Bug 885740

Summary: open(2) should document O_PATH
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Florian Weimer <fweimer>
Component: man-pagesAssignee: Peter Schiffer <pschiffe>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: lczerner, pschiffe
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Fixed In Version: man-pages-3.51-2.fc19 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Florian Weimer 2012-12-10 09:10:09 EST
Description of problem:

The open(2) manual page does not document the O_PATH flag.

O_PATH was added in kernel commit 1abf0c718f15a56a0a435588d1b104c7a37dc9bd and was first released in version 2.6.39.  fstat support was added in commit 55815f70147dcfa3ead5738fd56d3574e2e3c1c2 (kernel 3.6).

I haven't got a concise description of the flag's semantics, I'm afraid.

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Comment 2 Peter Schiffer 2013-01-08 09:04:25 EST
This issue was discussed on man-pages mailing list, but without any results so far:
Comment 3 Peter Schiffer 2013-07-22 06:08:30 EDT
fixed in rawhide:
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-22 06:58:38 EDT
man-pages-3.51-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-22 07:32:10 EDT
man-pages-3.43-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-22 21:03:51 EDT
Package man-pages-3.51-2.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing man-pages-3.51-2.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-08-01 23:20:40 EDT
man-pages-3.43-2.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-08-01 23:22:55 EDT
man-pages-3.51-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.