Re: [RFC] HOWTO do Linux kernel development

From: Michael Kerrisk
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 07:13:23 EST


> > Under 'Documentation', there is the text:
> >
> > When new features are added to the kernel, it is recommended
> > that new documentation files are also added which explain how
> > to use the feature.
> >
> > Could you also add something like:
> >
> > When a new feature changes the interface that the kernel
> > exposes to userland, it is recommended that you send
> > information or a man-pages patch explaining the change
> > to the manual pages maintainer at mtk-manpages@xxxxxxxx
> Do you want to start documenting the sysfs tree interface?

There should be a sysfs(5) man page. Unfortunately there is
not one yet. If someone wants to start one off...

> Do you have
> man pages for all of the kernel syscalls now?

All, no. Most, yes.

> Anyway, I'll add it, as it is better to error on the side of caution
> here.



Michael Kerrisk
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