Subject: Re: Getting rid of /dev/veriexec
To: Elad Efrat <elad@NetBSD.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2005 07:31:07
On Dec 2, 2005, at 5:54 AM, Elad Efrat wrote:
> Nathan J. Williams wrote:
>> Let's see. You want to read and write control and bulk data, from a
>> special-to-the-kernel node in a hierarchical namespace. This totally
>> smells like reinventing /dev.
> Isn't that what sysctl() is for?
Not really. sysctl was originally intended to turn knobs in the kernel.
Sometimes I wish we had native Mach messaging...