Silvan Jegen | 26 Nov 11:25 2015

Re: [PING][patch] outline missed cases of secure run


Please find below a few typos I found while looking at the text.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Maria Guseva <m.guseva@...> wrote:
> So find the final patch below:
> diff --git a/man8/ b/man8/ index 8d8a759..112406e 100644
> --- a/man8/
> +++ b/man8/
>  <at>  <at>  -61,8 +61,8  <at>  <at>  of the binary if present and DT_RUNPATH attribute does not
> exist.
>  Use of DT_RPATH is deprecated.
>  .IP o
>  Using the environment variable
> -Except if the executable is a set-user-ID/set-group-ID binary,
> +(unless the executable is being run in secure-execution mode; see below).
>  in which case it is ignored.
>  .IP o
>  (ELF only) Using the directories specified in the  <at>  <at>  -166,15 +166,38  <at>  <at> 
> environment variable setting (see below).
>  .BI \-\-inhibit\-rpath " list"
>  Ignore RPATH and RUNPATH information in object names in  .IR list .
> -This option is ignored if
> -.B
> -is set-user-ID or set-group-ID.
> +This option is ignored if when running in secure-execution mode (see
> below).
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Peter Hurley | 16 Nov 22:39 2015

[PATCH] tty_ioctl.4: Remove TIOCTTYGSTRUCT ioctl info

Thankfully, TIOCTTYGSTRUCT was removed in v2.5.67 by:

    commit b3506a09d15dc5aee6d4bb88d759b157016e1864
    Author: Andries E. Brouwer <andries.brouwer@...>
    Date:   Tue Apr 1 04:42:46 2003 -0800


    Only used for (dubious) debugging purposes, and exposes
    internal kernel state.

[The git SHA is from Thomas Gleixner's history tree at]

Signed-off-by: Peter Hurley <peter@...>
 man4/tty_ioctl.4 | 8 --------
 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man4/tty_ioctl.4 b/man4/tty_ioctl.4
index 53645d8..c3bee35 100644
--- a/man4/tty_ioctl.4
+++ b/man4/tty_ioctl.4
 <at>  <at>  -471,14 +471,6  <at>  <at>  For the
 ioctl, see
 .BR console_ioctl (4).
-.SS Kernel debugging
-.B "#include <linux/tty.h>"
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Nikola Forró | 13 Nov 14:14 2015

[patch] nsswitch.conf.5: Add list of files being read when "files" service is used

This is not mentioned anywhere. Users can assume that the file being read
is something like /etc/$DATABASE, but that's not always the case. It's better
to explicitly specify which file is read for each respective database.
The list of files was acquired from glibc source code.

Signed-off-by: Nikola Forró <nforro@...>
 man5/nsswitch.conf.5 | 46 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 46 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man5/nsswitch.conf.5 b/man5/nsswitch.conf.5
index 33b1c64..c990733 100644
--- a/man5/nsswitch.conf.5
+++ b/man5/nsswitch.conf.5
 <at>  <at>  -330,6 +330,52  <at>  <at>  implements "nis" source.
 implements "nisplus" source.
+The following files are read when "files" source is specified
+for respective databases:
+.RS 4
+.TP 12
+.PD 0
+.B aliases
+.I /etc/aliases
+.B ethers
+.I /etc/ethers
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Ross Zwisler | 11 Nov 19:03 2015

[PATCH] core: Add info about DAX coredump filtering flags

Kernel 4.4 added two new core dump filtering flags, MMF_DUMP_DAX_PRIVATE

These flags allow us to explicitly filter DAX mappings.  This is desirable
because DAX mappings, like hugetlb mappings, have the potential to be very

Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@...>

The patches adding these flags have been merged for v4.4, but we're
currently still very early in the v4.4 release cycle.  I'm not sure if it's
correct to apply this documentation patch now, or if you'd rather wait
until v4.4 is actually released.

 man5/core.5 | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man5/core.5 b/man5/core.5
index fc7f927..b8a8182 100644
--- a/man5/core.5
+++ b/man5/core.5
 <at>  <at>  -288,6 +288,12  <at>  <at>  Dump private huge pages.
 bit 6 (since Linux 2.6.28)
 Dump shared huge pages.
+bit 7 (since Linux 4.4)
+Dump private DAX pages.
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Nicholas Mc Guire | 10 Nov 12:13 2015

[PATCH] getdirentries: Add a simple example rather than just referencing

The manpage of getdirentries basically just repeats the limited information
from dirent.h and does not explain the content of the returned buffer.

