Documentation for developers


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Ignoring common functions on the stack

To improve clustering of similar crashes done by ABRT Analytics, backtraces are first normalized to skip common functions like _start from glibc or __kernel_vsyscall from Linux kernel.

Such functions are listed in satyr/lib/normalize.c.

Writing man pages

Abrt man pages are written in AsciiDoc, a minimal text markup language. The asciidoctor tool generates the formatted manpage files. Man pages in AsciiDoc format are stored in each project’s doc/ directory. For example, man pages for libreport are placed in libreport/doc/.

See the Asciidoctor documentation for more information on writing man pages in AsciiDoc. The AsciiDoc Writer’s Guide is a good resource for learning AsciiDoc syntax, although not all features are supported by the man page generator.

The existing files in abrt/doc/ can be used as templates for creating new man pages.