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SubjectRe: procfs problems
On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, yuri mironoff wrote:
> Why does the machine readable interface have to be through /proc
> at all? All you're doing here is converting binary to ascii and then
> to binary again. Why not implement it in ioctl and then call the same
> functions in the /proc API. ie:
> [...]
> It would make things much more uniform. People who want to use Perl,
> awk and cat could parse /proc and others who need more speed and efficiency
> could use the ioctl() interface.

You just described the sysctl() interface.


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