Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/12/1999 07:55:22
oh good, I did think that there must already be an ioctl for this.

even if d_ioctl() is currently called before d_open(), that doesn't
really make much sense and I'd think we should change stuff so that
devices are opened before they're ioctl'd anyways.


On Mon, Oct 11, 1999 at 06:35:46PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 18:19:01 -0700 (PDT) 
>  Bill Studenmund <> wrote:
>  > Hmmm. Because we're filling in specinfo. All the other fields in specinfo
>  > get filled in in checkalias(), so it seems like the logical choice to me.
> ...and where in the call-graph is checkalias() called?  If it's *after*
> (*d_open)(), you can call (*d_ioctl)().
>         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>