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SubjectRe: [PATCH] doc: convert printk-formats.txt to rst
On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 04:19:56PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Tobin C. Harding <me@tobin.cc> wrote:
> > Cheers Kees. FTR, changes to implement are:
> >
> > - Fix the capitalization of 'kernel'.
>
> I don't really have an opinion about which way is right. I personally
> don't capitalize it unless I speak about it as a single thing "The
> Linux Kernel". In this case I just noticed you had mixed usage.
>
> > - Add ESCAPE_* flags back into kernel-docs in lib/vsprintf.c
>
> I actually meant each of the sections. Several of the formats have
> per-item breakdowns that went missing in the new kernel-doc (ESCAPE_*
> was just an example).

Oh dear, you don't like that. This is actually the part of the patch
that I was least sure about doing. I'm happy to revert, can I give you
my thought process for comment?

When the kernel-docs get included into printk-formats.rst it seems
overly verbose to have all the information given twice. And then it
seems odd to bother having the extra descriptions in printk-formats.rst
if _all_ the required information is already in the kernel-docs?

So I guessed that it would be nice for devs to get a bit of a hint at
the specifiers when having lib/vsprintf.c open (and they have the code
too) then if they needed more information going to printk-formats.rst.

Also, since there is more space in printk-fomats.rst the info can be
spaced better and easier to read.

Your thoughts?

thanks,
Tobin.

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