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    SubjectRe: /sys: Network device status: link; Hard disks?
    Jesper Juhl [Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 04:19:06PM +0200]:
    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Nico Schottelius wrote:
    > > Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:16:30 +0200
    > > From: Nico Schottelius <>
    > > To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
    > > Subject: /sys: Network device status: link; Hard disks?
    > >
    > > Hello everybody!
    > > Will /sys provide details about link status of network cards
    > > and can I also find out what devices are harddisks?
    > > Like having /sys/block/hda/type, which contains "cd-rom" or
    > > "harddisk" or similar.
    > > Or having something like /sys/class/net/eth0/link with 0/1 setting?
    > > I know some or all information can be retrieved somehow differnt
    > > (like using /proc), but shouldn't those be found in /sys?
    > > Just some question on how we can use /sys useful.
    > > Greetings,
    > > Nico
    > > PS: Please CC, I am not subscribed.
    > >
    > Hmm, sounds nice to me. I don't know if something like
    > /sys/class/net/eth0/link as you describe it would be accepted, but I've
    > been wanting to play with sysfs for a while and this sounds like a nice
    > and resonably simple little project, I will take a shot at trying to
    > implement that.

    Perhaps there is a even a default method for network
    device drivers to show their link status, but I don't know where
    and having it in /sys seems senseful to me.

    Anyway, is this the wrong list to ask questions about /sys or
    where can I find information about what the sense of /sys is and
    what it should and will contain?


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