|| ||Michael Kerrisk <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||lkml <email@example.com>|
|| ||man-pages-2.44 is released|
|| ||Sun, 08 Apr 2007 20:41:24 +0200|
|| ||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
After a long hiatus, a new man-pages release...
And a happy announcement! My work on man-pages is now partially supported
by my employer, Google. Henceforth, something up to 20% [*] of my working
week (depending on other time pressures...) will be spent on man-pages
maintenance. Thanks, Google!
I've released man-pages-2.44.
This release is now available for download at:
or mirrors: ftp://ftp.XX.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/manpages
and soon at:
This release contains a very large number of changes. Among the changes
that may be of interest to readers of this list are the following:
mtk, after a bit of prodding by Reuben Thomas
A brief discussion of the old System V termio interface,
with pointers to pages that will contain the information
that the reader probably wants.
Changes to individual pages
Since 2.6.20, access() honours the MS_NOEXEC mount flag.
Kernel 2.6.21 fixes several earlier bugs in mincore().
Rewrote various parts to make the page clearer.
Rewrote and reorganised various parts to be clearer.
mtk / Val Henson
Document MS_RELATIME, new in Linux 2.6.20.
If sops contains multiple operations, then these are performed
in array order. All Unix systems that I know of do this,
and some Linux applications depend on this behaviour. SUSv3
made no explicit statement here, but SUSv4 will explicitly
require this behaviour.
When the parent receives an event with PTRACE_EVENT_* set,
the child is not in the normal signal delivery path. This
means the parent cannot do ptrace(PTRACE_CONT) with a signal
or ptrace(PTRACE_KILL). kill() with a SIGKILL signal can be
used instead to kill the child process after receiving one
of these messages.
Since kernel 2.6.20, the software clock can also be 300 HZ.
maintainer of Linux man pages Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7
Want to help with man page maintenance? Grab the latest tarball at
read the HOWTOHELP file and grep the source files for 'FIXME'.
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