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SubjectRE: Yet another design for /proc. Or actually /kernel.
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa@zytor.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 2:58 PM
>To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>Subject: Re: Yet another design for /proc. Or actually /kernel.


>Followup to: <slrn9uj1nf.5lj.spamtrap@dexter.hensema.xs4all.nl>
>By author: spamtrap@use.reply-to (Erik Hensema)
>In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>>
>> - Multiple values per file when needed
>> A file is a two dimensional array: it has lines and every line
>> can consist of multiple fields.
>> A good example of this is the current /proc/mounts.
>> This can be parsed very easily in all languages.
>> No need for single-value files, that's oversimplification.
>>

>Actually, /proc/mounts is currently broken, and is an excellent
>example of why the above statement simply isn't true unless you apply
>another level of indirection: try mounting something on a directory
>the name of which contains whitespace in any form (remember, depending
>on your setup this may be doable by an unprivileged user...)

> -hpa


mbrennek@spaceheater:/home/mbrennek# mkdir stuff\ and
mbrennek@spaceheater:/home/mbrennek# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1
/home/mbrennek/stuff\ and/
mbrennek@spaceheater:/home/mbrennek# cat /proc/mounts
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/part1 / reiserfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb2 /home reisferfs rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
non /proc proc rw 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/stuff vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec 0 0
/dev/hda1 /home/mbrennek/stuff\040and vfat rw 0 0
mbrennek@spaceheater:/home/mbrennek#

Are you refering to the 040?

-Matt
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