Further it refers the reader to "the Linux library source code for details", 
which is not really that helpful - a simple example including the need to
check available fields, and showing that the returned buffer contains 
struct direntries would simplify things.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <der.herr@...>

The ifdef ugliness is intentional as one actually can not write portable
code using getdirenties without checking these macros.

 man3/getdirentries.3 | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 44 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man3/getdirentries.3 b/man3/getdirentries.3
index 2030e3a..962710f 100644
--- a/man3/getdirentries.3
+++ b/man3/getdirentries.3
 <at>  <at>  -60,7 +60,50  <at>  <at>  If an error occurs, \-1 is returned, and
 .I errno
 is set appropriately.
-See the Linux library source code for details.
+The returned buffer contains the struct dirent of the directory entries.
+The available fields depend on the macros defined in dirent.h and need to be checked
+A basic examples usage (based on libsysio) is shown below
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Lennart Poettering | 9 Nov 17:07 2015

Confusion regarding unit of RLIMIT_RSS


The man page for setrlimit() claims that RLIMIT_RSS is to be specified
in bytes, but glibc's bits/resources.h claims it was in bytes. My
suspicion is that the header is right, and the man page wrong. But of
course, since the limit has no effect on Linux anyway, maybe this is
not the most important thing to fix, but I thought I'd at least report
the discrepancy here...


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Olivier TARTROU | 5 Nov 22:38 2015

[patch] termios.3: Add missing details on behaviour of PARMRK

For a serial terminal, with a specific configuration, input bytes with
value 0377 are passed to the program as two bytes, 0377 0377.

This (correct) behaviour is described in the documentation of the GNU
C Library (
but not in the termios.3 man page.

Problematic configuration: INPCK set, IGNPAR not set, PARMRK set,
ISTRIP not set.

This man page problem affects several users. Examples:
* ...

The patch below corrects this problem. This patch applies to release 4.02.

--- old/termios.3       2015-11-04 20:32:56.117200840 +0100
+++ new/termios.3       2015-11-04 23:31:23.165191198 +0100
 <at>  <at>  -36,6 +36,8  <at>  <at> 
 .\"     Added a section on canonical and noncanonical mode.
 .\"     Enhanced the discussion of "raw" mode for cfmakeraw().
 .\"     Document CMSPAR.
+.\" 2015-11-04, Olivier TARTROU <olivier.tartrou@...>:
+.\"     Reworked description of PARMRK from
 .TH TERMIOS 3 2015-03-02 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
 <at>  <at>  -133,8 +135,17  <at>  <at> 
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bugzilla | 5 Nov 17:47 2015

[Bug 107311] New: Wrong link on power-management.txt

            Bug ID: 107311
           Summary: Wrong link on power-management.txt
           Product: Documentation
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: man-pages
          Assignee: documentation_man-pages@...
          Reporter: javibarroso@...
        Regression: No

The link to on is not
available at this moment ( I suspect it is not longer available)

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Namhyung Kim | 3 Nov 01:18 2015

[PATCH] rtld-audit.7: tfix

Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...>
 man7/rtld-audit.7 | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man7/rtld-audit.7 b/man7/rtld-audit.7
index d0f7563..643bc57 100644
--- a/man7/rtld-audit.7
+++ b/man7/rtld-audit.7
 <at>  <at>  -400,7 +400,7  <at>  <at>  If different
 invocations for this symbol return different values,
 then the maximum returned value is used.
-.BR la_pltenter ()
+.BR la_pltexit ()
 function is called only if this buffer is
 explicitly set to a suitable value.



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