Subject: Re: Getting rid of /dev/veriexec
To: Elad Efrat <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
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...

-- thorpej