xf86OpenConsole: VT_WAITACTIVE failed: Interrupted system call

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sun Oct 7 17:52:41 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-10-07 at 16:11 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The patch looks ok to me, although I suspect almost no ioctl's return 
> EINTR, and that VT_WAITACTIVE is one of the few ones (as the name implies, 
> it waits for the activation to complete - it really is a rather unusual 
> ioctl).

We love ioctl; it's so well specified. I'm tempted to wrap every call in
the server just to 'be safe'. Unless you know of some way to discover,
without examining the source code, which ioctls might return EINTR at
some point?

keith.packard at intel.com
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