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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 03:20:09 -0700
From: Matthew Wilcox <>
To: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Igor Stoppa <>,
	Mimi Zohar <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Dave Chinner <>,
	James Morris <>, Michal Hocko <>,,,,,
	Dave Hansen <>,
	Jonathan Corbet <>, Laura Abbott <>,
	Randy Dunlap <>,
	Mike Rapoport <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] prmem: documentation

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 11:26:09AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> Jon,
> So the below document is a prime example for why I think RST sucks. As a
> text document readability is greatly diminished by all the markup
> nonsense.
> This stuff should not become write-only content like html and other
> gunk. The actual text file is still the primary means of reading this.

I think Igor neglected to read doc-guide/sphinx.rst:

Specific guidelines for the kernel documentation

Here are some specific guidelines for the kernel documentation:

* Please don't go overboard with reStructuredText markup. Keep it
  simple. For the most part the documentation should be plain text with
  just enough consistency in formatting that it can be converted to
  other formats.

I agree that it's overly marked up.

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