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SubjectRe: Please open sysfs symbols to proprietary modules
Pavel Roskin wrote:

> All I want to do is to have a module that would create subdirectories
> for some network interfaces under /sys/class/net/*/, which would contain
> additional parameters for those interfaces. I'm not creating a new
> subsystem or anything like that. sysctl is not good because the data is
> interface specific. ioctl on a socket would be OK, although it wouldn't
> be easily scriptable. The restriction on sysfs symbols would just force
> me to write a proprietary userspace utility to set those parameters
> instead of using a shell script.

How about /proc/net/pavelStuff

Still scriptable, and does not require GPL symbols....


Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc

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