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SubjectRE: [PATCH] Docs: proc: fix kernel version

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Corbet []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:14 PM
> To: Chen, Hanxiao/陈 晗霄
> Cc: Andrew Morton; Nathan Scott;;
>; Jiri Kosina
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Docs: proc: fix kernel version
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:48:23 -0400
> Chen Hanxiao <> wrote:
> Thank you for working to update the documentation! That said, though, I
> have a question and a request with regard to this particular change.
> > -Table 1-2: Contents of the status files (as of 3.20.0)
> > +Table 1-2: Contents of the status files (as of 4.1)
> That file is full of weird version numbers; is there a reason why you want
> to change that one in particular? The 2.6.8-rc3 reference immediately
> afterward doesn't seem more worthy of protection.

commit 15eb42d674de8da66950f78b5c7202accabe026e
had updated Table 1-2 in this doc.

When we posted it, we thought it's for in 3.20.
Now it comes to mainline from mm tree, it's 4.1 now.
So I think we need a surplus patch for it.

Also, patch Reviewed-by: Nathan Scott <>

> This file is dramatically out of date in general. Rather than change the
> version number at the head of the list of status files, why not update the
> list to match current reality? There are a lot of things missing.
> Failing that, I would entertain a patch that simply removes most of the
> version numbers from this file; I don't think they provide any useful
> information, and I certainly don't see the value of occasionally tweaking
> them forward.

Before someone could be able to update the whole file,
keeping version numbers still help.

- Chen

> Thanks,
> jon
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