[v2,1/7] doc/rcu: fix typos

Message ID 20191008211220.31586-2-honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com
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  • typo, doc, simple fixes and some optimizations
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Honnappa Nagarahalli Oct. 8, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Fix typos.

Fixes: 64994b56cfd7 ("rcu: add RCU library supporting QSBR mechanism")
Cc: stable@dpdk.org

Signed-off-by: Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Ruifeng Wang <ruifeng.wang@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>
---
 doc/guides/prog_guide/rcu_lib.rst | 24 ++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rcu_lib.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rcu_lib.rst
index 8fe5b1f73..c019dfca8 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rcu_lib.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rcu_lib.rst
@@ -37,8 +37,8 @@  What is Quiescent State
 -----------------------
 
 Quiescent State can be defined as "any point in the thread execution where the
-thread does not hold a reference to shared memory". It is up to the application
-to determine its quiescent state.
+thread does not hold a reference to shared memory". It is the responsibility of
+the application to determine its quiescent state.
 
 Let us consider the following diagram:
 
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@  Factors affecting the RCU mechanism
 
 It is important to make sure that this library keeps the overhead of
 identifying the end of grace period and subsequent freeing of memory,
-to a minimum. The following explains how grace period and critical
+to a minimum. The following paras explain how grace period and critical
 section affect this overhead.
 
 The writer has to poll the readers to identify the end of grace period.
@@ -91,14 +91,14 @@  critical sections smaller requires additional CPU cycles (due to additional
 reporting) in the readers.
 
 Hence, we need the characteristics of a small grace period and large critical
-section. This library addresses this by allowing the writer to do
-other work without having to block until the readers report their quiescent
-state.
+section. This library addresses these characteristics by allowing the writer
+to do other work without having to block until the readers report their
+quiescent state.
 
 RCU in DPDK
 -----------
 
-For DPDK applications, the start and end of a ``while(1)`` loop (where no
+For DPDK applications, the beginning and end of a ``while(1)`` loop (where no
 references to shared data structures are kept) act as perfect quiescent
 states. This will combine all the shared data structure accesses into a
 single, large critical section which helps keep the overhead on the
@@ -106,11 +106,11 @@  reader side to a minimum.
 
 DPDK supports a pipeline model of packet processing and service cores.
 In these use cases, a given data structure may not be used by all the
-workers in the application. The writer does not have to wait for all
-the workers to report their quiescent state. To provide the required
-flexibility, this library has a concept of a QS variable. The application
-can create one QS variable per data structure to help it track the
-end of grace period for each data structure. This helps keep the grace
+workers in the application. The writer has to wait only for the workers that
+use the data structure to report their quiescent state. To provide the required
+flexibility, this library has a concept of a QS variable. If required, the
+application can create one QS variable per data structure to help it track the
+end of grace period for each data structure. This helps keep the length of grace
 period to a minimum.
 
 How to use this library