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Date:	Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:50:58 +1300
From:	"Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To:	lkml <>
Subject: man-pages-3.36 is released


I've released man-pages-3.36.tar.gz - man pages for Linux.

Now that I've sorted out access, many of the release
artifacts are in the traditional locations, but there are a few
changes that are likely permanent as well. Details below.

Tarball download:
Git repository:
Online changelog:

A short summary of the release is blogged at:

The current version of the pages is browsable at:

A few changes in this release that may be of interest to readers of
this list are given below.



==================== Changes in man-pages-3.36 ====================

New and rewritten pages

    Michael Kerrisk  [Stephan Mueller]
        New page for sendmmsg(2)
            Some pieces inspired by an initial attempt by Stephan Mueller.

Newly documented interfaces in existing pages

    Lucian Adrian Grijincu
        Document FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE
            FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE was added in Linux 2.6.38,
            for punching holes in the allocated space in a file.

Changes to individual pages

    Christoph Hellwig
        Various improvements
            - explain the situation with disk caches better
            - remove the duplicate fdatasync() explanation in the NOTES
            - remove an incorrect note about fsync() generally requiring two
            - remove an obsolete ext2 example note
            - fsync() works on any file descriptor (doesn't need to be
              writable); correct the EBADF error code explanation

    Clemens Ladisch
        Update notes on modifying quantum
            Since Linux 2.6.24, it is no longer possible to
            modify the SCHED_RR quantum using setpriority(2).
            (Slight edits to Clemens' patch by mtk.)

    Michael Kerrisk  []
        Clarify what is duplicated in the child
            Add some words to make it clear to the reader that vfork(),
            like fork(), creates duplicates of process attributes
            in the child.
    Michae Kerrisk
        Note clone() flags equivalent to vfork()
        Add some notes on reasons why vfork() still exists
        Clarify that calling *thread* is suspended during vfork()
        CONFORMING TO: Note that POSIX.1-2001 marked vfork() obsolete

    Michael Kerrisk  [Junjiro Okajima]
        Document %E specifier for core_pattern

    Michael Kerrisk
        Document _ISOC11_SOURCE

Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
Author of "The Linux Programming Interface";
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