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authorAndré Almeida <>2021-01-29 22:45:46 -0300
committerJonathan Corbet <>2021-02-04 14:47:24 -0700
commitdd58e649742a5eabd327d47096f12d3302d908f1 (patch)
tree949de4f4e63837fce47b7cbd86711e28084641d8 /Documentation/process
parent26606ce072d48ab82f640f75ab9673ee10ab4a5a (diff)
docs: Make syscalls' helpers naming consistent
The documentation explains the need to create internal syscalls' helpers, and that they should be called `kern_xyzzy()`. However, the comment at include/linux/syscalls.h says that they should be named as `ksys_xyzzy()`, and so are all the helpers declared bellow it. Change the documentation to reflect this. Fixes: 819671ff849b ("syscalls: define and explain goal to not call syscalls in the kernel") Signed-off-by: André Almeida <> Reviewed-by: Dominik Brodowski <> Link: Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/process/adding-syscalls.rst b/Documentation/process/adding-syscalls.rst
index 02857b5ad2b5..906c47f1a9e5 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/adding-syscalls.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/adding-syscalls.rst
@@ -501,7 +501,7 @@ table, but not from elsewhere in the kernel. If the syscall functionality is
useful to be used within the kernel, needs to be shared between an old and a
new syscall, or needs to be shared between a syscall and its compatibility
variant, it should be implemented by means of a "helper" function (such as
-``kern_xyzzy()``). This kernel function may then be called within the
+``ksys_xyzzy()``). This kernel function may then be called within the
syscall stub (``sys_xyzzy()``), the compatibility syscall stub
(``compat_sys_xyzzy()``), and/or other kernel code.