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authorStephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org>2006-05-26 13:25:24 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2006-05-26 13:25:24 -0700
commit3041a069090224462e27da1bc9483b463eb40841 (patch)
tree1a1713286963b23f6d39addd24b499695fba80ac /net
parent4d0c5911660b97f53c2211afc6ded5dafafa9b78 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-3041a069090224462e27da1bc9483b463eb40841.tar.gz
[NET]: dev.c comment fixes
Noticed that dev_alloc_name() comment was incorrect, and more spellung errors. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
-rw-r--r--net/core/dev.c20
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index 2dce673a039b..4fba549caf29 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -127,7 +127,7 @@
* sure which should go first, but I bet it won't make much
* difference if we are running VLANs. The good news is that
* this protocol won't be in the list unless compiled in, so
- * the average user (w/out VLANs) will not be adversly affected.
+ * the average user (w/out VLANs) will not be adversely affected.
* --BLG
*
* 0800 IP
@@ -149,7 +149,7 @@ static struct list_head ptype_base[16]; /* 16 way hashed list */
static struct list_head ptype_all; /* Taps */
/*
- * The @dev_base list is protected by @dev_base_lock and the rtln
+ * The @dev_base list is protected by @dev_base_lock and the rtnl
* semaphore.
*
* Pure readers hold dev_base_lock for reading.
@@ -641,10 +641,12 @@ int dev_valid_name(const char *name)
* @name: name format string
*
* Passed a format string - eg "lt%d" it will try and find a suitable
- * id. Not efficient for many devices, not called a lot. The caller
- * must hold the dev_base or rtnl lock while allocating the name and
- * adding the device in order to avoid duplicates. Returns the number
- * of the unit assigned or a negative errno code.
+ * id. It scans list of devices to build up a free map, then chooses
+ * the first empty slot. The caller must hold the dev_base or rtnl lock
+ * while allocating the name and adding the device in order to avoid
+ * duplicates.
+ * Limited to bits_per_byte * page size devices (ie 32K on most platforms).
+ * Returns the number of the unit assigned or a negative errno code.
*/
int dev_alloc_name(struct net_device *dev, const char *name)
@@ -744,7 +746,7 @@ int dev_change_name(struct net_device *dev, char *newname)
}
/**
- * netdev_features_change - device changes fatures
+ * netdev_features_change - device changes features
* @dev: device to cause notification
*
* Called to indicate a device has changed features.
@@ -2196,7 +2198,7 @@ int netdev_set_master(struct net_device *slave, struct net_device *master)
* @dev: device
* @inc: modifier
*
- * Add or remove promsicuity from a device. While the count in the device
+ * Add or remove promiscuity from a device. While the count in the device
* remains above zero the interface remains promiscuous. Once it hits zero
* the device reverts back to normal filtering operation. A negative inc
* value is used to drop promiscuity on the device.
@@ -3122,7 +3124,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(alloc_netdev);
void free_netdev(struct net_device *dev)
{
#ifdef CONFIG_SYSFS
- /* Compatiablity with error handling in drivers */
+ /* Compatibility with error handling in drivers */
if (dev->reg_state == NETREG_UNINITIALIZED) {
kfree((char *)dev - dev->padded);
return;