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Old 09-24-2010, 01:49 AM   #1
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How to see manual pages for printk?


i can get only for man fork , etc........

why manual pages are not there for kernel functions
man register_chrdev
man wake_up_interruptible
man interruptible_sleep_on

i unable to get saying no maunual pages

but i can able to use in code.

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #2
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Good question.

I don't see any repository that offers this man page on CentOS5 except one that offers French man pages (go figure).

I did however find the section 9 man pages including register_chrdev are online at:
http://www.linuxsavvy.com/resources/linux/man/man9/
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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The linux manual pages are not typically installed by default. Not sure what the package will be called in Fedora; in Debian based distros it will be something like "linux-manual-2.6.X".

An interface like fork is a little different, because it is a standard POSIX call.

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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The linux manual pages are not typically installed by default. Not sure what the package will be called in Fedora; in Debian based distros it will be something like "linux-manual-2.6.X"
Yes but these may not be in the standard man pages package. They aren't on CentOS5.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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these may not be in the standard man pages package
Correct, because they are section 9 pages.

I think the rpm package may be called kernel-doc.
 
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Correct, because they are section 9 pages.

I think the rpm package may be called kernel-doc.
Checked that earlier and it has docs but no man pages.

You also missed the point in my prior post - the only package in the repositories that contains a man page for what the OP asked about is a French man page set. In CentOS5/RHEL5 one can find this information using the "yum provides ...." syntax. That doesn't mean someone somewhere may not have created an RPM bundle - just that it isn't in the standard repositories.

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