Anton Blanchard wrote:
>>AFAIK Linus and Al Viro (and myself <g>) have always considered ioctls
>>an ugly -ism that should have never made it into Unix. Over and above
>>the Unix/VFS design problems with ioctl(2), ioctl(2) is a pain for
>>people like David Miller who must maintain 32<->64 bit ioctl translation
>>layers for their architecture. ia64 and x64-64 must do this too. Each
>>ioctl you add is an additional headache for them.
> And ppc64 :) Lately Dave, Andi and I seem to be spending too much time
> bouncing fixes around for 32/64 bit ioctl and syscall translation code.
Tangent: everyone agrees a shared ioctl32 would be immensely useful,
but noone has bothered ;-)
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