Friday, February 2, 2018

man-pages-4.15 is released

I've released man-pages-4.15. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from 26 contributors. Just over 200 commits changed around 75 pages. In addition, 3 new manual pages were added.

Among the more significant changes in man-pages-4.15 are the following:

  • A new vsock(7) page, written by Stefan Hajnoczi, documents the the VSOCK socket address family.
  • A new network_namespaces(7) page, based on content moved from the existing namespaces(7) page with a few additions, documents network namespaces.
  • A new s390_sthyi(2) page, written by QingFeng Hao, documents the s390 specific system call of the same name.
  • With some help from Tejun Heo and Roman Gushchin, I've substantially enhanced the cgroups(7) page. The page has more than doubled in size and among many other changes, it now contains a description of the "thread mode" feature added in Linux 4.14.