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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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