSv4.1 CLOSE stateids Bugfixes + cleanups - pNFS blocks bugfixes from Christoph - Various cleanups from Anna - More fixes for delegation corner cases - Don't fsync twice for O_SYNC/IS_SYNC files - Fix pNFS and flexfiles layoutstats bugs - pnfs/flexfiles: avoid duplicate tracking of mirror data - pnfs: Fix layoutget/layoutreturn/return-on-close serialisation issues - pnfs/flexfiles: error handling retries a layoutget before fallback to MDS Features: - Full support for the OPEN NFS4_CREATE_EXCLUSIVE4_1 mode from Kinglong - More RDMA client transport improvements from Chuck - Removal of the deprecated ib_reg_phys_mr() and ib_rereg_phys_mr() verbs from the SUNRPC, Lustre and core infiniband tree. - Optimise away the close-to-open getattr if there is no cached data" * tag 'nfs-for-4.3-1' of git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/trondmy/linux-nfs: (108 commits) NFSv4: Respect the server imposed limit on how many changes we may cache NFSv4: Express delegation limit in units of pages Revert "NFS: Make close(2) asynchronous when closing NFS O_DIRECT files" NFS: Optimise away the close-to-open getattr if there is no cached data NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Clean up ff_layout_write_done_cb/ff_layout_commit_done_cb NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Mark the layout for return in ff_layout_io_track_ds_error() nfs: Remove unneeded checking of the return value from scnprintf nfs: Fix truncated client owner id without proto type NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Mark layout for return if the mirrors are invalid NFSv4.1/flexfiles: RW layouts are valid only if all mirrors are valid NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Fix incorrect usage of pnfs_generic_mark_devid_invalid() NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Fix freeing of mirrors NFSv4.1/pNFS: Don't request a minimal read layout beyond the end of file NFSv4.1/pnfs: Handle LAYOUTGET return values correctly NFSv4.1/pnfs: Don't ask for a read layout for an empty file. NFSv4.1: Fix a protocol issue with CLOSE stateids NFSv4.1/flexfiles: Don't mark the entire deviceid as bad for file errors SUNRPC: Prevent SYN+SYNACK+RST storms SUNRPC: xs_reset_transport must mark the connection as disconnected NFSv4.1/pnfs: Ensure layoutreturn reserves space for the opaque payload ...
2015-09-04Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+4
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dtor/input Pull input subsystem updates from Dmitry Torokhov: "Drivers, drivers, drivers... No interesting input core changes this time" * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dtor/input: (74 commits) Input: elan_i2c - use iap_version to get firmware information Input: max8997_haptic - fix module alias Input: elan_i2c - fix typos for validpage_count Input: psmouse - add small delay for IBM trackpoint pass-through mode Input: synaptics - fix handling of disabling gesture mode Input: elan_i2c - enable ELAN0100 acpi panels Input: gpio-keys - report error when disabling unsupported key Input: sur40 - fix error return code Input: sentelic - silence some underflow warnings Input: zhenhua - switch to using bitrev8() Input: cros_ec_keyb - replace KEYBOARD_CROS_EC dependency Input: cap11xx - add LED support Input: elants_i2c - fix for devm_gpiod_get API change Input: elan_i2c - enable asynchronous probing Input: elants_i2c - enable asynchronous probing Input: elants_i2c - wire up regulator support Input: do not emit unneeded EV_SYN when suspending Input: elants_i2c - disable idle mode before updating firmware MAINTAINERS: Add maintainer for atmel_mxt_ts Input: atmel_mxt_ts - remove warning on zero T44 count ...
2015-08-31Merge branch 'core-rcu-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-11/+24
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip Pull RCU updates from Ingo Molnar: "The main RCU changes in this cycle are: - the combination of tree geometry-initialization simplifications and OS-jitter-reduction changes to expedited grace periods. These two are stacked due to the large number of conflicts that would otherwise result. - privatize smp_mb__after_unlock_lock(). This commit moves the definition of smp_mb__after_unlock_lock() to kernel/rcu/tree.h, in recognition of the fact that RCU is the only thing using this, that nothing else is likely to use it, and that it is likely to go away completely. - documentation updates. - torture-test updates. - misc fixes" * 'core-rcu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (60 commits) rcu,locking: Privatize smp_mb__after_unlock_lock() rcu: Silence lockdep false positive for expedited grace periods rcu: Don't disable CPU hotplug during OOM notifiers scripts: Make checkpatch.pl warn on expedited RCU grace periods rcu: Update MAINTAINERS entry rcu: Clarify CONFIG_RCU_EQS_DEBUG help text rcu: Fix backwards RCU_LOCKDEP_WARN() in synchronize_rcu_tasks() rcu: Rename rcu_lockdep_assert() to RCU_LOCKDEP_WARN() rcu: Make rcu_is_watching() really notrace cpu: Wait for RCU grace periods concurrently rcu: Create a synchronize_rcu_mult() rcu: Fix obsolete priority-boosting comment rcu: Use WRITE_ONCE in RCU_INIT_POINTER rcu: Hide RCU_NOCB_CPU behind RCU_EXPERT rcu: Add RCU-sched flavors of get-state and cond-sync rcu: Add fastpath bypassing funnel locking rcu: Rename RCU_GP_DONE_FQS to RCU_GP_DOING_FQS rcu: Pull out wait_event*() condition into helper function documentation: Describe new expedited stall warnings rcu: Add stall warnings to synchronize_sched_expedited() ...
