Thursday, November 15, 2012

man-pages-3.44 is released

I've released man-pages-3.44. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

Aside from various small fixes to a range of pages, the main changes in man-pages-3.44 are as follows:

  • The delete_module(2) and init_module(2) pages have been completely rewritten and updated to reflect Linux 2.6+ behavior.
  • A new getauxval(3) page documents the getauxval() function that was added to glibc in version 2.16.
  • The prctl(2) adds documentation of various commands.
  • The proc(5) page adds documentation of /proc/meminfo.