Some of the files in documentation are binary (pdfs/jpg/png etc.)
and do not play nicely with patches

$ curl -s https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/patch-4.9-rc1.xz | xzcat | 
grep "Binary files"
Binary files a/Documentation/media/media_api_files/typical_media_device.pdf and 
b/Documentation/media/media_api_files/typical_media_device.pdf differ
Binary files a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/dev-raw-vbi_files/vbi_525.pdf and 
b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/dev-raw-vbi_files/vbi_525.pdf differ
Binary files a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/dev-raw-vbi_files/vbi_625.pdf and 
b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/dev-raw-vbi_files/vbi_625.pdf differ
Binary files a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-nv12mt_files/nv12mt.gif and 
/dev/null differ
Binary files /dev/null and 
b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-nv12mt_files/nv12mt.png differ
Binary files 
a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-nv12mt_files/nv12mt_example.gif and 
/dev/null differ
Binary files /dev/null and 
b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-nv12mt_files/nv12mt_example.png differ

The patch files generated can't be applied with either git or
patch when there are changes to these files. Can future
documentation exclude checking in binary files or at least
come up with a way that patches on kernel.org can still be

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