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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Undeprecate the sysctl system call
    Ar Mer, 2006-10-18 am 13:33 +0200, ysgrifennodd Andi Kleen:
    > You call that numerical name space neat? IMHO it was a totally bogus
    > idea. There is already a perfectly fine file system name space, why
    > add another one?

    The sysctl number space came first and when it appeared it was neat

    > Anyways, imho the right solution is to remove the numerical
    > sysctl infrastructure (including most of sysctl.h), but keep
    > sys_sysctl() with a small mapping table that maps the few
    > numerical sysctls (mostly KERN_VERSION) that are actually used to
    > path names internally. The rest should be ENOSYS.

    More work for less compatibility, that doesn't sound very clever.


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