Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/1999 17:38:01
On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:14:34 -0700 (PDT)
Bill Studenmund <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>