Re: [patch 6/7] Linux Kernel Markers - Documentation

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 14:51:37 EST

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 11:23:35AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
That might be OK for this case, but sometimes it makes sense to have
README etc. about how to use the software. So you would want this
in the Documentation/ tree? That makes it harder on users.

If it's so complex that we can't describe it in a few dozens lines
it shouldn't be anywhere but the place it belongs and better have a
real use and not just be a sample. And in the trace case I must
admit that I'd prefer a real use like some simple syscall-trace
over this hack anyway..

I think that samples are perfectly fine for documentation and
that the trace example is a good example. I think that most people
who need something like that would need to customize it for their
specific needs anyway.

We don't seem to be making progress...

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