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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:55:30 -0800
From:   Randy Dunlap <>
To:     Joe Perches <>,
        Markus Heiser <>,
        "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Andrew Murray <>,
        Linux Doc Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: convert printk-formats.txt to rst

On 12/05/2017 11:35 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 08:11 +0100, Markus Heiser wrote:
>>> Am 06.12.2017 um 02:45 schrieb Tobin C. Harding <>:
>>> Documentation/printk-formats.txt is a candidate for conversion to
>>> ReStructuredText format. Some effort has already been made to do this
>>> conversion even thought the suffix is currently .txt
> []
>> just a question .. might it be better we stay with ASCII table
>> in cases like this. I guess this table won't changed often.
>> The flat-table directive is good for big and therefore frequently 
>> changed tables where a small precise diff reduce the patch.
>> But flat-table is also hard to read in plain text. Its a balancing
>> and thats my opinion, lets hear what other say ...
> I think the proposed conversion is unreadable
> and the original table quite clear.



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