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       missing - missing manual pages


       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 converted 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 additional  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.  Differences need to be documented,
       in additional sections, though.


       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 where  nnnnn  refers  to  the  bug
       number from below.

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

   Section 3 - Library calls
              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
              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

              sigwait(2) - wait for queued signals

              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

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

              pthread_mutex(3) - Mutex routines for threads

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

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

              cap_set_proc(3), cap_get_proc(3) - POSIX capability manipulation
              on processes
              capsetp(3), capgetp(3) - Linux specific capability  manipulation
              on arbitrary processes

              if_nametoindex(3)  - map network interface name to corresponding

              rpmatch(3) - determine whether  a  response  is  affirmative  or

              argp_parse(3) - main interface to argp.

   Section 4 - Special files
              pty(4) - pseudo terminal driver

   Section 9 - Kernel routines
              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.

              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


       undocumented(3), undocumented(7), man(7).
       Debian  Bug  Tracking  System at <>,
       the     Single     UNIX     Specification,      Version      2,      at
       <>,   the   Single
       UNIX     Specification,     Version     3,     at     <http://www.UNIX->.