Why is procfs deprecated in favor of procstat?
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Thu Feb 24 03:50:08 UTC 2011
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 06:55:38PM +0000, Hugo Silva wrote:
> >For years now I have been considering a sysctl filesystem (e.g. mounted
> >as /sysctl) which would solve this dilemma. Read-only might be a wise
> >choice for this too. But this is beyond my skill set at this time, and
> >the existing documentation/examples for a pseudo filesystem are really
> >not that great.
This is fantastic, except for the fact that it's abstracted by something
called puffs. I took a look at the NetBSD source code for this
(src/usr.sbin/puffs/mount_sysctlfs, tag netbsd-5) and puffs is
absolutely required for it to work.
Simply put, someone would have to port puffs for mount_sysctlfs to work
on FreeBSD. There is already efforts underway to do that, but I have
absolutely no idea what the status of it is:
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