Subject: Re: procfs/kernfs "required"? [was Re: kernfs & libkvm]
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: Bernd Felsche <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/1996 17:02:28
According to Ty Sarna:

>In article <>,
>Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure <> wrote:
>> It would be A Cool Thing [TM] if one could say 'echo KILL > /proc/<pid>/ctl'
>> and the process would die... (subject to normal access controls, of course).

>If you want to take this further, why not "rmdir /proc/<pid>" as kill -9?

>It's easy to get carried away with this though, much like people do with
>operator overloading in C++.

Hey Cool! Then we can replace most system calls with file operations.
We can deprecate everything to unlink(), mkdir(), read(), open(), creat(),
write(), lseek() and close(). Oh, and lots of new ioctl() to handle the
"other stuff".

I don't see some of you smiling! >:-)

Bernd Felsche {speaking for himself}
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