Re: Patch: ioctl MESS!

Martin von Loewis (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 10:14:20 +0100

> Enclosed is a patch to remove as much as possible of the duplicated ioctl
> definitions into asm-generic. Currently, if one wants to add an ioctl to
> the kernel, one has to patch asm-*/ioctls.h for every architecture
> supported -- invariably missing one, or causing integration problems when
> new architectures are merged into the standard kernel. By moving as many
> ioctls as possible to asm-generic/ioctls.h, I attempt to limit the code
> spread.

Does this mean that user mode programs cannot get the definitions of
these values, anymore? If you move them, why not into <linux/ioctl.h>?