how can I find where is the macro or function deifined

Iuro Nascimento iurobpn at
Tue Jul 28 21:14:24 EDT 2015


git grep is very usefull to find stuff in the kernel tree. You can find macros using:

git grep -n '#define list_entry('

to find file and line number of the macro list_entry.


Iuro Nascimento

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 06:03:16PM +0200, Ahmed Soliman wrote:
> Hi;
> when I used libc I never memorized where each function is located
> beyond the basics (for example I never knew if strlen is in string.h
> or ctype.h or strlib.h )
> I just check out the functions man pages by man strlen
> is their such functionality for the kernel where I dont need to
> memorize the dependencies for example if MODULE_LICENSE is in kernel.h
> or module.h with out using the internel to google them .
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