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Subject[PATCH v2 1/7] kbuild: doc: update the description about kbuild Makefiles
This line was written in 2003. Now we have much more Makefiles.

The number of Makefiles is not important. The point is we have a
Makefile in (almost) every directory.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

(no changes since v1)

Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst
index 0d5dd5413af0..a7b874097a91 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@ The Makefiles have five parts::
.config the kernel configuration file.
arch/$(ARCH)/Makefile the arch Makefile.
scripts/Makefile.* common rules etc. for all kbuild Makefiles.
- kbuild Makefiles there are about 500 of these.
+ kbuild Makefiles exist in every subdirectory

The top Makefile reads the .config file, which comes from the kernel
configuration process.
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