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Old 09-29-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
MahendraL
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man pages for kernel functions


Hi,
I use Ubuntu Linux. Is it possible to be able to view
man pages for linux kernel functions like kmalloc, put_user, get_user
etc ? Where do I get them ?

Thanks,
Mahendra
 
Old 09-29-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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Hi,
I use Ubuntu Linux. Is it possible to be able to view
man pages for linux kernel functions like kmalloc, put_user, get_user
etc ? Where do I get them ?

Thanks,
Mahendra
You appear to have Internet access, so ...

Gogle: kmalloc

Gogle: put_user

Gogle: get_user

All typed for you and everything.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 02:13 AM   #3
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Hello MahendraL,

there is no special part for kernelfunctions in the manpages. Try man man, the manpage about the manpages, to get information about the available manpage-sections.

Otherwise c and c++ functions have their manpages. The kernel itself is explained in many places in the internet. Try google.

Markus
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hey,

There is in fact man pages for the kernel in section 9 (Kernel Routines - non standard).

I don't know where to get them for the latest kernels, though if you don't mind have a look at: http://mirror.linux.org.au/linux-mandocs/

It's for older kernel versions, though if they exist for all those versions it may also be possible to find them somewhere else.

If you do, please send along the link.

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Hello,

yes, there is 9th section of man pages. If you have no files in man/man9/ directories,
you have to build it from linux source.
So download source and build man pages with command: "make mandocs",
then install them with command: "make installmandocs" to /usr/local/man/man9/
There are many others targets, for list see "make help".
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:14 AM   #6
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Thanks Collodi. That was very helpful. I tried the steps you
described and they worked.

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Hello,

yes, there is 9th section of man pages. If you have no files in man/man9/ directories,
you have to build it from linux source.
So download source and build man pages with command: "make mandocs",
then install them with command: "make installmandocs" to /usr/local/man/man9/
There are many others targets, for list see "make help".
 
  


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