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SubjectRe: [PATCH] oprofile: document undocumented oprofile.p4force argument
On 20.08.08 18:40:33, Andi Kleen wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
>
> It's actually useless now, but document it anyways.

We should rework/remove this (maybe later), if it makes no longer
sense to keep it. If we had have a force_cpu_type implementation this
could be thrown away.

But as long as it is in it's better to have it documented.

-Robert

>
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> ---
> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 6 ++++++
> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> index 10c8b1b..5e77e1a 100644
> --- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> @@ -1491,6 +1491,12 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
> in oprofile on Intel CPUs. The kernel selects the
> correct default on its own.
>
> + oprofile.p4force=1 [X86]
> + On Intel NetBurst CPUs assume new models are compatible
> + to older ones. This might allow oprofile to be used when
> + the kernel doesn't know the CPU, but is slightly dangerous.
> + Should be obsolete by now.
> +
> osst= [HW,SCSI] SCSI Tape Driver
> Format: <buffer_size>,<write_threshold>
> See also Documentation/scsi/st.txt.
> --
> 1.5.6
>
>

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Operating System Research Center
email: robert.richter@amd.com



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