why is "const u32 (*tab)[256]" not kerneldoc-able?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Feb 3 09:50:07 EST 2015

On Tue, 3 Feb 2015, Bjørn Mork wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> writes:
> >   actually, i just found where this is a known issue:
> >
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-doc/msg09364.html
> Probably because it's a rare construct.
> But looking closer at this, trying to understand why the simple test
> using
>   scripts/kernel-doc lib/crc32.c |man -l -
> seemed to sort of work, I found that your main problem isn't really the
> lack of kernel-doc support for array pointer parameters.  It's a simple
> mismatch between the documented and the exported functions.
> scripts/docproc will only generate docs for exported symbols.
> lib/crc32.c has no documented *and* exported functions, and thats why
> the output is empty.  The array pointer is a red herring.

  ah, good point, i had totally missed that. i'll move this discussion
to the linux-doc list and resolve it there.



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