Subject: Re: sysctls for everything!
To: matthew green <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/12/2000 10:43:40
On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 03:14:19AM +1000, matthew green wrote:

 >    methods will die an unused dusty death.  pcvt was removed from the
 >    kernel last weekend, and while i couldn't come up with any sound
 >    reasons for it not to be (or problems with it being removed), i will
 >    miss it.  it fell into disuse, was unmaintained, and was excised.  if
 >    the kmem grovelling routines are not used, they'll start to be
 >    unmaintained (since the sysctl stuff "works") and i'm afraid they'll
 >    eventually die.
 >    or am i just being pointelessly paranoid?

As long as there are those of us who debug kernel crash dumps,
kmem groveling will never die.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>