Subject: Re: Low-level access to fd's in ACL From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/11/15 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Kaelin Colclasure <email@example.com> | Notably missing is any sign of the ioctl call -- which Lisp reported as | failing when I know perfectly well all this device does with an ioctl is | spit out a printk() and return success. You don't actually reach the ioctl system call. The ioctl function seems to call _fcntl_ or a proxy for it depending on the platform. You would have seen this if you traced the process for system or shared library calls, by the way. | I realize that using unexported functions is in questionable taste -- | my motivation for avoiding defining my own ffi's to the system calls | is the (perhaps misguided) belief that Franz's implementation should | be "safer". Okay, that and I'm lazy... ;-) Well, it should be as simple as the following, except that the request is extremely dependent on the stupid C macro facility for the "named constants" and actually unearthing any values out of it is _painful_. (def-foreign-call (ioctl "ioctl") (filedes request argument) :strings-convert nil :arg-checking nil) #:Erik -- ALGORITHM: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation. ALGOREISM: a procedure for solving an electoral problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation.