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Date:   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:12:52 -0700
From:   Guenter Roeck <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc:     Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        Linux Doc Mailing List <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,, Andrew Jeffery <>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
        Jean Delvare <>,
        Joel Stanley <>,,,,, Liviu Dudau <>,
        Lorenzo Pieralisi <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>,
        Paul Mackerras <>,
        Sudeep Holla <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/21] Convert hwmon documentation to ReST

On 4/12/19 9:04 AM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:07:31 -0700
> Guenter Roeck <> wrote:
>>> While nobody does such split, IMHO, the best would be to keep the
>>> information outside Documentation/admin-guide. But hey! You're
>>> the Doc maintainer. If you prefer to move, I'm perfectly fine
>>> with that.
>> Same here, but please don't move the files which are kernel facing only.
> Well, let's step back and think about this.  Who is the audience for
> these documents?  That will tell us a lot about where they should really
> be.

Most of them are for users, some of them are for driver developers. A few
are for both, though that is generally not the intention (and one may argue
that driver internal documentation should be moved into the respective
driver source).

> What I would prefer to avoid is the status quo where *everything* is in
> the top-level directory, and where documents are organized for the
> convenience of their maintainers rather than of their readers.  But
> sometimes I feel like I'm alone in that desire...:)
I am fine with separating user pointing from kernel API/driver developer
guides, and I agree that it would make a lot of sense. As I said, please
just make sure that kernel facing files don't end up in the wrong directory.


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