Commit c76a093d authored by Masanari Iida's avatar Masanari Iida Committed by Ingo Molnar

x86/Documentation: Fix various typos in Documentation/x86/ files

Signed-off-by: default avatarMasanari Iida <standby24x7@gmail.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: corbet@lwn.net
Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160701034601.30308-1-standby24x7@gmail.comSigned-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
parent 1ead852d
......@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ is how we expect the compiler, application and kernel to work together.
MPX-instrumented.
3) The kernel detects that the CPU has MPX, allows the new prctl() to
succeed, and notes the location of the bounds directory. Userspace is
expected to keep the bounds directory at that locationWe note it
expected to keep the bounds directory at that location. We note it
instead of reading it each time because the 'xsave' operation needed
to access the bounds directory register is an expensive operation.
4) If the application needs to spill bounds out of the 4 registers, it
......@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@ If a #BR is generated due to a bounds violation caused by MPX.
We need to decode MPX instructions to get violation address and
set this address into extended struct siginfo.
The _sigfault feild of struct siginfo is extended as follow:
The _sigfault field of struct siginfo is extended as follow:
87 /* SIGILL, SIGFPE, SIGSEGV, SIGBUS */
88 struct {
......@@ -240,5 +240,5 @@ them at the same bounds table.
This is allowed architecturally. See more information "Intel(R) Architecture
Instruction Set Extensions Programming Reference" (9.3.4).
However, if users did this, the kernel might be fooled in to unmaping an
However, if users did this, the kernel might be fooled in to unmapping an
in-use bounds table since it does not recognize sharing.
......@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ memory, it has two choices:
from areas other than the one we are trying to flush will be
destroyed and must be refilled later, at some cost.
2. Use the invlpg instruction to invalidate a single page at a
time. This could potentialy cost many more instructions, but
time. This could potentially cost many more instructions, but
it is a much more precise operation, causing no collateral
damage to other TLB entries.
......@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ Which method to do depends on a few things:
work.
3. The size of the TLB. The larger the TLB, the more collateral
damage we do with a full flush. So, the larger the TLB, the
more attrative an individual flush looks. Data and
more attractive an individual flush looks. Data and
instructions have separate TLBs, as do different page sizes.
4. The microarchitecture. The TLB has become a multi-level
cache on modern CPUs, and the global flushes have become more
......
......@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ between all CPUs.
check_interval
How often to poll for corrected machine check errors, in seconds
(Note output is hexademical). Default 5 minutes. When the poller
(Note output is hexadecimal). Default 5 minutes. When the poller
finds MCEs it triggers an exponential speedup (poll more often) on
the polling interval. When the poller stops finding MCEs, it
triggers an exponential backoff (poll less often) on the polling
......
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