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Date:   Sun, 19 May 2019 11:24:22 -0700 (PDT)
From:   Paul Walmsley <>
To:     Joe Perches <>
        Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scripts/spelling.txt: drop "sepc" from the misspelling

On Sat, 18 May 2019, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Sat, 2019-05-18 at 14:00 -0700, Paul Walmsley wrote:
> > The RISC-V architecture has a register named the "Supervisor Exception
> > Program Counter", or "sepc".  This abbreviation triggers
> >'s misspelling detector, resulting in noise in the
> > checkpatch output.  The risk that this noise could cause more useful
> > warnings to be missed seems to outweigh the harm of an occasional
> > misspelling of "spec".  Thus drop the "sepc" entry from the
> > misspelling list.
> I would agree if you first fixed the existing sepc/spec
> and sepcific/specific typos.
> arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xics.c:	 * a pending interrupt, this is a SW error and PAPR sepcifies
> arch/unicore32/include/mach/regs-gpio.h: * Sepcial Voltage Detect Reg GPIO_GPIR.
> drivers/scsi/lpfc/lpfc_init.c:		/* Stop any OneConnect device sepcific driver timers */
> drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/hal/rtl8723b_phycfg.c:* OverView:	Read "sepcific bits" from BB register
> drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/wifi.h:/* Ref: 802.11i sepc D10.0

Your agreement shouldn't be needed for the patch I sent.

- Paul

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