Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Aaro J Koskinen <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/05/2000 15:51:52
On Mon, 5 Jun 100, Darren Reed wrote:

> - do lookups on name, not integer (except for backward compat.)
>   other properties for nodes I'm thinking of are "ownership" (based
>   on user/group) and permissions (rwxrwxrwx) so you can setup read
>   only, read-write and write only sysctl nodes.

Sounds like a file system. How about removing sysctl() altogether, and
putting everything under kernfs as a file?

Aaro Koskinen,,