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Date:   Wed, 9 Sep 2020 09:45:09 -0700
From:   Andrii Nakryiko <>
To:     Quentin Monnet <>
Cc:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        bpf <>, Networking <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v2 2/2] selftests, bpftool: add bpftool (and eBPF
 helpers) documentation build

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:22 AM Quentin Monnet <> wrote:
> eBPF selftests include a script to check that bpftool builds correctly
> with different command lines. Let's add one build for bpftool's
> documentation so as to detect errors or warning reported by rst2man when
> compiling the man pages. Also add a build to the selftests Makefile to
> make sure we build bpftool documentation along with bpftool when
> building the selftests.
> This also builds and checks warnings for the man page for eBPF helpers,
> which is built along bpftool's documentation.
> This change adds rst2man as a dependency for selftests (it comes with
> Python's "docutils").
> v2:
> - Use "--exit-status=1" option for rst2man instead of counting lines
>   from stderr.

It's a sane default to have non-zero exit code on error/warning, so
why not specifying it all the time?

> - Also build bpftool as part as the selftests build (and not only when
>   the tests are actually run).
> Signed-off-by: Quentin Monnet <>
> ---


Acked-by: Andrii Nakryiko <>

>  tools/testing/selftests/bpf/Makefile          |  5 +++++
>  .../selftests/bpf/       | 21 +++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 26 insertions(+)


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