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* [PATCH] A few small additions and corrections to README
@ 2006-12-06 23:45 Jesper Juhl
  2006-12-07  0:07 ` Ben Nizette
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Jesper Juhl @ 2006-12-06 23:45 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linus Torvalds; +Cc: Andrew Morton, LKML, Jesper Juhl


Hi,

here's a small patch which 

 - adds a few archs to the current list of supported platforms.
 - adds a few missing slashes at the end of URLs.
 - adds a few references to additional documentation.
 - adds "make config" to the list of possible configuration targets.
 - makes a few other minor changes.

Please consider for inclusion.


Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
---

 README                         |   17 +++++++++++------
 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/Makefile b/Documentation/DocBook/Makefile
diff --git a/README b/README
index 3e26472..b656f00 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-	Linux kernel release 2.6.xx <http://kernel.org>
+	Linux kernel release 2.6.xx <http://kernel.org/>
 
 These are the release notes for Linux version 2.6.  Read them carefully,
 as they tell you what this is all about, explain how to install the
@@ -22,15 +22,17 @@ ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN?
 
   Although originally developed first for 32-bit x86-based PCs (386 or higher),
   today Linux also runs on (at least) the Compaq Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC and
-  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH,
+  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH, Cell,
   IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, DEC VAX, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS,
-  and Renesas M32R architectures.
+  Cris, Xtensa and Renesas M32R architectures.
 
   Linux is easily portable to most general-purpose 32- or 64-bit architectures
   as long as they have a paged memory management unit (PMMU) and a port of the
   GNU C compiler (gcc) (part of The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC). Linux has
   also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although
   functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
+  Linux has also been ported to itself. You can now run the kernel as a
+  userspace application - this is called UserMode Linux (UML).
 
 DOCUMENTATION:
 
@@ -113,6 +115,7 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
    version 2.6.12.2 and want to jump to 2.6.12.3, you must first
    reverse the 2.6.12.2 patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
    the 2.6.12.3 patch.
+   You can read more on this in Documentation/applying-patches.txt
 
  - Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
 
@@ -161,6 +164,7 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
    only ask you for the answers to new questions.
 
  - Alternate configuration commands are:
+	"make config"      Plain text interface.
 	"make menuconfig"  Text based color menus, radiolists & dialogs.
 	"make xconfig"     X windows (Qt) based configuration tool.
 	"make gconfig"     X windows (Gtk) based configuration tool.
@@ -303,8 +307,9 @@ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG:
 
  - If you compiled the kernel with CONFIG_KALLSYMS you can send the dump
    as is, otherwise you will have to use the "ksymoops" program to make
-   sense of the dump.  This utility can be downloaded from
-   ftp://ftp.<country>.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/ksymoops.
+   sense of the dump (but compiling with CONFIG_KALLSYMS is usually preferred).
+   This utility can be downloaded from
+   ftp://ftp.<country>.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/ksymoops/ .
    Alternately you can do the dump lookup by hand:
 
  - In debugging dumps like the above, it helps enormously if you can
@@ -336,7 +341,7 @@ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG:
 
    If you for some reason cannot do the above (you have a pre-compiled
    kernel image or similar), telling me as much about your setup as
-   possible will help. 
+   possible will help.  Please read the REPORTING-BUGS document for details.
 
  - Alternately, you can use gdb on a running kernel. (read-only; i.e. you
    cannot change values or set break points.) To do this, first compile the




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* Re: [PATCH] A few small additions and corrections to README
  2006-12-06 23:45 [PATCH] A few small additions and corrections to README Jesper Juhl
@ 2006-12-07  0:07 ` Ben Nizette
  2006-12-07  0:18   ` Jesper Juhl
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Ben Nizette @ 2006-12-07  0:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jesper Juhl; +Cc: Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, LKML

