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Subject[PATCH] doc: dev-tools: kselftest.rst: update contributing new tests
Add a description that the kernel headers should be used as far as it is
possible and then the system headers.

Signed-off-by: Anders Roxell <>
Documentation/dev-tools/kselftest.rst | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kselftest.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kselftest.rst
index e80850eefe13..27f08d6ba91c 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/kselftest.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/kselftest.rst
@@ -151,6 +151,9 @@ Contributing new tests (details)
TEST_FILES, TEST_GEN_FILES mean it is the file which is used by

+ * First use the headers inside the kernel, and then the system headers. The
+ internal headers should be the primary focus to be able to find regressions.
Test Harness

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