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OLS: Kernel Documentation, and Submitting Kernel Patches

Jul 27, 2008, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The challenge in providing useful documentation for the Linux kernel, Landley said, is therefore to index what is already out there. When a source of some documentation for some item gains enough traction, it becomes the de facto source of documentation for that particular subsection of the kernel, and from then on gets found and maintained. But there is a big integration problem, as such sources of documentation are scattered around.

"It is hard enough for Linux kernel developers to keep up with the Linux Kernel Mailing List, Landley noted, let alone to read all the other lists out there and keep track of the ever-growing supply of documentation. Putting all the kernel documentation found around the Internet together is itself a full-time job. Jonathan Corbet of LWN, he noted, is good at this already, but there are several people doing it each their own way in their own space."

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