From: Randy Dunlap on
From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap(a)>

scripts/kernel-doc mishandles a function that has a multi-line
function short description and no function parameters. The
observed problem was from drivers/scsi/scsi_netlink.c:

* scsi_netlink_init - Called by SCSI subsystem to intialize
* the SCSI transport netlink interface

kernel-doc treated the " * " line as a Description: section with
only a newline character in the Description contents. This caused
output_highlight() to complain:
output_highlight got called with no args?
plus produce a perl call stack backtrace.

The fix is just to ignore Description sections if they only
contain "\n".

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap(a)>
scripts/kernel-doc | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- linux-2.6.33-git13.orig/scripts/kernel-doc
+++ linux-2.6.33-git13/scripts/kernel-doc
@@ -2105,7 +2105,7 @@ sub process_file($) {
$section = $newsection;
} elsif (/$doc_end/) {

- if ($contents ne "") {
+ if (($contents ne "") && ($contents ne "\n")) {
dump_section($file, $section, xml_escape($contents));
$section = $section_default;
$contents = "";
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