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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC v2] Drop all 00-INDEX files from Documentation/
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On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 12:15:23AM +0200, Henrik Austad wrote:
> The 00-INDEX files are supposed to give a summary of all files present
> in a directory, but these files are horribly out of date and their
> usefulness is brought into question. Often a simple "ls" would reveal
> the same information as the filenames are generally quite descriptive as
> a short introduction to what the file covers (it should not surprise
> anyone what Documentation/sched/sched-design-CFS.txt covers)
> A few years back it was mentioned that these files were no longer really
> needed, and they have since then grown further out of date, so perhaps
> it is time to just throw them out.
> As a starting point, remove all index-files and references to 00-INDEX and
> see where the discussion is going.

Yes please.

I was *briefly* tempted, reading through the files, to suggest ensuring
that the one-line descriptions from the 00-INDEX files end up in the
documents themselves, but the more I think about it, I don't think even
that is worth anyone's time to do.

Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <>

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