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in reply to Re^4: Should I worry about "Inappropriate ioctl for device"? (updated)
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More likely still, some part of the C library is doing a terminal-related ioctl() system call on one of the standard filehandles like STDIN, finding that its not in fact a terminal (e.g. because STDIN hs been redirected) and safely ignoring the harmless error. I.e. the C library logic is along the lines of "if this file handle is a terminal do some extra initialisation, otherwise don't worry about it".

I used to see this on Solaris all the time when doing a truss(1); I don't see it on linux though.

Dave.

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Re^6: Should I worry about "Inappropriate ioctl for device"? (updated)
by dave_the_m (Monsignor) on Aug 09, 2020 at 08:35 UTC
    Updating myself: I can see it on linux too: an ioctl(fh, TCGETS) system call is being done on each file handle that gets opened.

    Dave.