Posted Aug 30, 2007 10:09 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Re-deprecating sysctl()
Parent article: Re-deprecating sysctl()
Well, glibc is one of the (very few) users, and although it does fall back to /proc/sys where needed, that's going to be both slower (more syscalls) and won't work in chroots or other environments where /proc may not be mounted.
And it's generally considered bad to require a new glibc with a new kernel...
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