From: Matthew Wilcox <>

Sphinx 1.7 removed sphinx.util.compat.Directive so people
who have upgraded cannot build the documentation.  Switch to
docutils.parsers.rst.Directive which has been available since
docutils 0.5 released in 2009.

Co-developed-by: Takashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <>

diff --git a/Documentation/sphinx/ 
index 39aa9e8697cc..fbedcc39460b 100644
--- a/Documentation/sphinx/
+++ b/Documentation/sphinx/
@@ -36,8 +36,7 @@ import glob
 from docutils import nodes, statemachine
 from docutils.statemachine import ViewList
-from docutils.parsers.rst import directives
-from sphinx.util.compat import Directive
+from docutils.parsers.rst import directives, Directive
 from sphinx.ext.autodoc import AutodocReporter
 __version__  = '1.0'
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