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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Fix the TIOCGICOUNT problem for good
    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:58:20 -0400
    Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

    > On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 06:21:06PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > Remembering to clear fields is something driver authors are simply
    > > never going to remember to get right every new driver. Instead take
    > > the problem away from them and give them a simple interface to do
    > > the job.
    > Btw, I wonder if all the standard tty ioctls should get similar
    > treatment. That way we have a nice enough skeleton of what needs to
    > be implemented in every tty driver instead of passing down the raw
    > ioctl method.

    They have pretty much entirely now - TIOCMIWAIT is the main one that
    hasn't been done, but that really wants a generic implementation in
    tty_port that most drivers could then use.


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