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==================== Changes in man-pages-2.00 ====================
Released: 2004-12-16
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alberto Bertogli <albertogli@telpin.com.ar>
Anand Kumria <wildfire@progsoc.org>
Andrey Kiselev <dron@ak4719.spb.edu>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Chris Green <cmg@dok.org>
Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
Emmanuel Colbus <emmanuel.colbus@ensimag.imag.fr>
Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org>
Eric Estievenart <eric.estievenart@free.fr>
Fabian Kreutz <kreutz@dbs.uni-hannover.de>
Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
Jan Kuznik <kuznik@gepro.cz>
Joey (Martin) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.de>
John V. Belmonte <jbelmonte@debian.org>
Karel Kulhavy <clock@twibright.com>
Luis Javier Merino Morán <ljmerino@pandasoftware.es>
Martin Pool <mbp@sourcefrog.net>
Richard Kreckel <Richard.Kreckel@ginac.de>
Vasya Pupkin <ptushnik@gmail.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Various pages
Fabian Kreutz
Many math pages had their synopses compressed, as per suggestion
from Fabian Kreutz.
Various pages
Fabian Kreutz / aeb
Many minor content and formatting bug fixes were made to the math
pages, following suggestions from Fabian Kreutz (who recently
translated many of the 1.70 math pages into German) and
Andries Brouwer.
Various pages
mtk
For consistency, all instances of "super-user" were changed
to the more common "superuser".
Various pages
Vasya Pupkin / mtk
After a note from Vasya Pupkin, I added <errno.h> to the SYNOPSIS
of several Section 2 pages using the _syscallN() macros.
In addition:
-- erroneous semicolons at the end of _syscallN() were removed
on various pages.
-- types such as "uint" in syscallN() declarations were changed
to "unsigned int", etc.
-- various other minor breakages in the synopses were fixed.
The affected pages are:
getdents.2
gettid.2
llseek.2
mmap2.2
modify_ldt.2
pivot_root.2
quotactl.2
readdir.2
sysctl.2
syslog.2
tkill.2
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
other places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
bind.2
Florian Weimer
Added 'const' to declaration of 'my_addr' in prototype.
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=239762.
fcntl.2
Martin Pool
Added O_NOATIME to list of flags that can be changed via F_SETFL.
mtk/aeb
Noted F_GETOWN bug after suggestion from aeb.
See also:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=108380640603164&w=2
getrlimit.2
mtk
Material on getrusage.2 has been separated out into its own page.
Rewrote discussion on RLIMIT_MEMLOCK to incorporate kernel
2.6.9 changes.
Added note on RLIMIT_CPU error in older kernels.
Added RLIMIT_SIGPENDING.
Also made a few other minor changes.
getrusage.2
mtk
This page is new(ish) -- it was created by splitting
getrlimit.2.
Repaired note on SIGCHLD behavior to note that the
POSIX non-conformance has been fixed in 2.6.9.
kill.2
Modified after suggestion from Emmanuel Colbus
Changed wording of sentence under NOTES describing
when signals can be sent to init(1).
mlock.2
munlock.2
mlockall.2
munlockall.2
These have been consolidated into a single mlock.2 page.
In the process, much duplication was eliminated
and new information was added about RLIMIT_MEMLOCK
and the changes in memory locking in kernel 2.6.9,
mmap.2
mtk
Added cross-ref to setrlimit(2) concerning memory locking limits.
Eric Estievenart
Note that MAP_FIXED replaces existing mappings
msgctl.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added msqid_ds and ipc_perm structure definitions.
msgget.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added notes on /proc files.
msgop.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added notes on /proc files.
open.2
Martin Pool
Added O_NOATIME (new in Linux 2.6.8)
mtk
Reordered list of 'flags' description alphabetically
personality.2
2004-11-03 applied patch from Martin Schulze
semctl.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Rewrote semun text.
Added semid_ds and ipc_perm structure definitions.
semget.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added notes on /proc files.
Rewrote BUGS note about semget()'s failure to initialize
semaphore values.
semop.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added notes on /proc files.
shmctl.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Updated shmid_ds structure definitions.
Added information on SHM_DEST and SHM_LOCKED flags.
Noted that CAP_IPC_LOCK is not required for SHM_UNLOCK
since kernel 2.6.9.
Added notes on 2.6.9 RLIMIT_MEMLOCK changes.
Added RLIMIT_SIGPENDING (new in Linux 2.6.8)
shmget.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Added notes on /proc files.
shmop.2
mtk
Substantial language and formatting clean-ups.
Changed wording and placement of sentence regarding attachment
of segments marked for destruction.
sigaction.2
mtk
Added mention of SIGCONT under SA_NOCLDSTOP.
Added SA_NOCLDWAIT.
Updated discussion for POSIX.1-2001 and SIGCHLD and sa_flags.
Noted that CLD_CONTINUED is supported since Linux 2.6.9.
Added SI_TKILL (new in Linux 2.4.19).
Other minor changes.
signal.2
mtk
Removed text on ignoring SIGCHLD; replaced with pointer
to sigaction.2.
sigwaitinfo.2
After bug report from Andrey Kiselev
Fixed prototype: "timeout" --> "*timeout"
as per: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=222145
stat.2
Enrico Zini
Added text to clarify that S_IS*() macros should be applied to
st_mode field.
as per: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=249698
swapon.2
After Debian bug report from Anand Kumria
Added "no swap space signature" to EINVAL error.
mtk
Added EINVAL error for swapoff() ("not currently a swap area").
Added EBUSY error for swapon().
A few formatting fixes.
times.2
mtk
In Linux 2.6, the return value of times changed; it is no
longer time since boot, but rather:
boot_time + 2^32 / HZ - 300
Repaired note on SIGCHLD behavior to note that the
POSIX non-conformance has been fixed in 2.6.9.
Some formatting fixes.
undocumented.2
After bug report from Johannes Berg
Changed
.TH UNIMPLEMENTED
to:
.TH UNDOCUMENTED
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=220741
wait.2
mtk
Added waitid(2).
Added WCONTINUED and WIFCONTINUED (new in 2.6.10).
Added text on SA_NOCLDSTOP.
Updated discussion of SA_NOCLDWAIT to reflect 2.6 behavior.
Much other text rewritten.
wait4.2
mtk
Rewrote this page, removing much duplicated information,
and replacing with pointers to wait.2.
Luis Javier Merino Morán / mtk
CONFORMING TO said "SVr4, POSIX". Changed to "4.3BSD"
waitid.2
mtk
New link to wait.2
assert.3
After bug report from Branden Robinson
The assert() failure message goes to stderr not stdout.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=284814
ctime.3
mtk
Noted that 0 in tm_mday is interpreted to mean the last day
of the preceding month.
getnameinfo.3
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=229618
getnameinfo() does not set errno, it returns a non-zero
value indicating the error.
mtk
added EAI_OVERFLOW error
killpg.3
mtk
Minor changes to SEE ALSO and CONFORMING TO.
lseek64.3
aeb
New page by Andries Brouwer
tzset.3
Richard Kreckel
Change "NULL" to "empty" when talking about the value of TZ.
http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=601
printf.3
After bug report from Jan Kuznik
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=205736
Fixed bad realloc() use in snprintf() example
realpath.3
mtk
Added discussion of resolved_path == NULL.
random.4
After bug report from John V. Belmonte
Updated init and quit scripts to reflect kernel 2.4/2.6 reality
(Scripts taken from drivers/char/random.c)
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=247779
proc.5
mtk
Updated description of /proc/loadavg to include
nr_running(), nr_threads, last_pid.
rtsig-max and rtsig-nr went away in 2.6.8
updated statm, and fixed error in order of list
boot.7
applied patch from Martin Schulze
capabilities.7
mtk
Added O_NOATIME for CAP_FOWNER
netdevice.7
Karel Kulhavy and AEB
Formatting fix after note from Karel Kulhavy and AEB, plus a
few wording fixes.
signal.7
mtk
/proc/sys/kernel/rtsig-* were superseded by RLIMIT_SIGPENDING
in kernel 2.6.8.
tcp.7
mtk/aeb
Updated details of interaction of TCP_CORK and TCP_NODELAY.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.01 ====================
Released: 2004-12-20
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Carsten Hey <c.hey@web.de>
Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.de>
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
Marek Habersack <grendel@debian.org>
Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Matthew Dempsky <jivera@flame.org>
Matthew Gregan <kinetik@orcon.net.nz>
Pedro Zorzenon Neto <pzn@terra.com.br>
Tony Crawford <tony@klosterdorf.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
accept.2
close.2
send.2
setsid.2
socket.2
closedir.3
initgroups.3
mkstemp.3
opendir.3
readdir.3
telldir.3
Matthew Dempsky, mtk
triggered by http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=283179
The wording describing how errno is set was fixed up in these pages.
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
other places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
sendfile.2
mtk
Adjusted descriptions of argument file types to be closer to
2.6 reality.
Wording and formatting changes.
ctan.3
ctanh.3
Tony Crawford
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=270817
Formulae on the pages should be T = S / C not T = C / S.
errno.3
Martin Schulze, mtk
Removed errno declaration from prototype, added notes
on historical need for this declaration.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=174175
aio_return.3
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=224953
Changed erroneous "aio_return(2)" to "aio_return(3)".
posix_openpt.3
mtk
New by mtk
ptsname.3
mtk
Added description of ptsname_r().
