Commit a23b0c5a authored by Michael Kerrisk's avatar Michael Kerrisk
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Changes: Ready for 5.12


Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
parent 41343ba5
......@@ -10,6 +10,45 @@ The following people contributed patches/fixes or (noted in brackets
in the changelog below) reports, notes, and ideas that have been
incorporated in changes in this release:
Ahelenia Ziemiańska <nabijaczleweli@nabijaczleweli.xyz>
Akihiro Motoki <amotoki@gmail.com>
Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
Alyssa Ross <hi@alyssa.is>
Aurelien Aptel <aaptel@suse.com>
Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Bruce Merry <bmerry@ska.ac.za>
Chris Keilbart <keilbartchris@gmail.com>
Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>
dann frazier <dann.frazier@canonical.com>
Dmitry V. Levin <ldv@altlinux.org>
Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
Jakub Wilk <jwilk@jwilk.net>
James O. D. Hunt <jamesodhunt@gmail.com>
Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Jon Murphy <jonmurphy1618@gmail.com>
Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
Katsuhiro Numata <byakkomon@gmail.com>
Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Mark Kettenis <kettenis@openbsd.org>
Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
Sargun Dhillon <sargun@sargun.me>
Stefan Puiu <stefan.puiu@gmail.com>
Štěpán Němec <stepnem@gmail.com>
thomasavoss <thomasavoss@protonmail.com>
Topi Miettinen <toiwoton@gmail.com>
Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.pizza>
Utkarsh Singh <utkarsh190601@gmail.com>
Vishwajith K <vishuvikas1996@gmail.com>
Walter Harms <wharms@bfs.de>
Yang Xu <xuyang2018.jy@fujitsu.com>
Zhiheng Li <phoenix_lzh@sina.com>
наб <nabijaczleweli@nabijaczleweli.xyz>
Apologies if I missed anyone!
......@@ -17,19 +56,335 @@ Apologies if I missed anyone!
New and rewritten pages
-----------------------
seccomp_unotify.2
Michael Kerrisk [Tycho Andersen, Jann Horn, Kees Cook, Christian Brauner
Sargun Dhillon]
New page documenting the seccomp user-space notification mechanism
MAX.3
Alejandro Colomar
New page to document MAX() and MIN()
Newly documented interfaces in existing pages
---------------------------------------------
seccomp.2
Tycho Andersen [MichaelKerrisk]
Document SECCOMP_GET_NOTIF_SIZES
Tycho Andersen
Document SECCOMP_FILTER_FLAG_NEW_LISTENER [Michael Kerrisk]
Tycho Andersen
Document SECCOMP_RET_USER_NOTIF [Michael Kerrisk]
set_mempolicy.2
Huang Ying [Alejandro Colomar, "Huang, Ying"]
Add mode flag MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING
userfaultfd.2
Peter Xu [Alejandro Colomar, Mike Rapoport]
Add UFFD_FEATURE_THREAD_ID docs
Peter Xu [Alejandro Colomar, Mike Rapoport]
Add write-protect mode docs
proc.5
Michael Kerrisk
Document /proc/sys/vm/sysctl_hugetlb_shm_group
system_data_types.7
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'blksize_t'
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'blkcnt_t'
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'mode_t'
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'struct sockaddr'
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'cc_t'
Alejandro Colomar
Add 'socklen_t'
New and changed links
---------------------
blkcnt_t.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
blksize_t.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
cc_t.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
MIN.3
Michael Kerrisk
New link to MIN.3
mode_t.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
sockaddr.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
socklen_t.3
Alejandro Colomar
New link to system_data_types(7)
Global changes
--------------
Many pages
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Use syscall(SYS_...); for system calls without a wrapper
Many pages
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Document why each header is required
Many pages
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Remove unused includes
Various pages
Alejandro Colomar
Add note about the use of syscall(2)
Various pages
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Miscellaneous fixes to includes
A few pages
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Add missing 'const'
Changes to individual pages
---------------------------
dup.2
Michael Kerrisk
Rewrite the description of dup() somewhat
As can be seen by any number of StackOverflow questions, people
persistently misunderstand what dup() does, and the existing manual
page text, which talks of "copying" a file descriptor doesn't help.
Rewrite the text a little to try to prevent some of these
misunderstandings, in particular noting at the start that dup()
allocates a new file descriptor.
Michael Kerrisk
Clarify what silent closing means
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Use consistent comments through pages
epoll_wait.2
Alejandro Colomar
Move misplaced subsection to NOTES from BUGS
execveat.2
Michael Kerrisk
Library support has been added in glibc 2.34
_exit.2
Michael Kerrisk
Add a little more detail on the raw _exit() system cal
exit_group.2
Alejandro Colomar
Use 'noreturn' in prototypes
flock.2
Aurelien Aptel [Alejandro Colomar]
Add CIFS details
CIFS flock() locks behave differently than the standard.
