[acpi-jp 2381] Re: Updated ec-burst.diff patch

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Thu Jul 3 10:59:19 PDT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Michael Smith wrote:

> No.
> The two are different things, although arguably there should be more 
> integration.
> The tunable mechanism exists to allow parameters to be set before the 
> kernel starts.
> Things that are set with tunables tend to be things that used to be 
> statically compiled
> into the kernel; they're not adjustable once the kernel's up and 
> running.
> It makes sense to export the values set by tunables into the sysctl 
> MIB, but by their
> very nature they're not suitable for conversion to sysctls.
>   = Mike

So is what you are saying...

"tuneables should be converted at boot to read-only sysctls?"

I can imagine some things that could be changed again once running,
so maybe it would not be a cast in iron thing...

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