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-This is a brief list of all the files in ./linux/Documentation and what
-they contain. If you add a documentation file, please list it here in
-alphabetical order as well, or risk being hunted down like a rabid dog.
-Please keep the descriptions small enough to fit on one line.
- Thanks -- Paul G.
-
-Following translations are available on the WWW:
-
- - Japanese, maintained by the JF Project (jf@listserv.linux.or.jp), at
- http://linuxjf.sourceforge.jp/
-
-00-INDEX
- - this file.
-ABI/
- - info on kernel <-> userspace ABI and relative interface stability.
-CodingStyle
- - nothing here, just a pointer to process/coding-style.rst.
-DMA-API.txt
- - DMA API, pci_ API & extensions for non-consistent memory machines.
-DMA-API-HOWTO.txt
- - Dynamic DMA mapping Guide
-DMA-ISA-LPC.txt
- - How to do DMA with ISA (and LPC) devices.
-DMA-attributes.txt
- - listing of the various possible attributes a DMA region can have
-EDID/
- - directory with info on customizing EDID for broken gfx/displays.
-IPMI.txt
- - info on Linux Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Driver.
-IRQ-affinity.txt
- - how to select which CPU(s) handle which interrupt events on SMP.
-IRQ-domain.txt
- - info on interrupt numbering and setting up IRQ domains.
-IRQ.txt
- - description of what an IRQ is.
-Intel-IOMMU.txt
- - basic info on the Intel IOMMU virtualization support.
-Makefile
- - It's not of interest for those who aren't touching the build system.
-PCI/
- - info related to PCI drivers.
-RCU/
- - directory with info on RCU (read-copy update).
-SAK.txt
- - info on Secure Attention Keys.
-SM501.txt
- - Silicon Motion SM501 multimedia companion chip
-SubmittingPatches
- - nothing here, just a pointer to process/coding-style.rst.
-accounting/
- - documentation on accounting and taskstats.
-acpi/
- - info on ACPI-specific hooks in the kernel.
-admin-guide/
- - info related to Linux users and system admins.
-aoe/
- - description of AoE (ATA over Ethernet) along with config examples.
-arm/
- - directory with info about Linux on the ARM architecture.
-arm64/
- - directory with info about Linux on the 64 bit ARM architecture.
-auxdisplay/
- - misc. LCD driver documentation (cfag12864b, ks0108).
-backlight/
- - directory with info on controlling backlights in flat panel displays
-block/
- - info on the Block I/O (BIO) layer.
-blockdev/
- - info on block devices & drivers
-bt8xxgpio.txt
- - info on how to modify a bt8xx video card for GPIO usage.
-btmrvl.txt
- - info on Marvell Bluetooth driver usage.
-bus-devices/
- - directory with info on TI GPMC (General Purpose Memory Controller)
-bus-virt-phys-mapping.txt
- - how to access I/O mapped memory from within device drivers.
-cdrom/
- - directory with information on the CD-ROM drivers that Linux has.
-cgroup-v1/
- - cgroups v1 features, including cpusets and memory controller.
-cma/
- - Continuous Memory Area (CMA) debugfs interface.
-conf.py
- - It's not of interest for those who aren't touching the build system.
-connector/
- - docs on the netlink based userspace<->kernel space communication mod.
-console/
- - documentation on Linux console drivers.
-core-api/
- - documentation on kernel core components.
-cpu-freq/
- - info on CPU frequency and voltage scaling.
-cpu-hotplug.txt
- - document describing CPU hotplug support in the Linux kernel.
-cpu-load.txt
- - document describing how CPU load statistics are collected.
-cpuidle/
- - info on CPU_IDLE, CPU idle state management subsystem.
-cputopology.txt
- - documentation on how CPU topology info is exported via sysfs.
-crc32.txt
- - brief tutorial on CRC computation
-crypto/
- - directory with info on the Crypto API.
-dcdbas.txt
- - information on the Dell Systems Management Base Driver.
-debugging-modules.txt
- - some notes on debugging modules after Linux 2.6.3.
-debugging-via-ohci1394.txt
- - how to use firewire like a hardware debugger memory reader.
-dell_rbu.txt
- - document demonstrating the use of the Dell Remote BIOS Update driver.
-dev-tools/
- - directory with info on development tools for the kernel.
-device-mapper/
- - directory with info on Device Mapper.
-dmaengine/
- - the DMA engine and controller API guides.
-devicetree/
- - directory with info on device tree files used by OF/PowerPC/ARM
-digsig.txt
- -info on the Digital Signature Verification API
-dma-buf-sharing.txt
- - the DMA Buffer Sharing API Guide
-docutils.conf
- - nothing here. Just a configuration file for docutils.
-dontdiff
- - file containing a list of files that should never be diff'ed.
-driver-api/
- - the Linux driver implementer's API guide.
-driver-model/
- - directory with info about Linux driver model.
-early-userspace/
- - info about initramfs, klibc, and userspace early during boot.
-efi-stub.txt
- - How to use the EFI boot stub to bypass GRUB or elilo on EFI systems.
