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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-06-04 08:50:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-06-04 08:50:34 -0700
commit1aacb90eaaac057c10fd746e189553e04cfeb291 (patch)
treeeaf5b2eddc9e2e446b5402c106a3bf086aee925a /Documentation
parentb05d59dfceaea72565b1648af929b037b0f96d7f (diff)
parent31789538e3ba7dd164e063d4978c96af1894be4c (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial into next
Pull trivial tree changes from Jiri Kosina: "Usual pile of patches from trivial tree that make the world go round" * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial: (23 commits) staging: go7007: remove reference to CONFIG_KMOD aic7xxx: Remove obsolete preprocessor define of: dma: doc fixes doc: fix incorrect formula to calculate CommitLimit value doc: Note need of bc in the kernel build from 3.10 onwards mm: Fix printk typo in dmapool.c modpost: Fix comment typo "Modules.symvers" Kconfig.debug: Grammar s/addition/additional/ wimax: Spelling s/than/that/, wording s/destinatary/recipient/ aic7xxx: Spelling s/termnation/termination/ arm64: mm: Remove superfluous "the" in comment of: Spelling s/anonymouns/anonymous/ dma: imx-sdma: Spelling s/determnine/determine/ ath10k: Improve grammar in comments ath6kl: Spelling s/determnine/determine/ of: Improve grammar for of_alias_get_id() documentation drm/exynos: Spelling s/contro/control/ radio-bcm2048.c: fix wrong overflow check doc: printk-formats: do not mention casts for u64/s64 doc: spelling error changes ...
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
45 files changed, 63 insertions, 57 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/Changes b/Documentation/Changes
index 07c75d18154e..2254db0f00a5 100644
--- a/Documentation/Changes
+++ b/Documentation/Changes
@@ -73,6 +73,11 @@ Perl
You will need perl 5 and the following modules: Getopt::Long, Getopt::Std,
File::Basename, and File::Find to build the kernel.
+You will need bc to build kernels 3.10 and higher
System utilities
diff --git a/Documentation/DMA-attributes.txt b/Documentation/DMA-attributes.txt
index cc2450d80310..18dc52c4f2a0 100644
--- a/Documentation/DMA-attributes.txt
+++ b/Documentation/DMA-attributes.txt
By default DMA-mapping subsystem is allowed to assemble the buffer
allocated by dma_alloc_attrs() function from individual pages if it can
be mapped as contiguous chunk into device dma address space. By
-specifing this attribute the allocated buffer is forced to be contiguous
+specifying this attribute the allocated buffer is forced to be contiguous
also in physical memory.
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/omap.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/omap.txt
index 189baba40cd6..d22b216f5d23 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/omap.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/omap/omap.txt
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@ Boards:
- AM437x GP EVM
compatible = "ti,am437x-gp-evm", "ti,am4372", "ti,am43"
-- DRA742 EVM: Software Developement Board for DRA742
+- DRA742 EVM: Software Development Board for DRA742
compatible = "ti,dra7-evm", "ti,dra742", "ti,dra74", "ti,dra7"
- DRA722 EVM: Software Development Board for DRA722
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/bus/mvebu-mbus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/bus/mvebu-mbus.txt
index 7586fb68c072..5fa44f52a0b8 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/bus/mvebu-mbus.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/bus/mvebu-mbus.txt
@@ -197,7 +197,7 @@ to be set by the operating system and that are guaranteed to be free of overlaps
with one another or with the system memory ranges.
Each entry in the property refers to exactly one window. If the operating system
-choses to use a different set of mbus windows, it must ensure that any address
+chooses to use a different set of mbus windows, it must ensure that any address
translations performed from downstream devices are adapted accordingly.
The operating system may insert additional mbus windows that do not conflict
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/dma.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/dma.txt
index 8f504e6bae14..82104271e754 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/dma.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/dma.txt
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ Required property:
Optional properties:
- dma-channels: Number of DMA channels supported by the controller.
-- dma-requests: Number of DMA requests signals supported by the
+- dma-requests: Number of DMA request signals supported by the
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ Required property:
#dma-cells property in the node referenced by phandle
containing DMA controller specific information. This
typically contains a DMA request line number or a
- channel number, but can contain any data that is used
+ channel number, but can contain any data that is
required for configuring a channel.
