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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
>> Using a ioctl that returns the type.
>
> But that's not pretty :)
>
> Can't we think of something else ?

Well this sure isn't perfect, but to
illustrate it can be done with a text
interface (and the only restriction
is strings can't contain \n):

cat /proc/widget
# Format: '%l'
# Params: Number_of_Widgets
37

echo '38' > /proc/widget

cat /proc/widget
# Format: '%l'
# Params: Number_of_Widgets
38

cat /proc/widget | egrep -v '^#'
38

cat /proc/sprocket
# Format: '%l' '%s'
# Params: Number_of_Sprockets Master_Sprocket_Name
21
Foo Bar Baz

echo '22' > /proc/sprocket
# writes first value if no \n character written before
# close - all writes done simultaneously on close

cat /proc/sprocket | egrep -v '^#'
22
Foo Bar Baz

echo 'Master_Sprocket_Name\nBaz Foo Bar' > /proc/sprocket

cat /proc/sprocket | egrep -v '^#'
22
Baz Foo Bar

echo 'Master_Sprocket_Name\nFoo Foo Foo\nNumber_of_Sprockets\n111' >
/proc/sprocket
# Simultaneous commit if /proc driver needs it
# i.e. it has get_lock() and release_lock()
# entries
cat /proc/sprocket | egrep -v '^#'
111
Foo Foo Foo

& nice user tools look at the '# Params:' line to find
what number param they want to read / alter.

--
Alex Bligh
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