Bug 845657 - Man page for numactl does not accurately describe the localalloc option.
Man page for numactl does not accurately describe the localalloc option.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man-pages-overrides (Show other bugs)
6.3
All Linux
medium Severity medium
: rc
: ---
Assigned To: Peter Schiffer
Iveta Wiedermann
: ManPageChange, Patch
Depends On:
Blocks: 832743 881779 886216
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2012-08-03 15:12 EDT by Travis Gummels
Modified: 2013-02-21 05:54 EST (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: localalloc option on the numactl(8) manual page was not described properly Consequence: confusing documentation Fix: described localalloc option on the numactl(8) manual page more verbosely Result: clear documentation
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
: 881779 (view as bug list)
Environment:
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 05:54:18 EST
Type: Bug
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)
--localalloc option manpage patch (562 bytes, patch)
2012-11-23 09:55 EST, Petr Holasek
no flags Details | Diff
--localalloc option manpage patch (566 bytes, patch)
2012-11-23 10:02 EST, Petr Holasek
no flags Details | Diff
--localalloc option manpage patch (567 bytes, patch)
2012-11-23 10:08 EST, Petr Holasek
no flags Details | Diff
--localalloc option manpage patch (565 bytes, patch)
2012-11-23 10:13 EST, Petr Holasek
no flags Details | Diff

  None (edit)
Description Travis Gummels 2012-08-03 15:12:18 EDT
Description of problem:

Man page for numactl does not accurately describe the localalloc option.

       --localalloc, -l
              Always allocate on the current node.

The assumption the customer makes, which seems reasonable, is that --localalloc would imply: MPOL_BIND.  The documentation for numactl could be clearer that --localalloc falls back to the system default which is local allocation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
As shipped with RHEL 6.3

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
N/A
  
Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:
LLNL requests that all bugs logged on their behalf be public facing.
Comment 4 Petr Holasek 2012-11-23 09:55:32 EST
Created attachment 650480 [details]
--localalloc option manpage patch
Comment 5 Petr Holasek 2012-11-23 10:02:10 EST
Created attachment 650485 [details]
--localalloc option manpage patch
Comment 6 Petr Holasek 2012-11-23 10:08:43 EST
Created attachment 650486 [details]
--localalloc option manpage patch
Comment 7 Petr Holasek 2012-11-23 10:13:13 EST
Created attachment 650487 [details]
--localalloc option manpage patch
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 05:54:18 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0464.html

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.