Posted Aug 31, 2007 1:29 UTC (Fri) by mrshiny
In reply to: Re-deprecating sysctl()
Parent article: Re-deprecating sysctl()
Well, don't get me wrong, I think a certain amount of backwards compatibility can be sacrificed in the name of progress, especially if (as is believed) nobody is actually using the sysctl interface anyway. Anyway it may be possible to write a patch for certain programs if those programs can't be modified; basically a stripped down sysctl could be made to emulate the behaviour of an unfixable app. But I can pretty much guarantee that SOMEONE will suffer due to the loss of this function. Some app somewhere that can't or won't be fixed will stop working and some business will lose money while a solution is investigated.
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