2015-08-28Documentation, add kernel-parameters.txt entry for dis_ucode_ldrPrarit Bhargava1-0/+2
dis_ucode_ldr was introduced in 65cef13 ("x86, microcode: Add a disable chicken bit") and will disable microcode loading on x86. This kernel parameter is buried in the code and should be added to the Documentation. Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-08-25NFSv4.2/pnfs: Make the layoutstats timer configurableTrond Myklebust1-0/+9
Allow advanced users to set the layoutstats timer in order to lengthen or shorten the period between layoutstat transmissions to the server. Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@primarydata.com>
2015-08-20xen: allow more than 512 GB of RAM for 64 bit pv-domainsJuergen Gross1-0/+7
64 bit pv-domains under Xen are limited to 512 GB of RAM today. The main reason has been the 3 level p2m tree, which was replaced by the virtual mapped linear p2m list. Parallel to the p2m list which is being used by the kernel itself there is a 3 level mfn tree for usage by the Xen tools and eventually for crash dump analysis. For this tree the linear p2m list can serve as a replacement, too. As the kernel can't know whether the tools are capable of dealing with the p2m list instead of the mfn tree, the limit of 512 GB can't be dropped in all cases. This patch replaces the hard limit by a kernel parameter which tells the kernel to obey the 512 GB limit or not. The default is selected by a configuration parameter which specifies whether the 512 GB limit should be active per default for domUs (domain save/restore/migration and crash dump analysis are affected). Memory above the domain limit is returned to the hypervisor instead of being identity mapped, which was wrong anyway. The kernel configuration parameter to specify the maximum size of a domain can be deleted, as it is not relevant any more. Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com> Acked-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <Konrad.wilk@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
2015-07-20Merge tag 'v4.2-rc3' into nextDmitry Torokhov1-56/+163
Sync up with Linux 4.2-rc3 to bring in infrastructure (OF) pieces.
2015-07-16Input: i8042 - add unmask_kbd_data optionStephen Chandler Paul1-0/+4
A big problem with the current i8042 debugging option is that it outputs data going to and from the keyboard by default. As a result, many dmesg logs uploaded by users will unintentionally contain sensitive information such as their password, as such it's probably a good idea not to output data coming from the keyboard unless specifically enabled by the user. Signed-off-by: Stephen Chandler Paul <cpaul@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Andreas Mohr <andim2@users.sf.net> Reviewed-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>
2015-07-15documentation: Bring rcutorture parameters up to datePaul E. McKenney1-11/+24
This commit changes the documentation of the rcutorture parameters to better match reality. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
2015-07-02Merge tag 'acpica-4.2-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+6
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm Pull ACPICA updates from Rafael Wysocki: "Additional ACPICA material for v4.2-rc1 This will update the ACPICA code in the kernel to upstream revision 20150619 (a bug-fix release mostly including stable-candidate fixes) and restore an earlier ACPICA commit that had to be reverted due to a regression introduced by it (the regression is addressed by blacklisting the only known system affected by it to date). The only new feature added by this update is the support for overriding objects in the ACPI namespace and a new ACPI table that can be used for that called the Override System Definition Table (OSDT). That should allow us to "patch" the ACPI namespace built from incomplete or incorrect ACPI System Definition tables (DSDT, SSDT) during system startup without the need to provide replacements for all of those tables in the future. Specifics: - Fix system resume problems related to 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Firmware ACPI Control Structure (FACS) in the firmare (Lv Zheng) - Fix double initialization of the FACS (Lv Zheng) - Add _CLS object processing code to ACPICA (Suravee Suthikulpanit) - Add support for the (currently missing) new GIC version field in the Multiple APIC Description Table (MADT) (Hanjun Guo) - Add support for overriding objects in the ACPI namespace to ACPICA and OSDT support (Lv Zheng, Bob Moore, Zhang Rui) - Updates related to the TCPA and TPM2 ACPI tables (Bob Moore) - Restore the commit modifying _REV to always return "2" (as required by ACPI 6) and add a blacklisting mechanism for systems that may be affected by that change (Rafael J Wysocki) - Assorted fixes and cleanups (Bob Moore, Lv Zheng, Sascha Wildner)" * tag 'acpica-4.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm: (28 commits) Revert 'Revert "ACPICA: Permanently set _REV to the value '2'."' ACPI / init: Make it possible to override _REV ACPICA: Update version to 20150619 ACPICA: Comment update, no functional change ACPICA: Update TPM2 ACPI table ACPICA: Update definitions for the TCPA and TPM2 ACPI tables ACPICA: Split C library prototypes to new header ACPICA: De-macroize calls to standard C library functions ACPI / acpidump: Update acpidump manual ACPICA: acpidump: Convert the default behavior to dump from /sys/firmware/acpi/tables ACPICA: acpidump: Allow customized tables to be dumped without accessing /dev/mem ACPICA: Cleanup output for the ASL Debug object ACPICA: Update for acpi_install_table memory types ACPICA: Namespace: Change namespace override to avoid node deletion ACPICA: Namespace: Add support of OSDT table ACPICA: Namespace: Add support to allow overriding objects ACPICA: ACPI 6.0: Add values for MADT GIC version field ACPICA: Utilities: Add _CLS processing ACPICA: Add dragon_fly support to unix file mapping file ACPICA: EFI: Add EFI interface definitions to eliminate dependency of GNU EFI ...
