Posted Sep 1, 2007 0:38 UTC (Sat) by landley
In reply to: Re-deprecating sysctl()
Parent article: Re-deprecating sysctl()
> Anyway, my point is that hardware failure can necessitate hardware
> upgrades which can necessitate OS upgrades which can lead to sysctl()
> not being present if you're upgrading Linux. I don't think it's an
> unlikely scenario.
And if the hardware that failed was at least 3 years old you can run the
old os image with the old kernel under qemu on current hardware and not
lose any speed, and do whatever funky network bridging or VNC you need to
access the old app.
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