Subject: Re: exporting hardware "system ID" by sysctl
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Andrew Doran <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/18/2007 19:16:14
On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 02:12:38PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> Perhaps ioctl on a device node, as for NTP; it somehow seems a little less
> elegant than just exposing the basically tree-structured data by sysctl,
> though.

Just an idea, but what about properties attached to device nodes? It would
be fun to have something along the lines of Solaris' prtdiag command that
tells you a little about the system.