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    SubjectRe: 2.1.120 - too many errors on the network interfaces
    On Sun, Sep 20, 1998 at 02:39:47PM -0400, David Holland wrote:

    > Explicit versions on proc files don't tell you anything that you
    > can't get from uname().

    How can a utility know what kernel versions in the future are going
    to break the format?

    I'm not really all that keen on adding versions to /proc files as a
    whole, but it might save some people lots of grief.

    However, for some /proc files that have a header, its possible for
    the utilities to notice additional fields and blort out a `please
    update me' type message.

    > It would be more useful for someone to make (and maintain) a master
    > chart of proc format changes by kernel version.

    Yes... indeed it would.



    -cw

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