Subject: kern/10179: sysctl interface is broken
To: None <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/23/2000 03:31:15
>Number:         10179
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       sysctl interface is broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 23 03:32:01 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Johan Danielsson
>Release:        all
	<machine, os, target, libraries (multiple lines)>
System: NetBSD 1.4Y NetBSD 1.4Y (BLUBB) #239: Tue May 23 11:33:25 CEST 2000 i386


It's totally insane that you have to recompile sysctl(8) to make it
work with new options. 


Try to use an old sysctl with a new kernel and get seriously annoyed.

The sysctl interface needs to be redesigned.