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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 07:34:00PM +0100, Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Sunday 04 November 2001 18:48, you wrote:
> > > Is there is a way to implement a filesystem in user-space? What you could
> > You're proposing a replacement of /proc ?
>
> I was asking whether there is a way to do compatibility stuff and human
> readable interfaces in user space.

Probably.

I'm just trying to:
1) Supplement an unstable "API sort-of-thing" with something
that's stable and can last.
2) Come up with a realistic idea that can be implemented, tested,
and deemed "obviously correct" and "good" in finite time
3) Not break stuff more than it already is, and allow for a gradual
transition to something that won't break mysteriously every ten
kernel releases.

The idea is that if the userland application does it's parsing wrong, it should
either not compile at all, or abort loudly at run-time, instead of getting bad
values "sometimes".

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