Added ERRORS.
ptsname_r.3
mtk
New link to ptsname.3.
shm_open.3
Matthew Gregan
add <fcntl.h> to synopsis
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=271243
strcasecmp.3
Marek Habersack
.SH "CONFORMING TO"
-BSD 4.4
+BSD 4.4, SUSv3
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=234443
strfry.3
Joshua Kwan
Added _GNU_SOURCE to prototype
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=213538
strftime.3
Cartsen Hey
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=276248
Changed range for "%S" from 0..61 to 0..60.
SUSv3 says 0..60. I think the manual page probably says
0..61, because that's what SUSv2 said.
(Some other implementations' man pages also say 0..61 --
e.g., Solaris 8 & 9, Tru64 5.1B; FreeBSD 5.1 says 0..60.)
The glibc manual currently says 0..60.
Given that SUSv3 says 0..60, I've changed the
manual page to also say this:
-The second as a decimal number (range 00 to 61).
+The second as a decimal number (range 00 to 60).
+(The range is up to 60 to allow for occasional leap seconds.)
sysconf.3
Johannes Berg
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=226974
-.BR POSIX2_FORT_RUN " - " _SC_2_FORT_DEV
+.BR POSIX2_FORT_DEV " - " _SC_2_FORT_DEV
system.3
Pedro Zorzenon
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=242638
Noted use of _XOPEN_SOURCE to get macros from <stdlib.h>
for wait(2).
mtk
Changed name of argument from 'string' to 'command' (like POSIX).
Noted that glibc does nowadays explicitly check for the existence
of the shell if 'command' is NULL, rather than the older behavior
of assuming the shell exists and always returning 1 if
'command' is NULL.
Other wording and formatting clean-ups.
undocumented.3
Remove some functions names that *are* documented.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.02 ====================
Released: 2005-04-14
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
David Lloyd <dmlloyd@tds.net>
Gordon Jin <gordon.jin@intel.com>
Heikki Orsila <shd@modeemi.cs.tut.fi>
Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Johan Walles
Kai Makisara <Kai.Makisara@kolumbus.fi>
Marko Kohtala <marko.kohtala@gmail.com>
Martin Pool <mbp@sourcefrog.net>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Matthias Lang <matthias@corelatus.se>
Michael Haardt <michael@moria.de>
Michael Mühlebach <michael@anduin.ch>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Sasa Stevanovic <mg94c18@alas.matf.bg.ac.yu>
Serguei Leontiev <leo@sai.msu.ru>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
ctime.3
tzselect.8
zdump.8
zic.8
Martin (Joey) Schulze
Removed SEE ALSO reference to nonexistent newctime(3).
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=236884
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
other places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
clone.2
mtk
Noted the PID caching behavior of NPTL's getpid()
wrapper under BUGS.
Added futex(2), set_thread_area(2), set_tid_address(2),
tkill(2) under SEE ALSO.
epoll_ctl.2
epoll_create.2
Marko Kohtala / mtk
Improved various error descriptions.
epoll_wait.2
David Lloyd / Mike Frysinger, Marko Kohtala
Added EINTR to errors.
fcntl.2
Jamie Lokier / mtk
Improved discussion of F_SETOWN and F_SETSIG with respect to
multi-threaded programs.
Generally cleaned up the discussion of F_SETOWN.
Updated CONFORMING TO to note that F_GETOWN and F_SETOWN are
now in POSIX.
link.2
mtk
Noted discrepancy between Linux and POSIX.1 when oldpath
is a symbolic link.
See: http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=367
and: http://www.opengroup.org/austin/mailarchives/ag/msg08152.html
Michael Haardt / mtk
Clarified EXDEV error description: it isn't possible to link
across mount points, even if the mount points refer to the same
file system.
mincore.2
mtk, after note from Gordon Jin
Updated ERRORS.
pipe.2
As per message from Serguei Leontiev
Removed SVr2, AT&T, and BSD from CONFORMING TO, since
a pipe on those systems is actually bidirectional.
(Pipes are implemented as STREAMS on the former, and
sockets on the latter.)
posix_fadvise.2
mtk
Noted kernel version where posix_fadvise() appeared and
noted bug in handling of 'len' in kernels < 2.6.6.
rename.2
Michael Haardt
Clarified EXDEV error description: it isn't possible to rename
a file across mount points, even if the mount points refer to
the same file system.
semop.2
mtk
Noted kernel version numbers for semtimedop().
setitimer.2
Matthias Lang, mtk
Noted MAX_SEC_IN_JIFFIES ceiling.
Added note about treatment of out-of-range tv_usec values.
sigqueue.2
Johan Walles, Martin (Joey) Schulze
Added sigqueue.2 to SEE ALSO.
times.2
mtk
Added notes on non-standard behavior: Linux allows 'buf' to
be NULL, but POSIX.1 doesn't specify this and it's non-portable.
uselib.2
Andries Brouwer
Improved DESCRIPTION; clarified distinction between
EACCES and ENOEXEC.
bcopy.3
Heikki Orsila
bcopy() handles overlapping case, but memcpy() does not,
so for consistency memmove() should be also mentioned.
getmntent_r.3
Martin (Joey) Schulze
New link to man3/getmntent.3.
memcpy.3
Small wording change after suggestion from Sasa Stevanovic.
strcasestr.3
mtk
Created as link to strstr.3.
strftime.3
mtk
Noted that SUSv2 allowed a range of 00 to 61 for %S specifier.
strstr.3
mtk
Added description of strcasestr().
random.4
aeb
Improved description of read from /dev/urandom.
st.4
Kai Makisara
Substantial updates.
man.7
Martin Schulze
Branden Robinson
Colin Watson
Mention the .URL macro more verbosely.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.03 ====================
Released: 2005-06-02
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Joey (Martin) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Johannes Nicolai <johannes.nicolai@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Klaus Ethgen <Klaus@Ethgen.de>
Pavel Heimlich <tropikhajma@seznam.cz>
Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>
Vincent Fourmond <vincent.fourmond@9online.fr>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
console.4
console_ioctl.4
mouse.4
tty.4
vcs.4
Pavel Heimlich
Change `ttys(4)' to `ttyS(4)'.
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
clone.2
mtk
Substantially enhanced discussion of CLONE_THREAD.
Added CLONE_SYSVSEM, CLONE_UNTRACED, CLONE_STOPPED.
Other minor fixes.
execve.2
aeb
Noted effect of ptracing when execing a set-UID program.
fcntl.2
Johannes Nicolai / mtk
Noted F_SETOWN bug for socket file descriptor in Linux 2.4
and earlier.
Added text on permissions required to send signal to owner.
flock.2
mtk
Noted that lock conversions are not atomic.
getrusage.2
mtk
ru_nswap has never contained useful information.
Kernel 2.6.6 clarified that with a patch
("[PATCH] eliminate nswap and cnswap"). See also:
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0404.1/0720.html
kill.2
mtk
Clarified wording of the 'pid == -1' case.
mount.2
mtk
Added MNT_EXPIRE, plus a few other tidy-ups.
sched_setaffinity.2
mtk
Added text to note that sched_setaffinity() will migrate the
affected process to one of the specified CPUs if necessary.
Added a NOTE to point out that the affinity mask is actually a
per-thread attribute that can be adjusted independently for
each thread in a thread group.
shmctl.2
mtk
Noted aberrant Linux behavior with respect to new attaches to a
segment that has already been marked for deletion.
Noted changes in permissions required for SHM_LOCK/SHM_UNLOCK.
wait.2
mtk
Noted that the __W* flags can't be used with waitid().
confstr.3
mtk
Added _CS_GNU_LIBC_VERSION and _CS_GNU_LIBPTHREAD_VERSION.
hosts.5
Ross Boylan / Martin Schulze
various changes as per
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=304242
proc.5
mtk
Minor changes to discussion of /proc/PID/stat signal fields.
Added 'rt_priority' and 'policy' to /proc/PID/stat.
capabilities.7
mtk
1,$s/inherited/inheritable/g
regex.7
Vincent Fourmond / Joey (Martin) Schulze
Removed discussion of `[[:<:]]' and `[[:>:]]' since they do
not seem to be in the glibc implementation.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=295666
tzselect.8
Joey (Martin) Schulze / Klaus Ethgen
The default zoneinfo directory is now /usr/share/zoneinfo.
(was: /usr/local/etc/zoneinfo)
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=267471
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.04 ====================
Released: 2005-06-21
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Baurjan Ismagulov <ibr@ata.cs.hun.edu.tr>
Dave Love <d.love@dl.ac.uk>
Dieter Brueggemann <dieter.brueggemann@entitec.de>
Geoff Clare <gclare@gclare.org.uk>
Guido Trotter <ultrotter@debian.org>
kabloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu>
Kevin Ryde <user42@zip.com.au>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Mike Furr <mfurr@debian.org>
Olivier Croquette <ocroquette@free.fr>
Olivier Guilyardi <ylf@xung.org>
Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca>
Philipp Spitzer <philipp@toastfreeware.priv.at>
Tanaka Akira <akr@m17n.org>
Thierry Excoffier <exco@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>
Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.org>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Various pages
mtk
For consistency across pages:
1,$s/nonzero/non-zero/g
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
pthreads.7
mtk
An overview of the Linux implementations of POSIX threads.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
_exit.2
mtk
Various minor changes.
epoll_ctl.2
Mike Furr
BUGS: In kernels < 2.6.9, EPOLL_CTL_DEL required a non-NULL
'event', even though this argument is ignored.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=306517
flock.2
mtk / Kevin Ryde
Clarified semantics of relationship between flock() locks
and open file entries and file descriptors.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=291121
getitimer.2
Olivier Croquette, Thierry Excoffier
Noted the existence of the short sleep bug (up to 1 jiffy).
getrlimit.2
mtk
RLIMIT_RSS only has affect "in 2.4.x", not "in 2.4 and later".
getrusage.2
Geoff Clare
Since Linux 2.6, the ru_nvcsw and ru_nivcsw fields are used.
nice.2
mtk / Guido Trotter
Rewrote description of return value.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=296183
open.2
Walter Harms
O_DIRECT needs _GNU_SOURCE.
mtk
O_ASYNC works for pipes and FIFOs in Linux 2.6.
