Re: proposal for generic interface to /proc text files

Alan Cox (
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 09:33:55 +0100 (BST)

> So assuming that everybody agrees reconstructing /proc is nessecary
> (which is a bit unlikely) why don't you just build a totally new, seperate
> interface? This way you can have both the old-style /proc and the new-style
> /proc-linux, and when all programs (esp. procps and network utils) have
> been changed to the new format you just build a kernel with only /proc-linux.

We really could do with a binary format /proc or (linuxproc) if we want
to add vast amounts of new toys to it (just for the speed). As to where
you mount it - you can mount the procfs anywhere you feel anyway.