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Subject[PATCH 18-rc1] Fix typos in /Documentation : 'A'
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. This patch addresses some words starting with the letter 'A'.

Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <>

diff -ru a/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/GPIO.txt b/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/GPIO.txt
--- a/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/GPIO.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:28.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/GPIO.txt 2006-07-10 12:25:46.000000000 -0400
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
header include/asm-arm/arch-s3c2410/hardware.h which can be
included by #include <asm/arch/hardware.h>

- A useful ammount of documentation can be found in the hardware
+ A useful amount of documentation can be found in the hardware
header on how the GPIO functions (and others) work.

Whilst a number of these functions do make some checks on what
diff -ru a/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/Overview.txt b/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/Overview.txt
--- a/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/Overview.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/arm/Samsung-S3C24XX/Overview.txt 2006-07-10 12:05:53.000000000 -0400
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@
Adding New Machines

- The archicture has been designed to support as many machines as can
+ The architecture has been designed to support as many machines as can
be configured for it in one kernel build, and any future additions
should keep this in mind before altering items outside of their own
machine files.
diff -ru a/Documentation/dell_rbu.txt b/Documentation/dell_rbu.txt
--- a/Documentation/dell_rbu.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/dell_rbu.txt 2006-07-10 12:04:50.000000000 -0400
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@

This document discusses the functionality of the rbu driver only.
-It does not cover the support needed from aplications to enable the BIOS to
+It does not cover the support needed from applications to enable the BIOS to
update itself with the image downloaded in to the memory.

diff -ru a/Documentation/eisa.txt b/Documentation/eisa.txt
--- a/Documentation/eisa.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:41.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/eisa.txt 2006-07-10 12:22:18.000000000 -0400
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@

- The bus code implements most of the generic code. It is shared
among all the architectures that the EISA code runs on. It
- implements bus probing (detecting EISA cards avaible on the bus),
+ implements bus probing (detecting EISA cards available on the bus),
allocates I/O resources, allows fancy naming through sysfs, and
offers interfaces for driver to register.

diff -ru a/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt b/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt
--- a/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:27.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/fb/sstfb.txt 2006-07-10 12:14:50.000000000 -0400
@@ -161,7 +161,7 @@
- Buy more coffee.
- test/port to other arch.
- try to add panning using tweeks with front and back buffer .
- - try to implement accel on voodoo2 , this board can actualy do a
+ - try to implement accel on voodoo2 , this board can actually do a
lot in 2D even if it was sold as a 3D only board ...

diff -ru a/Documentation/filesystems/configfs/configfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/configfs/configfs.txt
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/configfs/configfs.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:35.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/configfs/configfs.txt 2006-07-10 12:24:46.000000000 -0400
@@ -406,7 +406,7 @@

Far better would be an explicit action notifying the subsystem that the
config_item is ready to go. More importantly, an explicit action allows
-the subsystem to provide feedback as to whether the attibutes are
+the subsystem to provide feedback as to whether the attributes are
initialized in a way that makes sense. configfs provides this as
committable items.

diff -ru a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:35.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt 2006-07-10 12:26:46.000000000 -0400
@@ -408,7 +408,7 @@
this memory, making it slower to access than lowmem.
LowFree: Lowmem is memory which can be used for everything that
- highmem can be used for, but it is also availble for the
+ highmem can be used for, but it is also available for the
kernel's use for its own data structures. Among many
other things, it is where everything from the Slab is
allocated. Bad things happen when you're out of lowmem.
diff -ru a/Documentation/ia64/fsys.txt b/Documentation/ia64/fsys.txt
--- a/Documentation/ia64/fsys.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:29.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/ia64/fsys.txt 2006-07-10 12:07:10.000000000 -0400
@@ -165,7 +165,7 @@
* Signal handling

