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Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun May 28 14:10:38 PDT 2006

On Sun, 28 May 2006, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> : > : Since we have no API docs, everyone has to have a look at the kernel on
> : > : his own. This only provides a little bit of help here.
> : >
> : > We have api docs.  Please don't say that we have none.  There's a
> : > bunch of documentation in the man9 section of the man page.  Sure, it
> : > is incomplete, misleading and obsolete in places, but it is
> : > documentation.
> :
> : Sorry... there are docs which document the API, I agree. But we don't
> : really have well known API documentation (as in high level overview,
> : what fits together how, and such). You have to know what you want to
> : do, then you can make use of plenty of docs. But if you don't know what
> : you are searching, it's not easy (maybe more easy as in linux, I don't
> : know, but not as easy as it could be).
> Again, between the handbook and the man pages we have this.  It needs a lot 
> of work, but we do have it.  It shows what to do at a very rudamentary 
> level, but you can find what you want.
> I'm not sure you'll ever find the high level overview in the sources. 
> There's rarely a good place for it, and it changes with time.

Historically, the BSD Book, and now the FreeBSD Book have served this role.

Robert N M Watson

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