-eisa.txt
- - info on EISA bus support.
-extcon/
- - directory with porting guide for Android kernel switch driver.
-isa.txt
- - info on EISA bus support.
-fault-injection/
- - dir with docs about the fault injection capabilities infrastructure.
-fb/
- - directory with info on the frame buffer graphics abstraction layer.
-features/
- - status of feature implementation on different architectures.
-filesystems/
- - info on the vfs and the various filesystems that Linux supports.
-firmware_class/
- - request_firmware() hotplug interface info.
-flexible-arrays.txt
- - how to make use of flexible sized arrays in linux
-fmc/
- - information about the FMC bus abstraction
-fpga/
- - FPGA Manager Core.
-futex-requeue-pi.txt
- - info on requeueing of tasks from a non-PI futex to a PI futex
-gcc-plugins.txt
- - GCC plugin infrastructure.
-gpio/
- - gpio related documentation
-gpu/
- - directory with information on GPU driver developer's guide.
-hid/
- - directory with information on human interface devices
-highuid.txt
- - notes on the change from 16 bit to 32 bit user/group IDs.
-hwspinlock.txt
- - hardware spinlock provides hardware assistance for synchronization
-timers/
- - info on the timer related topics
-hw_random.txt
- - info on Linux support for random number generator in i8xx chipsets.
-hwmon/
- - directory with docs on various hardware monitoring drivers.
-i2c/
- - directory with info about the I2C bus/protocol (2 wire, kHz speed).
-x86/i386/
- - directory with info about Linux on Intel 32 bit architecture.
-ia64/
- - directory with info about Linux on Intel 64 bit architecture.
-ide/
- - Information regarding the Enhanced IDE drive.
-iio/
- - info on industrial IIO configfs support.
-index.rst
- - main index for the documentation at ReST format.
-infiniband/
- - directory with documents concerning Linux InfiniBand support.
-input/
- - info on Linux input device support.
-intel_txt.txt
- - info on intel Trusted Execution Technology (intel TXT).
-io-mapping.txt
- - description of io_mapping functions in linux/io-mapping.h
-io_ordering.txt
- - info on ordering I/O writes to memory-mapped addresses.
-ioctl/
- - directory with documents describing various IOCTL calls.
-iostats.txt
- - info on I/O statistics Linux kernel provides.
-irqflags-tracing.txt
- - how to use the irq-flags tracing feature.
-isapnp.txt
- - info on Linux ISA Plug & Play support.
-isdn/
- - directory with info on the Linux ISDN support, and supported cards.
-kbuild/
- - directory with info about the kernel build process.
-kdump/
- - directory with mini HowTo on getting the crash dump code to work.
-doc-guide/
- - how to write and format reStructuredText kernel documentation
-kernel-per-CPU-kthreads.txt
- - List of all per-CPU kthreads and how they introduce jitter.
-kobject.txt
- - info of the kobject infrastructure of the Linux kernel.
-kprobes.txt
- - documents the kernel probes debugging feature.
-kref.txt
- - docs on adding reference counters (krefs) to kernel objects.
-laptops/
- - directory with laptop related info and laptop driver documentation.
-ldm.txt
- - a brief description of LDM (Windows Dynamic Disks).
-leds/
- - directory with info about LED handling under Linux.
-livepatch/
- - info on kernel live patching.
-locking/
- - directory with info about kernel locking primitives
-lockup-watchdogs.txt
- - info on soft and hard lockup detectors (aka nmi_watchdog).
-logo.gif
- - full colour GIF image of Linux logo (penguin - Tux).
-logo.txt
- - info on creator of above logo & site to get additional images from.
-lsm.txt
- - Linux Security Modules: General Security Hooks for Linux
-lzo.txt
- - kernel LZO decompressor input formats
-m68k/
- - directory with info about Linux on Motorola 68k architecture.
-mailbox.txt
- - How to write drivers for the common mailbox framework (IPC).
-md/
- - directory with info about Linux Software RAID
-media/
- - info on media drivers: uAPI, kAPI and driver documentation.
-memory-barriers.txt
- - info on Linux kernel memory barriers.
-memory-devices/
- - directory with info on parts like the Texas Instruments EMIF driver
-memory-hotplug.txt
- - Hotpluggable memory support, how to use and current status.
-men-chameleon-bus.txt
- - info on MEN chameleon bus.
-mic/
- - Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture device driver.
-mips/
- - directory with info about Linux on MIPS architecture.
-misc-devices/
- - directory with info about devices using the misc dev subsystem
-mmc/
- - directory with info about the MMC subsystem
-mtd/
- - directory with info about memory technology devices (flash)
-namespaces/
- - directory with various information about namespaces
-netlabel/
- - directory with information on the NetLabel subsystem.
-networking/
- - directory with info on various aspects of networking with Linux.
-nfc/
- - directory relating info about Near Field Communications support.
-nios2/
- - Linux on the Nios II architecture.
-nommu-mmap.txt
- - documentation about no-mmu memory mapping support.
-numastat.txt
- - info on how to read Numa policy hit/miss statistics in sysfs.
