Re: Cosmetic JFFS patch.

From: Craig Milo Rogers (rogers@ISI.EDU)
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 12:51:50 EST

>Q: Would it be worth making the module author/version strings survive in
>a non modular build but stuffed into their own section so you can pull them
>out with some magic that we'd include in 'REPORTING-BUGS'

        In a /proc file, maybe? A single file ("/proc/authors"?
"/proc/versions"? "/proc/brags"? "/proc/kvell"?) could present the
whole section. Alternatively, you could have one /proc file per
attributed source file; I suspect that would be messier to code. In a
modular system, would it be feasible to dynamically link/unlink
attribution strings from a global list as modules are loaded/unloaded,
and display linked attributions along with static ones in the /proc

        Extrapolating from past behavior into the future: someone will
submit code with a multi-page attribution string. It is likely that
we'd need a formal policy on the length, content, and maybe even format
of attribution strings.

                                        Craig Milo Rogers

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