diff options
authorGeert Uytterhoeven <>2020-11-10 15:41:21 +0100
committerJonathan Corbet <>2020-11-13 15:03:20 -0700
commit04d0608b4407cedb69a0951899c75002ddaf1681 (patch)
parentbfe7bf311497815d7c7a21f97598b8e9cb47cb52 (diff)
docs: core-api/printk-formats.rst: Clarify formatting {cpu,node}mask
Clarify how to pass the field width for bitmaps, and mention the helper macros that are available to ease printing cpumask and nodemask. Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <> Link: Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst b/Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst
index 6d26c5c6ac48..160e710d992f 100644
--- a/Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst
+++ b/Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst
@@ -531,7 +531,9 @@ For printing bitmap and its derivatives such as cpumask and nodemask,
%*pb outputs the bitmap with field width as the number of bits and %*pbl
output the bitmap as range list with field width as the number of bits.
-Passed by reference.
+The field width is passed by value, the bitmap is passed by reference.
+Helper macros cpumask_pr_args() and nodemask_pr_args() are available to ease
+printing cpumask and nodemask.
Flags bitfields such as page flags, gfp_flags