Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/2000 11:34:18
email@example.com (Bill Studenmund) writes:
> The real win with using an fs interface is that the kernel is in charge of
> turning mib names into locators.
of course, this is also solved if you pass the MIB-ish names into the
kernel, and let it do the right thing. 8-)
in my opinion, that's the way to go. the only particularly
interesting thing about it is that you have to have a way to get the
names out of the kernel, but that's easy enough: either just a query
at a given 'directory' level returns the names, or have a special node
for each 'directory' which returns the names...