Documentation/kbuild: fixed typos and wording
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Message ID 20100626150021.254b95b3@absol.kitzblitz
State New, archived
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Nicolas Kaiser June 26, 2010, 1 p.m. UTC
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diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.txt
index 634c625..0d8addb 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.txt
@@ -40,15 +40,15 @@  Set the directory to look for the kernel source when building external
 modules.
 The directory can be specified in several ways:
 1) Use "M=..." on the command line
-2) Environmnet variable KBUILD_EXTMOD
-3) Environmnet variable SUBDIRS
+2) Environment variable KBUILD_EXTMOD
+3) Environment variable SUBDIRS
 The possibilities are listed in the order they take precedence.
 Using "M=..." will always override the others.
 
 KBUILD_OUTPUT
 --------------------------------------------------
 Specify the output directory when building the kernel.
-The output directory can also be specificed using "O=...".
+The output directory can also be specified using "O=...".
 Setting "O=..." takes precedence over KBUILD_OUTPUT.
 
 ARCH
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@  The script will be called with the following arguments:
     $3 - kernel map file
     $4 - default install path (use root directory if blank)
 
-The implmentation of "make install" is architecture specific
+The implementation of "make install" is architecture specific
 and it may differ from the above.
 
 INSTALLKERNEL is provided to enable the possibility to
diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
index 71c602d..c0c9b1c 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
@@ -284,12 +284,12 @@  more details, with real examples.
 --- 3.7 Compilation flags
 
     ccflags-y, asflags-y and ldflags-y
-	The three flags listed above applies only to the kbuild makefile
-	where they are assigned. They are used for all the normal
-	cc, as and ld invocation happenign during a recursive build.
+	These three flags apply only to the kbuild makefile in which they
+	are assigned. They are used for all the normal cc, as and ld
+	invocations happening during a recursive build.
 	Note: Flags with the same behaviour were previously named:
 	EXTRA_CFLAGS, EXTRA_AFLAGS and EXTRA_LDFLAGS.
-	They are yet supported but their use are deprecated.
+	They are still supported but their usage is deprecated.
 
 	ccflags-y specifies options for compiling C files with $(CC).
 
@@ -318,9 +318,9 @@  more details, with real examples.
 		ldflags-y := -x
 
     subdir-ccflags-y, subdir-asflags-y
-	The two flags listed above are similar to ccflags-y and as-falgs-y.
-	The difference is that the subdir- variants has effect for the kbuild
-	file where tey are present and all subdirectories.
+	The two flags listed above are similar to ccflags-y and as-flags-y.
+	The difference is that the subdir- variants have effect for the kbuild
+	file where they are present and all subdirectories.
 	Options specified using subdir-* are added to the commandline before
 	the options specified using the non-subdir variants.
 
@@ -1176,14 +1176,14 @@  When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
 === 7 Kbuild syntax for exported headers
 
 The kernel include a set of headers that is exported to userspace.
-Many headers can be exported as-is but other headers requires  a
+Many headers can be exported as-is but other headers require a
 minimal pre-processing before they are ready for user-space.
 The pre-processing does:
 - drop kernel specific annotations
 - drop include of compiler.h
-- drop all sections that is kernel internat (guarded by ifdef __KERNEL__)
+- drop all sections that are kernel internal (guarded by ifdef __KERNEL__)
 
-Each relevant directory contain a file name "Kbuild" which specify the
+Each relevant directory contains a file name "Kbuild" which specifies the
 headers to be exported.
 See subsequent chapter for the syntax of the Kbuild file.