From: Randy Dunlap <>

kernel-doc parsing uses as ASCII codec, so let people know that
kernel-doc comments should be in ASCII characters only.

WARNING: kernel-doc '../scripts/kernel-doc -rst -enable-lineno 
../drivers/media/dvb-core/demux.h' processing failed with: 'ascii' codec can't 
decode byte 0xe2 in position 6368: ordinal not in range(128)

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
 Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- lnx-413-rc7.orig/Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst
+++ lnx-413-rc7/Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst
@@ -108,6 +108,9 @@ The function and type kernel-doc comment
 function or type being described. The overview kernel-doc comments may be 
 placed at the top indentation level.
+.. attention:: kernel-doc comments should be written **only** in ASCII
+              characters since they are processed as ASCII input.
 Example kernel-doc function comment::

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