Friday, January 23, 2009 2010 in Wellington

For it's 11th time out, returns to New Zealand again in 2010. (YAY!!) Congratulations to the successful bidders from Wellington! The conference will run from Monday 18 January to Saturday 23 January. The organizers' website is

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Speaking at LCA 2009

Late notice (but that's all I got)... I'll be speaking at LCA 2009 in Hobart, Australia, on 22 Jan, considering what happens when kernel and userland don't talk.

Update: my presentation slides can be found here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

man-pages-3.17 is released

I've uploaded man-pages-3.17 into the release directory (or view the online pages). Notable changes in man-pages-3.17 are:

  • A new endian(3) page documents functions added in glibc 2.9 that convert between host byte order and little- and big-endian order: htobe16(), htole16(), be16toh(), le16toh(), htobe32(), htole32(), be32toh(), le32toh(), htobe64(), htole64(), be64toh(), and le64toh().

  • A new getifaddrs(3) page documents the getifaddrs() and freeifaddrs() library functions.

  • 8 new pages describe various character sets: cp1251(7), iso-8859-10(7), iso_8859-13(7), iso_8859-14(7), iso_8859-3(7), iso_8859-5(7), iso_8859-8(7), and koi8-u(7). Thanks to Lefteris Dimitroulakis for contributing these!

  • And various smaller changes in many other pages.

Tasmanian Devil

Monday, January 12, 2009

man-pages-3.16 is released

I've uploaded man-pages-3.16 into the release directory (or view the online pages). Notable changes in man-pages-3.16 are:

  • A new pthread_getcpuclockid(3) page documents pthread_getcpuclockid().
  • A new libc(7) page provides an overview of the standard C library implementations on Linux.
  • A new rtld-audit(7) page provides an overview of the dynamic linker auditing API (modeled on the Solaris API): the functions la_version(), la_objsearch(), la_activity(), la_objopen(), la_objclose(), la_preinit(), la_symbind(), la_pltenter(), and la_pltexit().
  • The page adds documentation of the LD_AUDIT and LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variables.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

See you at LCA 2009

It's too much fun to miss, so I finally made the booking... I'm going to LCA 2009 (19-24 Jan), in Hobart, Australia!