Tuesday, July 8, 2008

man-pages-3.03 is released

I've uploaded man-pages-3.03 into the release directory (or view the online pages). Notable changes in man-pages-3.03 are:

  • A new cpuset(7) page, written by Paul Jackson, describes the cpuset file system, the mechanism introduced in Linux 2.6.12 for confining processes to designated processors and nodes. This enormous page becomes the fourth largest in man-pages. Thanks for a great contribution Paul!

  • A new getcpu(2) page, written by Andi Kleen, to document the getcpu(2) system call, introduced in Linux 2.6.19.

  • A new sched_getcpu(3) page documents a glibc wrapper for getcpu(2).

  • The readdir(3) page adds a description of readdir_r(3), the reentrant analog of readdir(3).

  • The signal(7) page adds a section on system call restarting (SA_RESTART), and describes the aberrant Linux behavior whereby a stop signal plus SIGCONT can interrupt some system calls, even if no signal handler has been established.

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