Re: FIGETBSZ ioctl conflict

From: Johannes Stezenbach
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 08:37:10 EST

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On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 01:02:52PM +0200, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Hi,
> in commit 19ba0559 the FIGETBSZ (and FS_IOC_FIEMAP) ioctl was moved
> from file_ioctl() to do_vfs_ioctl(), so it also works for directories.
> The problem I'm seeing is that FIGETBSZ is defined as _IO(0x00,2)
> which is simply 2. so there is some potential for conflicts
> with character devices which do not use the _IO macros for numbering
> their ioctls.
> Just doing a web search for "FIGETBSZ ioctl conflict" shows
> that a few people already ran into this problem.
> Would you mind adding a check for S_ISDIR | S_ISREG,
> or maybe !S_ISCHR?
> Thanks,
> Johannes
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