Subject: Re: Enhancing sysctl support in ld.elf_so
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2004 09:17:21
On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 09:05:17AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>On Jun 21,  1:12am, (Andrew Brown) wrote:
>-- Subject: Re: Enhancing sysctl support in ld.elf_so
>| >So we should leave things as they are.
>| meaning that ld.elf_so won't use sysctlgetmibinfo() (or, by extension,
>| sysctlbyname())?  that means that any node that ld.elf_so will ever
>| look up will have to be assigned a static mib entry, and that
>| ld.elf_so will continually need to be updated (along with the #defines
>| that describe the static mib) to be able to traverse it.  that's
>| tricky, and was done wrong in the past (cf, the vfs.lfs nodes that i
>| "found" when converting everything which weren't previously available
>| because code to find them was never written).
>When was ld.el_so last changed? I don't think that it gets changed that

it doesn't change much, that's true, but who's to say some new sysctl
node won't pop up that would be useful for ld.elf_so to examine?

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