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    SubjectRe: procfs problems
    Dan Hollis <> writes:
    > Looking at /proc/pci, it got me to thinking about kernel bloat :-) If we
    > were to take all the text out of pci.c and put it in an external program
    > (call it "pciconfig" or "lspci") and have /proc/pci just output hex
    > numbers, we could save several kilobytes off the size of the kernel. It
    > would also probably be easier for programs to parse /proc/pci if they
    > needed configuration information.

    I can only agree !
    Entries labels should probably be limited to 8 character (or even 4) with
    padding, so they can just as well be considered as a 64bits (or 32bits)
    integer constants. The actual text can then be looked up in some kind of
    hash-table in / (for example).


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