[vbox-dev] [PATCH 2/2] vgdrvLinuxIOCtl: Always return standard Linux errno values

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Aug 7 14:16:10 UTC 2017

Hello Hans and Knut,

Would a new ioctl to query the last IPRT code for an open session be an
option in case the caller does need the extra information?


06.08.2017 22:08, Knut St. Osmundsen wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> I'm with you on this not being entirely optimal.  However 'man ioctl'
> (http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/ioctl.2.html) documents it as sane
> behavior.  So why change working code? 
> As I mentioned, the ideal fix would be to pass the VBox status code back
> separately in the request buffer, making the fix cross platform rather
> than linux specific.  But that's a lot of work.
> -bird-- 
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