Tag / Linux Kernel Documentation Improvements

  • October 20, 2016 - Mauro Carvalho Chehab

    Creating a Linux Kernel User’s Manual

    This article is part of a series on improvements being made to Linux kernel documentation. This article will discuss the efforts that are underway for kernel 4.10 to produce a Linux User’s Manual that groups the existing user-focused documents. What Defines a Linux Kernel User? It’s not an easy task to identify the documents that contain useful information for Linux kernel users because there are a large number of documentation files inside the kernel tree and these documents are mixed with development documents. Furthermore, who exactly are the Linux kernel tree users? Are they the end users who run various Linux distributions, the distribution packagers that package the kernel tree, or the advanced Linux users and system administrators that opt to compile the kernel themselves? In other words, depending on what definition of users we use, the contents of a Linux user’s manual varies. For the scope of this work, […]

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