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Date:	Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:50:17 +0100
From:	Henrik Austad <henrik@...tad.us>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
	LKML doc <linux-doc@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Jiri Kosina <jkosina@...e.cz>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Gleb Natapov <gleb@...nel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Len Brown <len.brown@...el.com>,
	James Bottomley <JBottomley@...allels.com>,
	Jean-Christophe Plagniol-Villard <plagnioj@...osoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation cleanup, update 00-INDEX files in
 Documentation/

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 02:24:42PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:24:11 -0600 Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net> wrote:
> 
> > On 01/29/14 18:27, Henrik Austad wrote:
> > > Some of the 00-INDEX files are somewhat outdated and some folders does not
> > > contain 00-INDEX at all. Only outdated (with the notably exception of
> > > spi) indexes are touched here, the 169 folders without 00-INDEX has not
> > > been touched.
> > >
> > > This applies to Linus' tip (0e47c969).
> > 
> > Looks like an improvement.
> > 
> > Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>
> 
> Are these 00-INDEX files actually useful?  I've never opened one of
> them in my life.

That depends. They serve as a very nice starting point when you start to 
dig into a particular part of the kernel. Once you're up and running 
however, you probably won't need the index-files all that much.

So, I'd say they serve a purpose, but not a major one. For that reason, I 
didn't start adding index-files to those directories that don't have them. 
So, should we start an epic bikeshedding-context and ask "should we scrap 
all 00-INDEX files in Documentation?" ;)

Either way, outdated index-files are pretty stupid, which was my motivation 
for at least keeping them current.

-- 
Henrik Austad


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