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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 12:21:44 -0400
From:   Waiman Long <>
To:     Borislav Petkov <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>, Tony Luck <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        James Morse <>,
        Robert Richter <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: Fix some typo errors in ras.rst

On 5/5/20 12:03 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 08:48:16AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> Usually a 64-bit system refers to the width of a pointer.  Here, it's
>> referring to the width of the memory system, which is rather confusing.
>> How about "In the above example" instead of "So, on 64 bit systems".
> Yes, that should not talk about 64-bit systems but about the length of
> the word the memory controller uses to create the ECC check bits out of.
> That whole doc needs checking/fixing.

I am not knowledgeable enough to check/fix the whole document. This 
patch is motivated primarily by the incorrect "74 bits" total width that 
I saw. I will send a v2 to make the suggested edit. I will leave it to 
you to do the full document check.


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