Subject: Re: RFC: /kern/summary
To: Olaf Seibert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian C. Grayson <email@example.com>
Date: 03/10/1999 15:59:29
On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 04:44:00PM +0100, Olaf Seibert wrote:
> Perhaps it is useful to make the lines in the file semi-fixed format: if
> the values change, they will stay in the same seek offsets. This may
> require padding with zeros or spaces of course. You may try to determine
> the required space at boot time, or you could be lazy and just reserve
> "plenty" and just always pad.
This could definitely be done. If we want to keep it
source-able by sh, though, all padding will have to be done at
the end of a line, which means sprintf won't cut it.