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Date:   Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:20:27 +0100
From:   "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@...il.com>
To:     lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Cc:     mtk.manpages@...il.com, Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@...il.com>
Subject: man-pages-5.10 is released

Gidday,

For this release, Alejandro (Alex) Colomar has joined me
as a comaintainer and we are proud to announce:

    man-pages-5.10 - man pages for Linux

This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and
comments from around 25 contributors. The release includes 
just over 150 commits that changed around 140 pages.

Tarball download:
    http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/download.html
Git repository:
    https://git.kernel.org/cgit/docs/man-pages/man-pages.git/
Online changelog:
    http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/changelog.html#release_5.10

A short summary of the release is blogged at:
https://linux-man-pages.blogspot.com/2020/12/man-pages-510-is-released.html

The current version of the pages is browsable at:
http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/

A selection of changes in this release that may be of interest
to readers of LKML is shown below.

Cheers,

Michael

==================== Changes in man-pages-5.10 ====================


Newly documented interfaces in existing pages
---------------------------------------------

access.2
    Michael Kerrisk
        Document faccessat2()
            faccessat2() was added in Linux 5.8 and enables a fix to
            longstanding bugs in the faccessat() wrapper function.

membarrier.2
    Peter Oskolkov  [Alejandro Colomar]
        Update for Linux 5.10
            Linux kernel commit 2a36ab717e8fe678d98f81c14a0b124712719840
            (part of 5.10 release) changed sys_membarrier prototype/parameters
            and added two new commands [MEMBARRIER_CMD_PRIVATE_EXPEDITED_RSEQ
            and MEMBARRIER_CMD_REGISTER_PRIVATE_EXPEDITED_RSEQ].

mount.2
statfs.2
    Ross Zwisler
        Add NOSYMFOLLOW flags to mount(2) and statfs(2)


Changes to individual pages
---------------------------

cacheflush.2
    Alejandro Colomar
        Document Architecture-specific variants
    Alejandro Colomar  [Heinrich Schuchardt]
        Document __builtin___clear_cache() as a more portable alternative

clone.2
sigaltstack.2
    Michael Kerrisk
        clone(CLONE_VM) disables the alternate signal stack

mmap.2
    Michael Kerrisk
        Clarify SIGBUS text and treatment of partial page at end of a mapping

perf_event_open.2
    Namhyung Kim  [Alejandro Colomar]
        Update man page with recent kernel changes

sigaltstack.2
    Michael Kerrisk
        Clarify that the alternate signal stack is per-thread

timer_getoverrun.2
    Michael Kerrisk
        timer_getoverrun() now clamps the overrun count to DELAYTIMER_MAX
            See https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12665.

uselib.2
posix_memalign.3
profil.3
rtime.3
    Michael Kerrisk
        Remove some text about libc/libc5
            With this change, there remain almost no vestiges of information
            about the long defunct Linux libc.

signal.7
    Michael Kerrisk  [Heinrich Schuchardt, Dave Martin]
        Add some details on the execution of signal handlers
            Add a "big picture" of what happens when a signal handler
            is invoked.

tcp.7
    Alejandro Colomar  [Philip Rowlands]
        tcp_syncookies: It is now an integer [0, 2]
            Since Linux kernel 3.12, tcp_syncookies can have the value 2,
            which sends out cookies unconditionally.

-- 
Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: http://man7.org/training/

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