Subject: Re: Replacing the sysctl() interface.
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/05/2000 11:34:18 (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...