Re: [PATCH] pci kernel-doc fatal error
From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 00:51:54 EST
--- Original Message ---
> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:14 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:07:45 +1000 Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 09:27 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > > > From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > > >
> > > > Fix kernel-doc comments so that they don't produce errors.
> > > > Also cut some extraneous copy-paste text.
> > > >
> > > > Error(linhead//drivers/pci/pci.c:1133): duplicate section name 'Description'
> > > > Error(linhead//drivers/pci/pci.c:1189): duplicate section name 'Description'
> > >
> > > But now the description lines exceed 80 columns, and with longer
> > Yes, I'm pretty well aware of that. :(
> > This is one of the places where we tolerate that, while not enjoying it.
> > This is a request that akpm has also made, and it makes some sense, and it's
> > on my long list of (volunteer) doc work to do...
> > > ps. I did look at changing kerneldoc to do that myself, but whereas
> > > previously I thought I didn't really know perl, now I /know/ I totally
> > > don't know perl ;)
> > Yes, I understand that comment. ;)
> > That's part of the problem, of course.
> > I.e., if it were straightforward, it would probably already be done.
> I guess there's also a good reason why the kernel implements
> its own
> doco-from-c-comments extraction tool, rather than using something
> that already exists (doxygen?).
I don't know the history behind it. I.e., it happened before I began caring
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