2015-07-03ACPI / init: Make it possible to override _REVRafael J. Wysocki1-0/+6
The platform firmware on some systems expects Linux to return "5" as the supported ACPI revision which makes it expose system configuration information in a special way. For example, based on what ACPI exports as the supported revision, Dell XPS 13 (2015) configures its audio device to either work in HDA mode or in I2S mode, where the former is supposed to be used on Linux until the latter is fully supported (in the kernel as well as in user space). Since ACPI 6 mandates that _REV should return "2" if ACPI 2 or later is supported by the OS, a subsequent change will make that happen, so make it possible to override that on systems where "5" is expected to be returned for Linux to work correctly one them (such as the Dell machine mentioned above). Original-by: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2015-06-27Merge branch 'next' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-2/+10
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jmorris/linux-security Pull security subsystem updates from James Morris: "The main change in this kernel is Casey's generalized LSM stacking work, which removes the hard-coding of Capabilities and Yama stacking, allowing multiple arbitrary "small" LSMs to be stacked with a default monolithic module (e.g. SELinux, Smack, AppArmor). See https://lwn.net/Articles/636056/ This will allow smaller, simpler LSMs to be incorporated into the mainline kernel and arbitrarily stacked by users. Also, this is a useful cleanup of the LSM code in its own right" * 'next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jmorris/linux-security: (38 commits) tpm, tpm_crb: fix le64_to_cpu conversions in crb_acpi_add() vTPM: set virtual device before passing to ibmvtpm_reset_crq tpm_ibmvtpm: remove unneccessary message level. ima: update builtin policies ima: extend "mask" policy matching support ima: add support for new "euid" policy condition ima: fix ima_show_template_data_ascii() Smack: freeing an error pointer in smk_write_revoke_subj() selinux: fix setting of security labels on NFS selinux: Remove unused permission definitions selinux: enable genfscon labeling for sysfs and pstore files selinux: enable per-file labeling for debugfs files. selinux: update netlink socket classes signals: don't abuse __flush_signals() in selinux_bprm_committed_creds() selinux: Print 'sclass' as string when unrecognized netlink message occurs Smack: allow multiple labels in onlycap Smack: fix seq operations in smackfs ima: pass iint to ima_add_violation() ima: wrap event related data to the new ima_event_data structure integrity: add validity checks for 'path' parameter ...
2015-06-26Merge tag 'tty-4.2-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-4/+5
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty Pull tty/serial driver updates from Greg KH: "Here's the tty and serial driver patches for 4.2-rc1. A number of individual driver updates, some code cleanups, and other minor things, full details in the shortlog. All have been in linux-next for a while with no reported issues" * tag 'tty-4.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty: (152 commits) Doc: serial-rs485.txt: update RS485 driver interface Doc: tty.txt: remove mention of the BKL MAINTAINERS: tty: add serial docs directory serial: sprd: check for NULL after calling devm_clk_get serial: 8250_pci: Correct uartclk for xr17v35x expansion chips serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards serial: 8250_uniphier: add bindings document for UniPhier UART serial: core: cleanup in uart_get_baud_rate() serial: stm32-usart: Add STM32 USART Driver tty/serial: kill off set_irq_flags usage tty: move linux/gsmmux.h to uapi doc: dt: add documentation for nxp,lpc1850-uart serial: 8250: add LPC18xx/43xx UART driver serial: 8250_uniphier: add UniPhier serial driver serial: 8250_dw: support ACPI platforms with integrated DMA engine serial: of_serial: check the return value of clk_prepare_enable() serial: of_serial: use devm_clk_get() instead of clk_get() serial: earlycon: Add support for big-endian MMIO accesses serial: sirf: use hrtimer for data rx serial: sirf: correct the fifo empty_bit ...
