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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: spidev: Add 32 bit compat ioctl()
On Wednesday 02 February 2011, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 10:02:46AM +0100, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > Add the compat_ioctl for operations on /dev/spi* so that 32 bit
> > userspace applications can access SPI. As far as I can see all data
> > structure are already prepared for that, so no additional conversion has
> > to be done.
> >
> > My use case is MIPS with N32 userspace ABI and toolchain, and that was
> > also the platform where I tested it successfully (Cavium Octeon).
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <>
> Arnd, can you please give your opinion on this one? I haven't fully
> got my head around the subtleties of 32/64 bit file_operations.

The patch is correct on everything except s390, which does not have SPI.
The only thing that is missing for s390 is a pointer conversion of the ioctl
argument, like:

static long
compat_spidev_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg)
return spidev_ioctl(filp, cmd, (unsigned long)compat_ptr(arg));

Some years ago, I proposed adding a common

long generic_compat_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg)
if (!file->unlocked_ioctl)
return -ENOTTY;
return filp->f_ops->unlocked_ioctl(filp, cmd, (unsigned long)compat_ptr(arg));
#define generic_compat_ioctl NULL

for this purpose, but it never made it in. Maybe I should try again.


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