Re: 2.1.72 /proc, was: Re: /proc/memmap [name from inode?]

Bill Hawes (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:54:00 -0500

Chris Evans wrote:

> Oh, here's something you can do to a 2.1.72 kernel, that's fairly nasty:
> (as root):
> rm -f /proc/net/arp
> I'm currently messing with the /proc code, so might sort it out.

I added unlink support to /proc as an experiment, as in principle
there's no reason that a dynamic entry shouldn't use it. But if some
don't entries don't want to be removed (or will need changes to support
it), there should probably be a flag indicating whether the unlink
should be ignored.