Various minor fixes.
atexit.3
mtk
Various minor changes.
exit.3
mtk
Various minor changes.
getopt.3
mtk / Philipp Spitzer
Fix description of return value.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308359
hsearch.3
mtk
Changed (char *) to (void *) in example.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=313607
log1p.3
Justin Pryzby
Make log(3) SEE ALSO log1p(3),
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=309578
makecontext.3
Tanaka Akira
Fix description of RETURN VALUE for makecontext(),
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311800
on_exit.3
mtk
Various minor changes.
rand.3
kabloom
Small fix to a code example,
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=194842
realpath.3
mtk / Thomas Hood
When specifying resolved_path as NULL, realpath()
will (still) only allocate up to PATH_MAX bytes.
Plus other minor changes.
See also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=239424
rcmd.3
Dave Love
The required header file for these functions on Linux is <netdb.h>,
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311680
scanf.3
Olivier Guilyardi
Arg for %p is a pointer to _a pointer to_ void,
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=263109
stdin.3
Vincent Lefevre
freopen() can change the descriptors associated with
stdin/stdout/stderr, as per
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=295859
strerror.3
Baurjan Ismagulov
strerror_r(3) requires #define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600,
as per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=290880
sysconf.3
Peter Cordes / mtk
Fix typo: "_SC_2_DEV" should be "_SC_2_C_DEV".
proc.5
mtk
Added pointers under /proc/sys/net to tcp.7 and ip.7.
ip.7
mtk
Various wording and formatting fixes.
Reordered /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_* file descriptions alphabetically.
tcp.7
Dieter Brueggemann / mtk
Fixes to the discussion of SIOCATMARK and tcp_stdurg.
mtk
Various wording and formatting fixes.
Incorporated some new /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_* file descriptions
from the 2.6.12 source file Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.05 ====================
Released: 2005-06-27
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
A Costa <agcosta@gis.net>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Bas Zoetekouw <bas@debian.org>
Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org>
Delian Krustev <krustev@krustev.net>
Dora Anna Volgyesi <volgyesi@elte.hu>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Ove Kaaven <ovek@arcticnet.no>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places. (Special thanks to A Costa.)
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
_exit.2
mtk / aeb
Reversed 2.04 introduction of the term "process termination
function".
close.2
mtk
Clarified what type of lock close() affects.
Minor formatting changes.
dup.2
mtk
Consistent use of terms "open file description",
"file status flags", and "file descriptor flags".
Removed mention of lock sharing -- it was not accurate.
Minor formatting fixes.
fcntl.2
mtk
Consistent use of terms "open file description",
"file status flags", and "file descriptor flags".
Some rewriting of discussion of file descriptor flags
Under F_DUPFD, replaced some text duplicated in dup.2
with a cross ref to dup.2
Minor wording and formatting fixes.
fpclassify.3
mtk / Martin (Joey) Schulze / Bas Zoetekouw
The return value of isinf() changed in glibc 2.02
to differentiate positive and negative infinity.
See: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=285765
getgid.2
getuid.2
Delian Krustev
Remove confusing text describing real and effective IDs.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=285852
getitimer.2
mtk
The short sleep bug (up to 1 jiffy) that was newly noted in
man-pages-2.04 has just been fixed in 2.6.12.
getpriority.2
mtk
Changed range documented in main text from -20..20 to -20..19.
Noted that the range is -20..20 on some systems.
open.2
mtk / aeb
Clarification of term "open file description" along with
explanation of what information it maintains.
Other wording improvements.
Various minor wording changes.
atexit.3
mtk / aeb
Reversed 2.04 introduction of the term "process termination
function".
mtk
Noted use of atexit() for establishing function to be invoked on
shared library unload.
Noted that atexit()-registered functions are not invoked on
abnormal termination.
Formatting fixes.
exit.3
mtk / aeb
Reversed 2.04 introduction of the term "process termination
function".
mtk
Minor rewording and formatting changes.
getloadavg.3
mtk
Added #define _BSD_SOURCE to prototype.
log2.3
Martin (Joey) Schulze
Add ERANGE error.
readdir.3
mtk
Added definition of Linux dirent structure.
Some formatting cleanups.
strtod.3
Dora Anna Volgyesi / mtk
strtold() and strtof() need _ISOC99_SOURCE or _XOPEN_SOURCE=600
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=246668
tdestroy.3
mtk
New link to tsearch.3.
tsearch.3
mtk
Added tdestroy to .TH line.
mem.4
mtk
Change "chown root:mem /dev/mem" to "chown root:kmem /dev/mem".
null.4
mtk
Change "chown root:mem /dev/null /dev/zero" to
"chown root:root /dev/null /dev/zero".
vcs.4
Dan Jacobson / Martin (Joey) Schulze
Replaced "selection(1)" by "gpm(8)" under SEE ALSO
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=253515
signal.7
Ove Kaaven
SA_SIGACTION should be SA_SIGINFO
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=305369
urn.7
mtk
New link to uri.7
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.06 ====================
Released: 2005-07-15
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alain Portal <aportal@univ-montp2.fr>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Bhavesh P Davda <bhavesh@avaya.com>
Clau Weber <claus@jambit.com>
Dov Murik <dov@dv-networks.com>
David Lloyd <dlloyd@microbits.com.au>
Frederik Deweerdt <frederik.deweerdt@gmail.com>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>
Martin Pool <mbp@sourcefrog.net>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
Steven Murdoch <Steven.Murdoch@cl.cam.ac.uk>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Many uses of hyphens and dashes were corrected.
New pages
---------
canonicalize_file_name.3
Walter Harms / mtk
Removed Pages
-------------
sstk.2
mtk
AFAIK, this system call has never actually done anything (other
than be a stub) on any Unix.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
accept.2
mtk
Various wording and formatting fixes.
bind.2
mtk
Minor formatting changes
clone.2
mtk
Various minor wording improvements; some formatting fixes
connect.2
mtk
Various wording and formatting fixes.
epoll_create.2
Bhavesh P Davda
s/positive/non-negative/ [for file descriptor]
getrlimit.2
mtk
Documented RLIMIT_MSGQUEUE limit.
RLIMIT_RSS ceased to have any effect in 2.4 in kernel 2.4.30.
(It already didn't have any effect in 2.2.x and 2.6.x.)
s/MADVISE_WILLNEED/MADV_WILLNEED/
listen.2
mtk
Removed historic comment on BSD backlog ceiling.
Minor wording and formatting changes.
semop.2
mtk
Added BUG: in some circumstances, a process that is
waiting for a semaphore to become zero is not woken
up when the value does actually reach zero.
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=110260821123863&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=110261701025794&w=2
socket.2
mtk
Various minor wording improvements
umask.2
mtk
Added mkdir(2) to discussion, made term "file mode creation
mask" clearer.
Various, mostly small, wording changes
errno.3
Martin Pool
Change description for ESTALE
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=237344
fgetgrent.3
getgrent.3
getgrent_r.3
David Lloyd
Added SEE ALSO putgrent(3)
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=211336
getgrent.3
getgrnam.3
getpwent.3
getpwnam.3
Lars Wirzenius / mtk
Replace mention of /etc/{passwd,group} by references to
"passwd/group database", and LDAP and NIS.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=316117
mtk
Miscellaneous wording improvements
Consistent DESCRIPTION and ERRORS wording across these pages.
getnameinfo.3
mtk
Relocate misplaced text describing gai_strerror().
getnetent.3
Petter Reinholdtsen
s/endservent/endnetent/
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=316517
getspnam.3
Lars Wirzenius / mtk
Replace mention of /etc/shadow by references to
"shadow password database", and LDAP and NIS.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=316117
mtk, Claus Weber
Miscellaneous wording improvements
Consistent DESCRIPTION wording vis-a-vis getpwnam.3 etc.
hsearch.3
Frederik Deweerdt
Fix hsearch_r() prototype
scanf.3
Justin Pryzby / mtk
Fix description of RETURN VALUE
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=317037
mtk
various parts substantially rewritten; added description of
%n$ form; various text incorporated from the GNU C library
documentation ((C) The Free Software Foundation).
shm_open.3
mtk
Modified details of how user and group ownership of a new
object are set.
Various minor wording and formatting cleanups.
elf.5
Mike Frysinger
tweaked the short description to include definition of 'ELF'
add ELFOSABI_NONE to the ELFOSABI_ list
tweak/add more machines to EM_ list for ehdr->e_machine
fix indenting to be consistent
tweak the display of the ELF_ST_* macros
document the Elf_Dyn structure
proc.5
mtk
Updated discussion of /proc/stat.
Added text on the /proc/sys/fs/mqueue/* files.
ip.7
Steven Murdoch
Change protocol in UDP prototype.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=182635
tcp.7
Dov Murik
The first sentence under NOTES about SO_KEEPALIVE and SIGPIPE
makes no grammatical sense (and possibly also no technical sense).
It has been removed.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.07 ====================
Released: 2005-07-19
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Various pages
mtk
The terms "set-user-ID" and "set-group-ID" are now used
consistently (no abbreviations) across all manual pages.
Various pages
mtk
Consistent use of "saved set-user-ID" and "saved set-group-ID"
(no more "saved user ID", "saved effective UID",
saved group ID", etc.)
