Subject: Re: Changes for proplib to reduce kernel bloat
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/07/2006 13:00:11
On Sun, 7 May 2006 16:40:50 +0000 (UTC), (Christos
Zoulas) wrote:

> I think having the choice to compile it in or not is good (for size challenged
> machines), but I can see a use of the XML code in the kernel such as
> passing configuration properties between the kernel and userland via ioctl.
Is passing XML to the kernel really the best way to do that?  I confess
that my first instinct would be to parse the XML at user level, and use
some sort of TLV representation for the kernel interface.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,