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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 01:43:11PM -0800, Stephen Satchell wrote:
> At 11:58 AM 11/5/01 -0800, Jonathan Lundell wrote:
> >use of a version field. Rather than try to support all versions, use it to
> >determine whether the two ends of the communication channel are
> >compatible, and fail gracefully because of the incompatible version. Tell
> >the user to update the app, or whatever.

[snip]

> And then there is the problem of who pays for my time to make the app
> update. I don't charge people for updates as a rule -- that rule may have
> to change for my Linux apps if this ill-thought-out idea goes into the
> kernel. I expend enough effort trying to keep up with the crap coming out

I hope you just don't mean the version number idea. Because I don't see
reason for not, instead of adding a version number to every /proc file and
breaknig everything, adding all them to a /proc/proc-version file which
would still let clients make some sanity checks.

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