Porting from linux to FreeBSD (procfs question)

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Jan 3 08:08:13 PST 2008

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 02:14:57PM +0100, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:

> Hi all,
> First of all, Happy New Year.
> I have a question about porting an application from Linux to FreeBSD.
> The application I want to port, makes an extensive use of the procfs
> in Linux. It gathers a lot of information from those files (cpuinfo,
> meminfo, devices, filesystems, modules, etc...)
> As I know, FreeBSD has some kind of procfs but more limited in terms
> of information. My questions is how should I proceed now? I see two
> options.
> 1 - Try to rely the porting on the compatibility procfs from FreeBSD
> 2 - Do the things in a completely different way (which one is this?
> Invoking sysctl system call?)

Use the sysctl calls.  That is what will be supported correctly.


> I would like to know from you which one is the best approach.
> Thanks in advance
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