- dma-names: Contains one identifier string for each DMA specifier in
the dmas property. The specific strings that can be used
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
index ee9be9961524..e577196a12c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ Required properties:
- The -to variants should be preferred since they allow to determnine the
+ The -to variants should be preferred since they allow to determine the
correct ROM script addresses needed for the driver to work without additional
- reg : Should contain SDMA registers location and length
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio-mcp23s08.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio-mcp23s08.txt
index 3ddc7ccfe5f3..c306a2d0f2b1 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio-mcp23s08.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio-mcp23s08.txt
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ Optional device specific properties:
IO 8-15 are bank 2. These chips have two different interrupt outputs:
One for bank 1 and another for bank 2. If irq-mirror is set, both
interrupts are generated regardless of the bank that an input change
- occured on. If it is not set, the interrupt are only generated for the
+ occurred on. If it is not set, the interrupt are only generated for the
bank they belong to.
On devices with only one interrupt output this property is useless.
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/k3-dw-mshc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/k3-dw-mshc.txt
index b8653ea97957..e5bc49f764d1 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/k3-dw-mshc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/k3-dw-mshc.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ extensions to the Synopsys Designware Mobile Storage Host Controller.
Required Properties:
* compatible: should be one of the following.
- - "hisilicon,hi4511-dw-mshc": for controllers with hi4511 specific extentions.
+ - "hisilicon,hi4511-dw-mshc": for controllers with hi4511 specific extensions.
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/samsung-sdhci.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/samsung-sdhci.txt
index 328e990d2546..42e0a9afa100 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/samsung-sdhci.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/samsung-sdhci.txt
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
Samsung's SDHCI controller is used as a connectivity interface with external
MMC, SD and eMMC storage mediums. This file documents differences between the
core mmc properties described by mmc.txt and the properties used by the
-Samsung implmentation of the SDHCI controller.
+Samsung implementation of the SDHCI controller.
Required SoC Specific Properties:
- compatible: should be one of the following
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nand.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nand.txt
index 5e1f31b5ff70..eb05255b6788 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nand.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nand.txt
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ Optional properties:
ELM hardware engines should specify this device node in .dtsi
Using ELM for ECC error correction frees some CPU cycles.
-For inline partiton table parsing (optional):
+For inline partition table parsing (optional):
- #address-cells: should be set to 1
- #size-cells: should be set to 1
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nor.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nor.txt
index 420b3ab18890..4828c17bb784 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nor.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-nor.txt
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ Optional properties:
- gpmc,XXX Additional GPMC timings and settings parameters. See
-Optional properties for partiton table parsing:
+Optional properties for partition table parsing:
- #address-cells: should be set to 1
- #size-cells: should be set to 1
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-onenand.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-onenand.txt
index b7529424ac88..5d8fa527c496 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-onenand.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/gpmc-onenand.txt
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ Optional properties:
- dma-channel: DMA Channel index
-For inline partiton table parsing (optional):
+For inline partition table parsing (optional):
- #address-cells: should be set to 1
- #size-cells: should be set to 1
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/brcm,bcm11351-pinctrl.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/brcm,bcm11351-pinctrl.txt
index 67a5db95f189..4eaae32821ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/brcm,bcm11351-pinctrl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/brcm,bcm11351-pinctrl.txt
@@ -73,9 +73,9 @@ Optional Properties (for standard pins):
0: fast slew rate
1: normal slew rate
-- input-enable: No arguements. Enable input (does not affect
+- input-enable: No arguments. Enable input (does not affect
-- input-disable: No arguements. Disable input (does not affect
+- input-disable: No arguments. Disable input (does not affect
- drive-strength: Integer. Drive strength in mA. Valid values are
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 mA.
@@ -99,9 +99,9 @@ Optional Properties (for I2C pins):
0: fast slew rate
1: normal slew rate
-- input-enable: No arguements. Enable input (does not affect
+- input-enable: No arguments. Enable input (does not affect
-- input-disable: No arguements. Disable input (does not affect
+- input-disable: No arguments. Disable input (does not affect
Optional Properties (for HDMI pins):
@@ -111,9 +111,9 @@ Optional Properties (for HDMI pins):
- slew-rate: Integer. Controls slew rate.
