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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:02:24 +0200
From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To: Markus Wichmann <>,
Subject: Re: Simple question regarding read-write locks precedence

On 3/31/20 8:38 PM, Markus Wichmann wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 01:37:24PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
>> I think that's pretty clearly just a mistake in the man page that
>> should be reported. CC'ing.
>> Rich
> Well, nevermind. I just realized that I only checked my local manpages,
> which are version 4.15, whereas the online version is 5.05, and the
> online release no longer has a Bugs section, instead inlining the
> information into the Description section. 

Yes. See

> The only mention of writer
> recursion in the online version is in the description of
> PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NP. That also probably means to say reader.

So, is there still something you think needs fixing in the page?



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
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