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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Maintaining persistent kernel data across module unload/reload
    > For example Aironet's card has (approximately)
    > 1000 different configuration/statistics options
    > 400 of them writable
    > 500 of unique type (nonrepetitive)
    > 300 of writable unique type
    > 100 of them unique writable configuration options
    > It comes to the point that if we want to show them all on 8MB box,
    > we need to be smart. (i.e., my driver shows in /proc/sys,
    > but it is quite on edge with memory usage an dmost of it is wasted)

    It seems you want to put the handling in userspace with an ioctl to do
    just the low level work. Donald does this with stuff like MII config for
    network cards

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