Bug 143917 - readahead(1) manual page or other doc needed
Summary: readahead(1) manual page or other doc needed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: readahead
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-01 10:36 UTC by Ed Avis
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:58:09 UTC

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Description Ed Avis 2005-01-01 10:36:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
There is /usr/sbin/readahead but no readahead(1) manual page for it
and it doesn't grok --help or --version.  It would be useful to have a
brief manpage and help text saying what this program does.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
% man 1 readahead
% /usr/sbin/readahead --help

Actual Results:  No manual page.  readahead --help seems to do nothing
(not even 'unrecognized option --help').

Expected Results:  Manual page saying what the command does, and
summary usage message.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 21:30:21 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 2 Ed Avis 2007-04-19 21:54:07 UTC
I can confirm this is still the case in FC7 test 2.

% ls -l /usr/sbin/readahead 
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 13200 2007-03-01 09:50 /usr/sbin/readahead
% man 1 readahead
No entry for readahead in section 1 of the manual
% /usr/sbin/readahead --help
No such file or directory
Preloaded 0 files (0 KB) in 0 ms
% /usr/sbin/readahead --version
No such file or directory
Preloaded 0 files (0 KB) in 0 ms
% rpm -q fedora-release

Comment 3 Ed Avis 2008-01-04 15:23:06 UTC
In Fedora 8, readahead --help does work although --version does not.  There is
no manual page.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:58:50 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:00:33 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:58:09 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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