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SubjectRe: [Patch] Add the ENOSYS description for syslog(2)
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:29 PM, WANG Cong <wcong@critical-links.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, Michael!
>
> syslog(2) just returns ENOSYS when CONFIG_PRINTK is not enabled.
> This should be described in man pages, I think.
>
> Patch is below.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Sigend-off-by: WANG Cong <wcong@critical-links.com>

Thanks! I've rewritten the text a bit, and applied this change for
man-pages-3.01.

Cheers,

Michael

> ---
> diff -Nrup man-pages-3.00/man2/syslog.2 man-pages-3.00.modified/man2/syslog.2
> --- man-pages-3.00/man2/syslog.2 2008-06-11 05:20:46.000000000 +0100
> +++ man-pages-3.00.modified/man2/syslog.2 2008-06-19 17:13:00.000000000 +0100
> @@ -235,6 +235,12 @@ capability).
> .B ERESTARTSYS
> System call was interrupted by a signal; nothing was read.
> (This can be seen only during a trace.)
> +.TP
> +.B ENOSYS
> +This system call is not enabled when the operating system
> +kernel was compiled.
> +The kernel configuration parameter controlling this is
> +.BR CONFIG_PRINTK .
> .SH "CONFORMING TO"
> This system call is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs
> intended to be portable.


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Michael Kerrisk
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