Wednesday, May 3, 2017

man-pages-4.11 is released

I've released man-pages-4.11. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from over 30 contributors. It includes more than 300 commits changing over 100 pages. The changes include the addition of 5 pages, significant rewriting of 1 other page, and enhancements to many other pages.

Among the more significant changes in man-pages-4.11 are the following:

  • Two new pages, userfaultfd(2) and ioctl_userfaultfd(2), written by me and Mike Rapoport, document the userfaultfd() system call that was added in Linux 4.3, along with associated ioctl() operations that can be performed on the file descriptor returned by that system call.
  • A new statx(2) man page, written by David Howells, documents the statx() system call that was added in the just-released Linux 4.11 kernel.
  • A new pthread_atfork(3) manual page documents the pthread_atfork() library function.
  • The slabinfo(5) has been heavily updated to reflect current kernel details.

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