Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/11/1999 17:38:01
On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:14:34 -0700 (PDT) 
 Bill Studenmund <> wrote:

 > I guess you didn't see the rest of the message? NO ioctl is ok, be it
 > DIOCGDEFLABEL or anything else.
 > To use an ioctl means changing the semantics of the ioctl call in that it
 > would be called on unopened devices when currently it is called only on
 > opened devices. That would mean that all sorts of drivers would be
 > impacted by getting rid of DEV_BSIZE.

Why do you have to call this before the device is opened?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>