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Date:   Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:17:37 +0200
From:   Jonathan Neuschäfer <>
Cc:     Jonathan Neuschäfer <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>,
        John Fastabend <>,,,,
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation/networking/af_xdp: Inhibit reference to struct socket

With the recent change to auto-detect function names, Sphinx parses
socket() as a reference to the in-kernel definition of socket. It then
decides that struct socket is a good match, which was obviously not
intended in this case, because the text speaks about the syscall with
the same name.

Prevent socket() from being misinterpreted by wrapping it in ``inline
literal`` quotes.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Neuschäfer <>
 Documentation/networking/af_xdp.rst | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/af_xdp.rst b/Documentation/networking/af_xdp.rst
index eeedc2e826aa..54f179ee6c33 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/af_xdp.rst
+++ b/Documentation/networking/af_xdp.rst
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ bpf_redirect_map() function. AF_XDP sockets enable the possibility for
 XDP programs to redirect frames to a memory buffer in a user-space

-An AF_XDP socket (XSK) is created with the normal socket()
+An AF_XDP socket (XSK) is created with the normal ``socket()``
 syscall. Associated with each XSK are two rings: the RX ring and the
 TX ring. A socket can receive packets on the RX ring and it can send
 packets on the TX ring. These rings are registered and sized with the

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