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I recently released man-pages-2.66.

This release is now available for download at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/manpages
or ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/manpages

Changes in this release that may be of interest to readers of this list are
noted below.

Cheers,

Michael
(man-pages maintenance is supported by Google, as a Google engineer 20%
project.)

==================== Changes in man-pages-2.66 ====================

New pages
---------

fallocate.2
David Chinner, with some input from Amit Amora and mtk
Describes the fallocate() system call, new in 2.6.23.


Changes to individual pages
---------------------------

close.2
Fredrik Noring
Add text cautioning about use of close() in
multithreaded programs.

execve.2
Ollie Wild / mtk
Add text describing limit on total size of argv + envp,
and changes that occurred with 2.6.23.

open.2
mtk, Acked by Ulrich Drepper
Added description of O_CLOEXEC (new in 2.6.23) + other
minor fixes for O_DIRECT.

recv.2
mtk
Added description of MSG_CMSG_CLOEXEC (new in 2.6.23).

sysctl.2
mtk
Strengthened the warning against using this system call
and note that it may disappear in a future kernel version.


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