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Re-deprecating sysctl()

Re-deprecating sysctl()

Posted Aug 30, 2007 10:09 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Re-deprecating sysctl() by JoeBuck
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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