Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/24/1999 12:49:41
On 24 Mar 1999 11:21:00 -0800
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris G. Demetriou) wrote:
> (2) i believe that the user-land interface could easily be exported a
> different, better way that doesn't involve a new syscall.
> e.g. fcntl(). fcntl() is "file control". it's ioctl-like already...
Unfortunately, fcntl()'s interface is totally, completely, and utterly
int fcntl(int fd, int cmd, int arg);
That "int arg" is the killer; can't pass a pointer to data.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>