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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
	Jani Nikula <>,,,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: [PATCH] scripts/find-unused-docs: Fix massive false positives
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:31:07 +0100
Message-ID: <> (raw)

scripts/ invokes scripts/kernel-doc to find out if a
source file contains kerneldoc or not.

However, as it passes the no longer supported "-text" option to
scripts/kernel-doc, the latter prints out its help text, causing all
files to be considered containing kerneldoc.

Get rid of these false positives by removing the no longer supported
"-text" option from the scripts/kernel-doc invocation.

Fixes: b05142675310d2ac ("scripts: kernel-doc: get rid of unused output formats")
Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Triggered by

 scripts/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 3f46f8977dc4dc88..ee6a50e33aba805d 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ for file in `find $1 -name '*.c'`; do
 	if [[ ${FILES_INCLUDED[$file]+_} ]]; then
-	str=$(scripts/kernel-doc -text -export "$file" 2>/dev/null)
+	str=$(scripts/kernel-doc -export "$file" 2>/dev/null)
 	if [[ -n "$str" ]]; then
 	echo "$file"

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2020-01-27  9:31 Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
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