[PATCH v2 2/7] Documentation/devices.txt: Mark /dev/oldmem obsolete
d.hatayama at jp.fujitsu.com
Sun May 26 22:16:11 EDT 2013
(2013/05/27 10:54), Zhang Yanfei wrote:
> 于 2013年05月27日 09:46, HATAYAMA Daisuke 写道:
>> (2013/05/26 15:36), Zhang Yanfei wrote:
>>> From: Zhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Zhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com>
>>> Cc: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
>>> Documentation/devices.txt | 3 +--
>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devices.txt b/Documentation/devices.txt
>>> index 08f01e7..c8e4002 100644
>>> --- a/Documentation/devices.txt
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devices.txt
>>> @@ -100,8 +100,7 @@ Your cooperation is appreciated.
>>> 10 = /dev/aio Asynchronous I/O notification interface
>>> 11 = /dev/kmsg Writes to this come out as printk's, reads
>>> export the buffered printk records.
>>> - 12 = /dev/oldmem Used by crashdump kernels to access
>>> - the memory of the kernel that crashed.
>>> + 12 = /dev/oldmem OBSOLETE
>>> 1 block RAM disk
>>> 0 = /dev/ram0 First RAM disk
>> This is the new patch. Looking at other parts of devices.txt, obsolete is
>> sometimes used together with unused. I guess obsolete means this is old interface so
>> don't use it as much as possible and unused means this is not used at all now.
>> You remove old memory interface completely in this patch set, so is it better to add
>> unused, too?
> Does obsolete also mean "not used anymore"? I don't know. I think we can wait for some native
> English speakers to comment on this.
Yes. To be honest, I'm still suspecting "unused" doesn't include meaning of "removed"...
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