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/proc was abused

/proc was abused

Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:04 UTC (Fri) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
In reply to: securityfs by astrand
Parent article: securityfs

Its not impossible. However all this stuff was moved out of /proc for a reason. /proc is meant to be about processes, not the innards of how your system works. However it has been historically abused as the dumping ground for any number of random interfaces to kernel behaviour.


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/proc was abused

Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:34 UTC (Fri) by astrand (guest, #4908) [Link]

But /proc as a generic kernel interface has worked very good. I've never heard complaints about that /proc contains stuff that's not about processes.

And even if the intention is to move things out of /proc so that it's only about processes, why is it not enough with *one* additional kernel interface?

/proc was abused

Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:54 UTC (Fri) by alex (subscriber, #1355) [Link]

Well you've only really got /proc, /dev and /sys which covers the three different paradigms. Does it really matter how much is in / anyway? After all I spend most of my time in /home/alex which is which I can organise however I want.

/proc was abused

Posted Sep 30, 2005 12:00 UTC (Fri) by astrand (guest, #4908) [Link]

>Does it really matter how much is in / anyway?

Yes. Sometimes you need to browse to /tmp, /media/cdrom, /net/import/mirrors and stuff like that.


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