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SubjectRe: UUIDs (and devfs and major/minor numbers)
On Wed, Jun 16, 1999 at 11:15:43PM -0500, Edward S. Marshall wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 tytso@mit.edu wrote:
> > the names in /dev *are* policy, and kernel should not be dictating
> > policy. Therefore, the kernel should not be deciding what names appear
> > in /dev. Q.E.D.
>
> Like it or not, the names in /proc *are* policy, and kernel should not be
> dictating policy. Therefore, the kernel should not be deciding what names
> appear in /proc. Q.E.D.

Oh don't worry, a lot of people agree with this and think that the
move away from sysctl was a big mistake.

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