Subject: Re: ioctl and EOPNOTSUPP
To: David Laight <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/05/2003 01:00:33
David Laight <> writes:

> There ought to be a note that effect of ioctl() on non-STREAMS fds
> is 'undefined' (in this case including formating the hard disk!)

Actually, it is merely 'unspecified'.

> I can't remember which working group got STREAMS into posix.
> I only know it wasn't the X/Open networking group (XNET).

Note that it's not part of the base but of the X/Open System Interface
Extension (XSI). And as for the group, that would most likely have
been the base working group (OGTGbase).

- Klaus