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    SubjectRe: Why no XML in the Kernel?
    James Courtier-Dutton wrote:

    > I have a requirement to pass information from the kernel to user space.
    > The information is passed fairly rarely, but over time extra parameters
    > are added. At the moment we just use a struct, but that means that the
    > kernel and the userspace app have to both keep in step. If something
    > like XML was used, we could implement new parameters in the kernel, and
    > the user space could just ignore them, until the user space is upgraded.
    > XML would initially seem a good idea for this, but are there any methods
    > currently used in the kernel that could handle these parameter changes
    > over time.
    >
    > For example, should the sysfs be used for this?
    >
    > Any comments?
    >

    Yes use sysfs (or procfs if the information is related to a process).
    Using ASCII text representation, and a single value per file is
    noramlly the preferred method to do this I think.

    Nick

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