2015-06-26Merge tag 'driver-core-4.2-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+3
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core Pull driver core updates from Greg KH: "Here is the driver core / firmware changes for 4.2-rc1. A number of small changes all over the place in the driver core, and in the firmware subsystem. Nothing really major, full details in the shortlog. Some of it is a bit of churn, given that the platform driver probing changes was found to not work well, so they were reverted. All of these have been in linux-next for a while with no reported issues" * tag 'driver-core-4.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core: (31 commits) Revert "base/platform: Only insert MEM and IO resources" Revert "base/platform: Continue on insert_resource() error" Revert "of/platform: Use platform_device interface" Revert "base/platform: Remove code duplication" firmware: add missing kfree for work on async call fs: sysfs: don't pass count == 0 to bin file readers base:dd - Fix for typo in comment to function driver_deferred_probe_trigger(). base/platform: Remove code duplication of/platform: Use platform_device interface base/platform: Continue on insert_resource() error base/platform: Only insert MEM and IO resources firmware: use const for remaining firmware names firmware: fix possible use after free on name on asynchronous request firmware: check for file truncation on direct firmware loading firmware: fix __getname() missing failure check drivers: of/base: move of_init to driver_init drivers/base: cacheinfo: fix annoying typo when DT nodes are absent sysfs: disambiguate between "error code" and "failure" in comments driver-core: fix build for !CONFIG_MODULES driver-core: make __device_attach() static ...
2015-06-25Merge branch 'for-4.2' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+2
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/libata Pull libata updates from Tejun Heo: - a number of libata core changes to better support NCQ TRIM. - ahci now supports MSI-X in single IRQ mode to support a new controller which doesn't implement MSI or INTX. - ahci now supports edge-triggered IRQ mode to support a new controller which for some odd reason did edge-triggered IRQ. - the usual controller support additions and changes. * 'for-4.2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/libata: (27 commits) libata: Do not blacklist Micron M500DC ata: ahci_mvebu: add suspend/resume support ahci, msix: Fix build error for !PCI_MSI ahci: Add support for Cavium's ThunderX host controller ahci: Add generic MSI-X support for single interrupts to SATA PCI driver libata: finally use __initconst in ata_parse_force_one() drivers: ata: add support for Ceva sata host controller devicetree:bindings: add devicetree bindings for ceva ahci ahci: added support for Freescale AHCI sata ahci: Store irq number in struct ahci_host_priv ahci: Move interrupt enablement code to a separate function Doc: libata: Fix spelling typo found in libata.xml ata:sata_nv - Change 1 to true for bool type variable. ata: add Broadcom AHCI SATA3 driver for STB chips Documentation: devicetree: add Broadcom SATA binding libata: Fix regression when the NCQ Send and Receive log page is absent ata: hpt366: fix constant cast warning ata: ahci_xgene: potential NULL dereference in probe ata: ahci_xgene: Add AHCI Support for 2nd HW version of APM X-Gene SoC AHCI SATA Host controller. libahci: Add support to handle HOST_IRQ_STAT as edge trigger latch. ...
2015-06-24Merge tag 'docs-for-linus' of git://git.lwn.net/linux-2.6Linus Torvalds1-1/+2
Pull documentation updates from Jonathan Corbet: "The main thing here is Ingo's big subdirectory documenting feature support for each architecture. Beyond that, it's the usual pile of fixes, tweaks, and small additions" * tag 'docs-for-linus' of git://git.lwn.net/linux-2.6: (79 commits) doc:md: fix typo in md.txt. Documentation/mic/mpssd: don't build x86 userspace when cross compiling Documentation/prctl: don't build tsc tests when cross compiling Documentation/vDSO: don't build tests when cross compiling Doc:ABI/testing: Fix typo in sysfs-bus-fcoe Doc: Docbook: Change wikipedia's URL from http to https in scsi.tmpl Doc: Change wikipedia's URL from http to https Documentation/kernel-parameters: add missing pciserial to the earlyprintk Doc:pps: Fix typo in pps.txt kbuild : Fix documentation of INSTALL_HDR_PATH Documentation: filesystems: updated struct file_operations documentation in vfs.txt kbuild: edit explanation of clean-files variable Doc: ja_JP: Fix typo in HOWTO Move freefall program from Documentation/ to tools/ Documentation: ARM: EXYNOS: Describe boot loaders interface Doc:nfc: Fix typo in nfc-hci.txt vfs: Minor documentation fix Doc: networking: txtimestamp: fix printf format warning Documentation, intel_pstate: Improve legacy mode internal governors description Documentation: extend use case for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() ...
