Subject: Re: Easier vendor specific sysctl
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2003 14:22:46
> >> sysctl -w //create=vender.foo,type=int,symbol=thing,flags=w
> >Please, what is the "symbol" field referring to?
> the name of the thing being referenced. for example, i have the
I hope such nodes won't be created by default, because I suppose that it
is dangerous to write to kernel variables directly from userland. But if
you create them manually and know what you are doing, that's fine.
Second question - will it be possible to create a sysctl that does not
correspond to a kernel variable, but rather the storage for it is
allocated on-demand? That way, it could be possible to even have a
Win32-like Registry :-).