-ntb.txt
- - info on Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB) drivers.
-nvdimm/
- - info on non-volatile devices.
-nvmem/
- - info on non volatile memory framework.
-output/
- - default directory where html/LaTeX/pdf files will be written.
-padata.txt
- - An introduction to the "padata" parallel execution API
-parisc/
- - directory with info on using Linux on PA-RISC architecture.
-parport-lowlevel.txt
- - description and usage of the low level parallel port functions.
-pcmcia/
- - info on the Linux PCMCIA driver.
-percpu-rw-semaphore.txt
- - RCU based read-write semaphore optimized for locking for reading
-perf/
- - info about the APM X-Gene SoC Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU).
-phy/
- - ino on Samsung USB 2.0 PHY adaptation layer.
-phy.txt
- - Description of the generic PHY framework.
-pi-futex.txt
- - documentation on lightweight priority inheritance futexes.
-pinctrl.txt
- - info on pinctrl subsystem and the PINMUX/PINCONF and drivers
-platform/
- - List of supported hardware by compal and Dell laptop.
-pnp.txt
- - Linux Plug and Play documentation.
-power/
- - directory with info on Linux PCI power management.
-powerpc/
- - directory with info on using Linux with the PowerPC.
-prctl/
- - directory with info on the priveledge control subsystem
-preempt-locking.txt
- - info on locking under a preemptive kernel.
-process/
- - how to work with the mainline kernel development process.
-pps/
- - directory with information on the pulse-per-second support
-pti/
- - directory with info on Intel MID PTI.
-ptp/
- - directory with info on support for IEEE 1588 PTP clocks in Linux.
-pwm.txt
- - info on the pulse width modulation driver subsystem
-rapidio/
- - directory with info on RapidIO packet-based fabric interconnect
-rbtree.txt
- - info on what red-black trees are and what they are for.
-remoteproc.txt
- - info on how to handle remote processor (e.g. AMP) offloads/usage.
-rfkill.txt
- - info on the radio frequency kill switch subsystem/support.
-robust-futex-ABI.txt
- - documentation of the robust futex ABI.
-robust-futexes.txt
- - a description of what robust futexes are.
-rpmsg.txt
- - info on the Remote Processor Messaging (rpmsg) Framework
-rtc.txt
- - notes on how to use the Real Time Clock (aka CMOS clock) driver.
-s390/
- - directory with info on using Linux on the IBM S390.
-scheduler/
- - directory with info on the scheduler.
-scsi/
- - directory with info on Linux scsi support.
-security/
- - directory that contains security-related info
-serial/
- - directory with info on the low level serial API.
-sgi-ioc4.txt
- - description of the SGI IOC4 PCI (multi function) device.
-sh/
- - directory with info on porting Linux to a new architecture.
-smsc_ece1099.txt
- -info on the smsc Keyboard Scan Expansion/GPIO Expansion device.
-sound/
- - directory with info on sound card support.
-spi/
- - overview of Linux kernel Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) support.
-sphinx/
- - no documentation here, just files required by Sphinx toolchain.
-sphinx-static/
- - no documentation here, just files required by Sphinx toolchain.
-static-keys.txt
- - info on how static keys allow debug code in hotpaths via patching
-svga.txt
- - short guide on selecting video modes at boot via VGA BIOS.
-sync_file.txt
- - Sync file API guide.
-sysctl/
- - directory with info on the /proc/sys/* files.
-target/
- - directory with info on generating TCM v4 fabric .ko modules
-tee.txt
- - info on the TEE subsystem and drivers
-this_cpu_ops.txt
- - List rationale behind and the way to use this_cpu operations.
-thermal/
- - directory with information on managing thermal issues (CPU/temp)
-trace/
- - directory with info on tracing technologies within linux
-translations/
- - translations of this document from English to another language
-unaligned-memory-access.txt
- - info on how to avoid arch breaking unaligned memory access in code.
-unshare.txt
- - description of the Linux unshare system call.
-usb/
- - directory with info regarding the Universal Serial Bus.
-vfio.txt
- - info on Virtual Function I/O used in guest/hypervisor instances.
-video-output.txt
- - sysfs class driver interface to enable/disable a video output device.
-virtual/
- - directory with information on the various linux virtualizations.
-vm/
- - directory with info on the Linux vm code.
-w1/
- - directory with documents regarding the 1-wire (w1) subsystem.
-watchdog/
- - how to auto-reboot Linux if it has "fallen and can't get up". ;-)
-wimax/
- - directory with info about Intel Wireless Wimax Connections
-core-api/workqueue.rst
- - information on the Concurrency Managed Workqueue implementation
-x86/x86_64/
- - directory with info on Linux support for AMD x86-64 (Hammer) machines.
-xillybus.txt
- - Overview and basic ui of xillybus driver
-xtensa/
- - directory with documents relating to arch/xtensa port/implementation
-xz.txt
- - how to make use of the XZ data compression within linux kernel
-zorro.txt
- - info on writing drivers for Zorro bus devices found on Amigas.