Commit d2b34e20 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds

documentation: update kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO information

Remove comments about function short descriptions not allowed to be on
multiple lines (that was fixed/changed recently).

Add comments that function "section header:" names need to be unique per
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 80884094
......@@ -214,11 +214,13 @@ The format of the block comment is like this:
* (section header: (section description)? )*
The short function description ***cannot be multiline***, but the other
descriptions can be (and they can contain blank lines). If you continue
that initial short description onto a second line, that second line will
appear further down at the beginning of the description section, which is
almost certainly not what you had in mind.
All "description" text can span multiple lines, although the
function_name & its short description are traditionally on a single line.
Description text may also contain blank lines (i.e., lines that contain
only a "*").
"section header:" names must be unique per function (or struct,
union, typedef, enum).
Avoid putting a spurious blank line after the function name, or else the
description will be repeated!
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