Various pages
mtk
Global fixes in textual descriptions:
uid --> UID
gid --> GID
pid --> PID
id --> ID
Various pages
mtk
Consistent use of st_atime, st_ctime, st_mtime, with
explanatory text, instead of atime/ctime/mtime.
Various pages
mtk
Classical BSD versions are now always named x.yBSD (formerly
there was a mix of x.yBSD and BSD x.y).
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
setresuid.2
mtk
Some rewording.
stat.2
Mike Frysinger
Improve description of st_dev and st_rdev.
mtk
Various wording and formatting improvements.
truncate.2
mtk
Some formatting fixes
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.08 ====================
Released: 2005-09-21
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Alain PORTAL <aportal@univ-montp2.fr>
Andrew Pimlott <andrew@pimlott.net>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Baurzhan Ismagulov <ibr@radix50.net>
Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
Bodo Stroesser <bstroesser@fujitsu-siemens.com>
David N. Welton <davidw@eidetix.com>
Dov Murik <dov@dv-networks.com>
Heikki Orsila <shd@modeemi.cs.tut.fi>
Hasso Tepper <hasso@estpak.ee>
Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic@xemacs.org>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Ludovic Courtes <ludovic.courtes@laas.fr>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Nicolas François <nicolas.francois@centraliens.net>
Norbert Buchmuller <norbi.spam@nix.hu>
Paul Brook <paul@nowt.org>
Ramiro Aceves <ea1abz@gmail.com>
Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Various pages
mtk
RFC references are now always written as "RFC\ nnn"
(not "RFC nnn" or "RFCnnn").
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
du.1
Mike Frysinger
To get an effect like "-h", BLOCKSIZE must start with "human",
not "HUMAN".
time.1
Mike Frysinger
s/standard output/standard error/
clone.2
Paul Brook / mtk
Fix small error in description of CLONE_PARENT_SETTID
connect.2
Heikki Orsila
Add EINTR error
See http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/7/12/254
getpriority.2
mtk
Expanded discussion of relationship between user and kernel
representations of the nice value.
Added discussion of RLIMIT_NICE and a cross reference to
getrlimit.2 under the description of the EACCES error.
Noted 2.6.12 change in credentials checking for setpriority().
getrlimit.2
mtk
Added description of RLIMIT_RTPRIO
Added description of RLIMIT_NICE
mmap.2
mtk
Noted bug in MAP_POPULATE for kernels before 2.6.7.
mremap.2
mtk
Added _GNU_SOURCE to prototype.
Rewrote description of MREMAP_MAYMOVE.
Rewrote description of EAGAIN error.
Added discussion of resizing of memory locks.
Added entries to SEE ALSO.
Some formatting fixes.
msgctl.2
mtk
Added IPC_INFO, MSG_INFO, MSG_STAT descriptions.
nanosleep.2
Baurzhan Ismagulov
Add to prototype: define _POSIX_C_SOURCE 199309
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=314435
nice.2
mtk
Added sentence noting that range of the nice value is described
in getpriority.2.
Added cross-reference to setrlimit(2) for discussion on
RLIMIT_NICE.
outb.2
David N. Welton / Justin Pryzby / mtk
Clarified the order of value and port arguments;
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=263756
pause.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO for sigsuspend.2
Some formatting fixes.
poll.2
Tommy Pettersson
nfds should be prototyped as nfds_t
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=322934
mtk
Some wording and formatting improvements.
prctl.2
mtk
Since kernel 2.6.13 PR_SET_DUMPABLE can also have the value 2.
rand.3
Hrvoje Niksic / mtk
Remove misleading text describing FreeBSD's sranddev() function.
As per debian bug 328629
readv.2
mtk / Walter harms
Added LINUX NOTES on trickery performed by glibc when
vector size exceeds IOV_MAX.
Formatting clean-ups.
remap_file_pages.2
mtk
Added text to note that start and size are both rounded downward.
sched_setparam.2
mtk
Modified discussion of privileges; added pointer to
sched_setscheduler.2 for a discussion of privileges and
resource limits.
sched_setscheduler.2
mtk
Modified discussion of privileges; added discussion of RLIMIT_RTPRIO.
semctl.2
mtk
Added IPC_INFO, SEM_INFO, SEM_STAT descriptions.
shmctl.2
mtk
Added IPC_INFO, SHM_INFO, SHM_STAT descriptions.
sigaction.2
mtk
Split sigpending(), sigprocmask(), and sigsuspend() out
into separate new pages.
Other minor changes
mtk
NOTES: described SA_NODEFER / sa_mask bug which was present in
all kernels up to and including 2.6.13.
See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112360948603171&w=2
and http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112362164911432&w=2
List: linux-kernel
Subject: Signal handling possibly wrong
From: Bodo Stroesser
Date: 2005-08-09 17:44:06
signal.2
mtk
Updated SEE ALSO to reflect splitting of sigaction.2 into
sigaction.2, sigsuspend.2, sigpending.2, sigprocmask.2
sigpending.2
mtk
New page created by splitting out from sigaction.2
Changed CONFORMING TO.
sigprocmask.2
mtk
New page created by splitting out from sigaction.2
Added text on effect of NULL for 'set' argument.
Added text noting effect of ignoring SIGBUS, SIGFPE, SIGILL,
and SIGSEGV.
Noted that sigprocmask() can't be used in multithreaded process.
Fixed EINVAL error diagnostic.
Changed CONFORMING TO.
sigsuspend.2
mtk
New page created by splitting out from sigaction.2
Added NOTES on usage.
Added new text to DESCRIPTION.
Changed CONFORMING TO.
stat.2
Mike Frysinger
Improve st_blocks description.
carg.3
Ramiro Aceves / aeb
Change:
One has carg(z) = atan(creal(z) / cimag(z))
to:
One has tan(carg(z)) = cimag(z) / creal(z)
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=326720
cmsg.3
mtk
s/SOL_TCP/IPPROTO_TCP/ (POSIX standard name)
dlopen.3
Alain Portal
s/-nostartupfiles/-nostartfiles/
getaddrinfo.3
mtk
Nowadays (since 2.3.4) glibc only sets the first ai_canonname
field if AI_CANONNAME was specified (the current behavior
is all that SUSv3 requires).
1,$s/PF_/AF_/g
Added descriptions of AI_ALL, AI_ADDRCONFIG, AI_V4MAPPED,
and AI_NUMERICSERV.
Some wording and formatting fixes.
getpwnam.3
Bernhard R. Link / mtk
Add NOTES text describing relationship of pw_dir and HOME and
pointing out that applications should preferentially inspect HOME.
inet.3
Mike Frysinger
Mention "little endian" and "big endian".
Added note about octal and hex interpretation of
numbers-and-dots notation.
rpc.3
mtk / Ludovic Courtes
Commented out references to rpc_secure(3) -- we don't currently
have such a page in the man-pages set.
In response to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=325115
setenv.3
mtk
glibc 2.3.4 fixed the "name contains '='" bug.
strnlen.3
Mike Frysinger
Added "#define _GNU_SOURCE" to prototype.
initrd.4
Norbert Buchmuller / mtk
Added text noting that the use or real-root-dev for changing
the root device is obsolete, in favor of pivot root.
(However, the page still needs to be rewritten to actually
describe the pivot_root method...)
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=323621
proc.5
mtk
Improve text describing /proc/sys/fs/mqueue/* files.
Describe /proc/sys/fs/suid_dumpable (new in 2.6.13).
Added placeholder mention of /proc/zoneinfo (new in 2.6.13).
More needs to be said about this file.
Repaired earlier cut and paste mistake which resulted
in part of the text of this page being duplicated.
utmp.5
Mike Frysinger
Added text on biarch details for ut_session and ut_tv.
capabilities.7
mtk
Added CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL and CAP_AUDIT_WRITE.
ip.7
mtk / Andrew Pimlott
Add a couple of words to make it clear that port is a 16-bit number.
Reformat long source lines (no text changed).
s/SOL_IP/IPPROTO_IP/ (POSIX standard name)
Hasso Tepper
Fix discussion of IPC_RECVTTL / IP_TTL.
signal.7
mtk
Updated SEE ALSO to reflect splitting of sigaction.2 into
sigaction.2, sigsuspend.2, sigpending.2, sigprocmask.2.
socket.7
mtk
Clarified details of use of SO_PEERCRED.
tcp.7
mtk
s/SOL_TCP/IPPROTO_TCP/ (POSIX standard name)
s/SOL_IP/IPPROTO_IP/ (POSIX standard name)
udp.7
mtk
Added description of UDP_CORK socket option.
s/SOL_UDP/IPPROTO_UDP/ (POSIX standard name)
s/SOL_IP/IPPROTO_IP/ (POSIX standard name)
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.09 ====================
Released: 2005-10-13
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Justin Pryzby <pryzbyj@justinpryzby.com>
Peter Chubb <peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au>
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
Tomas Pospisek <tpo_deb@sourcepole.ch>
Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
ptsname.3
getpt.3
unlockpt.3
openpty.3
posix_openpt.3
grantpt.3
pts.4
tty_ioctl.4
mtk
Added SEE ALSO for new pty.7 page.
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
pty.7
mtk
Overview of Unix 98 and BSD pseudo-terminals.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
ldd.1
mtk
Remove "-V" option (fix from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
fcntl.2
Peter Chubb / Trond Myklebust / mtk
Since kernel 2.6.10, a read lease can only be placed on a
file descriptor that is opened read-only.
See the following LKML thread of Aug 2005
("fcntl(F GETLEASE) semantics??"):
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112371777712197&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112374818213000&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112376335305284&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112377294030092&w=2
mprotect.2
mtk
Add new text to ENOMEM error.
mremap.2
mtk
Added description of MREMAP_FIXED and 'new_address' argument
under NOTES.
