Subject: re: PF_KEY socket buffer size issue
To: matthew green <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/10/2003 19:05:17
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, matthew green wrote:

>    >>    	routing scket operation case was fixed by using sysctl(NET_RT_DUMP).
>    > why can't PF_KEY use a sysctl then?
>    	that's one of the possibility, yes.  i might do that.
> please do.  a solution that works in all cases without requring
> /kern to be mounted is highly desirable.

But sysctl is grosser than /kern. They both are hierarchical ways of
getting info out of the kernel. Everywhere else in the kernel, we
call that a file system. So why not just expose it as such?

sysctl also has two naming schemes (the text one users are used to and the
numeric one used internally). Way gross. :-)

Take care,