0: Standard(100kbps)& Fast(400kbps) mode
1: Highspeed (3.4Mbps) mode
-- input-enable: No arguements. Enable input (does not affect
+- input-enable: No arguments. Enable input (does not affect
-- input-disable: No arguements. Disable input (does not affect
+- input-disable: No arguments. Disable input (does not affect
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/4xx/reboot.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/4xx/reboot.txt
index d7217260589c..5bc63551319e 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/4xx/reboot.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/4xx/reboot.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
Reboot property to control system reboot on PPC4xx systems:
By setting "reset_type" to one of the following values, the default
-software reset mechanism may be overidden. Here the possible values of
+software reset mechanism may be overridden. Here the possible values of
1 - PPC4xx core reset
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/dcsr.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/dcsr.txt
index 9d54eb5a295f..18a88100af94 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/dcsr.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/dcsr.txt
@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ PROPERTIES
Which event source asserted the interrupt is captured in an EPU
Interrupt Status Register (EPISR0,EPISR1).
- Interrupt numbers are lised in order (perfmon, event0, event1).
+ Interrupt numbers are listed in order (perfmon, event0, event1).
- interrupt-parent
Usage: required
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/regulator/regulator.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/regulator/regulator.txt
index e2c7f1e7251a..86074334e342 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/regulator/regulator.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/regulator/regulator.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ Optional properties:
- regulator-allow-bypass: allow the regulator to go into bypass mode
- <name>-supply: phandle to the parent supply/regulator node
- regulator-ramp-delay: ramp delay for regulator(in uV/uS)
- For hardwares which support disabling ramp rate, it should be explicitly
+ For hardware which supports disabling ramp rate, it should be explicitly
intialised to zero (regulator-ramp-delay = <0>) for disabling ramp delay.
- regulator-enable-ramp-delay: The time taken, in microseconds, for the supply
rail to reach the target voltage, plus/minus whatever tolerance the board
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt
index 22d57404fdc3..bbaa857dd68f 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ contain the following properties.
used for MISO. Defaults to 1 if not present.
Some SPI controllers and devices support Dual and Quad SPI transfer mode.
-It allows data in SPI system transfered in 2 wires(DUAL) or 4 wires(QUAD).
+It allows data in the SPI system to be transferred in 2 wires(DUAL) or 4 wires(QUAD).
Now the value that spi-tx-bus-width and spi-rx-bus-width can receive is
only 1(SINGLE), 2(DUAL) and 4(QUAD).
Dual/Quad mode is not allowed when 3-wire mode is used.
diff --git a/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt b/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
index 505e71172ae7..67a4087d53f9 100644
--- a/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
+++ b/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ The dma_buf buffer sharing API usage contains the following steps:
Exporting modules which do not wish to provide any specific name may use the
helper define 'dma_buf_export()', with the same arguments as above, but
- without the last argument; a __FILE__ pre-processor directive will be
+ without the last argument; a KBUILD_MODNAME pre-processor directive will be
inserted in place of 'exp_name' instead.
2. Userspace gets a handle to pass around to potential buffer-users
@@ -217,7 +217,7 @@ NOTES:
and then allow further {map,unmap}_dma_buf operations from any buffer-user
from the migrated backing-storage.
- If the exporter cannot fulfil the backing-storage constraints of the new
+ If the exporter cannot fulfill the backing-storage constraints of the new
buffer-user device as requested, dma_buf_attach() would return an error to
denote non-compatibility of the new buffer-sharing request with the current
@@ -352,7 +352,7 @@ Being able to mmap an export dma-buf buffer object has 2 main use-cases:
No special interfaces, userspace simply calls mmap on the dma-buf fd.
