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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.
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Please keep the descriptions small enough to fit on one line.
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							 Thanks -- Paul G.

Following translations are available on the WWW:

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   - Japanese, maintained by the JF Project (jf@listserv.linux.or.jp), at
     http://linuxjf.sourceforge.jp/
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00-INDEX
	- this file.
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ABI/
	- info on kernel <-> userspace ABI and relative interface stability.
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CodingStyle
	- nothing here, just a pointer to process/coding-style.rst.
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DMA-API.txt
	- DMA API, pci_ API & extensions for non-consistent memory machines.
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DMA-API-HOWTO.txt
	- Dynamic DMA mapping Guide
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DMA-ISA-LPC.txt
	- How to do DMA with ISA (and LPC) devices.
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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.
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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.
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IRQ-domain.txt
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	- info on interrupt numbering and setting up IRQ domains.
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IRQ.txt
	- description of what an IRQ is.
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Intel-IOMMU.txt
	- basic info on the Intel IOMMU virtualization support.
Makefile
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	- It's not of interest for those who aren't touching the build system.
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PCI/
	- info related to PCI drivers.
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RCU/
	- directory with info on RCU (read-copy update).
SAK.txt
	- info on Secure Attention Keys.
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SM501.txt
	- Silicon Motion SM501 multimedia companion chip
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SubmittingPatches
	- nothing here, just a pointer to process/coding-style.rst.
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accounting/
	- documentation on accounting and taskstats.
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acpi/
	- info on ACPI-specific hooks in the kernel.
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admin-guide/
	- info related to Linux users and system admins.
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aoe/
	- description of AoE (ATA over Ethernet) along with config examples.
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arm/
	- directory with info about Linux on the ARM architecture.
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arm64/
	- directory with info about Linux on the 64 bit ARM architecture.
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auxdisplay/
	- misc. LCD driver documentation (cfag12864b, ks0108).
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backlight/
	- directory with info on controlling backlights in flat panel displays
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bcache.txt
	- Block-layer cache on fast SSDs to improve slow (raid) I/O performance.
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blackfin/
	- directory with documentation for the Blackfin arch.
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block/
	- info on the Block I/O (BIO) layer.
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blockdev/
	- info on block devices & drivers
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bt8xxgpio.txt
	- info on how to modify a bt8xx video card for GPIO usage.
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btmrvl.txt
	- info on Marvell Bluetooth driver usage.
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bus-devices/
	- directory with info on TI GPMC (General Purpose Memory Controller)
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bus-virt-phys-mapping.txt
	- how to access I/O mapped memory from within device drivers.
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cachetlb.txt
	- describes the cache/TLB flushing interfaces Linux uses.
cdrom/
	- directory with information on the CD-ROM drivers that Linux has.
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cgroup-v1/
	- cgroups v1 features, including cpusets and memory controller.
cgroup-v2.txt
	- cgroups v2 features, including cpusets and memory controller.
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circular-buffers.txt
	- how to make use of the existing circular buffer infrastructure
clk.txt
	- info on the common clock framework
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cma/
	- Continuous Memory Area (CMA) debugfs interface.
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conf.py
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	- It's not of interest for those who aren't touching the build system.
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connector/
	- docs on the netlink based userspace<->kernel space communication mod.
console/
	- documentation on Linux console drivers.
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core-api/
	- documentation on kernel core components.
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cpu-freq/
	- info on CPU frequency and voltage scaling.
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cpu-hotplug.txt
	- document describing CPU hotplug support in the Linux kernel.
cpu-load.txt
	- document describing how CPU load statistics are collected.
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cpuidle/
	- info on CPU_IDLE, CPU idle state management subsystem.
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cputopology.txt
	- documentation on how CPU topology info is exported via sysfs.
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crc32.txt
	- brief tutorial on CRC computation
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cris/
	- directory with info about Linux on CRIS architecture.
crypto/
	- directory with info on the Crypto API.
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dcdbas.txt
	- information on the Dell Systems Management Base Driver.
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debugging-modules.txt
	- some notes on debugging modules after Linux 2.6.3.
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debugging-via-ohci1394.txt
	- how to use firewire like a hardware debugger memory reader.
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dell_rbu.txt
	- document demonstrating the use of the Dell Remote BIOS Update driver.
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dev-tools/
	- directory with info on development tools for the kernel.
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device-mapper/
	- directory with info on Device Mapper.
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dmaengine/
	- the DMA engine and controller API guides.
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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
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docutils.conf
	- nothing here. Just a configuration file for docutils.
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dontdiff
	- file containing a list of files that should never be diff'ed.
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driver-api/
	- the Linux driver implementer's API guide.
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driver-model/
	- directory with info about Linux driver model.
early-userspace/
	- info about initramfs, klibc, and userspace early during boot.
