Re: [PATCH] Documentation cleanup, update 00-INDEX files in Documentation/

From: Rob Landley
Date: Sun Feb 02 2014 - 02:05:55 EST

On 01/31/14 16:24, Andrew Morton wrote:
On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:24:11 -0600 Rob Landley <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> 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Some of the 00-INDEX files are somewhat outdated and some folders does not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 Only outdated (with the notably exception of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 <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Are these 00-INDEX files actually useful? I've never opened one of
them in my life.

Back before did its epic barn door locking after the horses escaped, I used to use them to generate HTML indexes for, but sometime after they took away my ability to rsync updates to that they replaced that directory with a raw git checkout. I'm still waiting for them to replace the HTML versions of the menuconfig help text and the htmldocs output with raw git checkouts too.

I periodically poke them about it, ala but the answer is always crickets chirping or "you should upload web pages with git just like you browse the web with git, watch video with git, play skyrim with git, edit code with git, compile code with git... there is no other software tool." At which point I wander off for another 6 months.

So I used to have a use for it, but since got all paranoid I can't use it that way anymore. (That's why I haven't been updating these files when the patches themselves don't. It's on my todo list, but it's really hard to _care_ when they so obviously don't.)

Insufficiently gruntled,

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