Posted Aug 30, 2007 9:41 UTC (Thu) by addw
Parent article: Re-deprecating sysctl()
<blockquote>we shall see whether three years is sufficient warning for such a change or not.</blockquote><p>
Probably not. Someone putting in a new machine today will, reasonably, expect it to work for the lifetime of the hardware - say 7 years.
What ought to be done is for the kernel to log that sysctl() has been used and by what program. This will allow the identification of programs that will break when sysctl() is eventually killed.
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