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Subject[PATCH v3 1/3] ACPI: improve function documentation for acpi_parse_entries_array()
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I found the description of the table_size argument to the function
acpi_parse_entries_array() unclear and ambiguous. This is a minor
documentation change to improve that description so I don't misuse
the argument again in the future, and it is hopefully clearer to
other future users.

Signed-off-by: Al Stone <ahs3@redhat.com>
Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net>
Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
---
drivers/acpi/tables.c | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/tables.c b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
index 849c4fb19b03..4a3410aa6540 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/tables.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@ void acpi_table_print_madt_entry(struct acpi_subtable_header *header)
* acpi_parse_entries_array - for each proc_num find a suitable subtable
*
* @id: table id (for debugging purposes)
- * @table_size: single entry size
+ * @table_size: size of the root table
* @table_header: where does the table start?
* @proc: array of acpi_subtable_proc struct containing entry id
* and associated handler with it
@@ -233,6 +233,11 @@ void acpi_table_print_madt_entry(struct acpi_subtable_header *header)
* on it. Assumption is that there's only single handler for particular
* entry id.
*
+ * The table_size is not the size of the complete ACPI table (the length
+ * field in the header struct), but only the size of the root table; i.e.,
+ * the offset from the very first byte of the complete ACPI table, to the
+ * first byte of the very first subtable.
+ *
* On success returns sum of all matching entries for all proc handlers.
* Otherwise, -ENODEV or -EINVAL is returned.
*/
@@ -400,7 +405,7 @@ int __init acpi_table_parse(char *id, acpi_tbl_table_handler handler)
return -ENODEV;
}

-/*
+/*
* The BIOS is supposed to supply a single APIC/MADT,
* but some report two. Provide a knob to use either.
* (don't you wish instance 0 and 1 were not the same?)
--
2.14.3
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