-2. Supporting existing mmap interfaces in exporters
+2. Supporting existing mmap interfaces in importers
Similar to the motivation for kernel cpu access it is again important that
the userspace code of a given importing subsystem can use the same interfaces
diff --git a/Documentation/dynamic-debug-howto.txt b/Documentation/dynamic-debug-howto.txt
index 46325eb2ea76..9417871b8758 100644
--- a/Documentation/dynamic-debug-howto.txt
+++ b/Documentation/dynamic-debug-howto.txt
@@ -321,7 +321,7 @@ nullarbor:~ # echo -n 'func svc_process -p' >
nullarbor:~ # echo -n 'format "nfsd: READ" +p' >
-// enable messages in files of which the pathes include string "usb"
+// enable messages in files of which the paths include string "usb"
nullarbor:~ # echo -n '*usb* +p' > <debugfs>/dynamic_debug/control
// enable all messages
diff --git a/Documentation/edac.txt b/Documentation/edac.txt
index cb4c2cefd45a..73fff13e848f 100644
--- a/Documentation/edac.txt
+++ b/Documentation/edac.txt
@@ -550,7 +550,7 @@ installs itself as:
in this directory are various controls, a symlink and one or more 'instance'
The standard default controls are:
diff --git a/Documentation/fb/sm501.txt b/Documentation/fb/sm501.txt
index 8d17aebd2648..187f3b3ccb6c 100644
--- a/Documentation/fb/sm501.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fb/sm501.txt
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ Configuration:
You can pass the following kernel command line options to sm501 videoframebuffer:
sm501fb.bpp= SM501 Display driver:
- Specifiy bits-per-pixel if not specified by 'mode'
+ Specify bits-per-pixel if not specified by 'mode'
sm501fb.mode= SM501 Display driver:
Specify resolution as
diff --git a/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt b/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt
index 550ca775a4cb..13db1075e4a5 100644
--- a/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ Introduction
The main page is located at <http://sstfb.sourceforge.net>, and if
you want the latest version, check out the CVS, as the driver is a work
in progress, I feel uncomfortable with releasing tarballs of something
- not completely working...Don't worry, it's still more than useable
+ not completely working...Don't worry, it's still more than usable
(I eat my own dog food)
Please read the Bug section, and report any success or failure to me
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 264bcde0c51c..ddc531a74d04 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
@@ -234,7 +234,7 @@ Table 1-2: Contents of the status files (as of 2.6.30-rc7)
ShdPnd bitmap of shared pending signals for the process
SigBlk bitmap of blocked signals
SigIgn bitmap of ignored signals
- SigCgt bitmap of catched signals
+ SigCgt bitmap of caught signals
CapInh bitmap of inheritable capabilities
CapPrm bitmap of permitted capabilities
CapEff bitmap of effective capabilities
@@ -300,7 +300,7 @@ Table 1-4: Contents of the stat files (as of 2.6.30-rc7)
pending bitmap of pending signals
blocked bitmap of blocked signals
sigign bitmap of ignored signals
- sigcatch bitmap of catched signals
+ sigcatch bitmap of caught signals
wchan address where process went to sleep
0 (place holder)
0 (place holder)
@@ -854,7 +854,8 @@ WritebackTmp: Memory used by FUSE for temporary writeback buffers
if strict overcommit accounting is enabled (mode 2 in
The CommitLimit is calculated with the following formula:
- CommitLimit = ('vm.overcommit_ratio' * Physical RAM) + Swap
+ CommitLimit = ([total RAM pages] - [total huge TLB pages]) *
+ overcommit_ratio / 100 + [total swap pages]
For example, on a system with 1G of physical RAM and 7G
of swap with a `vm.overcommit_ratio` of 30 it would
yield a CommitLimit of 7.3G.
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/sharedsubtree.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/sharedsubtree.txt
index 4ede421c9687..32a173dd3158 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/sharedsubtree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/sharedsubtree.txt
@@ -727,7 +727,7 @@ replicas continue to be exactly same.
mkdir -p /tmp/m3
mount --rbind /root /tmp/m3
- I wont' draw the tree..but it has 24 vfsmounts
+ I won't draw the tree..but it has 24 vfsmounts
at step i the number of vfsmounts is V[i] = i*V[i-1].
diff --git a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
index 09854fe59307..d8abfc31abbe 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ Both functions return either a valid GPIO descriptor, or an error code checkable
with IS_ERR() (they will never return a NULL pointer). -ENOENT will be returned
if and only if no GPIO has been assigned to the device/function/index triplet,
other error codes are used for cases where a GPIO has been assigned but an error
-occured while trying to acquire it. This is useful to discriminate between mere
+occurred while trying to acquire it. This is useful to discriminate between mere
errors and an absence of GPIO for optional GPIO parameters.
