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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] fat: Fix VFAT_IOCTL_READDIR_xxx and cleanup for userland
On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 03:40:33AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 11:57:03AM +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> >
> > "struct dirent" is a kernel type here, but is a **different type** in
> > userspace! This means both the structure and the IOCTL number is wrong!
> >
> > So, this adds new "struct __fat_dirent" to generate correct IOCTL
> > number. And kernel stuff moves to under __KERNEL__.
> Given that the current version can't actually work without defininig
> it's own dirent and thus ioctl number symbolic name I wonder if these
> ioctls are used at all? They must have been completely untested for
> a while, and I suspect we'd be better off just removing them.

I had the same thought, but when checking this I noticed that at least
wine works around this problem:

<-- snip -->

/* just in case... */

#ifdef linux

/* We want the real kernel dirent structure, not the libc one */
typedef struct
long d_ino;
long d_off;
unsigned short d_reclen;
char d_name[256];

/* Define the VFAT ioctl to get both short and long file names */

<-- snip -->



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