[PATCH] samples: bpf: ix kernel-doc syntax in file header

Aditya Srivastava yashsri421 at gmail.com
Sun May 23 15:09:17 UTC 2021

The opening comment mark '/**' is used for highlighting the beginning of
kernel-doc comments.
The header for samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c follows this syntax, but
the content inside does not comply with kernel-doc.

This line was probably not meant for kernel-doc parsing, but is parsed
due to the presence of kernel-doc like comment syntax(i.e, '/**'), which
causes unexpected warnings from kernel-doc:
warning: This comment starts with '/**', but isn't a kernel-doc comment. Refer Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst
 * ibumad BPF sample kernel side

Provide a simple fix by replacing this occurrence with general comment
format, i.e. '/*', to prevent kernel-doc from parsing it.

Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>
 samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c b/samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c
index 26dcd4dde946..9b193231024a 100644
--- a/samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c
+++ b/samples/bpf/ibumad_kern.c
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 OR Linux-OpenIB
  * ibumad BPF sample kernel side
  * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or

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