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Date:	Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:28:46 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
CC:	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Lucian Adrian Grijincu <lucian.grijincu@...il.com>,
	Damien Millescamps <damien.millescamps@...nd.com>,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] sysctl: Comments to make the code clearer.

On Wed, 2012-02-01 at 19:29 -0800, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Document get_subdir and that find_subdir alwasy takes a reference.
> 
> Suggested-by:  Lucian Adrian Grijincu <lucian.grijincu@...il.com>
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
> ---
>  fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c |   16 ++++++++++++++++
>  1 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> index 722ec11..e5601dc 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> @@ -73,6 +73,7 @@ static int namecmp(const char *name1, int len1, const char *name2, int len2)
>  	return cmp;
>  }
>  
> +/* Called under sysctl_lock */
>  static struct ctl_table *find_entry(struct ctl_table_header **phead,
>  	struct ctl_dir *dir, const char *name, int namelen)
>  {
> @@ -864,6 +865,18 @@ static struct ctl_dir *new_dir(struct ctl_table_set *set,
>  	return new;
>  }
>  
> +/**
> + * get_subdir - find or create a subdir with the specified name.
> + * @dir:  Directory to create the subdirectory in
> + * @name: The name of the subdirectory to find or create
> + * @namelen: The length of name
> + *
> + * Takes a directory with an elevated reference count so we know that
> + * if we drop the lock the directory will not go away.  Upon success
> + * the reference is moved from @dir to the returned subdirectory.
> + * Upon error an error code is returned and the reference on @dir is
> + * simply dropped.
> + */
>  static struct ctl_dir *get_subdir(struct ctl_dir *dir,
>  				  const char *name, int namelen)
[...]

Should static functions really have kernel-doc?  (Aside from static
inlines defined in a header.)  This can pollute the documentation
namespace.

Ben.

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