What's going on with kernel documentation

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Lots is happening with kernel documentation; here's a summary of where we are and how you can help.


The kernel project has not always been renowned for the quality of its documentation. Recently, though, efforts to improve the state of things have picked up. We are moving to a new documentation system and trying to bring some order to the messy Documentation/ directory. This talk will cover our vision of what we would like kernel documentation to be, how we are getting there, and how interested people can help.


kernel, documentation


  • Jonathan Corbet



    Jonathan Corbet is the kernel documentation maintainer, co-founder of LWN.net (and the author of its Kernel Page), a member of the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.