Subject: Re: creating new ioctls
To: Jeremy Cooper <>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/05/1997 17:39:11
Jeremy Cooper wrote:
> I think he means that the rest of the kernel has explicitly avoided
> creating ioctls that use the 'U' character as a begining identifier.
> This leaves a clear path for drivers to use 'U' ioctls for their own
> special purposes.

How useful is this?  I mean, what kind of driver has "special" ioctls
which no one would use?  Why not just have an internal function to do
whatever is needed?  (Or am I totally missing the point here?)


Colin Wood                       
Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.