Re: [PATCH] incorrect use of sizeof() in ioctl definitions
From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 08:43:35 EST
On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 05:58:53PM +0800, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> Well, I may misunderstand the measurement here. By previous comment from
> Matthew Wilcox, I see "Clearly it's too late to change the ioctl
> definitions...". Er, so all things like IOR_BAD and size_t are just to
> keep current API untouched, while warning subsequent guys right way to
> populate ioctls. :) Then the last question is: is it worthy of some
> efforts to modify these APIs completely? Maybe the bee just bites
Already done on i386 and some other platforms. Not on ia64 yet, I see.
The bad_ioctl stuff is part of that typechecking.
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