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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code
On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 12:51:23PM -0600, Richard Gooch wrote:
> Al, if you really want to kill ioctl(2), then perhaps you should
> implement a transaction(2) syscall. Something like:
> int transaction (int fd, void *rbuf, size_t rlen,
> void *wbuf, size_t wlen);
> Of course, there wouldn't be any practical gain, since we already have
> ioctl(2). Any gain would be aesthetic.

I can tell you haven't had to write any 32-bit ioctl emulation code for
a 64-bit kernel recently.

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