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Re: Ioctl size mask

To: Shay Deloya <shay@jungo.com>
Subject: Re: Ioctl size mask
From: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@foobazco.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 08:07:24 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <01041612582600.25043@athena.home.krftech.com>; from shay@jungo.com on Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 01:44:42PM +0300
References: <01041612582600.25043@athena.home.krftech.com>
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On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 01:44:42PM +0300, Shay Deloya wrote:

> On asm-mips/ioctl.h , there is a mask on the size transfered to the ioctl , 
> e.g. : when implementing an ioctl that handles IO , the max size the 
> supported in mips is 0xff  as defined in the code below: 
...
> Does anyone know the reason for this masking and limit  ? 

Breakage.  This has recently been fixed at least in cvs; update your
kernel.

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