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authorHenrik Austad <>2018-09-04 00:15:23 +0200
committerJonathan Corbet <>2018-09-09 15:08:58 -0600
commita7ddcea58ae22d85d94eabfdd3de75c3742e376b (patch)
treeab90291f7fee502aa96f8eb436dd6653116add86 /Documentation/netlabel
parent9d92e4835ffce841a72e9cf6d1c022adc55428aa (diff)
Drop all 00-INDEX files from Documentation/
This is a respin with a wider audience (all that get_maintainer returned) and I know this spams a *lot* of people. Not sure what would be the correct way, so my apologies for ruining your inbox. The 00-INDEX files are supposed to give a summary of all files present in a directory, but these files are horribly out of date and their usefulness is brought into question. Often a simple "ls" would reveal the same information as the filenames are generally quite descriptive as a short introduction to what the file covers (it should not surprise anyone what Documentation/sched/sched-design-CFS.txt covers) A few years back it was mentioned that these files were no longer really needed, and they have since then grown further out of date, so perhaps it is time to just throw them out. A short status yields the following _outdated_ 00-INDEX files, first counter is files listed in 00-INDEX but missing in the directory, last is files present but not listed in 00-INDEX. List of outdated 00-INDEX: Documentation: (4/10) Documentation/sysctl: (0/1) Documentation/timers: (1/0) Documentation/blockdev: (3/1) Documentation/w1/slaves: (0/1) Documentation/locking: (0/1) Documentation/devicetree: (0/5) Documentation/power: (1/1) Documentation/powerpc: (0/5) Documentation/arm: (1/0) Documentation/x86: (0/9) Documentation/x86/x86_64: (1/1) Documentation/scsi: (4/4) Documentation/filesystems: (2/9) Documentation/filesystems/nfs: (0/2) Documentation/cgroup-v1: (0/2) Documentation/kbuild: (0/4) Documentation/spi: (1/0) Documentation/virtual/kvm: (1/0) Documentation/scheduler: (0/2) Documentation/fb: (0/1) Documentation/block: (0/1) Documentation/networking: (6/37) Documentation/vm: (1/3) Then there are 364 subdirectories in Documentation/ with several files that are missing 00-INDEX alltogether (and another 120 with a single file and no 00-INDEX). I don't really have an opinion to whether or not we /should/ have 00-INDEX, but the above 00-INDEX should either be removed or be kept up to date. If we should keep the files, I can try to keep them updated, but I rather not if we just want to delete them anyway. As a starting point, remove all index-files and references to 00-INDEX and see where the discussion is going. Signed-off-by: Henrik Austad <> Acked-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <> Just-do-it-by: Steven Rostedt <> Reviewed-by: Jens Axboe <> Acked-by: Paul Moore <> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Acked-by: Mark Brown <> Acked-by: Mike Rapoport <> Cc: [Almost everybody else] Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/netlabel')
3 files changed, 7 insertions, 16 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/netlabel/00-INDEX b/Documentation/netlabel/00-INDEX
deleted file mode 100644
index 837bf35990e2..000000000000
--- a/Documentation/netlabel/00-INDEX
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,10 +0,0 @@
- - this file.
- - documentation on the IPv4 CIPSO protocol engine.
- - IETF draft of the CIPSO protocol, dated 16 July 1992.
- - NetLabel introduction, READ THIS FIRST.
- - documentation on the NetLabel kernel security module API.
diff --git a/Documentation/netlabel/cipso_ipv4.txt b/Documentation/netlabel/cipso_ipv4.txt
index 93dacb132c3c..a6075481fd60 100644
--- a/Documentation/netlabel/cipso_ipv4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/netlabel/cipso_ipv4.txt
@@ -6,11 +6,12 @@ May 17, 2006
* Overview
-The NetLabel CIPSO/IPv4 protocol engine is based on the IETF Commercial IP
-Security Option (CIPSO) draft from July 16, 1992. A copy of this draft can be
-found in this directory, consult '00-INDEX' for the filename. While the IETF
-draft never made it to an RFC standard it has become a de-facto standard for
-labeled networking and is used in many trusted operating systems.
+The NetLabel CIPSO/IPv4 protocol engine is based on the IETF Commercial
+IP Security Option (CIPSO) draft from July 16, 1992. A copy of this
+draft can be found in this directory
+(draft-ietf-cipso-ipsecurity-01.txt). While the IETF draft never made
+it to an RFC standard it has become a de-facto standard for labeled
+networking and is used in many trusted operating systems.
* Outbound Packet Processing
diff --git a/Documentation/netlabel/introduction.txt b/Documentation/netlabel/introduction.txt
index 5ecd8d1dcf4e..3caf77bcff0f 100644
--- a/Documentation/netlabel/introduction.txt
+++ b/Documentation/netlabel/introduction.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ refrain from calling the protocol engines directly, instead they should use
the NetLabel kernel security module API described below.
Detailed information about each NetLabel protocol engine can be found in this
-directory, consult '00-INDEX' for filenames.
* Communication Layer