Re: What /proc should contain [was: /proc/driver/microcode]

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 06:21:30 EST

Dag Brattli wrote:
> I guess I might upset some people, but why not present most files in /proc
> in XML format.

Or, more specifically, a DOM-style tree. This is a binary data
structure which satisfies Albert's very real (but non-Unix traditional)
contention. Conversion to human-readable XML can be done outside the
kernel by a single tool.

/proc/isapnp would benefit from this. And the time to change it is now,
before the creation of tools which are dependent upon the current

But it isn't going to happen.

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