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Date:   Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:01:32 -0700
From:   Randy Dunlap <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        LKML <>,
        linux-media <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] docs: kernel-doc comments are ASCII

On 08/30/17 15:31, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:15:53 -0300
> Mauro Carvalho Chehab <> wrote:
>> I suspect that the problem is not related to the version, but to
>> what you might have set on LANG.
>> Maybe if we add something like:
>> 	LANG=C.utf-8
>> to the Documentation/Makefile 
> That's worth a try; Randy, can you give it a quick go?

Yes, that fixes it for me.  Thanks.

>> or adding:
>> 	.. -*- coding: utf-8; mode: rst -*-
>> as the first line on the *.rst file that include the kernel-doc 
>> directive would solve the issue.
> I guess I don't see how that would help, instead.  Emacs reads that line,
> but it's not involved in the problem.
> I wish I could reproduce this, then we could see what in that massive
> try..except block in is throwing the exception.  Putting in
> an explicit decode call might be enough to make the problem go away.


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