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 files ...

Andrey Chernov ache at
Wed Oct 17 13:23:15 PDT 2007

gOn Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 06:40:47PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> like /var/run/log or /var/run/devd.pipe, that a userland daemon running
>> as root that has access to ISA I/O and related resources...  It's
>> that simple...
> And the code doesn't exists. And when it is written, when will it be 
> bugfree enough? The sysctl way of exporting integer data already has a good 
> track record, and porting the existing lm sensor (from a project which is 
> known to take much care about security) was easier to get right. The 
> project also was not about the lm sensor (I don't go and count the size for 
> the small lm sensor now). The lm sensor was one example of using it. I 
> don't think objection to the lm sensor driver should lead to removal of the 
> framework itself. One possible reaction could be to say that the lm sensor 
> should move to ports.

Why not to put them under DEVFS like /dev/sensors/* ? They are devices 
after all. I agree that putting devices under sysctl.* is bad idea.


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