|From:||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>|
|To:||Albert Cahalan <acahalan-AT-gmail.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:31:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Cc:||linux-kernel <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>, ebiederm-AT-xmission.com|
On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Albert Cahalan wrote: > > I guess the sysctl question has been answered then, > especially since random normal apps use sysctl. I have yet to find a _single_ app that really uses sysctl, actually. Can you name one? There's apparently some library functions that has used it in the past, and I've seen a few effects of that: warning: process `wish' used the removed sysctl system call but the users all had fallback positions, so I don't think anything actually broke. (The situation may be different with older libraries, which is why it's still an option to compile in sysctl. None of the machines I had access to cared at all, though). Linus
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