Bug 479854 - missing man pages for thread-safe res_n* resolver functions
missing man pages for thread-safe res_n* resolver functions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-13 11:40 EST by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2009-04-21 03:02 EDT (History)
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Description Jeff Bastian 2009-01-13 11:40:55 EST
Description of problem:
A man page exists for a number of resolver functions including res_init, res_query, res_search, etc, but not for the thread-safe 'res_n' flavor of those functions, res_ninit, res_nquery, res_nsearch, etc.

The thread-safe functions use a user-declared res_state struct instead of the shared _res. 

Please add man pages for res_ninit, res_nquery, res_nsearch, etc.

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How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man res_nquery
Actual results:
No manual entry for res_nquery

Expected results:
a man page on res_nquery should be displayed

Additional info:
In the glibc source tree, see resolv/README section "Using the resolver in multi-threaded code" for a description of the functions.

Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2009-04-21 03:02:04 EDT
This task is on man-pages upstream todo list now. If time permits I will  create the man page but there are probably more relevant persons (the authors of these functions) which could do it.

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