Give an overview of those differences.
ioperm.2
Alejandro Colomar
Remove obvious comment
memfd_create.2
mmap.2
shmget.2
Michael Kerrisk [Yang Xu]
Document the EPERM error for huge page allocations
This error can occur if the caller is does not have CAP_IPC_LOCK
and is not a member of the sysctl_hugetlb_shm_group.
mmap.2
Bruce Merry
Clarify that MAP_POPULATE is best-effort
mount.2
Topi Miettinen
Document SELinux use of MS_NOSUID mount flag
open.2
Alejandro Colomar [Walter Harms]
Fix bug in linkat(2) call example
AT_EMPTY_PATH works with empty strings (""), but not with NULL
(or at least it's not obvious).
Michael Kerrisk
Make it clearer that an FD is an index into the process's FD table
Sometimes people are confused, thinking a file descriptor is just a
number....
perfmonctl.2
Michael Kerrisk
This system call was removed in Linux 5.10
pipe.2
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Fix incorrect prototype
Michael Kerrisk
Rearrange SYNOPSIS so that minority version pipe() is at end
ptrace.2
Dmitry V. Levin [Alejandro Colomar, Mathieu Desnoyers]
Mention PTRACE_GET_SYSCALL_INFO in RETURN VALUE section
seccomp.2
Michael Kerrisk
Reorder list of SECCOMP_SET_MODE_FILTER flags alphabetically
(No content changes.)
Michael Kerrisk
SEE ALSO: add seccomp_unotify(2)
select.2
Michael Kerrisk
Strengthen the warning regarding the low value of FD_SETSIZE
All modern code should avoid select(2) in favor of poll(2)
or epoll(7).
Michael Kerrisk
Relocate sentence about the fd_set value-result arguments to BUGS
syscalls.2
Michael Kerrisk
perfmonctl(2) was removed in Linux 5.10
bswap.3
Alejandro Colomar
bswap_*() are implemented using functions
Even though it's true that they are macros,
it's transparent to the user.
The user will see their results casted to unsigned types
after the conversion due to the underlying functions,
so it's better to document these as the underlying functions,
specifying the types.
cmsg.3
unix.7
Michael Kerrisk
Refer to seccomp_unotify(2) for an example of SCM_RIGHTS usage
cpow.3
Alejandro Colomar
Use 'complex' after the type consistently
ctime.3
Michael Kerrisk [Katsuhiro Numata]
Restore documentation of 'tm_gmtoff' field
errno.3
Alejandro Colomar [Florian Weimer, Mark Kettenis]
Fix ENODATA text
ENODATA is an XSI STREAMS extension (not base POSIX).
exec.3
Josh Triplett [Alejandro Colomar]
Clarify that execvpe() uses PATH from the caller, not envp
Josh Triplett [Alejandro Colomar]
Fix description of 'e' variants
The envp argument specifies the environment of the new process
image, not "the environment of the caller".
fflush.3
Alejandro Colomar
SEE ALSO: Add fpurge(3)
getline.3
наб [Ahelenia Ziemiańska, Alejandro Colomar]
!*lineptr is sufficient
No implementation or spec requires *n to be 0 to allocate
a new buffer.
getopt.3
James O. D. Hunt [Alejandro Colomar]
Clarify behaviour
printf.3
Utkarsh Singh [Alejandro Colomar]
Add overall structure of format string
pthread_attr_setinheritsched.3
pthread_attr_setschedparam.3
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Use 'restrict' in prototypes
pthread_mutexattr_setrobust.3
Michael Kerrisk
Note that the *_np() APIs are deprecated since glibc 2.34
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Remove incorrect 'const'
pthread_mutex_consistent.3
Michael Kerrisk
Note that pthread_mutexattr_setrobust() is now deprecated
pthread_yield.3
Michael Kerrisk
Note that this function is deprecated since glibc 2.34
rpc.3
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Fix prototypes (misc.)
scanf.3
Alyssa Ross [Alejandro Colomar]
Clarify that %n supports type modifiers
xdr.3
Alejandro Colomar
SYNOPSIS: Fix prototype types
Use the same types glibc uses, and add a missing 'const'.
capabilities.7
Michael Kerrisk
CAP_IPC_LOCK also governs memory allocation using huge pages
environ.7
Josh Triplett [Alejandro Colomar]
Remove obsolete admonishment of the GZIP environment variable
kernel_lockdown.7
dann frazier [Alejandro Colomar]
Remove description of lifting via SysRq (not upstream)
The patch that implemented lockdown lifting via SysRq ended up
getting dropped[*] before the feature was merged upstream. Having
the feature documented but unsupported has caused some confusion
for our users.
mount_namespaces.7
namespaces.7
Michael Kerrisk
Relocate reference to pam_namespace(8) from namespaces.7 to
mount_namespaces.7.
signal.7
Michael Kerrisk
Add reference to seccomp_unotify(2)
The seccomp user-space notification feature can cause changes in
the semantics of SA_RESTART with respect to system calls that
would never normally be restarted. Point the reader to the page
that provide further details.
vsock.7
Alyssa Ross
ioctls are on /dev/vsock, not sockets
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