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SubjectRe: [RFC] ioctl(2) return value
> > Linux doesnt care. If you want ALSA to run on SYS5 or BSD derived kernels you
> > should avoid returning anything but 0/error-code from ioctls.
> I'd like you clarify the reasons for this choice in these OS families.
> Probably one of your gnomes knows it (I hope that this specific gnome is
> not in hibernation in this season :-)

Historically thats how ioctl worked, and that assumption is built into other
systems. The ioctl returns value thing while in SuS isnt part of many systems
or where it is, is embedded in the streams head not the normal ioctl paths.

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