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Documentation conversion and updates

The following directories have several .txt files. Please pick two files and convert to ReST. There are a few exceptions that should be kept as plain text files:

  • a configuration file whose extension is .txt;
  • a dump of chapter extracted from an old arch-specific manual which seems to be provided by its manufacturer.

Preparing to build the documentation:

There's a script that checks if you have all needed dependencies to build the documentation. It is called automatically when you run make htmldocs. Alternatively, you can call the script directly with:


Building docs and looking for warnings:

Once you have all the requirements, you can do the building with:

make htmldocs > doc_make.log 2>&1

And check the warnings with the following script.

# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
# Copyright(c) Shuah Khan <>
# License: GPLv2
# Generates wiki format table of task list from Document
# build log
# Usage: <doc_build_log_file>

# Print Table header
echo "| **Task** | **Description** | **Owner** | **Status** | **Commit ID** |"
for f in `egrep "warn|WARN|error|ERROR" $1 | \
        egrep ".c:|.h:|.rst:" | \
        awk -F: '{print $1}' | awk '!a[$0]++' | \
        sed -e "s/^.\///" | sed -e "s/^\/mnt\/data\/lkml\/linux_5.3\///"`
        echo "| $f | Fix warns | | | |"

Documentation build warn tasks (generated on Linux 5.3.0)

Before starting work on a task, please check the archive first to see if a patch is already in progress. Please avoid duplicated efforts. Liunx Kernel Mentees Archive. Send email to the list informing others that you are working on the task.

Task Description Owner Status Commit ID
lib/genalloc.c Fix warns
include/linux/i2c.h Fix warns
include/linux/regulator/machine.h Fix warns
include/linux/regulator/driver.h Fix warns
include/net/cfg80211.h Fix warns
include/linux/input/sparse-keymap.h Fix warns
mm/util.c Fix warns
mm/slab.c Fix warns
include/linux/spi/spi.h Fix warns
drivers/usb/typec/bus.c Fix warns
drivers/usb/typec/class.c Fix warns
include/net/mac80211.h Fix warns
include/linux/w1.h Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_mn.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_vm.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_irq.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_ras.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/amdgpu_dm/amdgpu_dm.h Fix warns
fs/direct-io.c Fix warns
fs/libfs.c Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/amdgpu_dm/amdgpu_dm.c Fix warns
fs/posix_acl.c Fix warns
include/drm/drm_drv.h Fix warns
include/drm/drm_modeset_helper_vtables.h Fix warns
include/drm/drm_atomic_state_helper.h Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/mcde/mcde_drv.c Fix warns
include/linux/skbuff.h Fix warns
include/net/sock.h Fix warns
include/linux/netdevice.h Fix warns
include/linux/lsm_hooks.h Fix warns
include/linux/phylink.h Fix warns
drivers/net/phy/phylink.c Fix warns
Documentation/admin-guide/xfs.rst Fix warns
include/uapi/linux/firewire-cdev.h Fix warns
drivers/firewire/core-transaction.c Fix warns
drivers/ata/libata-core.c Fix warns
drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.c Fix warns
drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c Fix warns
fs/seq_file.c Fix warns
fs/debugfs/inode.c Fix warns
fs/debugfs/file.c Fix warns
Documentation/index.rst Fix warns
Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst Fix warns
include/linux/xarray.h Fix warns
Documentation/crypto/crypto_engine.rst Fix warns
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_drv.c Fix warns
include/drm/drm_connector.h Fix warns
Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst Fix warns
net/core/dev.c Fix warns
Documentation/security/keys/core.rst Fix warns
Documentation/translations/it_IT/process/maintainer-pgp-guide.rst Fix warns
Documentation/translations/it_IT/process/programming-language.rst Fix warns
Documentation/virt/index.rst Fix warns
include/linux/slab.h Fix warns
Documentation/gpu/drm-internals.rst Fix warns
lkmp/lkmp_task_list.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/07 20:05 by BjornHelgaas