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Date:	Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:50:17 +0100
From:	Henrik Austad <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Rob Landley <>,
	LKML doc <>,
	LKML <>,
	Jiri Kosina <>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Rob Herring <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Mark Brown <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Gleb Natapov <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Len Brown <>,
	James Bottomley <>,
	Jean-Christophe Plagniol-Villard <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation cleanup, update 00-INDEX files in

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 02:24:42PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:24:11 -0600 Rob Landley <> 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 Some of the 00-INDEX files are somewhat outdated and some folders does not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 Only outdated (with the notably exception of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 <>
> 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Either way, outdated index-files are pretty stupid, which was my motivation 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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