Commit f40b45a2 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds

kernel-doc: preferred ending marker and examples

Fix kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO.txt to use */ as the ending marker in kernel-doc
examples and state that */ is the preferred ending marker.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Reported-by: default avatarRobert Love <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 2e9c2372
......@@ -43,7 +43,8 @@ Only comments so marked will be considered by the kernel-doc scripts,
and any comment so marked must be in kernel-doc format. Do not use
"/**" to be begin a comment block unless the comment block contains
kernel-doc formatted comments. The closing comment marker for
kernel-doc comments can be either "*/" or "**/".
kernel-doc comments can be either "*/" or "**/", but "*/" is
preferred in the Linux kernel tree.
Kernel-doc comments should be placed just before the function
or data structure being described.
......@@ -63,7 +64,7 @@ Example kernel-doc function comment:
* comment lines.
* The longer description can have multiple paragraphs.
The first line, with the short description, must be on a single line.
......@@ -85,7 +86,7 @@ Example kernel-doc data structure comment.
* perhaps with more lines and words.
* Longer description of this structure.
The kernel-doc function comments describe each parameter to the
function, in order, with the @name lines.
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