2015-06-23Merge tag 'pm+acpi-4.2-rc1' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-31/+31
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm Pull power management and ACPI updates from Rafael Wysocki: "The rework of backlight interface selection API from Hans de Goede stands out from the number of commits and the number of affected places perspective. The cpufreq core fixes from Viresh Kumar are quite significant too as far as the number of commits goes and because they should reduce CPU online/offline overhead quite a bit in the majority of cases. From the new featues point of view, the ACPICA update (to upstream revision 20150515) adding support for new ACPI 6 material to ACPICA is the one that matters the most as some new significant features will be based on it going forward. Also included is an update of the ACPI device power management core to follow ACPI 6 (which in turn reflects the Windows' device PM implementation), a PM core extension to support wakeup interrupts in a more generic way and support for the ACPI _CCA device configuration object. The rest is mostly fixes and cleanups all over and some documentation updates, including new DT bindings for Operating Performance Points. There is one fix for a regression introduced in the 4.1 cycle, but it adds quite a number of lines of code, it wasn't really ready before Thursday and you were on vacation, so I refrained from pushing it on the last minute for 4.1. Specifics: - ACPICA update to upstream revision 20150515 including basic support for ACPI 6 features: new ACPI tables introduced by ACPI 6 (STAO, XENV, WPBT, NFIT, IORT), changes related to the other tables (DTRM, FADT, LPIT, MADT), new predefined names (_BTH, _CR3, _DSD, _LPI, _MTL, _PRR, _RDI, _RST, _TFP, _TSN), fixes and cleanups (Bob Moore, Lv Zheng). - ACPI device power management core code update to follow ACPI 6 which reflects the ACPI device power management implementation in Windows (Rafael J Wysocki). - rework of the backlight interface selection logic to reduce the number of kernel command line options and improve the handling of DMI quirks that may be involved in that and to make the code generally more straightforward (Hans de Goede). - fixes for the ACPI Embedded Controller (EC) driver related to the handling of EC transactions (Lv Zheng). - fix for a regression related to the ACPI resources management and resulting from a recent change of ACPI initialization code ordering (Rafael J Wysocki). - fix for a system initialization regression related to ACPI introduced during the 3.14 cycle and caused by running the code that switches the platform over to the ACPI mode too early in the initialization sequence (Rafael J Wysocki). - support for the ACPI _CCA device configuration object related to DMA cache coherence (Suravee Suthikulpanit). - ACPI/APEI fixes and cleanups (Jiri Kosina, Borislav Petkov). - ACPI battery driver cleanups (Luis Henriques, Mathias Krause). - ACPI processor driver cleanups (Hanjun Guo). - cleanups and documentation update related to the ACPI device properties interface based on _DSD (Rafael J Wysocki). - ACPI device power management fixes (Rafael J Wysocki). - assorted cleanups related to ACPI (Dominik Brodowski, Fabian Frederick, Lorenzo Pieralisi, Mathias Krause, Rafael J Wysocki). - fix for a long-standing issue causing General Protection Faults to be generated occasionally on return to user space after resume from ACPI-based suspend-to-RAM on 32-bit x86 (Ingo Molnar). - fix to make the suspend core code return -EBUSY consistently in all cases when system suspend is aborted due to wakeup detection (Ruchi Kandoi). - support for automated device wakeup IRQ handling allowing drivers to make their PM support more starightforward (Tony Lindgren). - new tracepoints for suspend-to-idle tracing and rework of the prepare/complete callbacks tracing in the PM core (Todd E Brandt, Rafael J Wysocki). - wakeup sources framework enhancements (Jin Qian). - new macro for noirq system PM callbacks (Grygorii Strashko). - assorted cleanups related to system suspend (Rafael J Wysocki). - cpuidle core cleanups to make the code more efficient (Rafael J Wysocki). - powernv/pseries cpuidle driver update (Shilpasri G Bhat). - cpufreq core fixes related to CPU online/offline that should reduce the overhead of these operations quite a bit, unless the CPU in question is physically going away (Viresh Kumar, Saravana Kannan). - serialization of cpufreq governor callbacks to avoid race conditions in some cases (Viresh Kumar). - intel_pstate driver fixes and cleanups (Doug Smythies, Prarit Bhargava, Joe Konno). - cpufreq driver (arm_big_little, cpufreq-dt, qoriq) updates (Sudeep Holla, Felipe Balbi, Tang Yuantian). - assorted cleanups in cpufreq drivers and core (Shailendra Verma, Fabian Frederick, Wang Long). - new Device Tree bindings for representing Operating Performance Points (Viresh Kumar). - updates for the common clock operations support code in the PM core (Rajendra Nayak, Geert Uytterhoeven). - PM domains core code update (Geert Uytterhoeven). - Intel Knights Landing support for the RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) power capping driver (Dasaratharaman Chandramouli). - fixes related to the floor frequency setting on Atom SoCs in the RAPL power capping driver (Ajay Thomas). - runtime PM framework documentation update (Ben Dooks). - cpupower tool fix (Herton R Krzesinski)" * tag 'pm+acpi-4.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm: (194 commits) cpuidle: powernv/pseries: Auto-promotion of snooze to deeper idle state x86: Load __USER_DS into DS/ES after resume PM / OPP: Add binding for 'opp-suspend' PM / OPP: Allow multiple OPP tables to be passed via DT PM / OPP: Add new bindings to address shortcomings of existing bindings ACPI: Constify ACPI device IDs in documentation ACPI / enumeration: Document the rules regarding the PRP0001 device ID ACPI / video: Make acpi_video_unregister_backlight() private acpi-video-detect: Remove old API toshiba-acpi: Port to new backlight interface selection API thinkpad-acpi: Port to new backlight interface selection API sony-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API samsung-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API msi-wmi: Port to new backlight interface selection API msi-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API intel-oaktrail: Port to new backlight interface selection API ideapad-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API fujitsu-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API eeepc-laptop: Port to new backlight interface selection API dell-wmi: Port to new backlight interface selection API ...
