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authorMatt LaPlante <>2009-04-27 15:06:31 +0200
committerJiri Kosina <>2009-06-12 18:01:47 +0200
commit19f594600110377ec4037fdf7fb93a25ec516212 (patch)
treebf88707b65f0138b754d896300976e474098a50d /Documentation
parent19af5cdb7c79ff5ec96a99893ffb7f894f4a3dc1 (diff)
trivial: Miscellaneous documentation typo fixes
Fix various typos in documentation txts. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
57 files changed, 88 insertions, 88 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/DMA-API.txt b/Documentation/DMA-API.txt
index 25fb8bcf32a2..5aceb88b3f8b 100644
--- a/Documentation/DMA-API.txt
+++ b/Documentation/DMA-API.txt
@@ -676,8 +676,8 @@ this directory the following files can currently be found:
dma-api/all_errors This file contains a numeric value. If this
value is not equal to zero the debugging code
will print a warning for every error it finds
- into the kernel log. Be carefull with this
- option. It can easily flood your logs.
+ into the kernel log. Be careful with this
+ option, as it can easily flood your logs.
dma-api/disabled This read-only file contains the character 'Y'
if the debugging code is disabled. This can
diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/rculist_nulls.txt b/Documentation/RCU/rculist_nulls.txt
index 6389dec33459..93cb28d05dcd 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/rculist_nulls.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/rculist_nulls.txt
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@ to another chain) checking the final 'nulls' value if
the lookup met the end of chain. If final 'nulls' value
is not the slot number, then we must restart the lookup at
the beginning. If the object was moved to the same chain,
-then the reader doesnt care : It might eventually
+then the reader doesn't care : It might eventually
scan the list again without harm.
diff --git a/Documentation/SM501.txt b/Documentation/SM501.txt
index 6fc656035925..561826f82093 100644
--- a/Documentation/SM501.txt
+++ b/Documentation/SM501.txt
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Copyright 2006, 2007 Simtec Electronics
The Silicon Motion SM501 multimedia companion chip is a multifunction device
which may provide numerous interfaces including USB host controller USB gadget,
-Asyncronous Serial ports, Audio functions and a dual display video interface.
+asynchronous serial ports, audio functions, and a dual display video interface.
The device may be connected by PCI or local bus with varying functions enabled.
diff --git a/Documentation/block/deadline-iosched.txt b/Documentation/block/deadline-iosched.txt
index 72576769e0f4..2d82c80322cb 100644
--- a/Documentation/block/deadline-iosched.txt
+++ b/Documentation/block/deadline-iosched.txt
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ same criteria as reads.
front_merges (bool)
-Sometimes it happens that a request enters the io scheduler that is contigious
+Sometimes it happens that a request enters the io scheduler that is contiguous
with a request that is already on the queue. Either it fits in the back of that
request, or it fits at the front. That is called either a back merge candidate
or a front merge candidate. Due to the way files are typically laid out,
diff --git a/Documentation/braille-console.txt b/Documentation/braille-console.txt
index 000b0fbdc105..d0d042c2fd5e 100644
--- a/Documentation/braille-console.txt
+++ b/Documentation/braille-console.txt
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ parameter.
For simplicity, only one braille console can be enabled, other uses of
console=brl,... will be discarded. Also note that it does not interfere with
-the console selection mecanism described in serial-console.txt
+the console selection mechanism described in serial-console.txt
For now, only the VisioBraille device is supported.
diff --git a/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt b/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
index 387b8a720f4a..d79aead9418b 100644
--- a/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
+++ b/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
@@ -188,7 +188,7 @@ For example, you can do something like the following.
void my_midlayer_destroy_something()
- devres_release_group(dev, my_midlayer_create_soemthing);
+ devres_release_group(dev, my_midlayer_create_something);
diff --git a/Documentation/edac.txt b/Documentation/edac.txt
index 8eda3fb66416..06f8f46692dc 100644
--- a/Documentation/edac.txt
+++ b/Documentation/edac.txt
@@ -23,8 +23,8 @@ first time, it was renamed to 'EDAC'.
The bluesmoke project at is now utilized as a 'staging area'
for EDAC development, before it is sent upstream to
-At the bluesmoke/EDAC project site, is a series of quilt patches against
-recent kernels, stored in a SVN respository. For easier downloading, there
+At the bluesmoke/EDAC project site is a series of quilt patches against
+recent kernels, stored in a SVN repository. For easier downloading, there
is also a tarball snapshot available.
@@ -73,9 +73,9 @@ the vendor should tie the parity status bits to 0 if they do not intend
to generate parity. Some vendors do not do this, and thus the parity bit
can "float" giving false positives.
