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authorRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>2009-02-11 13:04:31 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-02-11 14:25:36 -0800
commitf40b45a2e45b0f02aeedfcfbb28d8e2d4b8b86b1 (patch)
tree66fc1e34466c1f99dd00702f4eff06174ca3d195 /Documentation
parent2e9c23724328ae4e56c42a35a717a956d7d3001d (diff)
kernel-doc: preferred ending marker and examples
Fix kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt to use */ as the ending marker in kernel-doc examples and state that */ is the preferred ending marker. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Reported-by: Robert Love <robert.w.love@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt b/Documentation/kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt
index d73fbd2b2b4..026ec7d5738 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt
@@ -43,7 +43,8 @@ Only comments so marked will be considered by the kernel-doc scripts,
and any comment so marked must be in kernel-doc format. Do not use
"/**" to be begin a comment block unless the comment block contains
kernel-doc formatted comments. The closing comment marker for
-kernel-doc comments can be either "*/" or "**/".
+kernel-doc comments can be either "*/" or "**/", but "*/" is
+preferred in the Linux kernel tree.
Kernel-doc comments should be placed just before the function
or data structure being described.
@@ -63,7 +64,7 @@ Example kernel-doc function comment:
* comment lines.
* The longer description can have multiple paragraphs.
- **/
+ */
The first line, with the short description, must be on a single line.
@@ -85,7 +86,7 @@ Example kernel-doc data structure comment.
* perhaps with more lines and words.
* Longer description of this structure.
- **/
+ */
The kernel-doc function comments describe each parameter to the
function, in order, with the @name lines.