Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/18/1999 23:22:41
On 18-Dec-99 Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Couldn't this have been done with actual sysctl and a machine
> dependent MIB?
> Just asking...

Yeah it could have..  the reasons I didn't:

Would have to burn about 20 mibs

I would have to keep the state of all these little flags in the driver.. which
to be quite honest about, the driver couldn't care what these things are.

Each mib would have to have an associated function tied to it in the kernel to
do the exact same thing the user code does.  I'd rather bloat userland.

Tim Rightnour <>
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