-In the kernel there is a pci device attribute located in sysfs that is
+In the kernel there is a PCI device attribute located in sysfs that is
checked by the EDAC PCI scanning code. If that attribute is set,
-PCI parity/error scannining is skipped for that device. The attribute
+PCI parity/error scanning is skipped for that device. The attribute
diff --git a/Documentation/fb/sh7760fb.txt b/Documentation/fb/sh7760fb.txt
index c87bfe5c630a..b994c3b10549 100644
--- a/Documentation/fb/sh7760fb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fb/sh7760fb.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
SH7760/SH7763 integrated LCDC Framebuffer driver
-0. Overwiew
+0. Overview
The SH7760/SH7763 have an integrated LCD Display controller (LCDC) which
supports (in theory) resolutions ranging from 1x1 to 1024x1024,
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt
index c6341745df37..8f78ded4b648 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ The call requires an initialized struct autofs_dev_ioctl. There are two
possible variations. Both use the path field set to the path of the mount
point to check and the size field adjusted appropriately. One uses the
ioctlfd field to identify a specific mount point to check while the other
-variation uses the path and optionaly arg1 set to an autofs mount type.
+variation uses the path and optionally arg1 set to an autofs mount type.
The call returns 1 if this is a mount point and sets arg1 to the device
number of the mount and field arg2 to the relevant super block magic
number (described below) or 0 if it isn't a mountpoint. In both cases
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/caching/netfs-api.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/caching/netfs-api.txt
index 4db125b3a5c6..2666b1ed5e9e 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/caching/netfs-api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/caching/netfs-api.txt
@@ -184,7 +184,7 @@ This has the following fields:
have index children.
If this function is not supplied or if it returns NULL then the first
- cache in the parent's list will be chosed, or failing that, the first
+ cache in the parent's list will be chosen, or failing that, the first
cache in the master list.
(4) A function to retrieve an object's key from the netfs [mandatory].
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
index 97882df04865..608fdba97b72 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
@@ -294,7 +294,7 @@ max_batch_time=usec Maximum amount of time ext4 should wait for
amount of time (on average) that it takes to
finish committing a transaction. Call this time
the "commit time". If the time that the
- transactoin has been running is less than the
+ transaction has been running is less than the
commit time, ext4 will try sleeping for the
commit time to see if other operations will join
the transaction. The commit time is capped by
@@ -328,7 +328,7 @@ noauto_da_alloc replacing existing files via patterns such as
journal commit, in the default data=ordered
mode, the data blocks of the new file are forced
to disk before the rename() operation is
- commited. This provides roughly the same level
+ committed. This provides roughly the same level
of guarantees as ext3, and avoids the
"zero-length" problem that can happen when a
system crashes before the delayed allocation
@@ -358,7 +358,7 @@ written to the journal first, and then to its final location.
In the event of a crash, the journal can be replayed, bringing both data and
metadata into a consistent state. This mode is the slowest except when data
needs to be read from and written to disk at the same time where it
-outperforms all others modes. Curently ext4 does not have delayed
+outperforms all others modes. Currently ext4 does not have delayed
allocation support if this data journalling mode is selected.
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/fiemap.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/fiemap.txt
index 1e3defcfe50b..606233cd4618 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/fiemap.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/fiemap.txt
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@ fiemap_check_flags() helper:
int fiemap_check_flags(struct fiemap_extent_info *fieinfo, u32 fs_flags);
-The struct fieinfo should be passed in as recieved from ioctl_fiemap(). The
+The struct fieinfo should be passed in as received from ioctl_fiemap(). The
set of fiemap flags which the fs understands should be passed via fs_flags. If
fiemap_check_flags finds invalid user flags, it will place the bad values in
fieinfo->fi_flags and return -EBADR. If the file system gets -EBADR, from
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/nfs-rdma.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/nfs-rdma.txt
index 85eaeaddd27c..e386f7e4bcee 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/nfs-rdma.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/nfs-rdma.txt
@@ -100,7 +100,7 @@ Installation
$ sudo cp utils/mount/mount.nfs /sbin/mount.nfs
In this location, mount.nfs will be invoked automatically for NFS mounts
- by the system mount commmand.
+ by the system mount command.
NOTE: mount.nfs and therefore nfs-utils-1.1.2 or greater is only needed
on the NFS client machine. You do not need this specific version of
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index ce84cfc9eae0..cd8717a36271 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
@@ -366,7 +366,7 @@ just those considered 'most important'. The new vectors are:
RES, CAL, TLB -- rescheduling, call and TLB flush interrupts are
sent from one CPU to another per the needs of the OS. Typically,
their statistics are used by kernel developers and interested users to
- determine the occurance of interrupt of the given type.
+ determine the occurrence of interrupts of the given type.
The above IRQ vectors are displayed only when relevent. For example,
the threshold vector does not exist on x86_64 platforms. Others are
@@ -551,7 +551,7 @@ Committed_AS: The amount of memory presently allocated on the system.
memory once that memory has been successfully allocated.
VmallocTotal: total size of vmalloc memory area
VmallocUsed: amount of vmalloc area which is used
-VmallocChunk: largest contigious block of vmalloc area which is free
+VmallocChunk: largest contiguous block of vmalloc area which is free
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs-pci.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs-pci.txt
index 26e4b8bc53ee..85354b32d731 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs-pci.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs-pci.txt
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@ The 'rom' file is special in that it provides read-only access to the device's
ROM file, if available. It's disabled by default, however, so applications
should write the string "1" to the file to enable it before attempting a read
call, and disable it following the access by writing "0" to the file. Note
-that the device must be enabled for a rom read to return data succesfully.
