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Date:   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:14:37 +1100
From:   "Tobin C. Harding" <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc:     "Tobin C. Harding" <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH v2 13/13] docs: filesystems: vfs: Use backticks to guard star

Sphinx emits a warning because of the use of a * (C pointer construct)
within the document.  We can prevent this by guarding the C source code
with back ticks.

Use backticks to guard star (C pointer).

Tested-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <>
 Documentation/filesystems/vfs.rst | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.rst
index 12b8e90403eb..8ad2507b3df6 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.rst
@@ -355,7 +355,7 @@ Extended attributes are name:value pairs.
 When none of the xattr handlers of a filesystem match the specified
 attribute name or when a filesystem doesn't support extended attributes,
-the various *xattr(2) system calls return -EOPNOTSUPP.
+the various ``*xattr(2)`` system calls return -EOPNOTSUPP.
 The Inode Object
@@ -722,7 +722,7 @@ cache in your filesystem.  The following members are defined:
   out properly.
   The filesystem must return the locked pagecache page for the specified
-  offset, in *pagep, for the caller to write into.
+  offset, in ``*pagep``, for the caller to write into.
   It must be able to cope with short writes (where the length passed to
   write_begin is greater than the number of bytes copied into the page).

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