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authorMauro Carvalho Chehab <>2016-09-19 08:07:56 -0300
committerJonathan Corbet <>2016-09-20 18:41:04 -0600
commit609d99a3b72e3964279a068868a212553087eb22 (patch)
treefb3fe77a14c43d632fd3751d677f3014e5111baf /Documentation
parent9e03ea7f683e1a4537409544ae55f338d64cd2fa (diff)
Documentation/HOWTO: add cross-references to other documents
Add cross references for the documents mentioned at HOWTO and are under the Documentation/ directory, using the ReST notation. It should be noticed that HOWTO also mentions the /README file. We opted to not touch it, for now, as making it build on Sphinx would require it to be moved to a Documentation/foo directory. Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
11 files changed, 27 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/Changes b/Documentation/Changes
index 93c8e1c15844..754cd50c1bc6 100644
--- a/Documentation/Changes
+++ b/Documentation/Changes
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _changes:
Minimal requerements to compile the Kernel
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
index 7e30da38bb3a..852253c932fe 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
+++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _codingstyle:
Linux kernel coding style
diff --git a/Documentation/HOWTO b/Documentation/HOWTO
index 5a85e3a8112b..31c8df5d20c7 100644
--- a/Documentation/HOWTO
+++ b/Documentation/HOWTO
@@ -90,19 +90,19 @@ required reading:
what is necessary to do to configure and build the kernel. People
who are new to the kernel should start here.
- Documentation/Changes
+ :ref:`Documentation/Changes <changes>`
This file gives a list of the minimum levels of various software
packages that are necessary to build and run the kernel
- Documentation/CodingStyle
+ :ref:`Documentation/CodingStyle <codingstyle>`
This describes the Linux kernel coding style, and some of the
rationale behind it. All new code is expected to follow the
guidelines in this document. Most maintainers will only accept
patches if these rules are followed, and many people will only
review code if it is in the proper style.
- Documentation/SubmittingPatches and Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
+ :ref:`Documentation/SubmittingPatches <submittingpatches>` and :ref:`Documentation/SubmittingDrivers <submittingdrivers>`
These files describe in explicit detail how to successfully create
and send a patch, including (but not limited to):
@@ -124,7 +124,7 @@ required reading:
- Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
+ :ref:`Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt <stable_api_nonsense>`
This file describes the rationale behind the conscious decision to
not have a stable API within the kernel, including things like:
@@ -137,29 +137,29 @@ required reading:
philosophy and is very important for people moving to Linux from
development on other Operating Systems.
- Documentation/SecurityBugs
+ :ref:`Documentation/SecurityBugs <securitybugs>`
If you feel you have found a security problem in the Linux kernel,
please follow the steps in this document to help notify the kernel
developers, and help solve the issue.
- Documentation/ManagementStyle
+ :ref:`Documentation/ManagementStyle <managementstyle>`
This document describes how Linux kernel maintainers operate and the
shared ethos behind their methodologies. This is important reading
for anyone new to kernel development (or anyone simply curious about
it), as it resolves a lot of common misconceptions and confusion
about the unique behavior of kernel maintainers.
- Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+ :ref:`Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt <stable_kernel_rules>`
This file describes the rules on how the stable kernel releases
happen, and what to do if you want to get a change into one of these
- Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
+ :ref:`Documentation/kernel-docs.txt <kernel_docs>`
A list of external documentation that pertains to kernel
development. Please consult this list if you do not find what you
are looking for within the in-kernel documentation.
- Documentation/applying-patches.txt
+ :ref:`Documentation/applying-patches.txt <applying_patches>`
A good introduction describing exactly what a patch is and how to
apply it to the different development branches of the kernel.
diff --git a/Documentation/ManagementStyle b/Documentation/ManagementStyle
index 1471df6015a2..dea2e66c9a10 100644
--- a/Documentation/ManagementStyle
+++ b/Documentation/ManagementStyle
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _managementstyle:
Linux kernel management style
diff --git a/Documentation/SecurityBugs b/Documentation/SecurityBugs
index 10a1f79376a2..342d769834f6 100644
--- a/Documentation/SecurityBugs
+++ b/Documentation/SecurityBugs
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _securitybugs:
Security bugs
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers b/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
index a2f30a9e28d1..2ac931645e53 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _submittingdrivers:
Submitting Drivers For The Linux Kernel
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 352771b736cd..9c3dfa7babf3 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+.. _submittingpatches:
How to Get Your Change Into the Linux Kernel or Care And Operation Of Your Linus Torvalds
diff --git a/Documentation/applying-patches.txt b/Documentation/applying-patches.txt
index 0e873dbf5566..bc113bff86b7 100644
--- a/Documentation/applying-patches.txt
+++ b/Documentation/applying-patches.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+.. _applying_patches:
Applying Patches To The Linux Kernel
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt b/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
index 7ca806184426..955f5b775e69 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _kernel_docs:
Index of Documentation for People Interested in Writing and/or Understanding the Linux Kernel
diff --git a/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt b/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
index 9187b4ef4bac..24f5aeecee91 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _stable_api_nonsense:
The Linux Kernel Driver Interface
diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
index 387d8a44eda2..1eba72708c7f 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+.. _stable_kernel_rules:
Everything you ever wanted to know about Linux -stable releases