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VOP_IOCTL(9)		 BSD Kernel Developer's	Manual		  VOP_IOCTL(9)

NAME
     VOP_IOCTL -- device specific control

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/vnode.h>

     int
     VOP_IOCTL(struct vnode *vp, u_long	command, caddr_t data, int fflag,
	 struct	ucred *cred, struct thread *td);

DESCRIPTION
     Manipulate	a file in device dependent ways.

     Its arguments are:

     vp	      The vnode	of the file (normally representing a device).

     command  The device specific operation to perform.

     data     Extra data for the specified operation.

     fflag    Some flags ???

     cred     The caller's credentials.

     td	      The calling thread.

     Most file systems do not implement	this entry point.

LOCKS
     The file should not be locked on entry.

RETURN VALUES
     If	successful, zero is returned, otherwise	an appropriate error code.

     If	the ioctl is not recognized or not handled, ENOTTY should be returned.

SEE ALSO
     vnode(9)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.

BSD				 July 24, 1996				   BSD

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