Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/2000 17:45:00
On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 12:39:43AM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I really don't like the way freebsd did about malloc types, sysctls
> and kernel internal initialization ordering (based on special
> linker symbol). it is too hard to track down mistakes in those
> declarations. I wasted enough time debugging linker hack mistakes.
> I give my vote to current netbsd way than freebsd way.
That was my first thought as well when .init sections came up: "what
about ordering"? Ordering is very important, and not knowing the order
is, as Itojun says, a debugging nightmare.
It might seem like a cool idea at first, but I'd rather see explicit
init calls, at least it's clear what's happening then.
Ever tried to debug a C++ application with global constructors?