+that the device must be enabled for a rom read to return data successfully.
In the event a driver is not bound to the device, it can be enabled using the
'enable' file, documented above.
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
index 3a5ddc96901a..5147be5e13cd 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
@@ -124,10 +124,10 @@ sys_immutable -- If set, ATTR_SYS attribute on FAT is handled as
flush -- If set, the filesystem will try to flush to disk more
early than normal. Not set by default.
-rodir -- FAT has the ATTR_RO (read-only) attribute. But on Windows,
- the ATTR_RO of the directory will be just ignored actually,
- and is used by only applications as flag. E.g. it's setted
- for the customized folder.
+rodir -- FAT has the ATTR_RO (read-only) attribute. On Windows,
+ the ATTR_RO of the directory will just be ignored,
+ and is used only by applications as a flag (e.g. it's set
+ for the customized folder).
If you want to use ATTR_RO as read-only flag even for
the directory, set this option.
diff --git a/Documentation/gpio.txt b/Documentation/gpio.txt
index 145c25a170c7..e4b6985044a2 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio.txt
@@ -458,7 +458,7 @@ debugfs interface, since it provides control over GPIO direction and
value instead of just showing a gpio state summary. Plus, it could be
present on production systems without debugging support.
-Given approprate hardware documentation for the system, userspace could
+Given appropriate hardware documentation for the system, userspace could
know for example that GPIO #23 controls the write protect line used to
protect boot loader segments in flash memory. System upgrade procedures
may need to temporarily remove that protection, first importing a GPIO,
diff --git a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
index 3f4bc840da8b..cab61d842259 100644
--- a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ There are two possible methods of using Kdump.
2) Or use the system kernel binary itself as dump-capture kernel and there is
no need to build a separate dump-capture kernel. This is possible
- only with the architecutres which support a relocatable kernel. As
+ only with the architectures which support a relocatable kernel. As
of today, i386, x86_64, ppc64 and ia64 architectures support relocatable
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@ Dump-capture kernel config options (Arch Dependent, ia64)
- No specific options are required to create a dump-capture kernel
- for ia64, other than those specified in the arch idependent section
+ for ia64, other than those specified in the arch independent section
above. This means that it is possible to use the system kernel
as a dump-capture kernel if desired.
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 7bcdebffdab3..24d726f91064 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1076,7 +1076,7 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
kgdboc= [HW] kgdb over consoles.
Requires a tty driver that supports console polling.
- (only serial suported for now)
+ (only serial supported for now)
Format: <serial_device>[,baud]
kmac= [MIPS] korina ethernet MAC address.
@@ -1405,7 +1405,7 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
('y', default) or cooked coordinates ('n')
mtrr_chunk_size=nn[KMG] [X86]
- used for mtrr cleanup. It is largest continous chunk
+ used for mtrr cleanup. It is largest continuous chunk
that could hold holes aka. UC entries.
mtrr_gran_size=nn[KMG] [X86]
diff --git a/Documentation/kobject.txt b/Documentation/kobject.txt
index b2e374586bd8..c79ab996dada 100644
--- a/Documentation/kobject.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kobject.txt
@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@ kobject_name():
const char *kobject_name(const struct kobject * kobj);
There is a helper function to both initialize and add the kobject to the
-kernel at the same time, called supprisingly enough kobject_init_and_add():
+kernel at the same time, called surprisingly enough kobject_init_and_add():
int kobject_init_and_add(struct kobject *kobj, struct kobj_type *ktype,
struct kobject *parent, const char *fmt, ...);
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt
index 5ee2a02b3b40..0768fcc3ba3e 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ NOTE: The Acer Aspire One is not supported hardware. It cannot work with
acer-wmi until Acer fix their ACPI-WMI implementation on them, so has been
blacklisted until that happens.
-Please see the website for the current list of known working hardare:
+Please see the website for the current list of known working hardware:
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/sony-laptop.txt b/Documentation/laptops/sony-laptop.txt
index 8b2bc1572d98..23ce7d350d1a 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/sony-laptop.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/sony-laptop.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ If your laptop model supports it, you will find sysfs files in the
directory. You will be able to query and set the current screen
- brightness get/set screen brightness (an iteger
+ brightness get/set screen brightness (an integer
between 0 and 7)
actual_brightness reading from this file will query the HW
to get real brightness value
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
index e7e9a69069e1..78e354b42f67 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -506,7 +506,7 @@ generate input device EV_KEY events.
In addition to the EV_KEY events, thinkpad-acpi may also issue EV_SW
events for switches:
-SW_RFKILL_ALL T60 and later hardare rfkill rocker switch
+SW_RFKILL_ALL T60 and later hardware rfkill rocker switch
SW_TABLET_MODE Tablet ThinkPads HKEY events 0x5009 and 0x500A
Non hot-key ACPI HKEY event map:
diff --git a/Documentation/local_ops.txt b/Documentation/local_ops.txt
index 23045b8b50f0..300da4bdfdbd 100644
--- a/Documentation/local_ops.txt
+++ b/Documentation/local_ops.txt
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ out of order wrt other memory writes by the owner CPU.
