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Re: ioctl(2) vs sys/ioctl.h

In article <>,
Paul Goyette  <> wrote:
>Is there some reason why there is a discrepancy in the definition of 
>From man page ioctl(2)
>       SYNOPSIS
>            #include <sys/ioctl.h>
>            int
>            ioctl(int d, unsigned long request, void *argp);
>Yet, from sys/ioctl.h we have
>       __BEGIN_DECLS
>       int     ioctl(int, unsigned long, ...);
>       __END_DECLS

Most of our ioctl's take pointer arguments. Some streams ioctls though
take int arguments (ioctl(fd, I_FLUSH, FLUSHR) for example) and using
void * as the argument would not compile cleanly. I think that we
should not have void * in the man page either.


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