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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation: security/credentials.rst: explain need to sort group_list
On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 13:04:31 -0800
Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:

> > +When replacing the group list, the new list must be sorted before it
> > +is added to the credential, as a binary search is used to test for
> > +membership. In practice, this means ``groups_sort()`` should be
> For a .rst file, shouldn't we be using :c:func:`groups_sort` instead of
> ``groups_sort()``?

There is value in using the c:func syntax, as it will generate
cross-references to the kerneldoc comments for those functions. In this
case, it would appear that these comments exist, but nobody has pulled
them into the docs yet. I took the liberty of adding :c:func: references
to this patch on its way into docs-next so that things will Just Work on
that happy day when somebody adds the function documentation.



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