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Re: [Xen-devel] question on frontend ethernet

To: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] question on frontend ethernet
From: ron minnich <rminnich@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:51:34 -0600 (MDT)
Cc: Mark Williamson <Mark.Williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Ian Pratt wrote:

> I'm not sure it's worth going to the extent of having /proc entries that
> provide this when it's pretty easy just to knock up a little application
> that uses priv_cmd to fetch it, e.g. to write core dumps.  (I think
> someone may have already done this?)

actually, I'll get picky and say this is not how Plan 9 really works. In
Linux and other Unix-like systems, stuff like sysfs and proc etc. are
add-ons and the drivers have to get engaged in making entries in /proc.  
You can have a driver that has no proc or sysfs entries.

In Plan 9, the fact that devices (including proc) look "like a file" is
integral to the overall operation of the system.

It's very attractive once you get used to it, to say the least. I keep 
getting mad at Linux because it feels so primitive; reminds me of the good 
old days when I got mad at OSes that weren't as good as Unix ...

oh well, enough ranting :-)


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