This manual page intends to document which manual pages are missing in
various sections. Bug reports against the package manpages-dev or man-
pages were opened for all of them through the Debian Bug Tracking Sys-
tem (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 man-
page and attach it to the bug report. It doesn't matter if your Eng-
lish 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 conform-
ing to this specification. Differences need to be documented, in addi-
tional sections, though.
The following is a list of missing pages sorted by section and bug num-
ber. 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
Section 3 - Library calls
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
obstack_blank_fast(3) - fast increase object size
obstack_base(3) - return tentative address of beginning
cap_set_proc(3), cap_get_proc(3) - POSIX capability manipulation
capsetp(3), capgetp(3) - Linux specific capability manipulation
on arbitrary processes
argp_parse(3) - main interface to argp.
Section 9 - Kernel routines
Mandrake seems to deliver section 9 manual pages, though their
source is obscure and they do seem to be out-dated. Neverthe-
less, some section 9 manpages would be nice, indeed.
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
undocumented(3), undocumented(7), man(7).
Debian Bug Tracking System at <http://bugs.debian.org/manpages-dev>,
the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2, at <http://www.open-
group.org/onlinepubs/007908799/toc.htm>, the Single UNIX Specification,
Version 3, at <http://www.UNIX-systems.org/version3/>.
Debian GNU/Linux December 14th, 2001 MISSING(7)
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