Re: fcntl(2) and other file systems like XFS

From: Chris Wedgwood (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 03:02:24 EST

On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 04:44:44PM +0000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> I did not follow this thread so I don't know where it all started
> from but ioctl(2) can and should be used on regular files to
> implement filesystem-specific (exotic?) features. For example, ext2
> has currently getflags/setflags/getversion/setversion ioctls that
> you can use to manipulate individual inodes.

The getflags/setflags stuff needs to change though. Using ioctl for
this means you can't have immutable devices, etc.


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