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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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