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authorMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>2011-07-05 11:57:05 -0300
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>2011-07-27 17:53:36 -0300
commit4c14e4a93f02e89e7d0a62604a7652f61057c923 (patch)
tree6f87bbe237408ea77dafa7ccdc4bf08f6d03e194 /Documentation/DocBook/media
parent9e1d50756bad35c7e1b566bed9426f68d93135fd (diff)
[media] DocBook: Remove V4L generic error description for ioctl()
V4L ioctl function descripton also has a generic error chapter. Remove it, as it is now obsoleted by a general, multi-API generic error descriptions. Acked-by: Hans Verkuil <hans.verkuil@cisco.com> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/DocBook/media')
3 files changed, 13 insertions, 70 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/func-ioctl.xml b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/func-ioctl.xml
index b60fd37a629..2de64be706f 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/func-ioctl.xml
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/func-ioctl.xml
@@ -64,75 +64,9 @@ their respective function and parameters are specified in <xref
- <title>Return Value</title>
- <para>On success the <function>ioctl()</function> function returns
-<returnvalue>0</returnvalue> and does not reset the
-<varname>errno</varname> variable. On failure
-<returnvalue>-1</returnvalue> is returned, when the ioctl takes an
-output or read/write parameter it remains unmodified, and the
-<varname>errno</varname> variable is set appropriately. See below for
-possible error codes. Generic errors like <errorcode>EBADF</errorcode>
-or <errorcode>EFAULT</errorcode> are not listed in the sections
-discussing individual ioctl requests.</para>
- <para>Note ioctls may return undefined error codes. Since errors
-may have side effects such as a driver reset applications should
-abort on unexpected errors.</para>
- <variablelist>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>EBADF</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para><parameter>fd</parameter> is not a valid open file
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>EBUSY</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para>The property cannot be changed right now. Typically
-this error code is returned when I/O is in progress or the driver
-supports multiple opens and another process locked the property.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>EFAULT</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para><parameter>argp</parameter> references an inaccessible
-memory area.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>ENOTTY</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para><parameter>fd</parameter> is not associated with a
-character special device.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>EINVAL</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para>The <parameter>request</parameter> or the data pointed
-to by <parameter>argp</parameter> is not valid. This is a very common
-error code, see the individual ioctl requests listed in <xref
- linkend="user-func" /> for actual causes.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>ENOMEM</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para>Not enough physical or virtual memory was available to
-complete the request.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- <varlistentry>
- <term><errorcode>ERANGE</errorcode></term>
- <listitem>
- <para>The application attempted to set a control with the
-&VIDIOC-S-CTRL; ioctl to a value which is out of bounds.</para>
- </listitem>
- </varlistentry>
- </variablelist>
+ &return-value;
+ <para>When an ioctl that takes an output or read/write parameter fails,
+ the parameter remains unmodified.</para>
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/gen-errors.xml b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/gen-errors.xml
index 9bf9ca7f46d..4268c658652 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/gen-errors.xml
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/gen-errors.xml
@@ -31,7 +31,8 @@
<entry>EINVAL or ENOTTY</entry>
<entry>The ioctl is not supported by the driver, actually meaning that
- the required functionality is not available.</entry>
+ the required functionality is not available, or the file
+ descriptor is not for a media device.</entry>
@@ -46,3 +47,10 @@
+<para>Note 1: ioctls may return other error codes. Since errors may have side
+effects such as a driver reset, applications should abort on unexpected errors.
+<para>Note 2: Request-specific error codes are listed in the individual
+requests descriptions.</para>
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/media-func-ioctl.xml b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/media-func-ioctl.xml
index e0ee285baf1..39478d0fbca 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/media-func-ioctl.xml
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/media-func-ioctl.xml
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@
<para>Request-specific error codes are listed in the
individual requests descriptions.</para>
<para>When an ioctl that takes an output or read/write parameter fails,