Device-managed variants of these functions are also defined:
diff --git a/Documentation/hid/uhid.txt b/Documentation/hid/uhid.txt
index ee6593608c8e..54c8f9706a95 100644
--- a/Documentation/hid/uhid.txt
+++ b/Documentation/hid/uhid.txt
@@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ the request was handled successfully.
-read() will return a queued ouput report. These output reports can be of type
+read() will return a queued output report. These output reports can be of type
reaction is required to any of them but you should handle them according to your
needs. Only UHID_OUTPUT and UHID_OUTPUT_EV have payloads.
diff --git a/Documentation/input/alps.txt b/Documentation/input/alps.txt
index e544c7ff8cfa..90bca6f988e1 100644
--- a/Documentation/input/alps.txt
+++ b/Documentation/input/alps.txt
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ PS/2 packet format
Note that the device never signals overflow condition.
-ALPS Absolute Mode - Protocol Verion 1
+ALPS Absolute Mode - Protocol Version 1
byte 0: 1 0 0 0 1 x9 x8 x7
diff --git a/Documentation/input/input.txt b/Documentation/input/input.txt
index 666c06c5ab0c..0acfddbe2028 100644
--- a/Documentation/input/input.txt
+++ b/Documentation/input/input.txt
@@ -226,7 +226,7 @@ And so on up to js31.
evdev is the generic input event interface. It passes the events
generated in the kernel straight to the program, with timestamps. The
-API is still evolving, but should be useable now. It's described in
+API is still evolving, but should be usable now. It's described in
section 5.
This should be the way for GPM and X to get keyboard and mouse
diff --git a/Documentation/mtd/nand/pxa3xx-nand.txt b/Documentation/mtd/nand/pxa3xx-nand.txt
index 840fd41c181b..1074cbc67ec6 100644
--- a/Documentation/mtd/nand/pxa3xx-nand.txt
+++ b/Documentation/mtd/nand/pxa3xx-nand.txt
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ configurable between two modes: 1) Hamming, 2) BCH.
Note that the actual BCH mode: BCH-4 or BCH-8 will depend on the way
the controller is configured to transfer the data.
-In the BCH mode the ECC code will be calculated for each transfered chunk
+In the BCH mode the ECC code will be calculated for each transferred chunk
and expected to be located (when reading/programming) right after the spare
bytes as the figure above shows.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/can.txt b/Documentation/networking/can.txt
index 2fa44cbe81b7..4f7ae5261364 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/can.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/can.txt
@@ -706,7 +706,7 @@ solution for a couple of reasons:
RX_NO_AUTOTIMER: Prevent automatically starting the timeout monitor.
- RX_ANNOUNCE_RESUME: If passed at RX_SETUP and a receive timeout occured, a
+ RX_ANNOUNCE_RESUME: If passed at RX_SETUP and a receive timeout occurred, a
RX_CHANGED message will be generated when the (cyclic) receive restarts.
TX_RESET_MULTI_IDX: Reset the index for the multiple frame transmission.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt b/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt
index bf5dbe3ab8c5..55c575fcaf17 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt
@@ -86,7 +86,7 @@ built-in CCIDs.
DCCP_SOCKOPT_CCID is write-only and sets both the TX and RX CCIDs at the same
time, combining the operation of the next two socket options. This option is
-preferrable over the latter two, since often applications will use the same
+preferable over the latter two, since often applications will use the same
type of CCID for both directions; and mixed use of CCIDs is not currently well
understood. This socket option takes as argument at least one uint8_t value, or
an array of uint8_t values, which must match available CCIDS (see above). CCIDs
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
index dc23e58ae264..9791e98ab49c 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/transactional_memory.txt
@@ -160,7 +160,7 @@ To avoid this, when taking a signal in an active transaction, we need to use
the stack pointer from the checkpointed state, rather than the speculated
state. This ensures that the signal context (written tm suspended) will be
written below the stack required for the rollback. The transaction is aborted
-becuase of the treclaim, so any memory written between the tbegin and the
+because of the treclaim, so any memory written between the tbegin and the
signal will be rolled back anyway.