It can be done by slightly modifying the standard atomic operations : only
their UP variant must be kept. It typically means removing LOCK prefix (on
-i386 and x86_64) and any SMP sychronization barrier. If the architecture does
+i386 and x86_64) and any SMP synchronization barrier. If the architecture does
not have a different behavior between SMP and UP, including asm-generic/local.h
in your architecture's local.h is sufficient.
diff --git a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
index 4c2ecf537a4a..bbc8a6a36921 100644
--- a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
+++ b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
@@ -73,13 +73,13 @@ this phase is triggered automatically. ACPI can notify this event. If not,
(see Section 4.).
Logical Memory Hotplug phase is to change memory state into
-avaiable/unavailable for users. Amount of memory from user's view is
+available/unavailable for users. Amount of memory from user's view is
changed by this phase. The kernel makes all memory in it as free pages
when a memory range is available.
In this document, this phase is described as online/offline.
-Logical Memory Hotplug phase is triggred by write of sysfs file by system
+Logical Memory Hotplug phase is triggered by write of sysfs file by system
administrator. For the hot-add case, it must be executed after Physical Hotplug
phase by hand.
(However, if you writes udev's hotplug scripts for memory hotplug, these
@@ -334,7 +334,7 @@ MEMORY_CANCEL_ONLINE
Generated if MEMORY_GOING_ONLINE fails.
- Generated when memory has succesfully brought online. The callback may
+ Generated when memory has successfully brought online. The callback may
allocate pages from the new memory.
@@ -359,7 +359,7 @@ The third argument is passed by pointer of struct memory_notify.
struct memory_notify {
unsigned long start_pfn;
unsigned long nr_pages;
- int status_cahnge_nid;
+ int status_change_nid;
start_pfn is start_pfn of online/offline memory.
diff --git a/Documentation/mn10300/ABI.txt b/Documentation/mn10300/ABI.txt
index 1fef1f06dfd2..d3507bad428d 100644
--- a/Documentation/mn10300/ABI.txt
+++ b/Documentation/mn10300/ABI.txt
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ registers and the stack. If the first argument is a 64-bit value, it will be
passed in D0:D1. If the first argument is not a 64-bit value, but the second
is, the second will be passed entirely on the stack and D1 will be unused.
-Arguments smaller than 32-bits are not coelesced within a register or a stack
+Arguments smaller than 32-bits are not coalesced within a register or a stack
word. For example, two byte-sized arguments will always be passed in separate
registers or word-sized stack slots.
diff --git a/Documentation/mtd/nand_ecc.txt b/Documentation/mtd/nand_ecc.txt
index bdf93b7f0f24..274821b35a7f 100644
--- a/Documentation/mtd/nand_ecc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/mtd/nand_ecc.txt
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ byte 255: bit7 bit6 bit5 bit4 bit3 bit2 bit1 bit0 rp1 rp3 rp5 ... rp15
cp5 cp5 cp5 cp5 cp4 cp4 cp4 cp4
This figure represents a sector of 256 bytes.
-cp is my abbreviaton for column parity, rp for row parity.
+cp is my abbreviation for column parity, rp for row parity.
Let's start to explain column parity.
cp0 is the parity that belongs to all bit0, bit2, bit4, bit6.
@@ -560,7 +560,7 @@ Measuring this code again showed big gain. When executing the original
linux code 1 million times, this took about 1 second on my system.
(using time to measure the performance). After this iteration I was back
to 0.075 sec. Actually I had to decide to start measuring over 10
-million interations in order not to loose too much accuracy. This one
+million iterations in order not to lose too much accuracy. This one
definitely seemed to be the jackpot!
There is a little bit more room for improvement though. There are three
@@ -571,8 +571,8 @@ loop; This eliminates 3 statements per loop. Of course after the loop we
need to correct by adding:
rp4 ^= rp4_6;
rp6 ^= rp4_6
-Furthermore there are 4 sequential assingments to rp8. This can be
-encoded slightly more efficient by saving tmppar before those 4 lines
+Furthermore there are 4 sequential assignments to rp8. This can be
+encoded slightly more efficiently by saving tmppar before those 4 lines
and later do rp8 = rp8 ^ tmppar ^ notrp8;
(where notrp8 is the value of rp8 before those 4 lines).
Again a use of the commutative property of xor.
@@ -622,7 +622,7 @@ Not a big change, but every penny counts :-)
Analysis 7
-Acutally this made things worse. Not very much, but I don't want to move
+Actually this made things worse. Not very much, but I don't want to move
into the wrong direction. Maybe something to investigate later. Could
have to do with caching again.
@@ -642,7 +642,7 @@ Analysis 8
This makes things worse. Let's stick with attempt 6 and continue from there.