Revised text of EINVAL error.
read.2
Samuel Thibault / mtk
read() can fail with EINVAL when using O_DIRECT
mtk
Added open(2) to SEE ALSO.
shmget.2
mtk
s/int/size_t/ for type of 'size' argument (fix from
Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
write.2
Samuel Thibault / mtk
write() can fail with EINVAL when using O_DIRECT
atanh.3
mtk
Fix: s/acosh/atanh/ (fix from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
fopen.3
mtk
Improved "a+" description (fix from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
getrpcent.3
mtk
s/getrpcent/setrpcent/ (fix from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
stdio.3
mtk / Justin Pryzby
Removed references to fropen() and fwopen(), which are
BSDisms that don't appear in glibc.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=331174
strftime.3
mtk
Typo fix: %Ry ==> %Ey [SUSv3 mentions...] (fix from
Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
nsswitch.conf.5
mtk
s/network/networks/ (fix from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
proc.5
mtk
Added description of /proc/sys/vm/legacy_va_layout.
socket.7
mtk
Update description of SO_RCVLOWAT and SO_SNDLOWAT.
(fix derived from Fedora man-pages-2.07-7).
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.10 ====================
Released: 2005-10-19
Global changes
--------------
The changes in this release consist *solely* of formatting fixes, with
the aim bringing greater consistency to the manual pages according to
the following rules:
-- Function name references should *always* be followed by
parentheses, "()" (possibly containing a manual page section
number).
-- The parentheses following a function name should *not* be
formatted. Thus, for example, instead of:
.B name()
one should write:
.BR name ()
Much of the change was automated using two scripts:
add_parens_for_own_funcs.sh and unformat_parens.sh.
For the (possible) benefit of downstream manual page maintainers and
translators, I have placed these scripts in a new subdirectory 'scripts'.
NOTE THE FOLLOWING POINTS WELL:
-- These scripts provide a computer-assisted solution to the above
two goals. However, they are not perfect, and their output should
be scanned by a human. (To see what changes the two scripts
*would* make, without making them, use the "-n" command line option.)
-- The scripts do not fix all instances that violate the above rules:
some manual fixes are required. Two further scripts are provided
to help find remaining instances of function names without
following "()": find_dots_no_parens.sh and find_slashes_no_parens.sh.
The following changes were made:
-- add_parens_for_own_funcs.sh was applied to the pages in Sections
2 and 3.
-- unformat_parens.sh was applied to pages in Sections 2, 3, 4, and 7
(the only sections where such changes were required).
-- further changes (not so very many) were performed by hand.
(found places to fix with the assistance of find_dots_no_parens.sh
and find_slashes_no_parens.sh).
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.11 ====================
Released: 2005-10-24
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alain PORTAL <aportal@univ-montp2.fr>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Various pages
mtk
Most instances of the constant "NULL" are not formatted (bolded) in
man pages, but a few are. For consistency, formatting on "NULL" has
been removed where it occurred.
Many minor formatting fixes were made.
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
getrlimit.2
mtk
Added EINVAL error for rlim_cur > rlim_max when calling setrlimit().
path_resolution.2
mtk
Repaired discussion of capabilities and file system UID, which
mistakenly had involved exec() in the discussion.
prctl.2
mtk
Removed text saying there is no library interface. There
is nowadays.
mkfifo.3
mtk
Minor change to RETURN VALUE text.
sk98lin.4
Alain Portal
Formatting fixes.
capabilities.7
mtk
Minor changes.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.12 ====================
Released: 2005-10-31
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Akihiro MOTOKI <amotoki@dd.iij4u.or.jp>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Brian M. Carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
herbert <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Martin Landers <martin.landers@treibgut.net>
Michael Benedict <benedict@starbak.net>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
mlock.2
mtk
Reworded text around PAGESIZE, noting also that
sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE) can be used.
path_resolution.2
mtk / aeb
Removed words "as well" (added in 2.11) from the phrase
"and it gets these last five capabilities if its fsuid is 0 as well"
since there are (unusual) situations in which fsuid can be 0 while
the effective UID is not.
Reworked (cut down) discussion of capabilities, moving part of
it into capabilities.7
setresuid.2
mtk
Add text to note that setresuid() always modifies the file
system UID, and setresgid() likewise always modifies the file
system GID.
shmget.2
mtk
Added (brief) description of SHM_HUGETLB.
sigaltstack.2
mtk / Martin Landers
Noted that ss_sp is automatically aligned by the kernel.
byteorder.3
Brian M. Carlson / herbert
Change <netinet/in.h> to <arpa/inet.h> in prototype; add text
explaining that some systems need the former header.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=265244
capabilities.7
mtk
Reworked part of the discussion of exec() and capabilities.
Added sub-section "Effect of User ID Changes on Capabilities".
Reworked discussion of CAP_SYS_ADMIN and file-max.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.13 ====================
Released: 2005-11-03
This release consists entirely of formatting and typographical fixes.
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Various pages
mtk
Function and page cross references that were italicized were
made bold (which is how the majority of function and page
cross references were already done).
Various pages
mtk
Instances of things like "NULL-terminated string" were changed to
"null-terminated string".
Various pages
mtk
Pathnames, structures, arguments, and <header-files> that were
bold were changed to italics.
Various pages
mtk
Instances of the constant "NULL" that were bold-faced were made
unformatted (which is how most instances of "NULL" were already
formatted.)
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.14 ====================
Released: 2005-11-17
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Angelo <ang3l0@katamail.com>
Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@nit.ca>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Stefan Brüns <stefan.bruens@rwth-aachen.de>
Volker Reichelt <reichelt@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
rexec.3
mtk / Justin Pryzby
This page is taken as is from the FreeBSD 5.4 distribution.
(Not checked against Linux reality, but likely things are
the same.)
See also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=336875
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
arch_prctl.2
mtk
Updated discussion about lack of prototype in glibc.
execve.2
mtk
Improved description of E2BIG error: it relates to the sum
of the bytes in both environment and argument list.
fcntl.2
mtk
Clarified parts of the discussion of file leases,
noting effect of open(O_NONBLOCK), interruption
by signal handler, or termination by signal in
lease breaker. In response to
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=339037
stat.2
mtk / Stefan Brüns
Added LINUX NOTES describing nanosecond timestamps.
frexp.3
Volker Reichelt / mtk
Fixed to point out that frexp() returns a number whose
*absolute* value is >= 0.5 and < 1. Amended the example
program to demonstrate this.
open.2
mtk / Avery Pennarun
Add EWOULDBLOCK error for file leases.
In response to
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=339037
putenv.3
mtk
Although the glibc implementation returns -1 on error (and some
other man pages (e.g., the BSDs) also document that value for
error returns), SUSv3 merely says "non-zero" (and this is
what manual pages on many implementations also say).
posix_memalign.3
mtk
Formerly, the page said that all systems declare memalign() in
<malloc.h>. In fact, many declare it in <stdlib.h>.
strtok.3
mtk
Almost a complete rewrite after Angelo pointed out
that the existing page was deficient.
sd.4
Martin Schulze
Remove SEE ALSO for nonexistent scsi.4.
proc.5
mtk
Updated discussion of /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max.
signal.7
mtk
Added pthreads.7 to SEE ALSO.
ld.so.8
mtk
Fix typo: s/LD_DEBUG_OUTPUT/LD_PROFILE_OUTPUT/
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.15 ====================
Released: 2005-11-30
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
James Vega <jamessan@debian.org>
Malcolm Scott <mas90@io.malc.org.uk>
Senthil Kumar <senthilkumar_sen@hotpop.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
sigvec.3 -- for details, see below.
sigset.3 -- for details, see below.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
kill.2
mtk
Added text describing the 2.6.[0-7] EPERM bug that occurred
when sending signals to a process group.
sigaction.2
mtk
Noted that si_signo is unused on Linux.
sigpending.2
mtk
Added BUGS noting wrapper function problem that existed
in glibc versions <= 2.2.1.
sigpause.2
mtk
Moved to section 3; see also sigpause.3 below.
sigsetops.3
mtk
Added a GLIBC NOTES section describing sigisemptyset(),
sigandset(), and sigorset().
sigvec.2
sigblock.2
mtk
These pages have been deleted, and replaced by a new sigvec.3
man page that more fully describes the BSD signal API.
siggetmask.2
sigmask.2
sigsetmask.2
mtk
These links to the now-deleted sigblock.2 have been also been
deleted. They are replaced by corresponding links in Section 3:
sigmask.3, sigsetmask.3, siggetmask.3.
sigvec.3
mtk
This new page is provides a fuller description of the
BSD signal API than was provided in the now-deleted sigvec.2
and sigblock.2.
sigblock.3
siggetmask.3
sigmask.3
sigsetmask.3
mtk
Created as links to sigvec.3.
sigpause.3
mtk
Moved here from Section 2.
Some minor wording fixes; clarified System V origins of
X/Open flavor of this function.
sigset.3
mtk
New page describing the System V signal API: sigset(), sighold(),
sigrelse(), sigignore().
strftime.3
James Vega
Add further text clarifying that %+ specifier is not supported in
glibc2.
mtk
Added GLIBC NOTES section describing optional 'flag' and 'width'
components of conversion specifiers.
Some wording changes to bring terminology closer to SUSv3.
