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Date:   Fri, 10 May 2019 10:16:42 +1000
From:   "Alastair D'Silva" <alastair@...ilva.org>
To:     Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
Cc:     linux-fbdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@...hat.com>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        David Airlie <airlied@...ux.ie>,
        Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen@...ux.intel.com>,
        dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
        linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org, Jassi Brar <jassisinghbrar@...il.com>,
        ath10k@...ts.infradead.org, intel-gfx@...ts.freedesktop.org,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        Jose Abreu <Jose.Abreu@...opsys.com>,
        Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@....com>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <jejb@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@...ux.intel.com>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Rodrigo Vivi <rodrigo.vivi@...el.com>,
        Benson Leung <bleung@...omium.org>,
        Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
        Karsten Keil <isdn@...ux-pingi.de>,
        "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
        David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>,
        Daniel Vetter <daniel@...ll.ch>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Enric Balletbo i Serra <enric.balletbo@...labora.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/7] lib/hexdump.c: Optionally suppress lines of
 repeated bytes

On Wed, 2019-05-08 at 17:58 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 5/8/19 12:01 AM, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@...ilva.org>
> > 
> > Some buffers may only be partially filled with useful data, while
> > the rest
> > is padded (typically with 0x00 or 0xff).
> > 
> > This patch introduces a flag to allow the supression of lines of
> > repeated
> > bytes, which are replaced with '** Skipped %u bytes of value 0x%x
> > **'
> > 
> > An inline wrapper function is provided for backwards compatibility
> > with
> > existing code, which maintains the original behaviour.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@...ilva.org>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/printk.h | 25 +++++++++---
> >  lib/hexdump.c          | 91 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > ------
> >  2 files changed, 99 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> > 
> 
> Hi,
> Did you do "make htmldocs" or something similar on this?
> 
> > diff --git a/lib/hexdump.c b/lib/hexdump.c
> > index 3943507bc0e9..d61a1e4f19fa 100644
> > --- a/lib/hexdump.c
> > +++ b/lib/hexdump.c
> > @@ -212,8 +212,44 @@ int hex_dump_to_buffer(const void *buf, size_t
> > len, int rowsize, int groupsize,
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL(hex_dump_to_buffer);
> >  
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * Check if a buffer contains only a single byte value
> > + * @buf: pointer to the buffer
> > + * @len: the size of the buffer in bytes
> > + * @val: outputs the value if if the bytes are identical
> 
> Does this work without a function name?
> Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst says the general format is:
> 
>   /**
>    * function_name() - Brief description of function.
>    * @arg1: Describe the first argument.
>    * @arg2: Describe the second argument.
>    *        One can provide multiple line descriptions
>    *        for arguments.
>    *
> 
> > + */
> >  /**
> > - * print_hex_dump - print a text hex dump to syslog for a binary
> > blob of data
> > + * print_hex_dump_ext: dump a binary blob of data to syslog in
> > hexadecimal
> 
> Also not in the general documented format.
> 

Thanks Randy, I'll address these.

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