Subject: Re: Getting rid of /dev/veriexec
To: Elad Efrat <elad@NetBSD.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2005 07:40:28
On Dec 2, 2005, at 7:33 AM, Elad Efrat wrote:
> Jason Thorpe wrote:
>> Not really. sysctl was originally intended to turn knobs in the
>> 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
Specifically, it was a nice replacement for running gdb against /dev/
kmem in /etc/rc to just to tweak a tunable parameter.