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Re: [linux-lvm] Writing forward compatible applications using /proc

-- José Luis Domingo López <jdomingo internautas org>

As far as I know, there are plans to remove much of the thingss that
currently appear under /proc. It seems that only information about
processes currently running will remain under /proc.

Kernel parameters, system information, kernel variables and kernel
tunables will probably disappear and will be replaced by some sort of
user-space application that will allow query and modfication of kernel
values and tunables. Something similar to Solaris' ndd, AFAIK.

Too bad. Having a consistent interface for examining the values (vs relying on a -- possibly out of date -- command line tool) is a nice feature for system management. Being able to 'cat blah' is uniform across versions. This is especially nice for checking scsi params, etc, that effect LVM and friends.

Any ides why they the /proc information is being dropped?

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