Subject: Re: Changes for proplib to reduce kernel bloat
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 05/07/2006 13:00:11
On Sun, 7 May 2006 16:40:50 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org (Christos
> 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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb