Re: having reflect the running kernel

Werner Almesberger (
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 17:21:36 +0200 (MET DST)

David Holland <> wrote:
>> Yup, or attach a second executable header. This approach is bad for
>> people using boot floppies, LOADLIN+mtools or such, but that's
>> probably not that much of an issue ...
> Why is it any worse than the current setup?

It isn't, but it may still be desirable to improve the situation of those
poor souls too ... :-)

> True. The question is, I guess, also whether it's possible to make a
> symlink entry in /proc that starts out pointing to [eg] /dev/null, but
> can be changed at run-time.

Of course, but why would this have to be in /proc ? A nice link somewhere
in /var land would have the same properies at zero kernel bloat ...

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, DI-LRC,EPFL,CH /