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efi-stub.txt
	- How to use the EFI boot stub to bypass GRUB or elilo on EFI systems.
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eisa.txt
	- info on EISA bus support.
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extcon/
	- directory with porting guide for Android kernel switch driver.
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isa.txt
	- info on EISA bus support.
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fault-injection/
	- dir with docs about the fault injection capabilities infrastructure.
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fb/
	- directory with info on the frame buffer graphics abstraction layer.
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features/
	- status of feature implementation on different architectures.
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filesystems/
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	- info on the vfs and the various filesystems that Linux supports.
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firmware_class/
	- request_firmware() hotplug interface info.
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flexible-arrays.txt
	- how to make use of flexible sized arrays in linux
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fmc/
	- information about the FMC bus abstraction
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fpga/
	- FPGA Manager Core.
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frv/
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	- Fujitsu FR-V Linux documentation.
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futex-requeue-pi.txt
	- info on requeueing of tasks from a non-PI futex to a PI futex
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gcc-plugins.txt
	- GCC plugin infrastructure.
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gpio/
	- gpio related documentation
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gpu/
	- directory with information on GPU driver developer's guide.
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hid/
	- directory with information on human interface devices
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highuid.txt
	- notes on the change from 16 bit to 32 bit user/group IDs.
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hwspinlock.txt
	- hardware spinlock provides hardware assistance for synchronization
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timers/
	- info on the timer related topics
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hw_random.txt
	- info on Linux support for random number generator in i8xx chipsets.
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hwmon/
	- directory with docs on various hardware monitoring drivers.
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i2c/
	- directory with info about the I2C bus/protocol (2 wire, kHz speed).
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x86/i386/
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	- directory with info about Linux on Intel 32 bit architecture.
ia64/
	- directory with info about Linux on Intel 64 bit architecture.
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ide/
	- Information regarding the Enhanced IDE drive.
iio/
	- info on industrial IIO configfs support.
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index.rst
	- main index for the documentation at ReST format.
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infiniband/
	- directory with documents concerning Linux InfiniBand support.
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input/
	- info on Linux input device support.
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intel_txt.txt
	- info on intel Trusted Execution Technology (intel TXT).
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io-mapping.txt
	- description of io_mapping functions in linux/io-mapping.h
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io_ordering.txt
	- info on ordering I/O writes to memory-mapped addresses.
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ioctl/
	- directory with documents describing various IOCTL calls.
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iostats.txt
	- info on I/O statistics Linux kernel provides.
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irqflags-tracing.txt
	- how to use the irq-flags tracing feature.
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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.
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kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt
	- outdated info about kernel-doc documentation.
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kdump/
	- directory with mini HowTo on getting the crash dump code to work.
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doc-guide/
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	- how to write and format reStructuredText kernel documentation
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kernel-per-CPU-kthreads.txt
	- List of all per-CPU kthreads and how they introduce jitter.
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kobject.txt
	- info of the kobject infrastructure of the Linux kernel.
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kprobes.txt
	- documents the kernel probes debugging feature.
kref.txt
	- docs on adding reference counters (krefs) to kernel objects.
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laptops/
	- directory with laptop related info and laptop driver documentation.
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ldm.txt
	- a brief description of LDM (Windows Dynamic Disks).
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leds/
	- directory with info about LED handling under Linux.
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livepatch/
	- info on kernel live patching.
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locking/
	- directory with info about kernel locking primitives
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lockup-watchdogs.txt
	- info on soft and hard lockup detectors (aka nmi_watchdog).
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logo.gif
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	- full colour GIF image of Linux logo (penguin - Tux).
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logo.txt
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	- info on creator of above logo & site to get additional images from.
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lsm.txt
	- Linux Security Modules: General Security Hooks for Linux
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lzo.txt
	- kernel LZO decompressor input formats
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m68k/
	- directory with info about Linux on Motorola 68k architecture.
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mailbox.txt
	- How to write drivers for the common mailbox framework (IPC).
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md/
	- directory with info about Linux Software RAID
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media/
	- info on media drivers: uAPI, kAPI and driver documentation.
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memory-barriers.txt
	- info on Linux kernel memory barriers.
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memory-devices/
	- directory with info on parts like the Texas Instruments EMIF driver
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memory-hotplug.txt
	- Hotpluggable memory support, how to use and current status.
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men-chameleon-bus.txt
	- info on MEN chameleon bus.
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metag/
	- directory with info about Linux on Meta architecture.
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mic/
	- Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture device driver.
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mips/
	- directory with info about Linux on MIPS architecture.
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misc-devices/
	- directory with info about devices using the misc dev subsystem
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mmc/
	- directory with info about the MMC subsystem
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mn10300/
	- directory with info about the mn10300 architecture port
mtd/
	- directory with info about memory technology devices (flash)
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namespaces/
	- directory with various information about namespaces
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netlabel/
	- directory with information on the NetLabel subsystem.
