RFC: Adding a hw.features[2] sysctl

Peter Wemm peter at wemm.org
Sun Jan 13 18:44:11 PST 2008

On Jan 13, 2008 5:21 PM, Igor Mozolevsky <igor at hybrid-lab.co.uk> wrote:
> On 13/01/2008, Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> > IMHO, no.  Virtually all similar FreeBSD information is exported via
> > sysctl and this sort of information fits neatly into the existing
> > MIB tree as either dev.cpu.N.features or hw.cpu.features
> /dev/sndstat?

That is a special case.  It was an externally defined API that we
needed to be compatible with. OSS ran on everything from Linux to SVR4
to FreeBSD at the time.

Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com
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