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    Subjectman-pages-3.40 is released
    Gidday,

    I've released man-pages-3.40.tar.gz - man pages for Linux.

    Tarball download:
    http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/download.html
    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_3.40

    A short summary of the release is blogged at:
    http://linux-man-pages.blogspot.com/2012/05/man-pages-340-is-released.html

    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-3.40 ====================

    New and rewritten pages
    -----------------------

    process_vm_readv.2
    Mike Frysinger, Christopher Yeoh, Michael Kerrisk
    New page for process_vm_readv(2) and process_vm_writev(2)

    mcheck.3
    Michael Kerrisk
    New man page for mcheck(3) and related functions
    Also describes mcheck_check_all(3), mcheck_pedantic(3),
    and mprobe(3)


    Changes to individual pages
    ---------------------------

    clock_getres.2
    Michael Kerrisk
    Clarify difference between CLOCK_MONOTONIC and CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW
    Note interactions of these two clocks with discontinuous
    adjustments to the system time and NTP/adjtime(2).

    gettimeofday.2
    Michael Kerrisk
    gettimeofday() is affected by discontinuous jumps in the system time
    Advise reader to use clock_gettime(2), if they need a
    monotonically increasing time source.

    prctl.2
    Michael Kerrisk
    Add PR_TASK_PERF_EVENTS_DISABLE and PR_TASK_PERF_EVENTS_ENABLE
    Add some basic documentation of these operations, with a pointer to
    tools/perf/design.txt for more information.

    --
    Michael Kerrisk
    Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
    Author of "The Linux Programming Interface"; http://man7.org/tlpi/


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