Using sysfs for configuring wireless networking
Posted Jan 12, 2006 13:58 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: Using sysfs for configuring wireless networking
Parent article: Linux and wireless networking
That's starting to sound fairly brutal, don't you think? The cure might be worse than the disease.
I realize one of the key features of sysfs is that there's one value per file (try to avoid the mess that became /proc), but lack of atomic updates seems a rather fundamental limitation. What about writing multiple values to a write-only file?
echo "essid=bug;key=gazpacho" > /sys/class/net/eth1/config
Escaping would be required, of course, but that's easily solved.
I don't understand why a netlink socket would be an improvement... It requires parsing, like /proc, but is not user-configurable, like ioctls. It's the worst of both worlds!
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