Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:59:26 +1100 From: "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc> To: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Alexander Popov <alex.popov@...ux.com>, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 0/3] doc: update printk documentation On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 11:26:22AM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote: > On 12/21/2017 11:21 AM, Jonathan Corbet wrote: > > On Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:17:14 +1100 > > "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc> wrote: > > > >> This set converts printk-formats.txt -> core-api/printk-formats.rst > >> > >> We also update the documentation around printing kernel addresses. > >> > >> This is my first documentation conversion. Please do be hard on this > >> patch series. I'd like to get it _really_ correct so that future > >> conversions will require less review effort. Also if there are any > >> peculiarities to patching docs (as apposed to C files) please say so. > >> > >> Thank you for the time already given to reviewing previous versions. > > > > So I spent a while thinking hard about how I could make Tobin do another > > round or two on these patches. But then I figure that it's the holidays, > > and I should just apply them. So that's done. Thanks for all of your > > work on this! > > > > That said... > > > > - I don't quite understand why you capitalize "kernel" everywhere. I > > vaguely recall some sort of discussion on that. To me it looks > > strange...oh well. > > Mauro explained that he capitalizes Kernel when it is being used as a > shortened version of "the Linux kernel," i.e., as a proper name, > so I think that Tobin appropriated that style. > > It would be OK to undo that IMO. I'm happy to write it however, if everyone is happy with 'kernel' everywhere then that is good (and easier). I think Mauro is correct but I also think Jon is correct, it does look funny. Code language doesn't always follow English grammar rules after all. thanks, Tobin.
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