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Date:	Mon, 5 Jan 2015 18:55:14 +0000
From:	Hartley Sweeten <>
To:	Ian Abbott <>,
CC:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"" <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH 00/45] staging: comedi: fix up some driver comments

On Monday, January 05, 2015 10:54 AM, Ian Abbott wrote:
> Most comedi drivers have a special comedi driver comment block,
> information from which can be extracted by some scripts for use in the
> "Comedilib" manual and the list of supported devices on the comedi web
> site.  (Currently, the information for those places comes from the
> "out-of-tree" comedi drivers.)
> The "Devices:" line (and continuation lines) are supposed to be a
> comma-(and space)-separated list with the first item in this format:
>   [Manufacturer] BOARD-NAME (comedi-board-name)
> The "[Manufacturer]" and "(comedi-board-name)" parts can be omitted from
> subsequent list items to decrease verbosity, in which case they are
> assumed to be the same as the preceding item.
> Several comedi drivers have the "Devices:" line formatted incorrectly,
> often with the use of square brackets and parentheses reversed.  A few
> comedi modules have driver comments, but are just support modules for
> other drivers, so don't really need a driver comment.


There are a number of drivers that still need the comedi comment block
converted to the normal CodingStyle format for multi-line comments.

And, as you mentioned to me before, all of the ADDI-DATA drivers
are missing the comedi comment block:

But, this is a great start to getting them cleaned up.

Reviewed-by: H Hartley Sweeten <>

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