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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] net/atm: move all compat_ioctl handling to atm/ioctl.c
    From: Arnd Bergmann <>
    Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:45:22 +0100

    > We have two implementations of the compat_ioctl handling for ATM, the
    > one that we have had for ages in fs/compat_ioctl.c and the one added to
    > net/atm/ioctl.c by David Woodhouse. Unfortunately, both versions are
    > incomplete, and in practice we use a very confusing combination of the
    > two.
    > For ioctl numbers that have the same identifier on 32 and 64 bit systems,
    > we go directly through the compat_ioctl socket operation, for those that
    > differ, we do a conversion in fs/compat_ioctl.c.
    > This patch moves both variants into the vcc_compat_ioctl() function,
    > while preserving the current behaviour. It also kills off the COMPATIBLE_IOCTL
    > definitions that we never use here.
    > Doing it this way is clearly not a good solution, but I hope it is a
    > step into the right direction, so that someone is able to clean up this
    > mess for real.
    > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

    Applied, thanks.

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