Re: [git pull] more PCMCIA updates for 2.6.34 (including ioctldeprecation)

From: Peter Stuge
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 21:52:19 EST

Russell King wrote:
> > Do any graphical environments even support the ancient user space
> > pcmcica helper stuff ?
> I believe so - the platform I have is based around the Open Embedded
> stuff, and there's a button on the desktop which communicates with the
> kernel via the PCMCIA ioctls. One of the things it offers is to allow
> media (eg, CF) to be safely ejected without ending up pulling the card
> out while the FS is still mounted.

So if you upgrade that system to a kernel without that call I guess
you may have to either also upgrade that GUI software, or install a
.so to wrap ioctl() and provide backwards compatibility for the app?

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