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    docsrc: build Documentation/ sources · 3794f3e8
    Randy Dunlap authored
    Currently source files in the Documentation/ sub-dir can easily bit-rot
    since they are not generally buildable, either because they are hidden in
    text files or because there are no Makefile rules for them.  This needs to
    be fixed so that the source files remain usable and good examples of code
    instead of bad examples.
    
    Add the ability to build source files that are in the Documentation/ dir.
    Add to Kconfig as "BUILD_DOCSRC" config symbol.
    
    Use "CONFIG_BUILD_DOCSRC=1 make ..." to build objects from the
    Documentation/ sources.  Or enable BUILD_DOCSRC in the *config system.
    However, this symbol depends on HEADERS_CHECK since the header files need
    to be installed (for userspace builds).
    
    Built (using cross-tools) for x86-64, i386, alpha, ia64, sparc32,
    sparc64, powerpc, sh, m68k, & mips.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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