Although it seems that the code within the loop cannot be optimised
further there is still room to optimize the generation of the ecc codes.
-We can simply calcualate the total parity. If this is 0 then rp4 = rp5
+We can simply calculate the total parity. If this is 0 then rp4 = rp5
etc. If the parity is 1, then rp4 = !rp5;
But if rp4 = rp5 we do not need rp5 etc. We can just write the even bits
in the result byte and then do something like
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index 08762750f121..d5181ce9ff62 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -221,7 +221,7 @@ ad_select
- Any slave's 802.3ad association state changes
- - The bond's adminstrative state changes to up
+ - The bond's administrative state changes to up
count or 2
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ fail_over_mac
When this policy is used in conjuction with the mii
monitor, devices which assert link up prior to being
able to actually transmit and receive are particularly
- susecptible to loss of the gratuitous ARP, and an
+ susceptible to loss of the gratuitous ARP, and an
appropriate updelay setting may be required.
follow or 2
@@ -1794,7 +1794,7 @@ target to query.
generally referred to as "trunk failover." This is a feature of the
switch that causes the link state of a particular switch port to be set
down (or up) when the state of another switch port goes down (or up).
-It's purpose is to propogate link failures from logically "exterior" ports
+Its purpose is to propagate link failures from logically "exterior" ports
to the logically "interior" ports that bonding is able to monitor via
miimon. Availability and configuration for trunk failover varies by
switch, but this can be a viable alternative to the ARP monitor when using
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/can.txt b/Documentation/networking/can.txt
index 2035bc4932f2..463d9e029ef3 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/can.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/can.txt
@@ -327,7 +327,7 @@ solution for a couple of reasons:
return 1;
- /* paraniod check ... */
+ /* paranoid check ... */
if (nbytes < sizeof(struct can_frame)) {
fprintf(stderr, "read: incomplete CAN frame\n");
return 1;
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/dm9000.txt b/Documentation/networking/dm9000.txt
index 65df3dea5561..5552e2e575c5 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/dm9000.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dm9000.txt
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@ PHY Link state polling
The driver keeps track of the link state and informs the network core
-about link (carrier) availablilty. This is managed by several methods
+about link (carrier) availability. This is managed by several methods
depending on the version of the chip and on which PHY is being used.
For the internal PHY, the original (and currently default) method is
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/l2tp.txt b/Documentation/networking/l2tp.txt
index 2451f551c505..63214b280e00 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/l2tp.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/l2tp.txt
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ Sample Userspace Code
return 0;
The PPPoL2TP driver was developed as part of the OpenL2TP project by
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdevices.txt b/Documentation/networking/netdevices.txt
index a2ab6a0b116d..87b3d15f523a 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/netdevices.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netdevices.txt
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@ dev->hard_start_xmit:
for this and return NETDEV_TX_LOCKED when the spin lock fails.
The locking there should also properly protect against
set_multicast_list. Note that the use of NETIF_F_LLTX is deprecated.
- Dont use it for new drivers.
+ Don't use it for new drivers.
Context: Process with BHs disabled or BH (timer),
will be called with interrupts disabled by netconsole.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/phonet.txt b/Documentation/networking/phonet.txt
index 6a07e45d4a93..6e8ce09f9c73 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/phonet.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/phonet.txt
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ Phonet packets have a common header as follows:
On Linux, the link-layer header includes the pn_media byte (see below).
The next 7 bytes are part of the network-layer header.
-The device ID is split: the 6 higher-order bits consitute the device
+The device ID is split: the 6 higher-order bits constitute the device
address, while the 2 lower-order bits are used for multiplexing, as are
the 8-bit object identifiers. As such, Phonet can be considered as a
network layer with 6 bits of address space and 10 bits for transport
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/regulatory.txt b/Documentation/networking/regulatory.txt
index dcf31648414a..eaa1a25946c1 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/regulatory.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/regulatory.txt
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ added to this document when its support is enabled.
Device drivers who provide their own built regulatory domain
do not need a callback as the channels registered by them are
the only ones that will be allowed and therefore *additional*
-cannels cannot be enabled.
+channels cannot be enabled.
Example code - drivers hinting an alpha2:
diff --git a/Documentation/power/regulator/consumer.txt b/Documentation/power/regulator/consumer.txt
index 82b7a43aadba..5f83fd24ea84 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/regulator/consumer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/regulator/consumer.txt
@@ -178,5 +178,5 @@ Consumers can uregister interest by calling :-
int regulator_unregister_notifier(struct regulator *regulator,
struct notifier_block *nb);
-Regulators use the kernel notifier framework to send event to thier interested
+Regulators use the kernel notifier framework to send event to their interested
diff --git a/Documentation/power/regulator/overview.txt b/Documentation/power/regulator/overview.txt
index bdcb332bd7fb..0cded696ca01 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/regulator/overview.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/regulator/overview.txt
@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@ Some terms used in this document:-
battery power, USB power)
Regulator Domains: is the new current limit within the
- regulator operating parameters for input/ouput voltage.
