Subject: Re: sysctl - struct or separate mibs?
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/2000 09:46:04
At 11:15 PM 6/16/2000 +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
>Also, there would probably have to be a way to return multiple MIB
>entries with one call - image the overhead for ps (for example) if each
>field for each process had to be retrieved with individual syscalls
>(that's 11 x 137 just for the data retrieval plus a few to get numbers
>on my home box right now, vs 2 + 137 with the current sysctl method
>(including one each for each argv string)).
An alternative it to add a SYSCTL_xxx_ALL_CHILDREN which would return all
the data for the next level down in a described format.
int mib_flags; /* length, padding, type, RW/RO,
or something like that.
Matt Thomas Internet: email@example.com
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