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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
On Mon Nov 05, 2001 at 11:51:52PM +0100, Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Monday 05 November 2001 22:58, Ben Greear wrote:
> > So if BNF makes it harder for shell scripts and sscanf, and harder for
> > the kernel developers...what good does it do???
>
> You know how to parse the file.
> Take a look at /proc/partitions. Is its exact syntax obvious without
> examining the source in the kernel? Can it happen that there is a space or
> another unusual character in the device path and what happens then? Could it

Come now, it really isn't that difficult:

char name[80];
unsigned long long size;
unsigned int major, minor;

if (sscanf(line, "%4u %4u %llu %s", &major, &minor, &size, name) == 4)
{
add_partition(name, size, major, minor);
}

-Erik

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