Re: procfs problems
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 13:31:26 +0200

Dan Hollis <> writes:
>I think this is bogus.
>/proc/stat, /proc/uptime, /proc/net/icmp, /proc/net/snmp,
>/proc/sys/vm/bdflush, etc are all obviously not for human consumption.

Hmm, I might be weird, but I look at the raw /proc/net/snmp
files quite often for debugging purposes. Shrug.

In any case, for what it's worth, sysctl is a nice programmatic
interface which is immune to the addition of new fields, and saves
you the trouble of parsing.

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