2015-06-22Merge branch 'x86-core-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+6
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip Pull x86 core updates from Ingo Molnar: "There were so many changes in the x86/asm, x86/apic and x86/mm topics in this cycle that the topical separation of -tip broke down somewhat - so the result is a more traditional architecture pull request, collected into the 'x86/core' topic. The topics were still maintained separately as far as possible, so bisectability and conceptual separation should still be pretty good - but there were a handful of merge points to avoid excessive dependencies (and conflicts) that would have been poorly tested in the end. The next cycle will hopefully be much more quiet (or at least will have fewer dependencies). The main changes in this cycle were: * x86/apic changes, with related IRQ core changes: (Jiang Liu, Thomas Gleixner) - This is the second and most intrusive part of changes to the x86 interrupt handling - full conversion to hierarchical interrupt domains: [IOAPIC domain] ----- | [MSI domain] --------[Remapping domain] ----- [ Vector domain ] | (optional) | [HPET MSI domain] ----- | | [DMAR domain] ----------------------------- | [Legacy domain] ----------------------------- This now reflects the actual hardware and allowed us to distangle the domain specific code from the underlying parent domain, which can be optional in the case of interrupt remapping. It's a clear separation of functionality and removes quite some duct tape constructs which plugged the remap code between ioapic/msi/hpet and the vector management. - Intel IOMMU IRQ remapping enhancements, to allow direct interrupt injection into guests (Feng Wu) * x86/asm changes: - Tons of cleanups and small speedups, micro-optimizations. This is in preparation to move a good chunk of the low level entry code from assembly to C code (Denys Vlasenko, Andy Lutomirski, Brian Gerst) - Moved all system entry related code to a new home under arch/x86/entry/ (Ingo Molnar) - Removal of the fragile and ugly CFI dwarf debuginfo annotations. Conversion to C will reintroduce many of them - but meanwhile they are only getting in the way, and the upstream kernel does not rely on them (Ingo Molnar) - NOP handling refinements. (Borislav Petkov) * x86/mm changes: - Big PAT and MTRR rework: making the code more robust and preparing to phase out exposing direct MTRR interfaces to drivers - in favor of using PAT driven interfaces (Toshi Kani, Luis R Rodriguez, Borislav Petkov) - New ioremap_wt()/set_memory_wt() interfaces to support Write-Through cached memory mappings. This is especially important for good performance on NVDIMM hardware (Toshi Kani) * x86/ras changes: - Add support for deferred errors on AMD (Aravind Gopalakrishnan) This is an important RAS feature which adds hardware support for poisoned data. That means roughly that the hardware marks data which it has detected as corrupted but wasn't able to correct, as poisoned data and raises an APIC interrupt to signal that in the form of a deferred error. It is the OS's responsibility then to take proper recovery action and thus prolonge system lifetime as far as possible. - Add support for Intel "Local MCE"s: upcoming CPUs will support CPU-local MCE interrupts, as opposed to the traditional system- wide broadcasted MCE interrupts (Ashok Raj) - Misc cleanups (Borislav Petkov) * x86/platform changes: - Intel Atom SoC updates ... and lots of other cleanups, fixlets and other changes - see the shortlog and the Git log for details" * 'x86-core-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (222 commits) x86/hpet: Use proper hpet device number for MSI allocation x86/hpet: Check for irq==0 when allocating hpet MSI interrupts x86/mm/pat, drivers/infiniband/ipath: Use arch_phys_wc_add() and require PAT disabled x86/mm/pat, drivers/media/ivtv: Use arch_phys_wc_add() and require PAT disabled x86/platform/intel/baytrail: Add comments about why we disabled HPET on Baytrail genirq: Prevent crash in irq_move_irq() genirq: Enhance irq_data_to_desc() to support hierarchy irqdomain iommu, x86: Properly handle posted interrupts for IOMMU hotplug iommu, x86: Provide irq_remapping_cap() interface iommu, x86: Setup Posted-Interrupts capability for Intel iommu iommu, x86: Add cap_pi_support() to detect VT-d PI capability iommu, x86: Avoid migrating VT-d posted interrupts iommu, x86: Save the mode (posted or remapped) of an IRTE iommu, x86: Implement irq_set_vcpu_affinity for intel_ir_chip iommu: dmar: Provide helper to copy shared irte fields iommu: dmar: Extend struct irte for VT-d Posted-Interrupts iommu: Add new member capability to struct irq_remap_ops x86/asm/entry/64: Disentangle error_entry/exit gsbase/ebx/usermode code x86/asm/entry/32: Shorten __audit_syscall_entry() args preparation x86/asm/entry/32: Explain reloading of registers after __audit_syscall_entry() ...