For signals taken in non-TM or suspended mode, we use the
diff --git a/Documentation/printk-formats.txt b/Documentation/printk-formats.txt
index 6f4eb322ffaf..b4498218c474 100644
--- a/Documentation/printk-formats.txt
+++ b/Documentation/printk-formats.txt
@@ -199,11 +199,11 @@ struct va_format:
Do not use this feature without some mechanism to verify the
correctness of the format string and va_list arguments.
-u64 SHOULD be printed with %llu/%llx, (unsigned long long):
+u64 SHOULD be printed with %llu/%llx:
printk("%llu", u64_var);
-s64 SHOULD be printed with %lld/%llx, (long long):
+s64 SHOULD be printed with %lld/%llx:
printk("%lld", s64_var);
diff --git a/Documentation/rbtree.txt b/Documentation/rbtree.txt
index 61b6c48871a0..39873ef41bf9 100644
--- a/Documentation/rbtree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rbtree.txt
@@ -255,7 +255,7 @@ However, rbtree can be augmented to store such interval ranges in a structured
way making it possible to do efficient lookup and exact match.
This "extra information" stored in each node is the maximum hi
-(max_hi) value among all the nodes that are its descendents. This
+(max_hi) value among all the nodes that are its descendants. This
information can be maintained at each node just be looking at the node
and its immediate children. And this will be used in O(log n) lookup
for lowest match (lowest start address among all possible matches)
diff --git a/Documentation/rfkill.txt b/Documentation/rfkill.txt
index f430004df73c..427e89712f4a 100644
--- a/Documentation/rfkill.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rfkill.txt
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ aircraft.
The rfkill subsystem has a concept of "hard" and "soft" block, which
differ little in their meaning (block == transmitters off) but rather in
whether they can be changed or not:
- - hard block: read-only radio block that cannot be overriden by software
+ - hard block: read-only radio block that cannot be overridden by software
- soft block: writable radio block (need not be readable) that is set by
the system software.
diff --git a/Documentation/robust-futexes.txt b/Documentation/robust-futexes.txt
index 0a9446a53bd1..af6fce23e484 100644
--- a/Documentation/robust-futexes.txt
+++ b/Documentation/robust-futexes.txt
@@ -210,7 +210,7 @@ i386 and x86_64 syscalls are wired up at the moment, and Ulrich has
tested the new glibc code (on x86_64 and i386), and it works for his
robust-mutex testcases.
-All other architectures should build just fine too - but they wont have
+All other architectures should build just fine too - but they won't have
the new syscalls yet.
Architectures need to implement the new futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic()
diff --git a/Documentation/s390/monreader.txt b/Documentation/s390/monreader.txt
index beeaa4b24427..d3729585fdb0 100644
--- a/Documentation/s390/monreader.txt
+++ b/Documentation/s390/monreader.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ Author: Gerald Schaefer (geraldsc@de.ibm.com)
This item delivers a new Linux API in the form of a misc char device that is
-useable from user space and allows read access to the z/VM Monitor Records
+usable from user space and allows read access to the z/VM Monitor Records
collected by the *MONITOR System Service of z/VM.
diff --git a/Documentation/security/Yama.txt b/Documentation/security/Yama.txt
index dd908cf64ecf..227a63f018a2 100644
--- a/Documentation/security/Yama.txt
+++ b/Documentation/security/Yama.txt
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ still work as root).
In mode 1, software that has defined application-specific relationships
between a debugging process and its inferior (crash handlers, etc),
prctl(PR_SET_PTRACER, pid, ...) can be used. An inferior can declare which
-other process (and its descendents) are allowed to call PTRACE_ATTACH
+other process (and its descendants) are allowed to call PTRACE_ATTACH
against it. Only one such declared debugging process can exists for
each inferior at a time. For example, this is used by KDE, Chromium, and
Firefox's crash handlers, and by Wine for allowing only Wine processes
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
index b8dd0df76952..7ccf933bfbe0 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
@@ -948,7 +948,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
avoided as much as possible...
MORE NOTES ON "azx_get_response timeout" PROBLEMS:
- On some hardwares, you may need to add a proper probe_mask option
+ On some hardware, you may need to add a proper probe_mask option
to avoid the "azx_get_response timeout" problem above, instead.
