Ok, will get that. Someone else emailed me a url and I tried that earlier
on (ages ago it seems) it said version 0.0.4 and it displayed a lot of crap
on a 2.5.14 running kernel. Certainly it bears no resemblance to what
/proc/ide/via has to say and it certainly bears no resemblance to
reality... )-: i hope...
> > >The parsing gunk we have for /proc/ide is fugly, and should have been
> > >done with sysctls from day one imo.
> > I like text parsing.
>must.. resist.. /proc ascii/bin... holywar..
>(besides, sysctl interface gives you ascii in /proc/sys/)
It does indeed (if implemented). Agreed if Martin were to change to sysctl
with /proc interface great, it would just mean /proc/ide becomes
/proc/sys/ide, nothing against that....
> > It is not performance critical and makes info human
> > readable... Whether existing text parsers are any good or not, I don't
> > care, write a better one if you don't like the existing one
>That's likely exactly the reason we ended up with the dungheap we have
>now. Rewriting the parser when we already have a usable sysctl interface
>seems to have no gain over the existing mess to me.
Probably... I agree sysctl is great. I use it in ntfs myself. (-: And i
think the /proc/sys is very nice... And for people who don't like it or who
don;'t compile /proc fs they can use _sysctl...
-- "I've not lost my mind. It's backed up on tape somewhere." - Unknown-- Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cantab.net> (replace at with @) Linux NTFS Maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on irc.openprojects.net WWW: http://linux-ntfs.sf.net/ & http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/
- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/