Thursday, October 20, 2011

LinuxCon Europe

I'll be at LinuxCon Europe, 26-28 October, in Prague, Czech Republic. (In fact, I arrive already on Monday, 24 October.) I'll have a few copies of my book, The Linux Programming Interface, with me for sale. If you want to buy a copy (signed even, if you want!), drop me a mail (mtk AT

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

man-pages-3.35 is released

I've released man-pages-3.35. For the moment, the various pieces of the release remain at different locations than usual. The browsable online pages can be found on; the release tarball is available here on

A git repository for man-pages can be found on github

The most notable changes in man-pages-3.35 are as follows:

  • A new recvmmsg(2) page (written by Andi Kleen and me) documents the recvmmsg() system call that was added to Linux back in version 2.6.32.
  • A new setns(2) page (written by Eric Biederman) documents the setns() system call that was added in Linux 3.0.
  • Various global edits to improve the consistency of terminology used in the man pages.