Re: RFC: New kernel proc interface

Nicholas J. Leon (
Sat, 2 Nov 1996 13:39:24 -0500 (EST)

# >Its not even neccessarily compatibility thats an issue. We just need
# >a way to say 'Dont cache me Im potentially big', or for the code to
# >get a 32K block and then say "Stuff this Im not caching any more".
# This should be easy to do, but does not solve the any
# problems. Might as well stay with the current 4K buffer.
# We might also try removing the need for huge proc files.
# Are there any other potentially huge (>1MB) /proc/net
# files?

Maybe not >1mb, but I can think of something greater than 4K: the
contents of ~linux/.config.

I have always thought that having contents of .config in a /proc entry
would be great for new kernel configuration (at least to compile
something identical to what you are currently running). Or at least to
set defaults.

Nicholas J. Leon
"Elegance through Simplicity"

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