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Re: CVS commit: src

On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:57:16 +0000
Mindaugas Rasiukevicius <> wrote:

> David Holland <> wrote:
> >  > What Joerg said.  They are low level kernel implementation details.
> >  > These belong in a book or article or a wiki page or something, not the
> >  > manual.
> > 
> > We just went around on this like two or three weeks ago on spl
> > internals. On the one hand, the man page should document the
> > interface, not the implementation; on the other hand, anything global
> > someone might run across while debugging or rototilling should be
> > documented. The resolution the last time was to document the internals
> > in a different man page. (And if we weren't out of man sections, it
> > would seem like a good section distinction: kernel interfaces
> > vs. kernel internals...)
> First, I do not agree there was such resolution.
> Second, what Joerg and Andrew said - these are implementation details
> and should rather be commented in the code (or internals doc, wiki, etc).

Yes, we have wiki. Its exactly for this. Use it! :)

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