[PATCH v6 0/8] ptp: IEEE 1588 hardware clock support

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 03:05:58 EST 2010

On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:56:09 -0500 (CDT)
Christoph Lameter <cl at linux.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Whether you add new syscalls or do the fd passing using flags and hide
> > the ugly bits in glibc is another question.
> Use device specific ioctls instead of syscalls?

Some of the ioctls are probably not device specific, the job of the OS in
part is to present a unified interface. We already have a mess of HPET
and RTC driver ioctls.

Some of it undoubtedly is device specific.


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