Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/1998 09:51:15
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Darren Reed wrote:

: Are you aware of where Linux has gone with respect to procfs and the above
: and if so, what are your thoughts about their approach to solving this
: problem ?

: For those that aren't aware of where they've gone, they now have files such
: as /proc/net/route with which you can do "cat /proc/net/route"

: In each case the output is all ASCII.

If we were to implement such a beast, it should use binary structures, not
ASCII output.  Programs that need ASCII can open a pipe from netstat.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.