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authorMauro Carvalho Chehab <>2016-10-18 10:46:38 -0200
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <>2016-10-24 08:12:35 -0200
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README: add a new README file, pointing to the Documentation/
As we moved the real README file to Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst, let's add a replacement, pointing to it, and giving the main directions about documentation. In the future, perhaps it would be worth to move the contents of Documentation/00-Index into this README. Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
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+Linux kernel
+This file was moved to Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst
+Please notice that there are several guides for kernel developers and users.
+These guides can be rendered in a number of formats, like HTML and PDF.
+In order to build the documentation, use ``make htmldocs`` or
+``make pdfdocs``.
+There are various text files in the Documentation/ subdirectory,
+several of them using the Restructured Text markup notation.
+See Documentation/00-INDEX for a list of what is contained in each file.
+Please read the Documentation/process/changes.rst file, as it contains the
+requirements for building and running the kernel, and information about
+the problems which may result by upgrading your kernel.
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