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<refentry id="media-func-ioctl">
  <refmeta>
    <refentrytitle>media ioctl()</refentrytitle>
    &manvol;
  </refmeta>

  <refnamediv>
    <refname>media-ioctl</refname>
    <refpurpose>Control a media device</refpurpose>
  </refnamediv>

  <refsynopsisdiv>
    <funcsynopsis>
      <funcsynopsisinfo>#include &lt;sys/ioctl.h&gt;</funcsynopsisinfo>
      <funcprototype>
	<funcdef>int <function>ioctl</function></funcdef>
	<paramdef>int <parameter>fd</parameter></paramdef>
	<paramdef>int <parameter>request</parameter></paramdef>
	<paramdef>void *<parameter>argp</parameter></paramdef>
      </funcprototype>
    </funcsynopsis>
  </refsynopsisdiv>

  <refsect1>
    <title>Arguments</title>

    <variablelist>
      <varlistentry>
	<term><parameter>fd</parameter></term>
	<listitem>
	  <para>&fd;</para>
	</listitem>
      </varlistentry>
      <varlistentry>
	<term><parameter>request</parameter></term>
	<listitem>
	  <para>Media ioctl request code as defined in the media.h header file,
	  for example MEDIA_IOC_SETUP_LINK.</para>
	</listitem>
      </varlistentry>
      <varlistentry>
	<term><parameter>argp</parameter></term>
	<listitem>
	  <para>Pointer to a request-specific structure.</para>
	</listitem>
      </varlistentry>
    </variablelist>
  </refsect1>

  <refsect1>
    <title>Description</title>
    <para>The <function>ioctl()</function> function manipulates media device
    parameters. The argument <parameter>fd</parameter> must be an open file
    descriptor.</para>
    <para>The ioctl <parameter>request</parameter> code specifies the media
    function to be called. It has encoded in it whether the argument is an
    input, output or read/write parameter, and the size of the argument
    <parameter>argp</parameter> in bytes.</para>
    <para>Macros and structures definitions specifying media ioctl requests and
    their parameters are located in the media.h header file. All media ioctl
    requests, their respective function and parameters are specified in
    <xref linkend="media-user-func" />.</para>
  </refsect1>

  <refsect1>
    &return-value;
    <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,
    the parameter remains unmodified.</para>
  </refsect1>
</refentry>