Subject: Re: Functional VOP_IOCTL
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/24/2003 14:57:31
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Pavel Cahyna wrote:

> > the file system of the vnode than the contents of the vnode. When we add
> > ACL support, we need to start using fcntls, so we might as well get used
> > to it now. :-)
> You can also add a separate syscall for ACLs and Extended Attributes.
> Linux does this, don't know about FreeBSD.

We opted to use fcntl() for this. There is a whole section of the fcntl()
number space that is for NetBSD-general operations, which we intended for
ACLs & Extended Attributes.

Take care,