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Can we admit that sysfs was a really bad idea?

Can we admit that sysfs was a really bad idea?

Posted Mar 18, 2010 11:13 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
In reply to: Can we admit that sysfs was a really bad idea? by glikely
Parent article: A critical look at sysfs attribute values

> It certainly doesn't replace sysctl.

Well, according to Wikipedia it does indeed. sysctl is implemented on top of sysfs and procfs.


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Can we admit that sysfs was a really bad idea?

Posted Mar 22, 2010 22:02 UTC (Mon) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359) [Link]

The wikipedia article is wrong in several respects. "sysctl" and "sysfs" are independent concepts that attempt to address somewhat similar goals. sysctl is a "mangement information base" to which access is provided through the /proc filesystem. It may be that some values accessible through sysctl (i.e. /proc/sys) are also accessible through /sys, but that is certainly not the norm.


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