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Re: ioctl32 enhancement

To: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: Re: ioctl32 enhancement
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 01:06:12 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Atsushi Nemoto <nemoto@toshiba-tops.co.jp>
In-reply-to: <20030425.212123.92588585.nemoto@toshiba-tops.co.jp>; from anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp on Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:21:23PM +0900
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On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:21:23PM +0900, Atsushi Nemoto wrote:

> I added some entries in arch/mips64/ioctl32.c.
> 
> The handler for TIOCGSERIAL is required by BusyBox.  Some serial
> drivers using generic serial_struct need it (sgiserial does not).  I
> think this patch does not harm sgiserial.
> 
> The loop ioctls (LOOP_GET_STATUS, LOOP_SET_STATUS) are required for
> some tools. (including Debian installer)
> 
> The mtd ioctls are useful on embedded systems.

Not only :-)

I've applied this patch to 2.4 only; 2.5 the whole emulation stuff is
being turned upside down anyway.

  Ralf

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