Jesper Juhl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> here's a small patch which 
>
>  - adds a few archs to the current list of supported platforms.
>  - adds a few missing slashes at the end of URLs.
>  - adds a few references to additional documentation.
>  - adds "make config" to the list of possible configuration targets.
>  - makes a few other minor changes.
>
> Please consider for inclusion.
>
>
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
> ---
>
>  README                         |   17 +++++++++++------
>  1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/Makefile b/Documentation/DocBook/Makefile
> diff --git a/README b/README
> index 3e26472..b656f00 100644
> --- a/README
> +++ b/README
> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
> -	Linux kernel release 2.6.xx <http://kernel.org>
> +	Linux kernel release 2.6.xx <http://kernel.org/>
>  
>  These are the release notes for Linux version 2.6.  Read them carefully,
>  as they tell you what this is all about, explain how to install the
> @@ -22,15 +22,17 @@ ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN?
>  
>    Although originally developed first for 32-bit x86-based PCs (386 or higher),
>    today Linux also runs on (at least) the Compaq Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC and
> -  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH,
> +  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH, Cell,
>   
And AVR32 as of 2.6.19 :)
>    IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, DEC VAX, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS,
> -  and Renesas M32R architectures.
> +  Cris, Xtensa and Renesas M32R architectures.
>  
>    Linux is easily portable to most general-purpose 32- or 64-bit architectures
>    as long as they have a paged memory management unit (PMMU) and a port of the
>    GNU C compiler (gcc) (part of The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC). Linux has
>    also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although
>    functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
> +  Linux has also been ported to itself. You can now run the kernel as a
> +  userspace application - this is called UserMode Linux (UML).
>  
>  DOCUMENTATION:
>  
> @@ -113,6 +115,7 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
>     version 2.6.12.2 and want to jump to 2.6.12.3, you must first
>     reverse the 2.6.12.2 patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
>     the 2.6.12.3 patch.
> +   You can read more on this in Documentation/applying-patches.txt
>  
>   - Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
>  
> @@ -161,6 +164,7 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
>     only ask you for the answers to new questions.
>  
>   - Alternate configuration commands are:
> +	"make config"      Plain text interface.
>  	"make menuconfig"  Text based color menus, radiolists & dialogs.
>  	"make xconfig"     X windows (Qt) based configuration tool.
>  	"make gconfig"     X windows (Gtk) based configuration tool.
> @@ -303,8 +307,9 @@ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG:
>  
>   - If you compiled the kernel with CONFIG_KALLSYMS you can send the dump
>     as is, otherwise you will have to use the "ksymoops" program to make
> -   sense of the dump.  This utility can be downloaded from
> -   ftp://ftp.<country>.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/ksymoops.
> +   sense of the dump (but compiling with CONFIG_KALLSYMS is usually preferred).
> +   This utility can be downloaded from
> +   ftp://ftp.<country>.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/ksymoops/ .
>     Alternately you can do the dump lookup by hand:
>  
>   - In debugging dumps like the above, it helps enormously if you can
> @@ -336,7 +341,7 @@ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG:
>  
>     If you for some reason cannot do the above (you have a pre-compiled
>     kernel image or similar), telling me as much about your setup as
> -   possible will help. 
> +   possible will help.  Please read the REPORTING-BUGS document for details.
>  
>   - Alternately, you can use gdb on a running kernel. (read-only; i.e. you
>     cannot change values or set break points.) To do this, first compile the
>
>
>
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* Re: [PATCH] A few small additions and corrections to README
  2006-12-07  0:07 ` Ben Nizette
@ 2006-12-07  0:18   ` Jesper Juhl
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Jesper Juhl @ 2006-12-07  0:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ben Nizette; +Cc: Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, LKML

On Thursday 07 December 2006 01:07, Ben Nizette wrote:
> Jesper Juhl wrote:
[...]
> > @@ -22,15 +22,17 @@ ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN?
> >  
> >    Although originally developed first for 32-bit x86-based PCs (386 or higher),
> >    today Linux also runs on (at least) the Compaq Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC and
> > -  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH,
> > +  UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH, Cell,
> >   
> And AVR32 as of 2.6.19 :)

Well, the list does say "(at least)" ;-)   But sure, find an add-on patch below.

> >    IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, DEC VAX, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS,
> > -  and Renesas M32R architectures.
> > +  Cris, Xtensa and Renesas M32R architectures.


Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
---

diff --git a/README b/README
index b656f00..c055615 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN?
   today Linux also runs on (at least) the Compaq Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC and
   UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH, Cell,
   IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, DEC VAX, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS,
-  Cris, Xtensa and Renesas M32R architectures.
+  Cris, Xtensa, AVR32 and Renesas M32R architectures.
 
   Linux is easily portable to most general-purpose 32- or 64-bit architectures
   as long as they have a paged memory management unit (PMMU) and a port of the


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