Subject: Re: sysctl items defined at attach time
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/29/1996 10:30:32 (Bill Studenmund) writes:

> Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the sysctl program gets its
> name mib from grovveling in the sys include files.

I also fell on this some time ago. I was mucking with the way names
are looked up in vfs, and wanted some way to modify the behaviour.

IMO, sysctl should be rewritten to handle dynamic variables. And
really the sysctl program should go away, and everything put into
kernfs (that also needs a rewrite), but that is less important.