The Linux kernel is a monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.
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Linus Torvalds 72cf0b0741 Merge tag 'sound-fix-5.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound 1 day ago
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certs kexec, KEYS: Make use of platform keyring for signature verify 3 months ago
crypto Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next 1 week ago
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init mm: shuffle initial free memory to improve memory-side-cache utilization 4 days ago
ipc ipc: do cyclic id allocation for the ipc object. 4 days ago
kernel Merge branch 'for-5.2-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/cgroup 2 days ago
lib slab: remove /proc/slab_allocators 2 days ago
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net Merge tag 'afs-fixes-20190516' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dhowells/linux-fs 2 days ago
samples Add gitignore file for samples/vfs/ generated files 4 days ago
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security Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net 5 days ago
sound Merge tag 'sound-fix-5.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound 1 day ago
tools Merge tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm 2 days ago
usr user/Makefile: Fix typo and capitalization in comment section 5 months ago
virt Merge tag 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm 2 days ago
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COPYING COPYING: use the new text with points to the license files 1 year ago
CREDITS Merge tag 'char-misc-5.1-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/char-misc 2 months ago
Kbuild Merge tag 'kbuild-v5.1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/masahiroy/linux-kbuild 2 months ago
Kconfig kconfig: move the "Executable file formats" menu to fs/Kconfig.binfmt 9 months ago
MAINTAINERS Merge tag 'nds32-for-linus-5.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/greentime/linux 2 days ago
Makefile Merge tag 'kbuild-v5.2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/masahiroy/linux-kbuild 1 week ago
README Drop all 00-INDEX files from Documentation/ 8 months ago

README

Linux kernel
============

There are several guides for kernel developers and users. These guides can
be rendered in a number of formats, like HTML and PDF. Please read
Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst first.

In order to build the documentation, use ``make htmldocs`` or
``make pdfdocs``. The formatted documentation can also be read online at:

https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/

There are various text files in the Documentation/ subdirectory,
several of them using the Restructured Text markup notation.

Please read the Documentation/process/changes.rst file, as it contains the
requirements for building and running the kernel, and information about
the problems which may result by upgrading your kernel.