2015-06-22Merge branch 'x86-fpu-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-0/+4
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip Pull x86 FPU updates from Ingo Molnar: "This tree contains two main changes: - The big FPU code rewrite: wide reaching cleanups and reorganization that pulls all the FPU code together into a clean base in arch/x86/fpu/. The resulting code is leaner and faster, and much easier to understand. This enables future work to further simplify the FPU code (such as removing lazy FPU restores). By its nature these changes have a substantial regression risk: FPU code related bugs are long lived, because races are often subtle and bugs mask as user-space failures that are difficult to track back to kernel side backs. I'm aware of no unfixed (or even suspected) FPU related regression so far. - MPX support rework/fixes. As this is still not a released CPU feature, there were some buglets in the code - should be much more robust now (Dave Hansen)" * 'x86-fpu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (250 commits) x86/fpu: Fix double-increment in setup_xstate_features() x86/mpx: Allow 32-bit binaries on 64-bit kernels again x86/mpx: Do not count MPX VMAs as neighbors when unmapping x86/mpx: Rewrite the unmap code x86/mpx: Support 32-bit binaries on 64-bit kernels x86/mpx: Use 32-bit-only cmpxchg() for 32-bit apps x86/mpx: Introduce new 'directory entry' to 'addr' helper function x86/mpx: Add temporary variable to reduce masking x86: Make is_64bit_mm() widely available x86/mpx: Trace allocation of new bounds tables x86/mpx: Trace the attempts to find bounds tables x86/mpx: Trace entry to bounds exception paths x86/mpx: Trace #BR exceptions x86/mpx: Introduce a boot-time disable flag x86/mpx: Restrict the mmap() size check to bounds tables x86/mpx: Remove redundant MPX_BNDCFG_ADDR_MASK x86/mpx: Clean up the code by not passing a task pointer around when unnecessary x86/mpx: Use the new get_xsave_field_ptr()API x86/fpu/xstate: Wrap get_xsave_addr() to make it safer x86/fpu/xstate: Fix up bad get_xsave_addr() assumptions ...
2015-06-22Merge branch 'core-rcu-for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-3/+30
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip Pull RCU updates from Ingo Molnar: - Continued initialization/Kconfig updates: hide most Kconfig options from unsuspecting users. There's now a single high level configuration option: * * RCU Subsystem * Make expert-level adjustments to RCU configuration (RCU_EXPERT) [N/y/?] (NEW) Which if answered in the negative, leaves us with a single interactive configuration option: Offload RCU callback processing from boot-selected CPUs (RCU_NOCB_CPU) [N/y/?] (NEW) All the rest of the RCU options are configured automatically. Later on we'll remove this single leftover configuration option as well. - Remove all uses of RCU-protected array indexes: replace the rcu_[access|dereference]_index_check() APIs with READ_ONCE() and rcu_lockdep_assert() - RCU CPU-hotplug cleanups - Updates to Tiny RCU: a race fix and further code shrinkage. - RCU torture-testing updates: fixes, speedups, cleanups and documentation updates. - Miscellaneous fixes - Documentation updates * 'core-rcu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (60 commits) rcutorture: Allow repetition factors in Kconfig-fragment lists rcutorture: Display "make oldconfig" errors rcutorture: Update TREE_RCU-kconfig.txt rcutorture: Make rcutorture scripts force RCU_EXPERT rcutorture: Update configuration fragments for rcutree.rcu_fanout_exact rcutorture: TASKS_RCU set directly, so don't explicitly set it rcutorture: Test SRCU cleanup code path rcutorture: Replace barriers with smp_store_release() and smp_load_acquire() locktorture: Change longdelay_us to longdelay_ms rcutorture: Allow negative values of nreaders to oversubscribe rcutorture: Exchange TREE03 and TREE08 NR_CPUS, speed up CPU hotplug rcutorture: Exchange TREE03 and TREE04 geometries locktorture: fix deadlock in 'rw_lock_irq' type rcu: Correctly handle non-empty Tiny RCU callback list with none ready rcutorture: Test both RCU-sched and RCU-bh for Tiny RCU rcu: Further shrink Tiny RCU by making empty functions static inlines rcu: Conditionally compile RCU's eqs warnings rcu: Remove prompt for RCU implementation rcu: Make RCU able to tolerate undefined CONFIG_RCU_KTHREAD_PRIO rcu: Make RCU able to tolerate undefined CONFIG_RCU_FANOUT_LEAF ...
