Inappropriate ioctl for device
My host is using PHP Version 5.2.6, I have no control it's setup
There is something strange going on:
I pass a variable to a page with tables it works, pass the same to a
page using CSS <div> instead of <table> I get the warning PHP
"Inappropriate ioctl for device"
I am learning how to use CSS, PHP and templates which is supose to
simplify life. I is only making mine more confused.
The test site is at gasperaux.canadian-dream.com
The problem is with this script I think, it is identical in both file
since I cut and paste it.
<?php include_once($config['tem...stty: : Inappropriate ioctl for device
stty: : Inappropriate ioctl for device
I am getting this error in a standard ksh script
it really doesnt do anything fancy, so Im having
a hard time tracking it down.. My main clue is that
it does not happen when I run it on a different box
in a similar environment.. The only stty that the shell
sets is stty istrip.
Any ideas (or solutions of course ) appreciated (reasons
On 10/15/2003 10:44 AM, Robert Gease wrote:
> stty: : Inappropriate ioctl for device
> I am getting this error in a standard ksh script
> it really doesnt do anything fa...pexpect/termios error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
I have a python program that downloads database backups from a remote server, and tries to replace the local database with the downloaded backup. The database is a PostgreSQL server and my program calls the pg_restore command with the aid of the wonderful pexpect module. Everything works fine if I start this program from a tty. When I try to start the same program from cron, I get this nasty exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/root/restore_databases.py", line 82, in ?
File "/root/restore_databases.py", line 79, in main
restore...Inappropriate ioctl for device when calling tcsetpgrp() on Solaris
I'm writing a shell program that will do background/foreground executions.
I also implemented the 'fg' command that will bring a background job to the
foreground. All work fine on Linux. However, on Solaris (SunOS 5.9) when
the shell passes terminal control to the background child process, the
tcsetpgrp(fd, child_pgrp_id) call returns an error: "Inappropriate ioctl for
Although I use same open() call for Linux and Solaris to get the file
descriptor of the controlling terminal, Linux successfully returns a fd that
I can use while Solaris returns -1 for..."Inappropriate ioctl for device" error
I have a korn shell script that calls a child script in the background.
The strucuture of my script is as follows:
while read line
ksh anotherscript.ksh $line &
done < file
Everything seems to work well. I see the desired results but the
problem (rather small issue is) when i check the log file created by
parent process, i see following line appearing multiple times
stty: Inappropriate ioctl for device
I dont know what this error is and am not sure about the potential
threat this poses let's say going forward in pre-production a...Inappropriate ioctl for device using system("useradd")
My line of code is simply...
system("/usr/sbin/useradd $luser -M -n -c '$opts' -d $opts -s
$opts") || die "Useradd : $!\n";
and dying with:
Useradd : Inappropriate ioctl for device
I haven't a clue : )
Running CentOS, 4.4 up to date.
Any help is vastly appreciated.
> My line of code is simply...
> system("/usr/sbin/useradd $luser -M -n -c '$opts' -d $opts -s
> $opts") || die "Useradd : $!\n";
> and dying with:
> Useradd : Inappropriate ioctl for device
...(unable to open "/dev/acd0"): Inappropriate ioctl for device
I tried to install the port "sysutils/dvd+rw-tools" on a release 5.4 FreeBSD
box. The installation process seems to complete without error. But when I
tried to issue the command
to format a dvd+rw disk in the drive, I got the following error message:
DVD RW/-RAM format utility by firstname.lastname@example.org, version 4.10
:-(unable to open "/dev/acd0"): Inappropraite ioctl for device
I have verified with dmesg to make sure that my DVD+RW drive is at acd0.
What does "ioctl for device" mean? What doe..."Inappropriate ioctl for device" while upload()ing using CGI.pm
I'm using the procedural upload() function from CGI.pm.
In this line:
my $fd_file = upload( 'file' ) or die( "upload() ( $! )" );
I encounter the weird-looking error:
"Inappropriate ioctl for device".
I don't understand what could be the problem. I did exactly like they
say in the manual.
Can you please help me solve this problem?
Thanks a lot!
> I'm using the procedural upload() function from CGI.pm.