The delivery of (asynchronous) signals must be delayed until fsys-mode
-is exited. This is acomplished with the help of the lower-privilege
+is exited. This is accomplished with the help of the lower-privilege
transfer trap: arch/ia64/kernel/process.c:do_notify_resume_user()
checks whether the interrupted task was in fsys-mode and, if so, sets
PSR.lp and returns immediately. When fsys-mode is exited via the
diff -ru a/Documentation/input/atarikbd.txt b/Documentation/input/atarikbd.txt
--- a/Documentation/input/atarikbd.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/input/atarikbd.txt 2006-07-10 12:21:29.000000000 -0400
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
The ikbd processor also maintains a time-of-day clock with one second
The ikbd has been designed to be general enough that it can be used with a
-ariety of new computer products. Product variations in a number of
+variety of new computer products. Product variations in a number of
keyswitches, mouse resolution, etc. can be accommodated.
The ikbd communicates with the main processor over a high speed bi-directional
serial interface. It can function in a variety of modes to facilitate
diff -ru a/Documentation/IPMI.txt b/Documentation/IPMI.txt
--- a/Documentation/IPMI.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/IPMI.txt 2006-07-10 11:58:20.000000000 -0400
@@ -462,7 +462,7 @@
message as a block write to the I2C bus and waits for a response.
This action can be detrimental to some I2C devices. It is highly recommended
that the known I2c address be given to the SMBus driver in the smb_addr
-parameter. The default adrress range will not be used when a smb_addr
+parameter. The default address range will not be used when a smb_addr
parameter is provided.

When compiled into the kernel, the addresses can be specified on the
diff -ru a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt 2006-07-10 12:18:46.000000000 -0400
@@ -1053,7 +1053,7 @@
export += -P -C -U$(ARCH)

- The assigment to $(always) is used to tell kbuild to build the
+ The assignment to $(always) is used to tell kbuild to build the
The assignment to $( tell kbuild to use the
specified options when building the target
diff -ru a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt 2006-07-10 12:23:45.000000000 -0400
@@ -348,9 +348,9 @@

clock= [BUGS=IA-32, HW] gettimeofday clocksource override.
- Forces specified clocksource (if avaliable) to be used
+ Forces specified clocksource (if available) to be used
when calculating gettimeofday(). If specified
- clocksource is not avalible, it defaults to PIT.
+ clocksource is not available, it defaults to PIT.
Format: { pit | tsc | cyclone | pmtmr }

diff -ru a/Documentation/keys.txt b/Documentation/keys.txt
--- a/Documentation/keys.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/keys.txt 2006-07-10 12:20:53.000000000 -0400
@@ -708,7 +708,7 @@

If the specified key is 0, then any assumed authority will be divested.

- The assumed authorititive key is inherited across fork and exec.
+ The assumed authoritative key is inherited across fork and exec.

diff -ru a/Documentation/laptop-mode.txt b/Documentation/laptop-mode.txt
--- a/Documentation/laptop-mode.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:36.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/laptop-mode.txt 2006-07-10 12:15:40.000000000 -0400
@@ -152,7 +152,7 @@

The control script automatically remounts any mounted journaled filesystems
-with approriate commit interval options. When this option is set to 0, this
+with appropriate commit interval options. When this option is set to 0, this
feature is disabled.

diff -ru a/Documentation/mca.txt b/Documentation/mca.txt
--- a/Documentation/mca.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:35.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/mca.txt 2006-07-10 12:06:30.000000000 -0400
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@
with clones that have a different adapter id than the original

-6) Future Domain MCS-600/700, OEM'd IBM Fast SCSI Aapter/A and
+6) Future Domain MCS-600/700, OEM'd IBM Fast SCSI Adapter/A and
Reply Sound Blaster/SCSI (SCSI part)
Better support for these cards than the driver for ISA.
Supports multiple cards with IRQ sharing.
diff -ru a/Documentation/md.txt b/Documentation/md.txt
--- a/Documentation/md.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/md.txt 2006-07-10 12:20:20.000000000 -0400
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@
raid levels that involve striping (1,4,5,6,10). The address space
of the array is conceptually divided into chunks and consecutive
chunks are striped onto neighbouring devices.
- The size should be atleast PAGE_SIZE (4k) and should be a power
+ The size should be at least PAGE_SIZE (4k) and should be a power
of 2. This can only be set while assembling an array

diff -ru a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
--- a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt 2006-07-10 12:14:11.000000000 -0400
@@ -1916,7 +1916,7 @@
access depends on a read, not all do, so it may not be relied on.

