> Rick Jones <rick.jones2@xxxxxx> writes:
> > today? While man tcp described TCP_CORK, on the two places I've
> > checked thusfar, man udp does not describe UDP_CORK. I'm not sure if
> > that means UDP_CORK is "unreal" or just that the udp manpage needs
> > repair (or was out of date on my systems).
> AFAIK nobody has been updating the protocol manpages since I stopped
> doing so several years ago when they were included into the
> standard manpages. There are lots of missing features
> etc. that could be documented, the BUGS sections are usually
> out of date etc. It is roughly at the state of early 2.3.
I make ocassional changes, as far as my knowledge permits.
But there's lots that I don't know...
> There is also unfortunately no policy to require a manpage
> update when a new feature is added to the kernel.
> Some manpages have been even never fully written like the ipv6 manpage.
> Perhaps someone is interested in updating all these? It unfortunately
> needs quite a lot of RTFS to figure out what the code actually does.
I welcome all such patches, which will go into the
standard man-pages set (get the latest set at
Please send patches to: mtk-manpages@xxxxxxx
In terms of checking people's input, it helps if you identify
how the knowledge going into a patch was obtained, and perhaps
point me at some relevant parts of the source.
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