Subject: Re: Share common code/data across ports?
To: Peter Svensson <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/1997 16:16:55
On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Peter Svensson wrote:

> And this is basically where the opinions differ - some of us think the 
> paradirgm of "everything is a file" is a lot nicer than the kvm system.

Perhaps easier for some to work with, yes.  However, given N kernels, how
do you reference (e.g.) the process table of a kernel that isn't running?
Assuming you could, how would you maintain which kernel in the filesystem
was referenced by what part of the procfs tree?  What happens if you
remove one of the kernels, or an associated core dump?

No, everything is certainly _not_ a file; some things don't lend
themselves to that paradigm well at all.  This is less a matter of opinion
than harsh reality.