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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC v2] Drop all 00-INDEX files from Documentation/
On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 6:15 PM Henrik Austad <henrik@austad.us> wrote:
> This is a respin with a wider audience (all that get_maintainer returned)
> and I know this spams a *lot* of people. Not sure what would be the correct
> way, so my apologies for ruining your inbox.
>
> 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 in a directory, but these files are horribly out of date and their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 needed, and they have since then grown further out of date, so perhaps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.
>
> A short status yields the following _outdated_ 00-INDEX files, first
> counter is files listed in 00-INDEX but missing in the directory, last
> is files present but not listed in 00-INDEX.
>
> List of outdated 00-INDEX:
> Documentation: (4/10)
> Documentation/sysctl: (0/1)
> Documentation/timers: (1/0)
> Documentation/blockdev: (3/1)
> Documentation/w1/slaves: (0/1)
> Documentation/locking: (0/1)
> Documentation/devicetree: (0/5)
> Documentation/power: (1/1)
> Documentation/powerpc: (0/5)
> Documentation/arm: (1/0)
> Documentation/x86: (0/9)
> Documentation/x86/x86_64: (1/1)
> Documentation/scsi: (4/4)
> Documentation/filesystems: (2/9)
> Documentation/filesystems/nfs: (0/2)
> Documentation/cgroup-v1: (0/2)
> Documentation/kbuild: (0/4)
> Documentation/spi: (1/0)
> Documentation/virtual/kvm: (1/0)
> Documentation/scheduler: (0/2)
> Documentation/fb: (0/1)
> Documentation/block: (0/1)
> Documentation/networking: (6/37)
> Documentation/vm: (1/3)
>
> Then there are 364 subdirectories in Documentation/ with several files that
> are missing 00-INDEX alltogether (and another 120 with a single file and no
> 00-INDEX).
>
> I don't really have an opinion to whether or not we /should/ have 00-INDEX,
> but the above 00-INDEX should either be removed or be kept up to date. If
> we should keep the files, I can try to keep them updated, but I rather not
> if we just want to delete them anyway.
>
> As a starting point, remove all index-files and references to 00-INDEX and
> see where the discussion is going.
>
> Again, sorry for the insanely wide distribution.
>
> Signed-off-by: Henrik Austad <henrik@austad.us>
...
> Signed-off-by: Henrik Austad <haustad@cisco.com>
> ---
> Documentation/00-INDEX | 428 --------------------------------
...

Looks reasonable to me, you can add my ACK for the NetLabel bits.

Acked-by: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>

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