> In this line:
> my $fd_file = upload( 'file' ) or die( "upload() ( $! )" );
What makes you th...got errstr: "25: Inappropriate ioctl for device" when open ssl....
I got an error message when trying following script:
if (!$handle = fsockopen ("ssl://my.com", 443, $errno, $errstr, $timeout =
print "$errno: $errstr\n";
return -1; /* connection failed */
/* The my.com site WAS installed with a SSL certificate, and it works
if access from a browser with 'https://' prefix. */
The errstr said "25: Inappropriate ioctl for device".
I'm using PHP 4.3.0, but not sure if properly compiled with OpenSSL support.
How can I check out this? And, even compiled with O...Unappropriate ioctl for device
I upgraded Perl from 5.6 to 5.8. The software I develop used to work fine with
Perl 5.6 and now, sometimes, I get the error "Unappropriate ioctl for device"
when I try to open a file for write.
My Perl version is v5.8.0 included in the Debian 'sid' - unstable.
Does somebody have an idea ?
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> I upgraded Perl from 5.6 to 5.8. The software I develop use...ioctl and char devices
I'm a newbie at least for what regards these 2 topics and I'd like to
get some knowledge about them (as I found a lot of confusion around
which probably messed up my mind more than explaining).
In particular I have my kernel module for a network interface and I'd
wish it to communicate with the user space. I'd like to create my OWN
private IOCTLS which to use with my userspace app. I read around that
what I could try to do is create a character device and make the
kernel module and the app access it in read/write mode .. is this
possible ? how ? Example code is appreci...IOCTL problem for network device
Iam writing PCI device driver for the custom board that is
registered as network driver "zzz0" using register_netdevice() that
does bus master DMA data transfer.
1. In my driver, I could do DMA transfer (filling dma memory in
the kernel itself) data between pc to board and vice versa by
programming the memory mapped device DMA register.
Now what I want is that,I want the user application to fill the
dma buffer area through IOCTL and to start the transfer.
Iam not clear with copy_from_user/ copy_to_user with mmap()
function. I hope using mmap gives high preformance. Let m...call IOCTL for device from dpc?
can a dpc routine invoke an ioctl of some device ? if that is not possible,
then is it
possible that the dpc lowers the irql of the
processor , starts a system thread at PASSIVE_LEVEL which invokes the ioctl.
will this thread be scheduled by the dispatcher or start executign str8 away
the point that the dpc invoked it?
No. Just call ExQueueWorkItem from the DPC to call the IOCTL.
BTW - on what IOCTL you're speaking about?
Maxim Shatskih, Windows DDK MVP
...define my own IOCTL numbers for a network device
I'm writing a driver module for a wireless interface (under linux).
The module is currently able to process the ioctls coming from
wireless tools (such as changing ESSID or freq etc...
I see that iwtools offer a set of "private" IOCTL numbers for driver
specific purposes (SIOCIWFIRSTPRIV).
What I don't understand is HOW to define my own *additional* ioctl
numbers and using them from the userspace.
I've been trying something like this in the kernel module:
#define IOCTL_APP_TYPE 'k'
#define USER_APP_IOCTL _IOWR(IOCTL_APP_TYPE,0, struct iwreq *...burncd: ioctl(CDIOCSTART): Device busy
I used to be able to burn CDs, but a couple of days ago, while I was
writing some backups, it stopped working.
dmesg shows that the device is still recognized:
ata1-master: two atapi devices on this channel, no DMA
acd0: CDROM <CREATIVE CD4830E> at ata1-master PIO4
ata1-slave: two atapi devices on this channel, no DMA
acd1: CD-RW <IDE128 CDWriter> at ata1-slave PIO4
I have /dev/cdrw symlinked to /dev/acd1c, and I used to have no trouble
with burncd. This would work fine if I had an ISO image ready:
burncd -v -f /dev/cdrw data burn.iso fixate
But now...net device and ioctls communication with sockets
I'm wondering why, in order to talk to an net device, I need to open a
socket. Even more, I don't understand the reason why this socket has
to be AF_INET instead of a std unix socket... which seems more
reasonable to me..
Thanks in advance!
