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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: /proc standards (was dot-proc interface [was: /proc
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 07:22:16PM -0500, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Splitting /proc can be done. Start by mounting procfs twice.
> Make non-process stuff in /proc invisible, but still available.
> Then in /kernel the process stuff can be disabled. The proc fs
> code can even register two filesystem types, with different
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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this is the key part. two filesystems and union mount should satisfy
backward compatibility needs while lspci and friends are migrating to
/kern.

this makes it a distribution issue, not a kernel issue, and there is no
need for special backwards-compatibility stuff in either kernfs or
procfs.

j.

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