Other CPUs may also have split caches, but must coordinate between the various
-cachelets for normal memory accesss. The semantics of the Alpha removes the
+cachelets for normal memory accesses. The semantics of the Alpha removes the
need for coordination in absence of memory barriers.

diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/3c509.txt b/Documentation/networking/3c509.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/3c509.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:40.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/3c509.txt 2006-07-10 12:08:12.000000000 -0400
@@ -126,7 +126,7 @@
or impossible in normal operation. Possible causes of this error report are:

- a "green" mode enabled that slows the processor down when there is no
- keyboard activitiy.
+ keyboard activity.

- some other device or device driver hogging the bus or disabling interrupts.
Check /proc/interrupts for excessive interrupt counts. The timer tick
diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt b/Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:41.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt 2006-07-10 12:01:13.000000000 -0400
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@

ethtool -C eth0 rx-usecs 100

- You may also provide a timer latency value while disabling adpative-rx:
+ You may also provide a timer latency value while disabling adaptive-rx:

ethtool -C <interface> adaptive-rx off rx-usecs <microseconds>

diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt b/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:41.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt 2006-07-10 12:08:51.000000000 -0400
@@ -173,7 +173,7 @@

Parameter Description
-You can install this driver without any addtional parameter. However, if you
+You can install this driver without any additional parameter. However, if you
are going to have extensive functions then it is necessary to set extra
parameter. Below is a list of the command line parameters supported by the
Linux device
diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/dmfe.txt b/Documentation/networking/dmfe.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/dmfe.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:40.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dmfe.txt 2006-07-10 11:59:02.000000000 -0400
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@

ifconfig eth0
- Your IP Adress
+ Your IP Address

Then you may have to modify the default routing table with command :

diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/operstates.txt b/Documentation/networking/operstates.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/operstates.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:40.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/operstates.txt 2006-07-10 12:00:33.000000000 -0400
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
1. Introduction

Linux distinguishes between administrative and operational state of an
-interface. Admininstrative state is the result of "ip link set dev
+interface. Administrative state is the result of "ip link set dev
<dev> up or down" and reflects whether the administrator wants to use
the device for traffic.

diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt b/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:40.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt 2006-07-10 12:09:43.000000000 -0400
@@ -296,7 +296,7 @@
- struct tpacket_hdr
- struct sockaddr_ll
- - Gap, chosen so that packet data (Start+tp_net) alignes to
+ - Gap, chosen so that packet data (Start+tp_net) aligns to
- Start+tp_mac: [ Optional MAC header ]
- Start+tp_net: Packet data, aligned to TPACKET_ALIGNMENT=16.
diff -ru a/Documentation/networking/pktgen.txt b/Documentation/networking/pktgen.txt
--- a/Documentation/networking/pktgen.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/networking/pktgen.txt 2006-07-10 12:19:44.000000000 -0400
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@

Enable CONFIG_NET_PKTGEN to compile and build pktgen.o either in kernel
or as module. Module is preferred. insmod pktgen if needed. Once running
-pktgen creates a thread on each CPU where each thread has affinty it's CPU.
+pktgen creates a thread on each CPU where each thread has affinity it's CPU.
Monitoring and controlling is done via /proc. Easiest to select a suitable
a sample script and configure.

@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
Stopped: eth1
Result: OK: max_before_softirq=10000

-Most important the devices assigend to thread. Note! A device can only belong
+Most important the devices assigned to thread. Note! A device can only belong
to one thread.

diff -ru a/Documentation/s390/cds.txt b/Documentation/s390/cds.txt
--- a/Documentation/s390/cds.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:29.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/s390/cds.txt 2006-07-10 12:29:59.000000000 -0400
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@
not online.

