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

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 07:52:53 EST

   From: Jim Mostek <>
   Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 13:12:32 -0600 (CST)

   OK. I guess we will use the ioctl interface. Seems ugly, but it
   works. We will need to deal with the issue of apps invoking ioctls
   (thinking they are using a device) and potentially hitting these
   file operations.

Unless they try to pass an EXT2/XFS/etc. ioctl cmd they will
get ENOTTY, I don't think there is any issue.

David S. Miller

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