|| ||Michael Kerrisk <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||lkml <email@example.com>|
|| ||man-pages-2.80 and man-pages-fr-2.80.0 are released|
|| ||Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:15:39 +0200|
|| ||manpages-fr maintainer <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
The Linux man-pages maintainer, Michael Kerrisk, and the maintainer
of the French translation of man-pages, Alain Portal, proudly
announce the release of man-pages-2.80 in English original and
This will be the last 2.xx release, reflecting the fact that many
changes are soon coming for man-pages (and anyway we were running
low on 2.xx numbers. ;-).) More details soon.
The English version:
man-pages-2.80.tar.gz - man pages for Linux
is now available for download, and viewable online, at:
The (rather long) list of changes in this release can be seen at
A short summary of the changes in this release that may be
of interest to readers of this list is provided below.
The French translation is available for download here:
The translated pages are viewable online, along with some translated man
pages from other projects, here:
Comments and suggestions for the French translation can be
sent to email@example.com.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.80 ====================
mtk, after a suggestion by aeb
Documents random_r(3), srandom_r(3), initstate_r(2), and
setstate_r(3), which are the reentrant equivalents of
random(3), srandom(3), initstate(3), and setstate(3).
Changes to individual pages
Added note that CLONE_STOPPED (which no-one uses anyway) is
Add NOTES section pointing out that 'size' argument is unused
since kernel 2.6.8.
mtk, after a note from Adrian Bunk
FUTEX_FD has been removed, as of kernel 2.6.26.
Note that this system call is made obsolete by utimensat(2).
mtk, after a note from Ingo Molnar
Add text in NOTES about the punchier effect of nice values in
kernel 2.6.23 and later.
mtk, with input from Nick Piggin
MAP_POPULATE supports both file and anonymous mappings.
Since 2.6.23, MAP_POPULATE supports private mappings.
Since 2.6.23, MAP_NONBLOCK causes MAP_POPULATE to be a no-op.
More than just ext2 supports "mount -o bsdgroups" nowadays,
so make the discussion about group ownership of new files a bit
mtk, with input from Ingo Molnar
Add description of SCHED_IDLE policy (new in 2.6.23).
Added BUGS text noting that before kernel 2.6.25, the ssi_int
and ssi_ptr fields are not set.
Added comments describing fields in signalfd_siginfo structure.
Update field names in example program (s/signo/ssi_signo/).
mtk / Andrew Morton
Remove statement that (SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WAIT_BEFORE |
SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WRITE | SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WAIT_AFTER) is
a traditional fdatasync(2) operation.
comments 129 to 131.
This page is now up to date as at kernel 2.6.25.
Clarify explanation of EACCES and EPERM errors.
Clarified discussion of capabilities, and noted that
CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE also has a role.
Add documentation of lutimes(), which appeared in glibc 2.6.
NOTES: Pthreads requires that all threads share the same UIDs and
GIDs. But the Linux kernel maintains separate UIDs and GIDs for
every thread. NPTL does some work to ensure that credential
changes by any thread are carried through to all POSIX threads in
Document SIGIO feature (new in 2.6.25) for inotify file descriptors.
Note that select()/poll()/epoll_wait() indicate a ready inotify
file descriptor as readable.
Document IN_ATTRIB in a little more detail.
Add list of thread-safe functions.
Add a section on the upcoming POSIX revision.
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