Subject: Re: vmstat and netstat....
To: None <>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/28/2006 18:49:03
> > I'm wondering whether there is a compelling reason why we shouldn't
> > convert new versions of the tools to read these values out of kernfs
> > special files.  This would provide increased portability and remove the
> > reliance on having a /netbsd that matches the loaded kernel.
> kernfs is an *optional* component of the system.  If you want to remove
> the kmem dependency in these tools, the right way to do so is via
> sysctl.
> Thor

although i have to agree sysctl is currently the best bet,
creating random sysctl nodes is far from "the right way", IMO.