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Subjectman-pages-2.79 is released
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Gidday

I've released man-pages-2.79.

This release is now available for download at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/man-pages
or ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/man-pages

A full list of the changes in this release can be seen at
http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/changelog.html
A summary of the changes in this release that may be of interest to readers
of this list is provided below.

Cheers,

Michael


==================== Changes in man-pages-2.79 ====================

New pages
---------

timerfd_create.2
mtk, with input and review from Davide Libenzi
Documents the timerfd_create(), timerfd_settime(), and
timerfd_gettime() system calls, which are new in 2.6.25.


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

syslog.2
Jeremy Kerr
Add info on command type 10.
Add details on types 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Minor grammar fix.
mtk
Update LOG_BUF_LEN details.
Update RETURN VALUE section.
Notes capability requirements under EPERM error.
Minor fix to description of type==3 and type==4.
Other minor edits.

proc.5
Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao
Update /proc/[number]/cmdline description.
It used to be true that the command line arguments were
not accessible when the process had been swapped out.
In ancient kernels (circa 2.0.*) the problem was that the
kernel relied on get_phys_addr to access the user space buffer,
which stopped working as soon as the process was swapped out.
Recent kernels use get_user_pages for the same purpose and thus
they should not have that limitation.

epoll.7
Davide Libenzi / mtk
Clarify the somewhat unintuitive behavior that occurs if a file
descriptor in an epoll set is closed while other file descriptors
referring to the same underlying open file description remain
open.
See also http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/596462/.
mtk
Clarify error that occurs if we add an epoll fd to its own set.
mtk
A few minor rewordings.
mtk, after a note by Chris Heath
Rework Q1/A1, describing what happens when adding the same
file descriptor twice to an epoll set, and when adding duplicate
file descriptors to the same epoll set.
Heikki Orsila / mtk / Davide Libenzi
Clarify Q9/A9 to discuss packet/token-oriented files.
mtk, after comments by Devide Libenzi and Chris Heath
Added Q0/A0, making explicit that the key for items in an epoll
set is [file descriptor, open file description].
mtk, after a note by Ron Burk
Change A3, to note that when events are available,
the epoll file descriptor will indicate as being readable.
mtk
Add some further explanation to Q5/A5 about why an epoll file
descriptor cannot be passed across a Unix domain socket.

--
Michael Kerrisk
Maintainer of the Linux man-pages project
http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Want to report a man-pages bug? Look here:
http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html


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