Linux /proc on FreeBSD

Jurjen Middendorp jurjenm at
Sun Dec 2 04:44:35 PST 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 01:32:37AM +0100, Pieter de Goeje wrote:
>On Sunday 02 December 2007, Lennart Koopmann wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> i am going to port a server that i am currently working on to FreeBSD.
>> I don't have much experience with FreeBSD yet.  The only real big thing
>> i have to change is the way some data is fetched. In the Linux version i
>> read in data like the hostname, the domainname, the kernel version etc
>> from /proc.
>Sysctls kern.hostname and kern.version.
>> Is there a central point to look for those values in FreeBSD?
>Yes, the sysctl MIB tree.
>> If not, where do i get those values?
>> I _don't_ want to use external binaries like sysctl etc...
>man 3 sysctl :)

Why not use (more portable (?)) functions instead of linux-isms or
freebsd-isms? (e.g. uname, gethostname and friends vs. /proc and sysctl).


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