NAMEmissing - missing manual pages
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page intends to document which manual pages are missing in various sections. Bug reports against the package manpages-dev or manpages were opened for all of them through the Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS). Some of these bug reports were reported upstream while some weren't. Upstream, however, is not able to create arbitrary manpages without additional information and additional spare time. Hence, it's completely useless to simply report them upstream. Manpages represent an important means of documentation which can easily be read and converted into various formats. They are very helpful for checking how things work, rather than for a tutorial. If you notice that more pages are missing, please try to find additional information and report it as wishlist bug against this package. If you are confident with the issue, please write up a preliminary manpage and attach it to the bug report. It doesn't matter if your English is bad or if you mixed up markup, as long as the content can be used as source for a new manpage. A detailed documentation on how to write manpages is available in man(7). When writing manual pages please ensure that they are conforming with The Single UNIX Specification (see below). Linux ought to be conforming to this specification. Differences need to be documented, in additional sections, though.
MISSING PAGESThe following is a list of missing pages sorted by section and bug number. If you can contribute content or even a manual page, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org where nnnnn refers to the bug number from below. Section 2 - System calls Bug#235963 timer_create(2) - create a per-process timer Section 3 - Library calls Bug#123999 obstack_alloc(3) - allocate memory obstack_free(3) - free formerly allocated memory obstack_copy(3) - allocate block with content obstack_copy0(3) - allocate block with content, zero terminated obstack_blank(3) - increase object size obstack_grow(3) - increase object size with content obstack_grow0(3) - increase object size with content, zero term. obstack_1grow(3) - increase object size by 1 character obstack_ptr_grow(3) - increase object size by value of pointer obstack_int_grow(3) - increase object size by sizeof(int) obstack_finish(3) - finish growing of an obstack object obstack_object_size(3) - return the size of an obstack object obstack_room(3) - available room in current chunk obstack_1grow_fast(3) - fast increase object size by 1 character obstack_ptr_grow_fast(3) - fast increase object by pointer value obstack_int_grow_fast(3) - fast increase object size by sizeof(int) obstack_blank_fast(3) - fast increase object size obstack_base(3) - return tentative address of beginning obstack_next_free(3) - return address of the first free byte obstack_object_size(3) - return size of currently growing object obstack_alignment_mask(3) - alter mask assignment obstack_chunk_size(3) - return chunk size of given obstack obstack_init(3) - initialize use of an obstack sigrelse(3), sigignore(3), sigpause(3) - signal management Bug#147778 sigwait(2) - wait for queued signals Bug#160225 sem_close(3) - close a named semaphore sem_destroy(3) - destroy an unnamed semaphore sem_getvalue(3) - get the value of a semaphore sem_init(3) - initialize an unnamed semaphore sem_open(3) - initialize/open a named semaphore sem_post(3) - increment the count of a semaphore sem_trywait(3), sem_wait(3) - acquire or wait for a semaphore sem_unlink(3) - remove a named semaphore Bug#172139 wcstol(3) - convert a wide-character string to a long integer Bug#155334 pthread_mutex(3) - Mutex routines for threads Bug#182706 fopencookie(3) - open stream for communicating with the cookie Bug#202022 rcmd_af(3), rresvport_af(3), iruserok_sa(3) - routines for returning a stream to a remote command (see rcmd(3)). Bug#208856 cap_set_proc(3), cap_get_proc(3) - POSIX capability manipulation on processes capsetp(3), capgetp(3) - Linux specific capability manipulation on arbitrary processes Bug#235967 if_nametoindex(3) - map network interface name to corresponding index. Bug#268121 rpmatch(3) - determine whether a response is affirmative or negative. Bug#349388 argp_parse(3) - main interface to argp. Bug#581722 mallinfo(3) - Additional information about malloc(3). Section 4 - Special files Bug#209323 pty(4) - pseudo terminal driver Section 9 - Kernel routines Bug#102724 Mandrake seems to deliver section 9 manual pages, though their source is obscure and they do seem to be out-dated. Nevertheless, some section 9 manpages would be nice, indeed. Bug#179475 bdflush(9) - flush buffers to disk kapmd(9) - kernel APM thread keventd(9) - manage hotplug events khubd(9) - kernel USB hub daemon thread kjournald(9) - maintain the filesystem journal ksoftirqd(9) - software handling of incoming IRQs kswapd(9) - kernel swap daemon thread kupdated(9) - flush the journal scsi_eh(9) - kernel SCSI error handler thread
SEE ALSOundocumented(3), undocumented(7), man(7). Debian Bug Tracking System at <//bugs.debian.org/manpages-dev>, the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2, at <//www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/toc.htm>, the Single UNIX Specification, Version 3, at <//www.UNIX- systems.org/version3/>. MISSING(7)