Added an example program.
vm86old.2
mtk / aeb
Add as new link to vm86.2.
intro.7
mtk
Added a few words to reflect the fact that several of the section
7 pages provide overviews of various topics.
signal.7
mtk
Added some SEE ALSO entries.
socket.7
Senthil Kumar / mtk
Added text noting that select()/poll() do not respect SO_RCVLOWAT.
udp.7
Malcolm Scott
s/tcp_socket/udp_socket/ in example
Fixes http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=340927
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.16 ====================
Released: 2005-12-02
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Urs Thuermann <urs@isnogud.escape.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
HOWTOHELP
Urs Thuermann
Added instructions for finding maintainer in Debian package.
poll.2
mtk
Added NOTES about INFTIM constant provided on some other
implementations.
shmop.2
Alan Stern
The -1 error return of shmat() should be cast "(void *)".
strftime.3
aeb
Remove junk text (actually intended as source code comment
in page).
ip.7
Urs Thuermann
Fix a typo: s/SOCK_RAW/SOCK_PACKET/
packet.7
Urs Thuermann
Clarification: s%SOCK_PACKET%PF_INET/SOCK_PACKET%
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.17 ====================
Released: 2005-12-13
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Michael Haardt <michael@moria.de>
Urs Thuermann <urs@isnogud.escape.de>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
fmemopen.3
Walter Harms / mtk
New documentation for the glibc-specific fmemopen() and
open_memstream(). Based on glibc info page.
pipe.7
mtk (with prompting and suggestions for improvements by
Michael Haardt)
New page providing overview of pipes and FIFOs.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
HOWTOHELP
mtk
Added notes on how to write example programs for manual pages.
fork.2
mtk
Added pointers to examples of fork() in wait.2 and pipe.2.
pipe.2
mtk
Added an example program.
Added SEE ALSO for new pipe.7 page.
wait.2
mtk
Added example program demonstrating use of fork() and waitpid().
carg.3
Justin Pryzby
Delete line that should have been deleted when applying
2.08 fix for this page.
getaddrinfo.3
mtk
Rearranged EAI_* list alphabetically.
inet.3
mtk
Added GLIBC NOTES describing feature test macros required
to expose declaration of inet_aton().
open_memstream.3
mtk
New link to new fmemopen.3.
fifo.4
mtk
Added SEE ALSO for new pipe.7 page.
environ.5
mtk
Removed BROWSER, since it seems not in fact to be common.
socket.7
Urs Thuermann
Added documentation of SO_TIMESTAMP.
tcp.7
mtk
Noted 200 millisecond ceiling imposed on TCP_CORK.
udp.7
mtk
Rearranged options into something approximating alphabetical order.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.18 ====================
Released: 2005-12-15
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sf.net>
Karsten Sperling <karsten.sperling@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
bind.2
mtk
Added mention of AF_INET6 address family.
Added discussion of sockaddr structure and an example in the
Unix domain.
recv.2
mtk
Put 'flags' list in alphabetical order.
send.2
mtk
Added cross-reference from discussion of MSG_MORE to UDP_CORK
in udp(7).
Put 'flags' list in alphabetical order.
err.3
mtk
Added CONFORMING TO section noting that these are
non-standard BSDisms.
errno.3
Justin Pryzby
Added SEE ALSO for err.3.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=306867
gethostbyname.3
Martin (Joey) Schulze / mtk
Added references to nsswitch.conf(5); remove cross references
to resolv+(8).
See also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308397
perror.3
Justin Pryzby
Added SEE ALSO for err.3 .
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=306867
resolver.3
mtk / Martin (Joey) Schulze
Remove cross references to resolv+(8); add cross references to
resolv.conf(5).
See also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=214892
Added SEE ALSO entry for resolver(5);
see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=251122
strerror.3
mtk / Stefan Puiu
Rewrote and extended the discussion of the two flavors of
strerror_r(), and added some additional information on
strerror().
Justin Pryzby
Added SEE ALSO for err.3, as per
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=306867
elf.5
Mike Frysinger
Fix three typos in identifier names.
operator.7
Karsten Sperling
The + operator should be in the list of unary operators.
raw.7
mtk
Small wording changes around discussion of SO_BSDCOMPAT.
Fixed a couple of wording errors elsewhere.
Reformatted some long lines.
socket.7
mtk, after a note by Stefan Puiu
Updated discussion of SO_BSDCOMPAT.
Reformatted some long lines.
Noted the Linux-specific feature whereby setsockopt() doubles
the value given for SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF.
Noted kernel-imposed minimum values for SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF.
udp.7
mtk, after a note by Stefan Puiu
Updated discussion of SO_BSDCOMPAT.
unix.7
mtk
Added new (UN)SUPPORTED FEATURES section in which it is noted
that Unix domain sockets do not support MSG_OOB or MSG_MORE.
Noted details of SO_SNBUF and SO_RCVBUF support for
Unix domain sockets.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.19 ====================
Released: 2005-12-23
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
HOWTOHELP
mtk
Minor changes.
bind.2
Stefan Puiu / mtk
Remove text under EINVAL error: "This may change in the future:
see linux/unix/sock.c for details." This behavior has been
unchanged for a long time, and seems unlikely to change.
Add EADDRINUSE to errors.
send.2
aeb
Add cmsg(3) to SEE ALSO.
fopen.3
Walter Harms / mtk
Added description of 'x' mode character (exclusive open).
pipe.7
mtk / aeb
Some wording changes to description of pipes.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.20 ====================
Released: 2006-01-03
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
sigaltstack.2
mtk
Added some text to explain the usual scenario in which
sigaltstack() is employed.
getloadavg.3
mtk
Noted that this function is available since glibc 2.2.
strcpy.3
mtk
s/nulls/null bytes/
capabilities.7
mtk
Noted that capability bounding set appeared with kernel 2.2.11.
arp.7
icmp.7
ip.7
ipv6.7
netdevice.7
packet.7
raw.7
rtnetlink.7
socket.7
tcp.7
unix.7
udp.7
mtk
The only changes to these pages have been for formatting:
-- Structure definitions were changed to K&R style
-- Some long source lines were broken to fit into ~70
character lines.
No changes were made to the content of these pages (yet...).
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.21 ====================
Released: 2006-01-16
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Falk Hueffner <falk@debian.org>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Senthil Kumar <senthilkumar_sen@hotpop.com>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
dd.1 cp.1
truncate.2 gethostname.2 lseek.2 listxattr.2 readlink.2
sysfs.2 stat.2 ustat.2 uname.2 getdomainname.2
argz_add.3 asprintf.3 confstr.3 bstring.3 bzero.3 dlopen.3 fwide.3
gethostbyname.3 getline.3 getlogin.3 getnameinfo.3 getpass.3 hsearch.3
perror.3 printf.3 readdir.3 scanf.3 stpcpy.3 strdup.3 strfmon.3
strftime.3 string.3 strptime.3 sysconf.3 termios.3 ttyname.3
dsp56k.4 tty_ioctl.4
elf.5 proc.5 termcap.5
charsets.7 unix.7
mtk
Various pages use inconsistent terms for 'null byte' (which
is the C99/SUSv3 term for the '\0' character).
To rectify this the following changes were made in the above
pages:
Replace 'zero byte' with 'null byte'.
Replace 'null character' with 'null byte'.
Replace 'nulls' with 'null bytes'.
Replace 'NUL-terminated' by 'null-terminated'.
Replace 'NUL' by 'null byte'.
Replace 'terminating NUL' by 'terminating null byte'.
Replace 'final NUL' by 'terminating null byte'.
Replace 'NUL character' by 'null byte'.
Various pages
mtk
Replace "SysV"/"SYSV" by "System V".
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
capget.2
mtk
Noted bug that could wrongly cause EPERM in unprivileged
capset() with 'pid' field == getpid().
epoll_ctl.2
mtk
Noted that EPOLLONESHOT was added in 2.6.2.
gethostname.2
mtk
Added GLIBC NOTES describing operation of glibc's
gethostname() wrapper function.
mmap.2
mtk / Mike Frysinger
Clarify relationship between mmap2(2) and mmap64(3).
mtk
A few other small rewordings.
mmap64.3
Mike Frysinger
New link to mmap.2.
open.2
mtk
Added BUG noting that O_ASYNC can't be enabled via
open(): fcntl() must be used for this purpose.
recv.2
Stefan Puiu
Relocate misplaced discussion of MSG_DONTWAIT.
dlopen.3
mtk
Rewrote discussion of dlopen() 'flag' argument;
added descriptions of RTLD_NOLOAD, RTLD_DELETE,
and RTLD_DEEPBIND.
Noted use of atexit() to register a function that is
automatically called when a library is unloaded.
fmemopen.3
mtk
Rewrote substantial parts of the page, and relicensed under GPL.
fseeko.3
Mike Frysinger
Add RETURN VALUE section.
getopt.3
mtk
Noted historical use of <stdio.h> to declare getopt().
qsort.3
mtk / Falk Hueffner
Clarify how strcmp() should be used as the 'compar'
function by providing an example.
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=348072
proc.5
mtk
Noted that /proc/mounts is pollable since kernel 2.6.15.
Documented /proc/PID/task.
Noted that the contents of /proc/PID/{cwd,exe,fd,root,task}
are not available if the main thread has terminated.
Senthil Kumar
Add pointer to random(4) for description of files under
/proc/sys/kernel/random.
udp.7
Stefan Puiu / mtk
Small rewording of discussion of SO_BSDCOMPAT
(add cross-ref to socket(7)).
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.22 ====================
Released: 2006-02-02
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alain Portal <aportal@univ-montp2.fr>
Andre Noll <maan@systemlinux.org>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Colin Tuckley <colin@tuckley.org>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
mmap.2
aeb / mtk
Noted that portable applications should specify fd as -1
when using MAP_ANONYMOUS.
