Re: Problem with ioctl command TCGETS
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 08:33:25 EST
> > > The set-get is supposed to be used for queries, too? The size of value is
> > > only used for the get case to describe the buffer length in that case?
> > > because otherwise the set-get case may require a short value in and a large
> > > answer structure out.
> > You misunderstand the motivation. This is to get/set small compact
> > parameters, not huge structures or big data. Think get/setsockopt().
> Think read(2)/write(2). We already have several barfbags too many,
> and that includes both ioctl() and setsockopt(). We are stuck with
> them for compatibility reasons, but why the hell would we need yet
> another one?
Passing structure using read/write is evil, because there's nowhere to hook
32/64 bit translation.
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=28 ttl=51 time=448769.1 ms
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