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diff --git a/Documentation/mutex-design.txt b/Documentation/mutex-design.txt
index c91ccc0720f..38c10fd7f41 100644
--- a/Documentation/mutex-design.txt
+++ b/Documentation/mutex-design.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ firstly, there's nothing wrong with semaphores. But if the simpler
mutex semantics are sufficient for your code, then there are a couple
of advantages of mutexes:
- - 'struct mutex' is smaller on most architectures: .e.g on x86,
+ - 'struct mutex' is smaller on most architectures: E.g. on x86,
'struct semaphore' is 20 bytes, 'struct mutex' is 16 bytes.
A smaller structure size means less RAM footprint, and better
CPU-cache utilization.
@@ -136,3 +136,4 @@ the APIs of 'struct mutex' have been streamlined:
void mutex_lock_nested(struct mutex *lock, unsigned int subclass);
int mutex_lock_interruptible_nested(struct mutex *lock,
unsigned int subclass);
+ int atomic_dec_and_mutex_lock(atomic_t *cnt, struct mutex *lock);