PR1245 device lseek

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Tue Aug 7 19:06:37 CDT 2007

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 
drop a few lines of code in.

> 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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