Subject: Re: dynamic sysctl
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Pavel Cahyna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/2003 16:40:36
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 15:44:58 +0100, David Laight wrote:
> Well you are adding a system call to convert names to numbers, why not
> add 'sysctl by name' instead?
Sometimes, the name of a sysctl node is actually a numerical index. E.g under
proc there are nodes with PIDs as names. Ints are more natural than strings
for that purpose. You could name them by the number represented as decimal
value, but this is IMHO ugly.