Subject: Re: sysctl function and ROUNDUP kernel bug
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/1996 14:45:04 writes:
> re: __sysctl(2) being undocumented: I don't think it's unreasonable to
> say that users will _never_ call __sysctl(), and given that, i can't
> think of a good reason to let them know that it exists at all.
> __sysctl() is an artifact of the implementation of sysctl(3), and
> should never, ever be invoked by the user...  thoughts?

I think if there is a system call there should be a man page. It can
say, over and over in big letters, DO NOT CALL THIS DIRECTLY, but
people examining sysctl(3)'s implementation and such deserve to have a