Subject: Re: What are these references to a /proc directory?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/1997 14:26:26
On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, der Mouse wrote:

> On the other hand, "everything's a file" is pretty well shot at this
> point, both for compatability and because core does not seem to contain
> any of this group.  (When I added tickadj to kernfs, I was told in no
> uncertain terms that sysctl - yet another gratuitous non-filesystem
> namespace, though to be fair one imported from CSRG - was The Right
> Way.  I've actually been considering adding sysctl to /kern...though
> who knows whether that would go in either.)

This is a bit sad. One of the really neat things about linux is that many
kernel varaibles can be set by a simple echo, scsi-devices probed etc.
Having to write a new special program each time is not as beatuiful. That
is why we have executable shell-scripts. :-)