Monday, April 23, 2012

man-pages-3.39 is released

I've released man-pages-3.39. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

The most notable changes in man-pages-3.39 are as follows:

  • A new malloc_trim(3) page (by me) documents the malloc_trim() function.
  • A new malloc_usable_size(3) page (by me) documents the malloc_usable_size() function.
  • The prctl(2) page adds documentation of the PR_SET_MM operation, thanks to Cyrill Gorcunov
  • Rewrites of a large part of nsswitch.conf(5) to clarify the text and bring it up to date, thanks to Mark Bannister