When the I/O request completes, the CDS first level interrupt handler will
-accumalate the status in a struct irb and then call the device interrupt handler.
+accumulate the status in a struct irb and then call the device interrupt handler.
The intparm field will contain the value the device driver has associated with a
particular I/O request. If a pending device status was recognized,
intparm will be set to 0 (zero). This may happen during I/O initiation or delayed
diff -ru a/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt b/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt
--- a/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:29.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/s390/Debugging390.txt 2006-07-10 12:16:27.000000000 -0400
@@ -188,7 +188,7 @@
are used by the processor itself for holding such information as exception indications &
entry points for exceptions.
Bytes after 0xc00 hex are used by linux for per processor globals on s/390 & z/Architecture
-( there is a gap on z/Architecure too currently between 0xc00 & 1000 which linux uses ).
+( there is a gap on z/Architecture too currently between 0xc00 & 1000 which linux uses ).
The closest thing to this on traditional architectures is the interrupt
vector table. This is a good thing & does simplify some of the kernel coding
however it means that we now cannot catch stray NULL pointers in the
@@ -861,7 +861,7 @@
6) rm /arch/s390/kernel/signal.o
7) make /arch/s390/kernel/signal.o
8) watch the gcc command line emitted
-9) type it in again or alernatively cut & paste it on the console adding the -g option.
+9) type it in again or alternatively cut & paste it on the console adding the -g option.
10) objdump --source arch/s390/kernel/signal.o > signal.lst
This will output the source & the assembly intermixed, as the snippet below shows
This will unfortunately output addresses which aren't the same
diff -ru a/Documentation/s390/driver-model.txt b/Documentation/s390/driver-model.txt
--- a/Documentation/s390/driver-model.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:29.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/s390/driver-model.txt 2006-07-10 12:24:22.000000000 -0400
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@

The netiucv driver creates an attribute 'connection' under
-bus/iucv/drivers/netiucv. Piping to this attibute creates a new netiucv
+bus/iucv/drivers/netiucv. Piping to this attribute creates a new netiucv
connection to the specified host.

Netiucv connections show up under devices/iucv/ as "netiucv<ifnum>". The interface
diff -ru a/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt b/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt
--- a/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:29.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/ncr53c8xx.txt 2006-07-10 12:27:19.000000000 -0400
@@ -1151,7 +1151,7 @@

New driver versions are made available separately in order to allow testing
changes and new features prior to including them into the linux kernel
-distribution. The following URL provides informations on latest avalaible
+distribution. The following URL provides information on latest available
diff -ru a/Documentation/scsi/ppa.txt b/Documentation/scsi/ppa.txt
--- a/Documentation/scsi/ppa.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/ppa.txt 2006-07-10 12:07:39.000000000 -0400
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
General Iomega ZIP drive page for Linux:

-Driver achive for old drivers:
+Driver archive for old drivers:

Linux Parport page (parallel port)
diff -ru a/Documentation/scsi/tmscsim.txt b/Documentation/scsi/tmscsim.txt
--- a/Documentation/scsi/tmscsim.txt 2006-07-08 14:13:34.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/tmscsim.txt 2006-07-10 12:02:43.000000000 -0400
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@
scsi = SCSI driver, m = AMD (?) as opposed to w for the DC390W/U/F
(NCR53c8X5, X=2/7) driver. Yes, there was also a driver for the latter,
tmscsiw, which supported DC390W/U/F adapters. It's not maintained any more,
-as the ncr53c8xx is perfectly supporting these adpaters since some time.
+as the ncr53c8xx is perfectly supporting these adapters since some time.

The driver first appeared in April 1996, exclusively supported the DC390
and has been enhanced since then in various steps. In May 1998 support for
diff -ru a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt 2006-07-08 14:12:39.000000000 -0400
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt 2006-07-10 11:59:55.000000000 -0400
@@ -325,7 +325,7 @@
readable by root only. This allows the end user to remove
such a dump but not access it directly. For security reasons
core dumps in this mode will not overwrite one another or
- other files. This mode is appropriate when adminstrators are
+ other files. This mode is appropriate when administrators are
attempting to debug problems in a normal environment.

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