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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.

    -Dan


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