PR1245 device lseek

Victor Vengerov Victor.Vengerov at
Wed Aug 8 00:38:57 UTC 2007


IMHO, ideally, another set of handlers should be used for sockets and pipes.

Regarding ttys - I propose to consider wider class of sequential 
devices, which didn't supports lseek by their nature. It may be 
real-time clock devices with ioctl-only interface, I2C devices etc. IMHO 
we have two options:

1. Allow device open handler re-define rtems_filesystem_file_handlers_r 
ops for iop. During file name evaluation, imfs code assign 
IMFS_device_handlers to tty device and invoke device specific open 
handler (am I right?) tty device open override iop->handlers to tty 
handlers ops, with lseek returning EISPIPE.

2. Add LIBIO_FLAGS_SEQ flag for iop->flags and set this flag in device 
open handler. device_lseek will test flag and returns EISPIPE if it is set.

2nd is little bit simpler to implement, but new flag addition is not 
always desirable.

What do you think?


Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Victor Vengerov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Hard disk etc. represented in RTEMS device driver with 
>> open/close/read/write/control interface. rtems_libio_rw_args_t 
>> argument is passed to device read/write primitives, which contains the 
>> offset attribute. offset filled in device_write (deviceio.c) from 
>> iop->offset.
>> May be I've missed something, but it looks for me you just need to 
>> adjust iop->offset in device_lseek in accordance to offset and whence 
>> arguments.
> Where would we return EISPIPE for tty's, sockets, and eventually pipes?
> I think this is all just a very small oversight and we just have to 
> carefully
> drop a few lines of code in.
> --joel
>> Regards,
>> Victor
>> Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This PR notes that device_lseek() always succeeds but
>>> does nothing.  According to OpenGroup
>>> lseek() should return ESPIPE for ttys, sockets, and pipes.
>>> I may be having a brain freeze, but right now, I don't
>>> see how to implement a seek on a block device like
>>> a hard disk.  I know you have to be able to do it.
>>> Any thoughts?
>>> --joel
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