Some rewriting of description of MAP_ANONYMOUS.
rt_sigreturn.2
Thorsten Kukuk
New link to sigreturn.2.
rt_sigsuspend.2
mtk
New link to sigsuspend.2.
waitid.2
mtk
Noted that waitid() does not set infop->si_uid field on
most other implementations.
getopt.3
Walter harms / mtk
Make clear that when calling getopt_long() and there are no
short options, then 'optstring' should be "", not NULL.
openpty.3
Thomas Hood / mtk
In glibc 2.0.92, openpty() was modified to preferably open
Unix 98 ptys instead of BSD ptys.
qsort.3
mtk
Small rewording under EXAMPLES.
strtol.3
strtoul.3
Stefan Puiu
s/string must begin/string may begin/
proc.5
mtk
Documented inotify files under /proc/sys/fs/inotify:
max_queued_events, max_user_instances, and max_user_watches.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.23 ====================
Released: 2006-02-10
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Britton Leo Kerin <bkerin_rb@letterboxes.org>
Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Luc Van Oostenryck <lkml@looxix.net>
Kurt Wall <kwall@kurtwerks.com>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@gmx.de>
Robert Love <rlove@rlove.org>
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
Urs Thuermann <urs@isnogud.escape.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
New pages
---------
inotify_init.2
inotify_add_watch.2
inotify_rm_watch.2
Robert Love, with some additions by mtk.
New pages describing the inotify API.
mbind.2
get_mempolicy.2
set_mempolicy.2
Andi Kleen, with additional work by mtk
New pages describing the NUMA memory allocation policy API.
Drawn from the set at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/ak/numa.
rtc.4
Urs Thuermann, with additional work by mtk
New page describing the real-time clock driver.
inotify.7
mtk
Overview of the inotify API.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
clone.2
Andi Kleen
On x86, clone() should not be called through vsyscall,
but directly through "int $0x80".
fcntl.2
mtk
Small wording changes.
Added cross-ref to inotify.7 under the description of dnotify.
kill.2
mtk / Britton Leo Kerin
Small wording change under NOTES to clarify
what happens when a process sends a signal to itself.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=350236
mlock.2
mtk / Matthias Andree
Added BUGS txt on interaction between MCL_FUTURE and
RLIMIT_MEMLOCK.
See the following LKML thread:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=113801392825023&w=2
"Rationale for RLIMIT_MEMLOCK"
msgop.2
mtk / Samuel Thibault
Rewrote declaration of 'msgp' to be "void *" in response
to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=350884
Various other wording fixes.
open.2
mtk
Clarify distinction between "file creation flags" and
"file status flags".
read.2
Justin Pryzby
Add SEE ALSO for pread(2).
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=351873
sched_setaffinity.2
mtk
Major rewrite.
select.2
mtk
Added return types to prototypes for FD_SET(), FD_CLR(),
FD_ZERO, and FD_ISSET().
Other minor wording changes.
read.2
mtk
Add SEE ALSO for pwrite(2).
(Analogous with read.2 change above.)
errno.3
Kurt Wall / mtk
Add Linux specific errors to this page.
localeconv.3
mtk
Added cross-ref to locale.7 for 'struct lconv' defn.
Other minor wording changes.
Martin (Joey) Schulze
Added SEE ALSO refs for nl_langinfo.3
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=351831
scanf.3
mtk / Justin Pryzby
Minor formatting & wording fixes.
setlocale.3
Martin (Joey) Schulze
Added SEE ALSO refs for nl_langinfo.3
As per http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=351831
proc.5
mtk
Migrated description of inotify files to the new inotify.7 page.
ascii.7
Dan Jacobson / mtk
Add text describing characters 001 to 037.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=342173
locale.7
mtk
Minor wording and formatting changes.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.24 ====================
Released: 2006-02-17
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Joerg Habenicht <habenich@planetserver.com>
Luc Van Oostenryck <lkml@looxix.net>
Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
New pages
---------
get_kernel_syms.2
create_module.2
delete_module.2
init_module.2
query_module.2
FSF / mtk (with assistance of Luc Van Oostenryck)
man-pages finally gets pages for these system calls, several
of which are obsolete in Linux 2.6.
Took the old GPLed pages dated 1996 and made a number of
clean-ups and minor additions.
Global changes
--------------
various pages
mtk
Change "file name" to "filename"
Change "path name" to "pathname"
stpncpy.3
strstr.3
strcmp.3
toupper.3
strlen.3
stpcpy.3
puts.3
strdup.3
strtok.3
isalpha.3
strspn.3
gets.3
strpbrk.3
mtk after a suggestion from Samuel Thibault
Added SEE ALSO pointers to wide character equivalent functions
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=351996
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several
places.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
clone.2
mtk
Remove duplicate CLONE_STOPPED text.
Commented out crufty text describing EINVAL error
for the now obsolete CLONE_DETACHED flag.
Under CLONE_SIGHAND, noted that 'flags' must also include
CLONE_VM if CLONE_SIGHAND is specified.
fcntl.2
mtk
Under ERRORS: Separate out EAGAIN error for locking mmaped files.
inotify_add_watch.2
mtk
Minor wording fix.
msgop.2
mtk
Documented the EAGAIN error for msgrcv().
fnmatch.3
Mike Frysinger / mtk
Expand explanation of FNM_PATHNAME.
lockf.3
Joerg Habenicht / mtk
Fix up discussion of EAGAIN/EACCESS errors.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.25 ====================
Released: 2006-03-02
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
James Peach <jpeach@samba.org>
Krzysztof Benedyczak <golbi@mat.uni.torun.pl>
Marten von Gagern <Martin.vGagern@gmx.net>
Michael Haardt <michael@moria.de>
Michael Wronksi <michal.wronski@gmail.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
New pages
---------
mq_close.3
mq_getattr.3
mq_notify.3
mq_open.3
mq_receive.3
mq_send.3
mq_unlink.3
mtk
New pages describing POSIX message queue API.
posix_fallocate.3
mtk, after a suggestion by James Peach
New page describing posix_fallocate().
mq_overview.7
mtk
New page giving overview of the POSIX message queue API.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
lseek.2
Michael Haardt
Add a case to the EINVAL error text.
mtk
Various minor wording fixes
Added SEE ALSO referring to new posix_fallocate.3.
posix_fadvise.2
mtk
Added "#define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600" to prototype.
Added SEE ALSO referring to new posix_fallocate.3.
proc.5
mtk
Migrated information on POSIX message queues to new mqueue.7 page.
inotify.7
Marten von Gagern
Fix thinko: s/assuming a non-blocking/assuming a blocking/
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.26 ====================
Released: 2006-03-21
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Alain Portal <aportal@univ-montp2.fr>
Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
Hasso Tepper <hasso@estpak.ee>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Nicolas François <nicolas.francois@centraliens.net>
Paul Brook <paul@nowt.org>
Siward de Groot <siward@wanadoo.nl>
Steve Beattie <sbeattie@suse.de>
Walter Harms <walter.harms@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
clone.2
getdents.2
gettid.2
llseek.2
mmap2.2
modify_ldt.2
pivot_root.2
quotactl.2
readdir.2
sysctl.2
syslog.2
tkill.2
mtk, aeb, Steve Beattie
Added comment in SYNOPSIS to note that syscall(2) may be
preferable over _syscallN (see intro(2)).
Various minor formatting changes were done on a range of
pages in Section 7. (No content was changed.)
New pages
---------
openat.2
mtk
New page describing openat(2), added in kernel 2.6.16,
and some notes on rationale for the at*(2) system calls.
mbind.2
Andi Kleen, Christoph Lameter, mtk
Added MPOL_MF_MOVE and MPOL_MF_MOVE_ALL descriptions,
from numactl-0.9.2 man page.
Plus a few other smaller fixes.
fexecve.3
mtk
New page describing fexecve(3).
futimes.3
mtk
New page describing futimes(3).
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
execve.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO pointing to new fexecve.3.
intro.2
mtk, aeb, Steve Beattie
Added some notes on syscall(2) versus _syscall.
msgctl.2
msgget.2
msgop.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO pointing to mq_overview.7.
open.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO pointing to new openat.2.
Split out part of the RETURN VALUE text into separate
NOTES section.
Modified wording referring to raw(8) to
indicate that this interface is deprecated.
poll.2
mtk
Added discussion of ppoll(2), which is new in 2.6.16.
ppoll.2
mtk
New link to poll.2.
recvmsg.2
sendmsg.2
mtk / Paul Brook
Added text to note that although POSIX says msg_controllen
should be socklen_t, glibc actually uses size_t.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=356502
and the associated glibc bug report.
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2448
mtk
Various formatting fixes.
select.2
mtk
Updated to reflect the fact that pselect() has been implemented
in the kernel in 2.6.16; various other minor wording changes.
pselect() prototype needs "#define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600".
tempnam.3
Justin Pryzby
Clean up description of EEXIST error.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=357893
unlink.2
mtk
Added a little extra text to clarify EISDIR vs EPERM.
utime.2
mtk
Added new SEE ALSO entry pointing to new futimes.3 page.
exec.3
mtk
Added SEE ALSO pointing to new fexecve.3.
shm_unlink.3
mtk
New link to shm_open.3 (should have been made when page
was originally written).
swab.3
Walter Harms
Add needed "#define _XOPEN_SOURCE".
undocumented.3
mtk
Updated to remove a few function names that are now documented.
capabilities.7
mtk
Various changes to bring this page closer to
current kernel versions.
inotify.7
mtk
Noted that glibc 2.4 is required to get glibc support
for inotify.
mq_overview.7
mtk
Some rewording and added a few words about System V
message queues.
netlink.7
Hasso Tepper
Substantial updates to various parts of this page.
mtk, Alain Portal
Minor fixes
pthreads.7
mtk
Updated to reflect that the NPTL limitation that only the main
thread could call setsid() and setpgid() was removed in 2.6.16.
raw.7
Hasso Tepper
Removed text implying that only in kernel 2.2 does IP_HDRINCL
prevent datagrams from being fragmented.
socket.7
mtk
Documented SO_SNDBUFFORCE and SO_RCVBUFFORCE socket options,
new in 2.6.14.