+ regulator operating parameters for input/output voltage.
If the regulator request passes all the constraint tests
then the new regulator value is applied.
diff --git a/Documentation/power/s2ram.txt b/Documentation/power/s2ram.txt
index 2ebdc6091ce1..514b94fc931e 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/s2ram.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/s2ram.txt
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ hardware during resume operations where a value can be set that will
survive a reboot.
Consequence is that after a resume (even if it is successful) your system
-clock will have a value corresponding to the magic mumber instead of the
+clock will have a value corresponding to the magic number instead of the
correct date/time! It is therefore advisable to use a program like ntp-date
or rdate to reset the correct date/time from an external time source when
using this trace option.
diff --git a/Documentation/power/userland-swsusp.txt b/Documentation/power/userland-swsusp.txt
index 7b99636564c8..b967cd9137d6 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/userland-swsusp.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/userland-swsusp.txt
@@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ unfreeze user space processes frozen by SNAPSHOT_UNFREEZE if they are
still frozen when the device is being closed).
Currently it is assumed that the userland utilities reading/writing the
-snapshot image from/to the kernel will use a swap parition, called the resume
+snapshot image from/to the kernel will use a swap partition, called the resume
partition, or a swap file as storage space (if a swap file is used, the resume
partition is the partition that holds this file). However, this is not really
required, as they can use, for example, a special (blank) suspend partition or
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
index d16b7a1c3793..8d999d862d0e 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
@@ -1356,7 +1356,7 @@ platforms are moved over to use the flattened-device-tree model.
- phy-map : 1 cell, optional, bitmap of addresses to probe the PHY
for, used if phy-address is absent. bit 0x00000001 is
MDIO address 0.
- For Axon it can be absent, thouugh my current driver
+ For Axon it can be absent, though my current driver
doesn't handle phy-address yet so for now, keep
0x00ffffff in it.
- rx-fifo-size-gige : 1 cell, Rx fifo size in bytes for 1000 Mb/sec
@@ -1438,7 +1438,7 @@ platforms are moved over to use the flattened-device-tree model.
The Xilinx EDK toolchain ships with a set of IP cores (devices) for use
in Xilinx Spartan and Virtex FPGAs. The devices cover the whole range
- of standard device types (network, serial, etc.) and miscellanious
+ of standard device types (network, serial, etc.) and miscellaneous
devices (gpio, LCD, spi, etc). Also, since these devices are
implemented within the fpga fabric every instance of the device can be
synthesised with different options that change the behaviour.
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/cpm.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/cpm.txt
index 088fc471e03a..160c752484b4 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/cpm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/cpm.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ Example:
reg = <119c0 30>;
-* Properties common to mulitple CPM/QE devices
+* Properties common to multiple CPM/QE devices
- fsl,cpm-command : This value is ORed with the opcode and command flag
to specify the device on which a CPM command operates.
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/msi-pic.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/msi-pic.txt
index b26b91992c55..bcc30bac6831 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/msi-pic.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/msi-pic.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
* Freescale MSI interrupt controller
-Reguired properities:
+Required properties:
- compatible : compatible list, contains 2 entries,
first is "fsl,CHIP-msi", where CHIP is the processor(mpc8610, mpc8572,
etc.) and the second is "fsl,mpic-msi" or "fsl,ipic-msi" depending on
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/pmc.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/pmc.txt
index 02f6f43ee1b7..07256b7ffcaa 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/pmc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/pmc.txt
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ Properties:
compatible; all statements below that apply to "fsl,mpc8548-pmc" also
apply to "fsl,mpc8641d-pmc".
- Compatibility does not include bit assigments in SCCR/PMCDR/DEVDISR; these
- bit assigments are indicated via the sleep specifier in each device's
+ Compatibility does not include bit assignments in SCCR/PMCDR/DEVDISR; these
+ bit assignments are indicated via the sleep specifier in each device's
sleep property.
- reg: For devices compatible with "fsl,mpc8349-pmc", the first resource
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/qe_firmware.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/qe_firmware.txt
index 06da4d4b44f9..2031ddb33d09 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/qe_firmware.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/qe_firmware.txt
@@ -225,7 +225,7 @@ For example, to match the 8323, revision 1.0:
soc.major = 1
soc.minor = 0
-'padding' is neccessary for structure alignment. This field ensures that the
+'padding' is necessary for structure alignment. This field ensures that the
'extended_modes' field is aligned on a 64-bit boundary.
'extended_modes' is a bitfield that defines special functionality which has an
diff --git a/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt b/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt
index 10711d9f0788..1eb576a023bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt
+++ b/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt
@@ -1984,7 +1984,7 @@ break *$pc
break *0x400618
-heres a really useful one for large programs
+Here's a really useful one for large programs
Set a breakpoint for all functions matching REGEXP
@@ -2211,7 +2211,7 @@ Breakpoint 2 at 0x4d87a4: file top.c, line 2609.
