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Date:   Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:18:42 -0700
From:   Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:     Quentin Monnet <>
Cc:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        bpf <>,
        Network Development <>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v3 3/3] tools: bpftool: automate generation for
 "SEE ALSO" sections in man pages

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:25 AM Quentin Monnet <> wrote:
> The "SEE ALSO" sections of bpftool's manual pages refer to bpf(2),
> bpf-helpers(7), then all existing bpftool man pages (save the current
> one).
> This leads to nearly-identical lists being duplicated in all manual
> pages. Ideally, when a new page is created, all lists should be updated
> accordingly, but this has led to omissions and inconsistencies multiple
> times in the past.
> Let's take it out of the RST files and generate the "SEE ALSO" sections
> automatically in the Makefile when generating the man pages. The lists
> are not really useful in the RST anyway because all other pages are
> available in the same directory.
> v2:
> - Use "echo -n" instead of "printf" in Makefile, to avoid any risk of
>   passing a format string directly to the command.
> Signed-off-by: Quentin Monnet <>
> Acked-by: Andrii Nakryiko <>

This patch failed to git am, but I've applied the first two patches.

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