Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/05/2000 08:18:02 (Simon Burge) writes:
> We need kernel .init sections!

yes, for a bunch of reasons.  (evcnt_attach_static() bits could be
done pretty much entirely with .init, btw...  8-)

really, somebody should go look at the way freebsd has done their
automatic-addition-of-stuff (grep for DECLARE), and use a bunch of it.

I've personally (when asking people problems/annoyances that they ran
into w/ netbsd) have had reported back that the difficulty of adding
file systems and malloc types (really, just annoyance at having to mod
a shared file, and maintain it) made things harder than they'd
otherwise have to be.