Re: [PATCH 2/2] fs/dcache: Make negative dentries easier to be reclaimed

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Wed Aug 29 2018 - 13:54:16 EST

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:01:50PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Another pet peeve ;)
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:19:40 -0400 Waiman Long <longman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > /**
> > + * list_lru_add_head: add an element to the lru list's head
> > + * @list_lru: the lru pointer
> > + * @item: the item to be added.
> > + *
> > + * This is similar to list_lru_add(). The only difference is the location
> > + * where the new item will be added. The list_lru_add() function will add
> People often use the term "the foo() function". I don't know why -
> just say "foo()"!

For whatever it is worth...

I tend to use "The foo() function ..." instead of "foo() ..." in order
to properly capitalize the first word of the sentence. So I might say
"The call_rcu() function enqueues an RCU callback." rather than something
like "call_rcu() enqueues an RCU callback." Or I might use some other
trick to keep "call_rcu()" from being the first word of the sentence.
But if the end of the previous sentence introduced call_rcu(), you
usually want the next sentence's first use of "call_rcu()" to be very
early in the sentence, because otherwise the flow will seem choppy.

And no, I have no idea what I would do if I were writing in German,
where nouns are capitalized, given that function names tend to be used
as nouns. Probably I would get yelled at a lot for capitalizing my
function names. ;-)

Thanx, Paul