Re: [tip:perfcounters/core] perf_counter tools: Generate percommand manpages (and pdf/html, etc.)

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Sat May 30 2009 - 10:47:44 EST

* Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 01:00:33PM +0000, tip-bot for Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > Commit-ID: c1c2365acf8c044f749c0fe1ea236497e8d1718e
> > Gitweb:
> > Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
> > AuthorDate: Sat, 30 May 2009 12:38:51 +0200
> > Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
> > CommitDate: Sat, 30 May 2009 13:52:44 +0200
> >
> > perf_counter tools: Generate per command manpages (and pdf/html, etc.)
> >
> > Import Git's nice .txt => {man/html/pdf} generation machinery.
> >
> > Fix various errors in the Documentation/perf*.txt description as well.
> >
> > Also fix a bug in builtin-help: we'd map 'perf help top' to 'perftop'
> > if only the 'perf' binary is in the default PATH - confusing the manpage
> > logic. I dont fully understand why Git did it this way - but i suppose
> > it's a migration artifact from their migration from standalone git-xyz
> > commands to 'git xyz' commands. The perf tools were always using the
> > modern form so it's not an issue there.
> Can we please have this patch split in at least a infrastructire
> and a content part.

> This makes it easier to review - and also makes it much more clear
> what is needed to be added when adding new documentation following
> this format.

The .txt files were already present, so the patch is largely the
infrastructure patch. The fixes to .txt files were minimal.

> I would also suggest to copy Randy Dunlap on patches touching
> generic parts like this in Documentation.

Sure - if Randy shows interest in perfcounters bits i can Cc: him.
Note, it isnt touching generic parts of Documentation/. It's
touching the Documentation/perf_counter/ tools only.

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