Re: Up-to-date man Pages

Paulo Alexandre Dias Inacio (
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 13:08:19 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, John Wyszynski wrote:

> > Moreover, request_irq must have 5 parameters instead of the common 4 in
> > order to allow shared interrupts in PCI boards.

request_irq, and free_irq can be used within a device driver, and so do
vremap, remap_page_range, printk and others (declared kernel/ksyms.c)
If I enter "man request_irq", get out-of-date data within a 2.0.25 kernel
request_irq uses 5 parameters....

> Man pages don't document rourines inside the kernel. (Which you appear
> to be asking for.) They document in the user space (libs and commands)
> or interfaces to the kernel (system calls).

Have you data for routines inside the kernel?
I have tried Red Hat and Laboratoire de Reseaux de Communication

Thanks for replying so promply