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    Subjectsuggestion for change to proc filesystem

    I don't think I've seen this suggestion before...

    How about adding a version number as the first entry in every 'file' in the
    /proc filesystem. Every time that the format of one of the files
    is changed, the version will get incremented.

    This would certainly aid people in debugging programs that are based
    on the /proc filesystem. Just imagine, no more "ps doesn't work anymore,
    what's wrong??". The application could use the version number
    and say "The /proc filesystem format has chaned for /proc/xxx. This
    program may not function properly anymore. Please upgrade it!"


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