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Subject[PATCH] Documentation: submit-checklist: add Documentation clean builds
From: Randy Dunlap <>

Add to Documentation/process/submit-checklist.rst that patch
submitters should run "make htmldocs" and verify that any
Documentation/ changes (patches) are clean (no new warnings/errors).

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Documentation/process/submit-checklist.rst | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

--- linux-next-20200821.orig/Documentation/process/submit-checklist.rst
+++ linux-next-20200821/Documentation/process/submit-checklist.rst
@@ -24,6 +24,10 @@ and elsewhere regarding submitting Linux

c) Builds successfully when using ``O=builddir``

+ d) Any Documentation/ changes build successfully without warnings/errors.
+ Use ``make htmldocs`` or ``make pdfdocs`` to check the build and
+ fix any issues.
3) Builds on multiple CPU architectures by using local cross-compile tools
or some other build farm.

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