cvs commit: src/etc Makefile sensorsd.conf src/etc/defaults rc.conf src/etc/rc.d Makefile sensorsd src/lib/libc/gen sysctl.3 src/sbin/sysctl sysctl.8 sysctl.c src/share/man/man5 rc.conf.5 src/share/man/man9 Makefile sensor_attach.9 src/sys/conf f

Constantine A. Murenin mureninc at
Tue Oct 16 14:52:53 PDT 2007

On 16/10/2007, John Baldwin <jhb at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 October 2007 12:33:11 pm Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> > Constantine asked for review several times on -current. He got some
> > reviews several times for commits to perforce. He incorporated
> > suggestions from those reviews, or explained why it is like it is and
> > why he can not switch (with no replies with suggestions how to solve
> > the problems he sees with the suggestions). Now you come and ask why
> > nobody pointed out some flaws before (without telling us which
> > technical flaws you talk about).
> At least from my point of view this is not quite accurate as pretty much all
> my feedback to the p4 commits was ignored with basically "Well, I don't like
> doing it that way".  Specifically, with regards to creating dynamic sysctl
> trees, Constantine feels that sysctl_add_oid(9) is a hack rather than
> recognizing that this is a feature of FreeBSD's sysctl system despite
> repeated e-mails on the subject.

Dear John,

I have specifically addressed this concern of yours just several weeks ago.

Please see the following message, which you've never replied to:

I've used the documented parts of the FreeBSD's sysctl interface to
preserve 100% userland compatibility with OpenBSD. I cannot possibly
see why you would have a problem with such an approach other than for
the fact that OpenBSD is not a proprietary system with wealthy


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