Bug 173580 - 3p section should be searched before section 2
3p section should be searched before section 2
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 187538
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Reported: 2005-11-18 05:40 EST by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0344
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Last Closed: 2006-08-10 17:15:29 EDT
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Description Bastien Nocera 2005-11-18 05:40:31 EST

The 3p section contains the POSIX (and updated) man pages which reflect the
behaviour of the current version better than the man pages in section 2 do.
For example, the read(2) man page says:
     If count is zero, read() returns zero and has no  other  results.
And the read(3p) man page says:
       Before any action described below is taken, and if nbyte is zero,  the
       read()  function  may  detect and return errors as described below.

Similar problems will occur with pthread_* functions (eg. the different
pthread_kill behaviour), and shm* functions (the availabilty of SHMMAX for shmget).
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-08-10 17:15:29 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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