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[PATCH v2 24/31] hw_random.txt: standardize document format




Each text file under Documentation follows a different
format. Some doesn't even have titles!

Change its representation to follow the adopted standard,
using ReST markups for it to be parseable by Sphinx:

- use proper markups for titles;
- adjust section identation;
- use proper markup for notes and fix it to properly show the
  numbered list.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/hw_random.txt | 159 ++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------
 1 file changed, 87 insertions(+), 72 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/hw_random.txt b/Documentation/hw_random.txt
index fce1634907d0..121de96e395e 100644
--- a/Documentation/hw_random.txt
+++ b/Documentation/hw_random.txt
@@ -1,90 +1,105 @@
-Introduction:
-
-	The hw_random framework is software that makes use of a
-	special hardware feature on your CPU or motherboard,
-	a Random Number Generator (RNG).  The software has two parts:
-	a core providing the /dev/hwrng character device and its
-	sysfs support, plus a hardware-specific driver that plugs
-	into that core.
-
-	To make the most effective use of these mechanisms, you
-	should download the support software as well.  Download the
-	latest version of the "rng-tools" package from the
-	hw_random driver's official Web site:
-
-		http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/
-
-	Those tools use /dev/hwrng to fill the kernel entropy pool,
-	which is used internally and exported by the /dev/urandom and
-	/dev/random special files.
-
-Theory of operation:
-
-	CHARACTER DEVICE.  Using the standard open()
-	and read() system calls, you can read random data from
-	the hardware RNG device.  This data is NOT CHECKED by any
-	fitness tests, and could potentially be bogus (if the
-	hardware is faulty or has been tampered with).  Data is only
-	output if the hardware "has-data" flag is set, but nevertheless
-	a security-conscious person would run fitness tests on the
-	data before assuming it is truly random.
-
-	The rng-tools package uses such tests in "rngd", and lets you
-	run them by hand with a "rngtest" utility.
-
-	/dev/hwrng is char device major 10, minor 183.
-
-	CLASS DEVICE.  There is a /sys/class/misc/hw_random node with
-	two unique attributes, "rng_available" and "rng_current".  The
-	"rng_available" attribute lists the hardware-specific drivers
-	available, while "rng_current" lists the one which is currently
-	connected to /dev/hwrng.  If your system has more than one
-	RNG available, you may change the one used by writing a name from
-	the list in "rng_available" into "rng_current".
+==========================================================
+Linux support for random number generator in i8xx chipsets
+==========================================================
+
+Introduction
+============
+
+The hw_random framework is software that makes use of a
+special hardware feature on your CPU or motherboard,
+a Random Number Generator (RNG).  The software has two parts:
+a core providing the /dev/hwrng character device and its
+sysfs support, plus a hardware-specific driver that plugs
+into that core.
+
+To make the most effective use of these mechanisms, you
+should download the support software as well.  Download the
+latest version of the "rng-tools" package from the
+hw_random driver's official Web site:
+
+	http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/
+
+Those tools use /dev/hwrng to fill the kernel entropy pool,
+which is used internally and exported by the /dev/urandom and
+/dev/random special files.
+
+Theory of operation
+===================
+
+CHARACTER DEVICE.  Using the standard open()
+and read() system calls, you can read random data from
+the hardware RNG device.  This data is NOT CHECKED by any
+fitness tests, and could potentially be bogus (if the
+hardware is faulty or has been tampered with).  Data is only
+output if the hardware "has-data" flag is set, but nevertheless
+a security-conscious person would run fitness tests on the
+data before assuming it is truly random.
+
+The rng-tools package uses such tests in "rngd", and lets you
+run them by hand with a "rngtest" utility.
+
+/dev/hwrng is char device major 10, minor 183.
+
+CLASS DEVICE.  There is a /sys/class/misc/hw_random node with
+two unique attributes, "rng_available" and "rng_current".  The
+"rng_available" attribute lists the hardware-specific drivers
+available, while "rng_current" lists the one which is currently
+connected to /dev/hwrng.  If your system has more than one
+RNG available, you may change the one used by writing a name from
+the list in "rng_available" into "rng_current".
 
 ==========================================================================
 
-	Hardware driver for Intel/AMD/VIA Random Number Generators (RNG)
-	Copyright 2000,2001 Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
-	Copyright 2000,2001 Philipp Rumpf <prumpf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 
+Hardware driver for Intel/AMD/VIA Random Number Generators (RNG)
+	- Copyright 2000,2001 Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
+	- Copyright 2000,2001 Philipp Rumpf <prumpf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 
-About the Intel RNG hardware, from the firmware hub datasheet:
 
-	The Firmware Hub integrates a Random Number Generator (RNG)
-	using thermal noise generated from inherently random quantum
-	mechanical properties of silicon. When not generating new random
-	bits the RNG circuitry will enter a low power state. Intel will
-	provide a binary software driver to give third party software
-	access to our RNG for use as a security feature. At this time,
-	the RNG is only to be used with a system in an OS-present state.
+About the Intel RNG hardware, from the firmware hub datasheet
+=============================================================
 
-Intel RNG Driver notes:
+The Firmware Hub integrates a Random Number Generator (RNG)
+using thermal noise generated from inherently random quantum
+mechanical properties of silicon. When not generating new random
+bits the RNG circuitry will enter a low power state. Intel will
+provide a binary software driver to give third party software
+access to our RNG for use as a security feature. At this time,
+the RNG is only to be used with a system in an OS-present state.
 
-	* FIXME: support poll(2)
+Intel RNG Driver notes
+======================
 
-	NOTE: request_mem_region was removed, for three reasons:
-	1) Only one RNG is supported by this driver, 2) The location
-	used by the RNG is a fixed location in MMIO-addressable memory,
+FIXME: support poll(2)
+
+.. note::
+
+	request_mem_region was removed, for three reasons:
+
+	1) Only one RNG is supported by this driver;
+	2) The location used by the RNG is a fixed location in
+	   MMIO-addressable memory;
 	3) users with properly working BIOS e820 handling will always
-	have the region in which the RNG is located reserved, so
-	request_mem_region calls always fail for proper setups.
-	However, for people who use mem=XX, BIOS e820 information is
-	-not- in /proc/iomem, and request_mem_region(RNG_ADDR) can
-	succeed.
+	   have the region in which the RNG is located reserved, so
+	   request_mem_region calls always fail for proper setups.
+	   However, for people who use mem=XX, BIOS e820 information is
+	   **not** in /proc/iomem, and request_mem_region(RNG_ADDR) can
+	   succeed.
 
-Driver details:
+Driver details
+==============
 
-	Based on:
+Based on:
 	Intel 82802AB/82802AC Firmware Hub (FWH) Datasheet
-		May 1999 Order Number: 290658-002 R
+	May 1999 Order Number: 290658-002 R
 
-	Intel 82802 Firmware Hub: Random Number Generator
+Intel 82802 Firmware Hub:
+	Random Number Generator
 	Programmer's Reference Manual
-		December 1999 Order Number: 298029-001 R
+	December 1999 Order Number: 298029-001 R
 
-	Intel 82802 Firmware HUB Random Number Generator Driver
+Intel 82802 Firmware HUB Random Number Generator Driver
 	Copyright (c) 2000 Matt Sottek <msottek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
 
-	Special thanks to Matt Sottek.  I did the "guts", he
-	did the "brains" and all the testing.
+Special thanks to Matt Sottek.  I did the "guts", he
+did the "brains" and all the testing.
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