Placed socket options in alphabetical order.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.27 ====================
Released: 2006-03-24
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Charles P. Wright <cwright@cs.sunysb.edu>
Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Chuck Ebbert <76306.1226@compuserve.com>
Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Ingo Molnar <mingo@elet.hu>
Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Janak Desai <janak@us.ibm.com>
Paolo (Blaisorblade) Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
man7/*
mtk
Various minor formatting changes were done on a range of
pages in Section 7. (No content was changed.)
New pages
---------
unshare.2
mtk, with reference to documentation by Janak Desai
New page describing unshare(2), added in kernel 2.6.16.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
clone.2
fork.2
vfork.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO pointing to new unshare.2.
mbind.2
Christoph Lameter
MPOL_MF_MOVE_ALL requires CAP_SYS_NICE not CAP_SYS_RESOURCE.
mremap.2
mtk
Clarified the description of MREMAP_FIXED and restructured
the text to reflect the fact that this flag is exposed
by glibc since version 2.4.
ptrace.2
Chuck Ebbert, with assistance from Daniel Jacobowitz,
Paolo (Blaisorblade) Giarrusso, and Charles P. Wright;
after a suggestion from Heiko Carstens.
Document the following ptrace requests:
PTRACE_SETOPTIONS (2.4.6)
plus associated flags:
PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD (2.4.6)
PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK (2.5.46)
PTRACE_O_TRACEVFORK (2.5.46)
PTRACE_O_TRACECLONE (2.5.46)
PTRACE_O_TRACEEXEC (2.5.46)
PTRACE_O_TRACEVFORKDONE (2.5.60)
PTRACE_O_TRACEEXIT (2.5.60)
PTRACE_SETSIGINFO (2.3.99-pre6)
PTRACE_GETSIGINFO (2.3.99-pre6)
PTRACE_GETEVENTMSG (2.5.46)
PTRACE_SYSEMU (since Linux 2.6.14)
PTRACE_SYSEMU_SINGLESTEP (since Linux 2.6.14)
sched_get_priority_max.2
sched_setscheduler.2
sched_setparam.2
mtk, Ingo Molnar
Modified to document SCHED_BATCH policy, new in kernel 2.6.16.
Text describing SCHED_BATCH was added to sched_setscheduler.2,
and was drawn in part from Ingo Molnar's description in the
mail message containing the patch that implemented this policy.
Various other minor rewordings and formatting fixes.
proc.5
mtk, using text from Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
Document /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches, new in kernel 2.6.16.
mtk, using information from ChangeLog-2.6.14.
Document /proc/PID/smaps, new in kernel 2.6.14.
capabilities.7
mtk
Noted affect of CAP_SYS_NICE for mbind(MPOL_MF_MOVE_ALL).
pthreads.7
mtk
Kernel 2.6.16 eliminated buggy behavior with respect to
the alternate signal stack.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.28 ====================
Released: 2006-03-31
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Aleksandr Blokhin <sass@altlinux.ru>
Greg Johnson <gjohnson@lanl.gov>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
New pages
---------
sem_post.3
sem_getvalue.3
sem_close.3
sem_open.3
sem_destroy.3
sem_wait.3
sem_unlink.3
sem_init.3
sem_overview.7
mtk
New pages describing the POSIX semaphores API.
These pages supersede and provide a superset of the information
in the glibc (3thr) "semaphores(3)" manual page.
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
ppoll.2
Aleksandr Blokhin
Fix broken link.
ptrace.2
mtk
Wrapped long lines (no content changes).
semctl.2
semget.2
semop.2
mtk
Add SEE ALSO pointing to the new sem_overview.7 page.
elf.5
Greg Johnson
Removed SEE ALSO reference to nonexistent core(5).
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.29 ====================
Released: 2006-04-06
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Michael Haardt <michael@moria.de>
Roberto Jimenoca <robertojimenoca@terra.es>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Global changes
--------------
getrlimit.2
prctl.2
sigaction.2
elf.5
signal.7
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry referring to new core.5 page.
New pages
---------
mkdirat.2
mtk
New page describing mkdirat(2), new in 2.6.16.
mknodat.2
mtk
New page describing mknodat(2), new in 2.6.16.
core.5
mtk
New page describing core dump files.
mkfifoat.3
mtk
New page describing mkfifoat(3).
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
accept.2
getpeername.2
getsockname.2
Michael Haardt / mtk
Document EINVAL error for 'len' argument < 0.
fcntl.2
mtk
Expanded discussion of mandatory locking.
getrlimit.2
mtk
Added BUGS text on 2.6.x handling of RLIMIT_CPU limit
of zero seconds. See
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112256338703880&w=2
mkdir.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry referring to new mkdirat.2.
mknod.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry referring to new mknodat.2.
open.2
mtk / Roberto Jimenoca
Clarified discussion of file types affected by O_NONBLOCK.
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=360243
openat.2
mtk
Rewrote NOTES describing rationale for openat().
Various other minor changes.
recv.2
Stefan Puiu
Removed a misleading cross-ref to socket.2.
shmop.2
mtk
Since 2.6.17-rc1, shmdt() gives the error EINVAL in a further
circumstance: if shmaddr is not aligned on a page boundary.
unshare.2
mtk
Remove text saying that specifying invalid flags "is likely
to cause compatibility problems" since the kernel now
(2.6.17-rc1) contains an explicit check for invalid bits
with a consequent EINVAL error.
mkfifo.3
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry referring to new mkfifoat.3.
proc.5
mtk
Information on core_pattern and core_uses_pid has
been migrated to the new core.5 page.
ip.7
Stefan Puiu
Removed paragraph referring to obsolete ipchains / ipfw(4).
sem_overview.7
mtk
Add SEE ALSO entry referring to pthreads.7.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.30 ====================
Released: 2006-04-17
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Andre Lehovich <andrel@yahoo.com>
Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
Karel Kulhavy <clock@twibright.com>
Stefan Puiu <stefanpuiuro@yahoo.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
New pages
---------
linkat.2
mtk
New page describing linkat(), new in kernel 2.6.16
renameat.2
mtk
New page describing renameat(), new in kernel 2.6.16
symlinkat.2
mtk
New page describing symlinkat(), new in kernel 2.6.16
unlinkat.2
mtk
New page describing unlinkat(), new in kernel 2.6.16
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
link.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry pointing to new linkat.2 page.
openat.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entries pointing to new *at.2 pages.
rename.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry pointing to new renameat.2 page.
rmdir.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry pointing to new unlinkat.2 page.
symlink.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry pointing to new symlinkat.2 page.
unlink.2
mtk
Added SEE ALSO entry pointing to new unlinkat.2 page.
termios.3
mtk / Karel Kulhavy
Document the feature test macros required to expose various flags.
Karel Kulhavy
Clarify 'speed' argument for cfsetispeed() text.
Karel Kulhavy / mtk
Note that LOBLK is not implemented on Linux.
mtk
Clarify arguments for cfsetspeed().
Various formatting changes.
full.4
Andre Lehovich
Add a sentence describing the purpose of full(4).
core.5
aeb / mtk
Rework text describing circumstances in which
core dump files are not produced.
mtk / Stefan Puiu
A core dump of a multithreaded process always includes the
PID in the core filename.
mtk / Stefan Puiu
Eliminate some accidentally duplicated text.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.31 ====================
Released: 2006-05-02
Contributors
------------
The following people contributed notes, ideas, or patches that have
been incorporated in changes in this release:
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
Karel Kulhavy <clock@twibright.com>
Mark Glines <mark@glines.org>
Martin (Joey) Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@us.ibm.com>
Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org>
Ryan S. Arnold <rsa@us.ibm.com>
Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Page renamings
--------------
The following pages have been relocated into section 7, since
that is their more natural home. SEE ALSO references in various
other pages have been adjusted.
epoll.4
fifo.4
futex.4
complex.5
environ.5
(many pages outside man-pages actually *expect*
'environ' to be in Section 7.)
ipc.5
renamed to svipc.7
".so" link files have been created to link the old file locations to the
new file locations. These links are added just to ensure that cross
references from any other (non-man-pages) pages will remain valid;
eventually these links will be removed.
New pages
---------
fstatat.2
mtk
New page for fstatat(2), new in 2.6.16.
adjtime.3
mtk
New page for adjtime(3).
error.3
Justin Pryzby / mtk
New page describing error() and error_at_line()
Fixes http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=186307
program_invocation_name.3
mtk
New page describing program_invocation_name and
program_invocation_short_name variables.
sockatmark.3
mtk
New page for sockatmark(3).
ftm.7
mtk
New page describing feature test macros.
time.7
mtk
New page giving an overview of "time" on Linux systems.
Global changes
--------------
getgroups.2
wait4.2
chown.2
chdir.2
gettimeofday.2
initgroups.3
dirfd.3
mtk
Simplified wording around requirement for _BSD_SOURCE
feature test macro.
times.2
time.2
gettimeofday.2
getitimer.2
nanosleep.2
ctime.3
rtc.4
mtk
Added SEE ALSO referring to new time.7.