Re: procfs problems

Stefan Monnier (monnier+/news/lists/linux/kernel@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
16 Apr 1997 19:26:34 -0400

"Richard B. Johnson" <> writes:
> Given this, I propose the following standardized format of a
> /proc file-system entry.

I really don't see why this format is any better than the RFC-822 style
that's currently used.

> o The number of data elements. (The number of characters
> with the value of 0x20 or below).

But you know it only after having read the list of names, even though you
already need it when reading the list of names (at least if you need it. If
you're using dynamic allocation, you don't care in any case).