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.. Copyright (C) 2017 On-Line Applications Research Corporation (OAR)

Device Control


The POSIX Device Control API is defined by POSIX 1003.26 and attempts
to provides a portable alternative to the ioctl() service which is
not standardized across POSIX implementations.  Support for this
standard is required by the Open Group's FACE Technical Standard
:cits:"FACE:2012:FTS".  Unfortunately, this part of the POSIX standard
is not widely implemented.

The services provided by the timer manager are:

- posix_devctl_ - Control a Device



System Calls

This section details the POSIX device control's services.  A subsection
is dedicated to each of this manager's services and describes the calling
sequence, related constants, usage, and status codes.

.. COMMENT: posix_devctl

.. _posix_devctl

posix_devctl - Control a Device


.. code-block:: c

    #include <devctl.h>
    int posix_devctl(
      int            fd,
      int            dcmd,
      void *restrict dev_data_ptr,
      size_t         nbyte,
      int *restrict  dev_info_ptr


The status codes returned reflect those returned by the ``ioctl()`` service
and the underlying device drivers.


This method is intended to be a portable alternative to the ``ioctl()``
method. The RTEMS implementation follows what is referred to as a library
implementation which is a simple wrapper for the ``ioctl()`` method.
The fd, fcmd, dev_data_ptr, and nbyte parameters are passed unmodified
to the ``ioctl()`` method.

If the dev_info_ptr parameter is not NULL, then the location pointed
to by dev_info_ptr is set to 0.