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networking/
	- directory with info on various aspects of networking with Linux.
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nfc/
	- directory relating info about Near Field Communications support.
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nios2/
	- Linux on the Nios II architecture.
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nommu-mmap.txt
	- documentation about no-mmu memory mapping support.
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numastat.txt
	- info on how to read Numa policy hit/miss statistics in sysfs.
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ntb.txt
	- info on Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB) drivers.
nvdimm/
	- info on non-volatile devices.
nvmem/
	- info on non volatile memory framework.
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output/
	- default directory where html/LaTeX/pdf files will be written.
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padata.txt
	- An introduction to the "padata" parallel execution API
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parisc/
	- directory with info on using Linux on PA-RISC architecture.
parport-lowlevel.txt
	- description and usage of the low level parallel port functions.
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pcmcia/
	- info on the Linux PCMCIA driver.
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percpu-rw-semaphore.txt
	- RCU based read-write semaphore optimized for locking for reading
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perf/
	- info about the APM X-Gene SoC Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU).
phy/
	- ino on Samsung USB 2.0 PHY adaptation layer.
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phy.txt
	- Description of the generic PHY framework.
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pi-futex.txt
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	- documentation on lightweight priority inheritance futexes.
pinctrl.txt
	- info on pinctrl subsystem and the PINMUX/PINCONF and drivers
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platform/
	- List of supported hardware by compal and Dell laptop.
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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.
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prctl/
	- directory with info on the priveledge control subsystem
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preempt-locking.txt
	- info on locking under a preemptive kernel.
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printk-formats.txt
	- how to get printk format specifiers right
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process/
	- how to work with the mainline kernel development process.
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pps/
	- directory with information on the pulse-per-second support
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pti/
	- directory with info on Intel MID PTI.
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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
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rbtree.txt
	- info on what red-black trees are and what they are for.
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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.
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robust-futex-ABI.txt
	- documentation of the robust futex ABI.
robust-futexes.txt
	- a description of what robust futexes are.
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rpmsg.txt
	- info on the Remote Processor Messaging (rpmsg) Framework
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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.
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scheduler/
	- directory with info on the scheduler.
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scsi/
	- directory with info on Linux scsi support.
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security/
	- directory that contains security-related info
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serial/
	- directory with info on the low level serial API.
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sgi-ioc4.txt
	- description of the SGI IOC4 PCI (multi function) device.
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sh/
	- directory with info on porting Linux to a new architecture.
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smsc_ece1099.txt
	-info on the smsc Keyboard Scan Expansion/GPIO Expansion device.
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sound/
	- directory with info on sound card support.
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spi/
	- overview of Linux kernel Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) support.
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sphinx/
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	- no documentation here, just files required by Sphinx toolchain.
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sphinx-static/
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	- no documentation here, just files required by Sphinx toolchain.
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static-keys.txt
	- info on how static keys allow debug code in hotpaths via patching
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svga.txt
	- short guide on selecting video modes at boot via VGA BIOS.
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sync_file.txt
	- Sync file API guide.
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sysctl/
	- directory with info on the /proc/sys/* files.
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target/
	- directory with info on generating TCM v4 fabric .ko modules
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tee.txt
	- info on the TEE subsystem and drivers
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this_cpu_ops.txt
	- List rationale behind and the way to use this_cpu operations.
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thermal/
	- directory with information on managing thermal issues (CPU/temp)
trace/
	- directory with info on tracing technologies within linux
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translations/
	- translations of this document from English to another language
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unaligned-memory-access.txt
	- info on how to avoid arch breaking unaligned memory access in code.
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unshare.txt
	- description of the Linux unshare system call.
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usb/
	- directory with info regarding the Universal Serial Bus.
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vfio.txt
	- info on Virtual Function I/O used in guest/hypervisor instances.
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video-output.txt
	- sysfs class driver interface to enable/disable a video output device.
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virtual/
	- directory with information on the various linux virtualizations.
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vm/
	- directory with info on the Linux vm code.
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w1/
	- directory with documents regarding the 1-wire (w1) subsystem.
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watchdog/
	- how to auto-reboot Linux if it has "fallen and can't get up". ;-)
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wimax/
	- directory with info about Intel Wireless Wimax Connections
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core-api/workqueue.rst
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	- information on the Concurrency Managed Workqueue implementation
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	- directory with info on Linux support for AMD x86-64 (Hammer) machines.
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xillybus.txt
	- Overview and basic ui of xillybus driver
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xtensa/
	- directory with documents relating to arch/xtensa port/implementation
xz.txt
	- how to make use of the XZ data compression within linux kernel
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zorro.txt
	- info on writing drivers for Zorro bus devices found on Amigas.