Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jaromír Doleček <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/2000 18:29:33
> 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.
I have to aggree with itojun here. I do not like the way FreeBSD
did it, at the very least. See how many times is the MALLOC_DEFINE() used
in e.g. syssrc/sys/ntfs/, they declare same values again and
again in each file.
Compared to FreeBSD style, NetBSD style seems more elegant, far less
insane, and encouradges good programming style. The *DEFINE() add just too
much unneeded "magic", add complexity and make finding dependencies
harder, at the very least.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.ics.muni.cz/~dolecek/
@@@@ Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn! @@@@