Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: None <>
From: Jason Downs <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/1996 08:53:27
In message <>,
	Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure writes:
>Neither one is truly necessary for system operation, although they DO appear
>to be performance treats, and they do allow for perusal via ls/stat/cat
>as opposed to needing special permissions thru the kernel (standard
>owner/group permissions seem to apply).

Programs that use the kvm library and such now should be using procfs
when appropiate.  It is *beyond* silly to have things like kernfs, procfs,
and FIFOs optional.  It is neither elegant nor impressive when a slight
kernel change can break ps(1).

People *should* be able to more or less track -current kernels without
having to track -current userland.

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