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Date:   Sun, 5 Jul 2020 14:30:00 -0600
From:   Jonathan Corbet <>
To:     "Alexander A. Klimov" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Replace HTTP links with HTTPS ones: LVM

On Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:31:38 +0200
"Alexander A. Klimov" <> wrote:

> Rationale:
> Reduces attack surface on kernel devs opening the links for MITM
> as HTTPS traffic is much harder to manipulate.
> Deterministic algorithm:
> For each file:
>   If not .svg:
>     For each line:
>       If doesn't contain `\bxmlns\b`:
>         For each link, `\bhttp://[^# \t\r\n]*(?:\w|/)`:
>           If both the HTTP and HTTPS versions
>           return 200 OK and serve the same content:
>             Replace HTTP with HTTPS.
> Signed-off-by: Alexander A. Klimov <>

Applied but...

> diff --git a/drivers/md/Kconfig b/drivers/md/Kconfig
> index 921888df6764..30ba3573626c 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/md/Kconfig
> @@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ config BLK_DEV_MD
>  	  More information about Software RAID on Linux is contained in the
>  	  Software RAID mini-HOWTO, available from
> -	  <>. There you will also learn
> +	  <>. There you will also learn

This HOWTO, once one finds it beyond that link, starts by saying:

	This HOWTO is deprecated; the Linux RAID HOWTO is maintained as a
	wiki by the linux-raid community at

So clearly adding HTTPS isn't really the optimal fix here...


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