This occurs when the access to non-existing or non-working codec slot
(likely a modem one) causes a stall of the communication via HD-audio
@@ -1124,7 +1124,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
buggy_irq - Enable workaround for buggy interrupts on some
motherboards (default yes on nForce chips,
otherwise off)
- buggy_semaphore - Enable workaround for hardwares with buggy
+ buggy_semaphore - Enable workaround for hardware with buggy
semaphores (e.g. on some ASUS laptops)
(default off)
spdif_aclink - Use S/PDIF over AC-link instead of direct connection
diff --git a/Documentation/trace/events.txt b/Documentation/trace/events.txt
index c94435df2037..75d25a1d6e42 100644
--- a/Documentation/trace/events.txt
+++ b/Documentation/trace/events.txt
@@ -443,7 +443,7 @@ The following commands are supported:
The following command creates a snapshot every time a block request
queue is unplugged with a depth > 1. If you were tracing a set of
events or functions at the time, the snapshot trace buffer would
- capture those events when the trigger event occured:
+ capture those events when the trigger event occurred:
# echo 'snapshot if nr_rq > 1' > \
diff --git a/Documentation/usb/mass-storage.txt b/Documentation/usb/mass-storage.txt
index 59063ad7a60d..e89803a5a960 100644
--- a/Documentation/usb/mass-storage.txt
+++ b/Documentation/usb/mass-storage.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
Note that the driver is slightly non-portable in that it assumes
- a single memory/DMA buffer will be useable for bulk-in and bulk-out
+ a single memory/DMA buffer will be usable for bulk-in and bulk-out
endpoints. With most device controllers this is not an issue, but
there may be some with hardware restrictions that prevent a buffer
from being used by more than one endpoint.
diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
index 75f20c6038a9..0fe36497642c 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
@@ -2072,7 +2072,7 @@ the "Server" class MMU emulation supported by KVM.
This can in turn be used by userspace to generate the appropriate
device-tree properties for the guest operating system.
-The structure contains some global informations, followed by an
+The structure contains some global information, followed by an
array of supported segment page sizes:
struct kvm_ppc_smmu_info {
diff --git a/Documentation/vm/transhuge.txt b/Documentation/vm/transhuge.txt
index 4a63953a41f1..6b31cfbe2a9a 100644
--- a/Documentation/vm/transhuge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/vm/transhuge.txt
@@ -360,13 +360,13 @@ on any tail page, would mean having to split all hugepages upfront in
get_user_pages which is unacceptable as too many gup users are
performance critical and they must work natively on hugepages like
they work natively on hugetlbfs already (hugetlbfs is simpler because
-hugetlbfs pages cannot be splitted so there wouldn't be requirement of
+hugetlbfs pages cannot be split so there wouldn't be requirement of
accounting the pins on the tail pages for hugetlbfs). If we wouldn't
account the gup refcounts on the tail pages during gup, we won't know
anymore which tail page is pinned by gup and which is not while we run
split_huge_page. But we still have to add the gup pin to the head page
too, to know when we can free the compound page in case it's never
-splitted during its lifetime. That requires changing not just
+split during its lifetime. That requires changing not just
get_page, but put_page as well so that when put_page runs on a tail
page (and only on a tail page) it will find its respective head page,
and then it will decrease the head page refcount in addition to the
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/earlyprintk.txt b/Documentation/x86/earlyprintk.txt
index f19802c0f485..688e3eeed21d 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/earlyprintk.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/earlyprintk.txt
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ and two USB cables, connected like this:
( If your system does not list a debug port capability then you probably
- wont be able to use the USB debug key. )
+ won't be able to use the USB debug key. )
b.) You also need a Netchip USB debug cable/key:
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/i386/IO-APIC.txt b/Documentation/x86/i386/IO-APIC.txt
index 30b4c714fbe1..15f5baf7e1b6 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/i386/IO-APIC.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/i386/IO-APIC.txt
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@ your PCI configuration:
echo -n pirq=; echo `scanpci | grep T_L | cut -c56-` | sed 's/ /,/g'
-note that this script wont work if you have skipped a few slots or if your
+note that this script won't work if you have skipped a few slots or if your
board does not do default daisy-chaining. (or the IO-APIC has the PIRQ pins
connected in some strange way). E.g. if in the above case you have your SCSI
card (IRQ11) in Slot3, and have Slot1 empty:

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