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SubjectRe: Not a typewriter
"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> I noticed that my favorite "errno" has now gotten trashed by
> the newer 'C' runtime libraries.
> ENOTTY has been for ages, "Not a typewriter".
> It's now been changed to "Inappropriate ioctl for device".
> Methinks that this means that ../linux/include/asm/errno.h now needs
> to be updated:
> -#define ENOTTY 25 /* Not a typewriter */
> +#define ENOTTY 25 /* Inappropriate ioctl for device
> */
> None of these strings are in the kernel, but the headers probably should
> show the "latest standard".
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson

Probably so, but I think:

character device => typewriter
block => sheet of paper
block device => stack of paper

is not a bad analogy.


PS. I didn't dare call it a ream of paper ;-)

The Daemons lurk and are dumb. -- Emerson
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