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MISSING(7)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			       MISSING(7)

NAME
       missing - missing manual pages

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page intends to document which manual pages are missing in various sections.
       Bug reports against the package manpages-dev or manpages  were  opened  for  all  of  them
       through	the  Debian  Bug  Tracking System (BTS).  Some of these bug reports were reported
       upstream while some weren't.  Upstream, however, is not able to create arbitrary  manpages
       without	additional information and additional spare time.  Hence, it's completely useless
       to simply report them upstream.

       Manpages represent an important means of documentation which can easily be read	and  con-
       verted  into  various formats.  They are very helpful for checking how things work, rather
       than for a tutorial.  If you notice that more pages are missing, please try to find  addi-
       tional information and report it as wishlist bug against this package.

       If  you	are confident with the issue, please write up a preliminary manpage and attach it
       to the bug report.  It doesn't matter if your English is bad or if you mixed up markup, as
       long  as the content can be used as source for a new manpage.  A detailed documentation on
       how to write manpages is available in man(7).

       When writing manual pages please ensure that they are  conforming  with	The  Single  UNIX
       Specification  (see  below).  Linux ought to be conforming to this specification.  Differ-
       ences need to be documented, in additional sections, though.

MISSING PAGES
       The following is a list of missing pages sorted by section and bug  number.   If  you  can
       contribute  content  or	even  a  manual page, please send a mail to nnnnn@bugs.debian.org
       where nnnnn refers to the bug number from below.

   Section 2 - System calls
       Bug#235963
	      timer_create(2) - create a per-process timer

   Section 3 - Library calls
       Bug#123999
	      obstack_alloc(3) - allocate memory
	      obstack_free(3) - free formerly allocated memory
	      obstack_copy(3) - allocate block with content
	      obstack_copy0(3) - allocate block with content, zero terminated
	      obstack_blank(3) - increase object size
	      obstack_grow(3) - increase object size with content
	      obstack_grow0(3) - increase object size with content, zero term.
	      obstack_1grow(3) - increase object size by 1 character
	      obstack_ptr_grow(3) - increase object size by value of pointer
	      obstack_int_grow(3) - increase object size by sizeof(int)
	      obstack_finish(3) - finish growing of an obstack object
	      obstack_object_size(3) - return the size of an obstack object
	      obstack_room(3) - available room in current chunk
	      obstack_1grow_fast(3) - fast increase object size by 1 character
	      obstack_ptr_grow_fast(3) - fast increase object by pointer value
	      obstack_int_grow_fast(3) - fast increase object size by sizeof(int)
	      obstack_blank_fast(3) - fast increase object size
	      obstack_base(3) - return tentative address of beginning
	      obstack_next_free(3) - return address of the first free byte
	      obstack_object_size(3) - return size of currently growing object
	      obstack_alignment_mask(3) - alter mask assignment
	      obstack_chunk_size(3) - return chunk size of given obstack
	      obstack_init(3) - initialize use of an obstack

       sigrelse(3), sigignore(3), sigpause(3)
	      - signal management

       Bug#147778
	      sigwait(2) - wait for queued signals

       Bug#160225
	      sem_close(3) - close a named semaphore
	      sem_destroy(3) - destroy an unnamed semaphore
	      sem_getvalue(3) - get the value of a semaphore
	      sem_init(3) - initialize an unnamed semaphore
	      sem_open(3) - initialize/open a named semaphore
	      sem_post(3) - increment the count of a semaphore
	      sem_trywait(3), sem_wait(3) - acquire or wait for a semaphore
	      sem_unlink(3) - remove a named semaphore

       Bug#172139
	      wcstol(3) - convert a wide-character string to a long integer

       Bug#155334
	      pthread_mutex(3) - Mutex routines for threads

       Bug#182706
	      fopencookie(3) - open stream for communicating with the cookie

       Bug#202022
	      rcmd_af(3), rresvport_af(3), iruserok_sa(3) - routines for returning a stream to	a
	      remote command (see rcmd(3)).

       Bug#208856
	      cap_set_proc(3), cap_get_proc(3) - POSIX capability manipulation on processes
	      capsetp(3),  capgetp(3)  - Linux specific capability manipulation on arbitrary pro-
	      cesses

       Bug#235967
	      if_nametoindex(3) - map network interface name to corresponding index.

       Bug#268121
	      rpmatch(3) - determine whether a response is affirmative or negative.

       Bug#349388
	      argp_parse(3) - main interface to argp.

       Bug#581722
	      mallinfo(3) - Additional information about malloc(3).

   Section 4 - Special files
       Bug#209323
	      pty(4) - pseudo terminal driver

   Section 9 - Kernel routines
       Bug#102724
	      Mandrake seems to deliver section 9 manual pages, though their  source  is  obscure
	      and  they  do seem to be out-dated.  Nevertheless, some section 9 manpages would be
	      nice, indeed.

       Bug#179475
	      bdflush(9) - flush buffers to disk
	      kapmd(9) - kernel APM thread
	      keventd(9) - manage hotplug events
	      khubd(9) - kernel USB hub daemon thread
	      kjournald(9) - maintain the filesystem journal
	      ksoftirqd(9) - software handling of incoming IRQs
	      kswapd(9) - kernel swap daemon thread
	      kupdated(9) - flush the journal
	      scsi_eh(9) - kernel SCSI error handler thread

SEE ALSO
       undocumented(3), undocumented(7), man(7).
       Debian Bug Tracking System at <http://bugs.debian.org/manpages-dev>, the Single UNIX Spec-
       ification, Version 2, at <http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/toc.htm>, the Sin-
       gle UNIX Specification, Version 3, at <http://www.UNIX-systems.org/version3/>.

Debian GNU/Linux		       December 14th, 2001			       MISSING(7)
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