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--- 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
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