unix: generate ioctlPtr on Linux with unsafe.Pointer arg

The existing ioctl stubs for all UNIX-like platforms take a value of type
uintptr for the arg parameter. However, arguments which are cast from
unsafe.Pointer to uintptr technically violate the rules for package unsafe.
unsafe only allows a conversion from unsafe.Pointer to uintptr directly
within a call to Syscall.

ioctl is used on all UNIX-like operating systems and each one will have
to be updated accordingly where pointer arguments are passed to system
calls. To remedy this on Linux, we generate a new function called
ioctlPtr which takes a value of type unsafe.Pointer for arg. More
operating systems can be updated in future CLs by folks who have access
to those systems and can run the appropriate code generator.

Updates golang/go#44834

Change-Id: Ia9424be424b3dba91bb44d3a7a12bfb2179f0d86
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/sys/+/340915
Trust: Matt Layher <mdlayher@gmail.com>
Trust: Bryan C. Mills <bcmills@google.com>
Run-TryBot: Matt Layher <mdlayher@gmail.com>
TryBot-Result: Go Bot <gobot@golang.org>
Reviewed-by: Ian Lance Taylor <iant@golang.org>
Reviewed-by: Matthew Dempsky <mdempsky@google.com>
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