2015-06-22Documentation/kernel-parameters: add missing pciserial to the earlyprintkAlexander Kuleshov1-0/+1
The PCI based UART can be specified for earlyprintk with the 'pciserial' parameter from the ea9e9d802. This patch adds missing information about this parameter. Signed-off-by: Alexander Kuleshov <kuleshovmail@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-06-19Merge branches 'acpi-init', 'acpi-pnp', 'acpi-scan', 'acpi-proc' and 'acpi-doc'Rafael J. Wysocki1-31/+31
* acpi-init: ACPI / init: Switch over platform to the ACPI mode later * acpi-pnp: ACPI / PNP: Avoid conflicting resource reservations * acpi-scan: ACPI / scan: constify ACPI device ids ACPI / property: Define a symbol for PRP0001 ACPI / property: Refine consistency check for PRP0001 * acpi-proc: ACPI / proc: make ACPI_PROCFS_POWER X86 only * acpi-doc: ACPI: Constify ACPI device IDs in documentation ACPI / enumeration: Document the rules regarding the PRP0001 device ID ACPI: fix kernel-parameters ordering in Documentation
2015-06-16ima: update builtin policiesMimi Zohar1-1/+9
This patch defines a builtin measurement policy "tcb", similar to the existing "ima_tcb", but with additional rules to also measure files based on the effective uid and to measure files opened with the "read" mode bit set (eg. read, read-write). Changing the builtin "ima_tcb" policy could potentially break existing users. Instead of defining a new separate boot command line option each time the builtin measurement policy is modified, this patch defines a single generic boot command line option "ima_policy=" to specify the builtin policy and deprecates the use of the builtin ima_tcb policy. [The "ima_policy=" boot command line option is based on Roberto Sassu's "ima: added new policy type exec" patch.] Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Dr. Greg Wettstein <gw@idfusion.org> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
2015-06-12Merge git://git.infradead.org/intel-iommuLinus Torvalds1-0/+6
Pull VT-d hardware workarounds from David Woodhouse: "This contains a workaround for hardware issues which I *thought* were never going to be seen on production hardware. I'm glad I checked that before the 4.1 release... Firstly, PASID support is so broken on existing chips that we're just going to declare the old capability bit 28 as 'reserved' and change the VT-d spec to move PASID support to another bit. So any existing hardware doesn't support SVM; it only sets that (now) meaningless bit 28. That patch *wasn't* imperative for 4.1 because we don't have PASID support yet. But *even* the extended context tables are broken — if you just enable the wider tables and use none of the new bits in them, which is precisely what 4.1 does, you find that translations don't work. It's this problem which I thought was caught in time to be fixed before production, but wasn't. To avoid triggering this issue, we now *only* enable the extended context tables on hardware which also advertises "we have PASID support and we actually tested it this time" with the new PASID feature bit. In addition, I've added an 'intel_iommu=ecs_off' command line parameter to allow us to disable it manually if we need to" * git://git.infradead.org/intel-iommu: iommu/vt-d: Only enable extended context tables if PASID is supported iommu/vt-d: Change PASID support to bit 40 of Extended Capability Register
2015-06-12iommu/vt-d: Only enable extended context tables if PASID is supportedDavid Woodhouse1-0/+6
Although the extended tables are theoretically a completely orthogonal feature to PASID and anything else that *uses* the newly-available bits, some of the early hardware has problems even when all we do is enable them and use only the same bits that were in the old context tables. For now, there's no motivation to support extended tables unless we're going to use PASID support to do SVM. So just don't use them unless PASID support is advertised too. Also add a command-line bailout just in case later chips also have issues. The equivalent problem for PASID support has already been fixed with the upcoming VT-d spec update and commit bd00c606a ("iommu/vt-d: Change PASID support to bit 40 of Extended Capability Register"), because the problematic platforms use the old definition of the PASID-capable bit, which is now marked as reserved and meaningless. So with this change, we'll magically start using ECS again only when we see the new hardware advertising "hey, we have PASID support and we actually tested it this time" on bit 40. The VT-d hardware architect has promised that we are not going to have any reason to support ECS *without* PASID any time soon, and he'll make sure he checks with us before changing that. In the future, if hypothetical new features also use new bits in the context tables and can be seen on implementations *without* PASID support, we might need to add their feature bits to the ecs_enabled() macro. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
2015-06-09x86/mpx: Introduce a boot-time disable flagDave Hansen1-0/+4
MPX has the _potential_ to cause some issues. Say part of your init system tried to protect one of its components from buffer overflows with MPX. If there were a false positive, it's possible that MPX could keep a system from booting. MPX could also potentially cause performance issues since it is present in hot paths like the unmap path. Allow it to be disabled at boot time. Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave@sr71.net> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150607183702.2E8B77AB@viggo.jf.intel.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>

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