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SubjectRe: Configure.help is complete
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 08:45:17AM -0700, Jonathan Lundell wrote:
> >> It allows a general interface to the kernel that does not require new
> >> syscalls/ioctls and can be accessed from user space without specifically
> >> compiled programs. You can use shell scripts, java, command line etc.
> >
> >Yes, and it's also totally non standardised.
>
> It clearly fills a need, though, and has the distinct side benefit of
> cutting down on the proliferation of ioctls. Sure, it's non-standard
> and a mess. But it's semi-documented, easy to use, and v. general.
> What's the preferred alternative, to state the first question another
> way? For any single small project/driver, creating a new fs simply
> isn't going to happen.
> --
> /Jonathan Lundell.

If I understand Al Viro correctly we'll get per driver filesystems
in 2.5 (based on ramfs) which you can union-mount on /proc
(possibly using autofs) to get the current /proc tree.

Happy Hacking.

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Linux 2.4.5-ac6 #1 Fri Jun 1 17:12:42 CEST 2001
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