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[2/2] Modify the pipe(2) manpage for notification queues

Message ID 159828303892.330133.569968242547202064.stgit@warthog.procyon.org.uk (mailing list archive)
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Series [1/2] Add a manpage for watch_queue(7) | expand

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David Howells Aug. 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m. UTC
Modify the pipe(2) manual page to cover support for notification queues

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

 man2/pipe.2 |   10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/man2/pipe.2 b/man2/pipe.2
index 117f8950c..c50b38530 100644
--- a/man2/pipe.2
+++ b/man2/pipe.2
@@ -146,6 +146,13 @@  referred to by the new file descriptors.
 Using this flag saves extra calls to
 .BR fcntl (2)
 to achieve the same result.
+This enables use of the pipe as a notification transport (see
+.BR watch_queue (7)
+for more information).  When a pipe is in this mode, it may not be spliced as
+the insertion of notification messages into the pipe buffer can happen
+asynchronously and may cause splice to malfunction.
 On success, zero is returned.
 On error, \-1 is returned,
@@ -292,4 +299,5 @@  main(int argc, char *argv[])
 .BR vmsplice (2),
 .BR write (2),
 .BR popen (3),
-.BR pipe (7)
+.BR pipe (7),
+.BR watch_queue (7)