[arch-dev-public] [singoff] man-pages 3.30-1

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Fri Nov 5 18:48:07 CET 2010

upstream update. please signoff.


==================== Changes in man-pages-3.30 ====================

New and rewritten pages

    Andi Kleen
        New page documenting kexec_load(2)
    Michael Kerrisk
        Add license
    Michael Kerrisk
        Incorporate fixes from Eric W. Biederman
            Eric noted that a few instances of "virtual" should
            be "physical" and noted:

                There is an expectation that at hand off from sys_kexec
                that virtual and physical addresses will be identity
                mapped. But this isn't the old Alpha booting convention
                where you have a virtual address and then you have to
                parse the page table to figure out where your kernel
                was actually loaded. Michael Kerrisk
        Additions and edits by mtk
            Various wording and layout improvements.
            Fixed the name of a constant:
                s/KEXEC_ARCH_I386/KEXEC_ARCH_386/. Added RETURN VALUE
                and ERRORS sections. Added VERSIONS section
            Note that CONFIG_KEXEC is needed
            Removed details of using syscall; the reader can find them
                in syscall(2).
            Added some details for KEXEC_PRESERVE_CONTEXT.
            Revised the text mentioning the kernel header, since it is
            not yet exported, and it's not certain that it will be.

    Michael Kerrisk
        New page documenting lio_listio(3)

Newly documented interfaces in existing pages

    Andi Kleen
        Document LINUX_REBOOT_KEXEC

    Michael Kerrisk
        Document CLONE_NEWIPC
    Michael Kerrisk
        Document CLONE_NEWNET
    Lucian Adrian Grijincu
        Improve description of CLONE_NEWNET
            CLONE_NEWNET creates a new network namespace from scratch.
            You don't have anything from the old network namespace in
            the new one. Even the loopback device is new.
    Michael Kerrisk
        Document CLONE_SYSVSEM
    Michael Kerrisk
        Document CLONE_NEWUTS
    Michael Kerrisk
        Relocate discussion of CAP_SYS_ADMIN to CLONE_NEWNS section
            And rewrite the EPERM description to be more general in
            preparation for the new flags to be documented.

Global changes

Various pages
    Michael Kerrisk
        Add reference to feature_test_macros(7)
            Some pages simply list feature test macro requirements in
            the form:

                #define #GNU_SOURCE
                #include <someheader.h>

            For these pages, add a "See feature_test_macros(7)" comment
            on the "#define" line.

Various pages
    David Prevot
        Use greater consistency in NAME line
        (Remove definite article at start of descriptiive clause.)

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