Subject: bin/15734: sysctl man page contains useless/bogus list
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/25/2002 19:50:23
>Number:         15734
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysctl man page contains useless/bogus list
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 25 10:51:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5ZA
System: NetBSD 1.5ZA NetBSD 1.5ZA (PORTER) #0: Fri Feb 22 22:00:53 MET 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The sysctl(8) man page contains a list of all sysctl-able values with a
type specified. This is more or less useless information.

The list should either contain a short description for every value or
be replaced by a pointer to "sysctl -a" and a description what the difference

And, of course, the list is incomplete.

man sysctl

nuke the list?