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SubjectRe: [PATCH] More spelling fixes: loose->lose
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On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 20:11, jw schultz wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 08:28:07PM +0000, Hugo Mills wrote:
> > Loose, pronounced with a soft "s", as in the word "spelling", means
> > badly-fitting or vague.
>
> Actually it means "not tight" or unconstrained as in "loosen
> the collar and check airflow before performing
> mouth-to-mouth" or "let loose the dogs"
>
> In actual usage loose and lose can be antonyms when
> referring to priveleges. "loose privs" vs "lose privs".
>
> I found at least one case of correction that looked wrong so
> i perused the lot, see comments.
>
> > diff -ur linux-2.5.63-orig/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon.c linux-2.5.63/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon.c
> > --- linux-2.5.63-orig/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon.c 2003-03-01 16:19:41.000000000 +0000
> > +++ linux-2.5.63/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon.c 2003-03-01 19:55:03.000000000 +0000
> > @@ -2995,7 +2995,7 @@
> > * interruptible). In this case, the PMU will be kept frozen and the process will
> > * run to completion without monitoring enabled.
> > *
> > - * Of course, we cannot loose notify process when self-monitoring.
> > + * Of course, we cannot lose notify process when self-monitoring.
>
> This might have been "loosely notify" but careful examination of the
> context idicates it should be "lose notification process" or
> "lose the notify process".

In my patch to Linus five days ago which fixed most of the lose/loose
substitutions, I left this one in, guessing that it might mean "let
loose 'notify process'". I was wrong, so that error remains in the
tree. Reference changeset currently numbered 1.1035. Good catch.

Steven

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