Sleep at last!

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We were pathetic last night and went to bed at about 8:30 pm… It was nice, because I feel human again today. We think we have an explaination of why Matthew was so upset the other night… We found blood in his right ear this morning, which implies that he might have been lucky enough to burst an ear drum (for some value of lucky). That would certainly make me scream. Matthew is off to the doctor this morning to see if that’s what happened.

Listening to Mr Jones and Rain King on the drive into work. I really like that album…

I was reading Don Box’s blog when I found this this morning. Not only is the article an interesting read from the graphics perspective (remembering that I wrote a lot of graphics code before moving to my current job), it’s also a rare glimpse of Microsoft humour. Well, I say it’s rare. I’m sure that they’ve overcome being business people enough to actually have a sense of humour, just not in public.

Oh, and I’m still the high bidder for the BSD beard. I think I’ll have it framed.

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The next step with mandocs

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So, it turns out that my original mandocs patch for the 2.6 series of kernels was flawed. This isn’t really all that surprising, as it was my first patch which introduced new functionality to the kernel (even if it was a little userspacy, and not a required part of the build processes).

It’s flawed because it turns out that there are a large number of kernel-doc comments at the start of functions which are never used in any of the SGML documentation. I’m therefore hacking up some tweaks to the build process to go trawling through the code for all of the documentation comments before building the man pages. This will make the build process much slower, but a lot more complete. Given that people will rarely use the build target (comments don’t change that often), the slowness is acceptable in return for the better documentation coverage.

In my opinion at least.

Anyways, here’s a first attempt at some sample output.

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Very tired

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Matthew didn’t sleep much last night. He just kept screaming, and we’re not really sure why. In the end Catherine and I each got about four hours sleep, which is about half of what we normally get. It was lovely I tell you.

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