Subject: Re: fcntl changes once again.
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/13/1999 10:34:30
On Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:31:10 -0400 (EDT) 
 der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:

 > > If bit (int)0x80000000 (F_FORFS) is set, we process the fcntl in an
 > > ioctl-ish fashon.  [...]
 > This looks so ioctlish I have to ask, why not just use ioctl?

Because ioctl(2) on a UFS doesn't have the semantics he needs.  He needs
to modify the file node itself, not whatever device it actually references,

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>