InuY4sha <email@example.com> writes:
>I'm wondering why, in order to talk to an net device, I need to open a
>socket. Even more, I don't understand the reason why this socket has
>to be AF_INET instead of a std unix socket... which seems more
>reasonable to me..
>Thanks in advan...$! is set to "Inappropriate ioctl..." on Linux
Running perl5.8.* on Linux (more details later), I get:
>echo 'hi' > zzz
>echo 'bye' >> zzz
>perl -we 'print ".$\!.\n";open FOO, "<zzz" or die "foo\n";print
".$\!.\n"; print <FOO>'
..Inappropriate ioctl for device.
- Why is $! getting set if the open was successful?
- My open command seems pretty darn simple. Am I doing something wrong?
- Is this a known issue?
This problem happened on a variety of 2.4 RedHat Linux kernels (Intel
and AMD), pl...xdtv
2 weeks ago, i've upgraded my system from kernel 2.6.18 to 2.6.21, now i'm
having a situation that i can't understand:
I'm having trouble with one program... xdtv
xdtv shows only black, no picture, but the sound works ok...
my tv-card looks like is running fine because kdetv, tvtime, camstream, etc,
all get video and sound from the tv-card, it is just xdtv that doesn't,
and i used to use xdtv for recordings.
xdtv starts fine, but then it start to give me this errors without stoping:
ioctl VIDIOC_STREAMON: Invalid argument
ioctl VIDIOC_REQBUFS: Device or resource bu...fssnap: ioctl: error 16: Device busy
On a Solaris 9 machine, I'm trying to create a UFS snapshot of my
/var, /usr and /opt filesystems. They all fail like this:
# fssnap -F ufs -o backing-store=/.backup/backing-stores/opt /opt
fssnap: ioctl: error 16: Device busy
Why do I get that error message? What's so busy, that a snapshot
cannot be created?
I read somewhere, that a running NTP daemon might cause this
problem - but there's no NTPd running on that box.
$ ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep ntp
I can create snapshots of other filesystems just fine:
$ fssnap -i
...implementing ioctl's for device drivers
we are beginners in kernel programming. we are writing a device
driver. we tried a very simple ioctl to pass an integer pointer from
user to kernel space.
the problem is that the ioctl_param argument which is supposed to hold
the address of the memory in user space(from wer data is to be copied
to kernel space,i.e driver)is not getting passed correctly.
wen we print the address in user space & wen we print the address
getting passed to kernel space they r different. the correct user
space location is not getting accessed at all.
we have used the get_user to transfer...[Q] USB Mass Storage Device IOCTL failure
I'm developing a USB mass storage device with an additional
There is no problem in locating the device's symbolic link, using
SetupDiXXX functions. But if I try to DeviceIoControl()
IOCTL_STORAGE_GET_DEVICE_NUMBER, IOCTL_SCSI_GET_INQUIRY_DATA, and
other disk and storage control codes as well, after opening the device
through CreateFile() with the following symbolic link name, it fails
with the error code 50, which means ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED.
To be more precise, my USB storage...implementing ioctl's for device drivers #3
oops ! typing errors... temp is typecast as an int pointer not char
pointer as typed. also, the message & msg_ptr are not required. they r
actually parts of a bigger code.. not reqd now.
...implementing ioctl's for device drivers #2
thanks for the help.. im inserting the code ive used for the simple
/*all necessary header files included*/
#include chardev.h /*header file for ioctl*/
static int Device_open=0;
static char Message;
static char *msg_ptr;
static int device_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
static void device_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
int device_ioctl(...stty: tcgetattr: A specified file does not support the ioctl system call.
This error was found in VCS log on an IBM 570 running AIX 5.2, VCS 3.5.
When tried to shutdown/start a resource, this error was logged.
(Background, when shutdown/start a resource - VCS engine calls
I suspect the error was generated due to root's .profile a line like
stty erase ^
I've changed the .profile as follow:
tty -s && stty erase ^
Haven't have a chance to run startup/shutdown again. Anyone has seen
> This error was found in VCS log on an IBM 570 running AIX 5.2, VCS 3.5.
> I suspect the error was generated due to r...