|From:||"Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||man-pages-3.37 is released|
|Date:||Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:27:53 +1300|
Gidday, I've released man-pages-3.37.tar.gz - man pages for Linux. Now that I've sorted out kernel.org access, many of the release artifacts are in the traditional locations, but there are a few changes that are likely permanent as well. Details below. Tarball download: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/man-pages/ Git repository: http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/docs/man-pages/man-pages.git Online changelog: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/changelog.html#release_3.37 A short summary of the release is blogged at: http://linux-man-pages.blogspot.com/2012/03/man-pages-337... The current version of the pages is browsable at: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/ A few changes in this release that may be of interest to readers of this list are given below. Cheers, Michael ==================== Changes in man-pages-3.37 ==================== New and rewritten pages ----------------------- getent.1 Mark R. Bannister New page to document 'getent' binary provided by glibc Changes to individual pages --------------------------- bdflush.2 Michael Kerrisk Note that bdflush() is deprecated, and does nothing nfsservctl.2 Michael Kerrisk Note that this system call was removed in Linux 3.1 ptrace.2 Denys Vlasenko [Oleg Nesterov, Tejun Heo] add extended description of various ptrace quirks Changes include: s/parent/tracer/g, s/child/tracee/g - ptrace interface now is sufficiently cleaned up to not treat tracing process as parent. Deleted several outright false statements: - pid 1 can be traced - tracer is not shown as parent in ps output - PTRACE_ATTACH is not "the same behavior as if tracee had done a PTRACE_TRACEME": PTRACE_ATTACH delivers a SIGSTOP. - SIGSTOP _can_ be injected. - Removed mentions of SunOS and Solaris as irrelevant. - Added a few more known bugs. Added a large block of text in DESCRIPTION which doesn't focus on mechanical description of each flag and operation, but rather tries to describe a bigger picture. The targeted audience is a person which is reasonably knowledgeable in Unix but did not spend years working with ptrace, and thus may be unaware of its quirks. This text went through several iterations of review by Oleg Nesterov and Tejun Heo. This block of text intentionally uses as little markup as possible, otherwise future modifications to it will be very hard to make. Michael Kerrisk Global clean-up of page * Wording and formatting fixes to existing text and Denys Vlasenko's new text. * Various technical amendments and improvements to Denys Vlasenko's new text. * Added FIXME for various problems with the current text. Michael Kerrisk Integrated changes after further review from Denys Vlasenko syscalls.2 Michael Kerrisk Note that nfsservctl(2) was removed in Linux 3.1 Note that bdflush(2) is deprecated capabilities.7 Michael Kerrisk Add CAP_WAKE_ALARM Michael Kerrisk Add various operations under CAP_SYS_ADMIN Add perf_event_open(2) to CAP_SYS_ADMIN Add VM86_REQUEST_IRQ vm86(2) command to CAP_SYS_ADMIN Update CAP_NET_ADMIN with notes from include/linux/capability.h Add nfsservctl(2) to CAP_SYS_ADMIN Michael Kerrisk Add ioctl(FIBMAP) under CAP_SYS_RAWIO Michael Kerrisk Add virtual terminal ioctl()s under CAP_SYS_TTY_CONFIG Michael Kerrisk Update CAP_NET_RAW with notes from include/linux/capability.h Michael Kerrisk Add F_SETPIPE_SZ case to CAP_SYS_RESOURCE Add POSIX messages queues queues_max case to CAP_SYS_RESOURCE Update CAP_SYS_RESOURCE with notes from include/linux/capability.h Michael Kerrisk SEE ALSO: Add libcap(3) ld.so.8 Michael Kerrisk Add --audit command-line option -- Michael Kerrisk Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/ Author of "The Linux Programming Interface"; http://man7.org/tlpi/ -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
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