[RFC 1/6]Fix typo "recieve" in various parts of the kernel.

Ricard Wanderlof ricard.wanderlof at axis.com
Fri Apr 8 03:14:04 EDT 2011

On Fri, 8 Apr 2011, Justin P. Mattock wrote:

> On 04/07/2011 01:05 PM, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 09:09:22AM -0700, Justin P. Mattock wrote:
>>> The patch below fixes some typos "recieve" in various parts of the kernel.
>>> Note: these below are in actual code rather than comments(excpet for r852.c which
>> s/excpet/except/
>>> has a code fix, and comment).
>>> compile tested as best as I can...
>> I'm not a native speaker, but "as good as" sounds better in my ears.
>> Best regards
>> Uwe
> your right.. gcc and friends are the one's doing all the reall work: "as 
> good as *"

I think Uwe was thinking of grammar rather than who was doing the actual 

Now that I've gone more or less off topic I may as well voice my opinion 
the 'as best as I can' sounds like a mixup of two constructs: either 'as 
best I can' (which is probably slightly unusual these days), or 'as well 
as I can'. 'I've done it as good as I can' is gramatically wrong (since 
'good' is an adjective and 'well' is an adverb, and it is referring to 
'how I did it' (or in the case above, 'how well I tested it'), but fairly 
common nevertheless, and given the large percentage of non-native speakers 
in the Linux community I wouldn't worry about it, the meaning is clear 

I'll shut up and go now. :-)

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