Subject: Re: RFC: /kern/summary
To: Brian C. Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Colin Wood <email@example.com>
Date: 03/09/1999 13:36:23
Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> I got no negative responses to my query regarding /kern files,
> so I plan on adding a new file to /kern. I've got some ideas,
> but before I do too much work, I'd appreciate any helpful
> opinions or suggestions. I'm new to kernel stuff, so if I've
> said something blatantly wrong here, please let me know.
> Here's what I've thought up so far:
> /kern/summary (any better name ideas?)
> Purpose: Provide numerous system statistics in a single file,
> allowing programs like top, systat, and xosview to grab an
> atomic snapshot of the state. Hopefully, this will help
> reduce the number of recompiles of these programs when struct
> proc changes slightly.
what about people who want to use top et al. but don't want the overhead
of adding kernfs to their kernel?
otherwise, it sounds like a useful idea...