Subject: Re: Getting rid of /dev/veriexec
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Elad Efrat <elad@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/02/2005 17:33:39
Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Not really. sysctl was originally intended to turn knobs in the kernel.
> Sometimes I wish we had native Mach messaging...
My "Design and Implementation of 4.4BSD" says sysctl was meant as a
replacement for kmem, to put access control on reading/writing kernel
It's under the title of "Passage of Information To and From the Kernel".