#5 0x51692c in readline_internal () at readline.c:521
#6 0x5164fe in readline (prompt=0x7ffff810 "\177ÿøx\177ÿ÷Ø\177ÿøxÀ")
at readline.c:349
-#7 0x4d7a8a in command_line_input (prrompt=0x564420 "(gdb) ", repeat=1,
+#7 0x4d7a8a in command_line_input (prompt=0x564420 "(gdb) ", repeat=1,
annotation_suffix=0x4d6b44 "prompt") at top.c:2091
#8 0x4d6cf0 in command_loop () at top.c:1345
#9 0x4e25bc in main (argc=1, argv=0x7ffffdf4) at main.c:635
diff --git a/Documentation/scheduler/sched-nice-design.txt b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-nice-design.txt
index e2bae5a577e3..3ac1e46d5365 100644
--- a/Documentation/scheduler/sched-nice-design.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-nice-design.txt
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ To sum it up: we always wanted to make nice levels more consistent, but
within the constraints of HZ and jiffies and their nasty design level
coupling to timeslices and granularity it was not really viable.
-The second (less frequent but still periodically occuring) complaint
+The second (less frequent but still periodically occurring) complaint
about Linux's nice level support was its assymetry around the origo
(which you can see demonstrated in the picture above), or more
accurately: the fact that nice level behavior depended on the _absolute_
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt b/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
index 683ccae00ad4..c014eccaf19f 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
@@ -194,7 +194,7 @@ The following information is available in this file:
- Packetized SCSI Protocol at 160MB/s and 320MB/s
- Quick Arbitration Selection (QAS)
- Retained Training Information (Rev B. ASIC only)
- - Interrupt Coalessing
+ - Interrupt Coalescing
- Initiator Mode (target mode not currently
- Support for the PCI-X standard up to 133MHz
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt b/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt
index 230e30846ef2..08e2b4d04aab 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@ of MOVE MEMORY instructions.
The 896 and the 895A allows handling of the phase mismatch context from
SCRIPTS (avoids the phase mismatch interrupt that stops the SCSI processor
until the C code has saved the context of the transfer).
-Implementing this without using LOAD/STORE instructions would be painfull
+Implementing this without using LOAD/STORE instructions would be painful
and I didn't even want to try it.
The 896 chip supports 64 bit PCI transactions and addressing, while the
@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@ characteristics. This feature may also reduce average command latency.
In order to really gain advantage of this feature, devices must have
a reasonable cache size (No miracle is to be expected for a low-end
hard disk with 128 KB or less).
-Some kown SCSI devices do not properly support tagged command queuing.
+Some known SCSI devices do not properly support tagged command queuing.
Generally, firmware revisions that fix this kind of problems are available
at respective vendor web/ftp sites.
All I can say is that the hard disks I use on my machines behave well with
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/sym53c8xx_2.txt b/Documentation/scsi/sym53c8xx_2.txt
index 49ea5c58c6bc..eb9a7b905b64 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/sym53c8xx_2.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/sym53c8xx_2.txt
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@ characteristics. This feature may also reduce average command latency.
In order to really gain advantage of this feature, devices must have
a reasonable cache size (No miracle is to be expected for a low-end
hard disk with 128 KB or less).
-Some kown old SCSI devices do not properly support tagged command queuing.
+Some known old SCSI devices do not properly support tagged command queuing.
Generally, firmware revisions that fix this kind of problems are available
at respective vendor web/ftp sites.
All I can say is that I never have had problem with tagged queuing using
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
index 012858d2b119..ecb969b9e979 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
@@ -754,7 +754,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
single_cmd - Use single immediate commands to communicate with
codecs (for debugging only)
enable_msi - Enable Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) (default = off)
- power_save - Automatic power-saving timtout (in second, 0 =
+ power_save - Automatic power-saving timeout (in second, 0 =
power_save_controller - Reset HD-audio controller in power-saving mode
(default = on)
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
index 88b7433d2f11..71ac995b1915 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ methods for the HD-audio hardware.
The HD-audio component consists of two parts: the controller chip and
the codec chips on the HD-audio bus. Linux provides a single driver
for all controllers, snd-hda-intel. Although the driver name contains
-a word of a well-known harware vendor, it's not specific to it but for
+a word of a well-known hardware vendor, it's not specific to it but for
all controller chips by other companies. Since the HD-audio
controllers are supposed to be compatible, the single snd-hda-driver
should work in most cases. But, not surprisingly, there are known
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/hda_codec.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/hda_codec.txt
index 34e87ec1379c..de8efbc7e4bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/hda_codec.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/hda_codec.txt
@@ -114,7 +114,7 @@ For writing a sequence of verbs, use snd_hda_sequence_write().
There are variants of cached read/write, snd_hda_codec_write_cache(),
snd_hda_sequence_write_cache(). These are used for recording the
-register states for the power-mangement resume. When no PM is needed,
+register states for the power-management resume. When no PM is needed,
these are equivalent with non-cached version.
To retrieve the number of sub nodes connected to the given node, use
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
index c302ddf629a0..6fab2dcbb4d3 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
@@ -358,7 +358,7 @@ nr_pdflush_threads
The current number of pdflush threads. This value is read-only.
