Re: Kernel Development Documentation?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 08:59:14 EST

> Is there a project underway that documents how things like the VM, the Memory
> Manger, what a a specific driver needs to do, what it needs to return, how it is
> called, what do all those files in arch/whatever do? Are there bits and pieces

For the kernel stuff there is a project to put documentation about functions
and what they do inline into the kernel. Its slow progress. Trying to do
anything formal and structured isnt going to be productive until the
documentation is much much more complete

For syscalls Andries Brouwer maintains a man page collection (and writes many
of them). He takes submissions.

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