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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/24] Include linux ACPI docs into Sphinx TOC tree
On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 9:36 PM Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2019 10:25:23 +0200
> "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > There are ACPI-related documents currently in Documentation/acpi/ that
> > don't clearly fall under either driver-api or admin-guide. For
> > example, some of them describe various aspects of the ACPI support
> > subsystem operation and some document expectations with respect to the
> > ACPI tables provided by the firmware etc.
> >
> > Where would you recommend to put them after converting to .rst?
>
> OK, I've done some pondering on this. Maybe what we need is a new
> top-level "hardware guide" book meant to hold information on how the
> hardware works and what the kernel's expectations are. Architecture
> information could maybe go there too. Would this make sense?
>
> If so, I could see a division like this:
>
> Hardware guide

This is more about documenting the expectations regarding the platform
firmware, so what about firmware-guide instead?

> acpi-lid
> aml-debugger (or maybe driver api?)
> debug (ditto)
> DSD-properties-rules
> gpio-properties
> i2c-muxes
>
> Admin guide
> cppc_sysfs
> initrd_table_override

And I would add dsdt-override here.

>
> Driver-API
> enumeration
> scan_handlers
>

So what about this:

- Create a new firmware-guide under Documentation and add an acpi/
directory to it for starters. Put the following files into it:

acpi-lid
aml-debugger
debug (ditto)
DSD-properties-rules
gpio-properties
i2c-muxes

- Add an acpi/ subdirectory to Documentation/admin-guide and put the
following files into it:

cppc_sysfs
initrd_table_override
dsdt-override

- Add an acpi/ subdirectory to Documentation/driver-api and put the
following files into it:

enumeration
scan_handlers

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