Re: [PATCH net-next 0/2] docs: net: Convert netdev-FAQ to RST

From: Tobin C. Harding
Date: Tue Jul 24 2018 - 23:28:17 EST

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 12:50:03PM +1000, Tobin C. Harding wrote:

Please drop this. I've forgotten to deal with the links from
Documentation/*.rst to Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt

Since I've already botched it can I ask for guidance here. The problem
is updating the links means making changes that will cause merge
conflicts if they go through net-dev tree (since most references are in
Documentation/*.rst). But we can't go through docs tree either since
that could lead to merge conflicts later as well.

My idea was to leave netdev-FAQ.txt in place but with all content
removed except

'This file has moved to netdev-FAQ.rst. This file will be removed once
netdev RST conversion is complete'

And then do the same for each file conversion under
Documentation/networking/. Once all the files are converted a single
patch set updating all references into Documentation/networking/*.rst
could be posted to the docs tree.

One other idea was to leave a symlink netdev-FAQ.txt -> netdev-FAQ.rst
but I don't know how that would play with the build system (docs or