fix: using joysticks in 32 bit applications on 64 bit systems
Akos Maroy [Sun, 6 Jan 2008 10:15:55 +0000 (11:15 +0100)]
unfortunately 32 bit apps don't see the joysticks on a 64 bit system.
this prevents one playing X-Plane (http://www.x-plane.com/) or other
32-bit games with joysticks.

this is a known issue, and already raised several times:

 http://readlist.com/lists/vger.kernel.org/linux-kernel/28/144411.html

 http://www.brettcsmith.org/wiki/wiki.cgi?action=browse&diff=1&id=OzyComputer/Joystick

unfortunately this is still not fixed in the mainline kernel.

it would be nice to have this fixed, so that people can play these games
without having to patch their kernel.

the following patch solves the problem on 2.6.22.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

fs/compat_ioctl.c

index e8b7c3a..da8cb3b 100644 (file)
@@ -10,6 +10,8 @@
  * ioctls.
  */
 
+#include <linux/joystick.h>
+
 #include <linux/types.h>
 #include <linux/compat.h>
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
@@ -2642,6 +2644,12 @@ COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(VIDEO_SET_ATTRIBUTES)
 COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(VIDEO_GET_SIZE)
 COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(VIDEO_GET_FRAME_RATE)
 
+/* joystick */
+COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(JSIOCGVERSION)
+COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(JSIOCGAXES)
+COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(JSIOCGBUTTONS)
+COMPATIBLE_IOCTL(JSIOCGNAME(0))
+
 /* now things that need handlers */
 HANDLE_IOCTL(MEMREADOOB32, mtd_rw_oob)
 HANDLE_IOCTL(MEMWRITEOOB32, mtd_rw_oob)