The value changes according to the number of dirty pages in the system.
-When neccessary, additional pdflush threads are created, one per second, up to
+When necessary, additional pdflush threads are created, one per second, up to
@@ -565,7 +565,7 @@ swappiness
This control is used to define how aggressive the kernel will swap
memory pages. Higher values will increase agressiveness, lower values
-descrease the amount of swap.
+decrease the amount of swap.
The default value is 60.
diff --git a/Documentation/timers/hpet.txt b/Documentation/timers/hpet.txt
index e7c09abcfab4..04763a325520 100644
--- a/Documentation/timers/hpet.txt
+++ b/Documentation/timers/hpet.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ by Intel and Microsoft which can be found at
Each HPET has one fixed-rate counter (at 10+ MHz, hence "High Precision")
and up to 32 comparators. Normally three or more comparators are provided,
-each of which can generate oneshot interupts and at least one of which has
+each of which can generate oneshot interrupts and at least one of which has
additional hardware to support periodic interrupts. The comparators are
also called "timers", which can be misleading since usually timers are
independent of each other ... these share a counter, complicating resets.
diff --git a/Documentation/timers/timer_stats.txt b/Documentation/timers/timer_stats.txt
index 20d368c59814..9bd00fc2e823 100644
--- a/Documentation/timers/timer_stats.txt
+++ b/Documentation/timers/timer_stats.txt
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ Timerstats sample period: 3.888770 s
The first column is the number of events, the second column the pid, the third
column is the name of the process. The forth column shows the function which
-initialized the timer and in parantheses the callback function which was
+initialized the timer and in parenthesis the callback function which was
executed on expiry.
Thomas, Ingo
diff --git a/Documentation/usb/WUSB-Design-overview.txt b/Documentation/usb/WUSB-Design-overview.txt
index 4c3d62c7843a..c480e9c32dbd 100644
--- a/Documentation/usb/WUSB-Design-overview.txt
+++ b/Documentation/usb/WUSB-Design-overview.txt
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@ The different logical parts of this driver are:
*UWB*: the Ultra-Wide-Band stack -- manages the radio and
associated spectrum to allow for devices sharing it. Allows to
- control bandwidth assingment, beaconing, scanning, etc
+ control bandwidth assignment, beaconing, scanning, etc
@@ -184,7 +184,7 @@ and sends the replies and notifications back to the API
[/uwb_rc_neh_grok()/]. Notifications are handled to the UWB daemon, that
is chartered, among other things, to keep the tab of how the UWB radio
neighborhood looks, creating and destroying devices as they show up or
Command execution is very simple: a command block is sent and a event
block or reply is expected back. For sending/receiving command/events, a
@@ -333,7 +333,7 @@ read descriptors and move our data.
*Device life cycle and keep alives*
-Everytime there is a succesful transfer to/from a device, we update a
+Every time there is a successful transfer to/from a device, we update a
per-device activity timestamp. If not, every now and then we check and
if the activity timestamp gets old, we ping the device by sending it a
Keep Alive IE; it responds with a /DN_Alive/ pong during the DNTS (this
@@ -411,7 +411,7 @@ context (wa_xfer) and submit it. When the xfer is done, our callback is
called and we assign the status bits and release the xfer resources.
In dequeue() we are basically cancelling/aborting the transfer. We issue
-a xfer abort request to the HC, cancell all the URBs we had submitted
+a xfer abort request to the HC, cancel all the URBs we had submitted
and not yet done and when all that is done, the xfer callback will be
called--this will call the URB callback.
diff --git a/Documentation/usb/anchors.txt b/Documentation/usb/anchors.txt
index 6f24f566955a..fe6a99a32bbd 100644
--- a/Documentation/usb/anchors.txt
+++ b/Documentation/usb/anchors.txt
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ Association and disassociation of URBs with anchors
An association of URBs to an anchor is made by an explicit
call to usb_anchor_urb(). The association is maintained until
-an URB is finished by (successfull) completion. Thus disassociation
+an URB is finished by (successful) completion. Thus disassociation
is automatic. A function is provided to forcibly finish (kill)
all URBs associated with an anchor.
Furthermore, disassociation can be made with usb_unanchor_urb()
@@ -76,4 +76,4 @@ usb_get_from_anchor()
Returns the oldest anchored URB of an anchor. The URB is unanchored
and returned with a reference. As you may mix URBs to several
destinations in one anchor you have no guarantee the chronologically
-first submitted URB is returned. \ No newline at end of file
+first submitted URB is returned.
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/cx18.txt b/Documentation/video4linux/cx18.txt
index 914cb7e734a2..4652c0f5da32 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/cx18.txt
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/cx18.txt
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ encoder chip:
2) Some people have problems getting the i2c bus to work.
The symptom is that the eeprom cannot be read and the card is
unusable. This is probably fixed, but if you have problems
- then post to the video4linux or ivtv-users mailinglist.
+ then post to the video4linux or ivtv-users mailing list.
3) VBI (raw or sliced) has not yet been implemented.