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Re: Wmmon under FreeBSD
From: Dom.Mitchell () PALMERHARVEY CO UK (Dominic Mitchell)
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 20:27:01 +0000

On Tue, Dec 21, 1999 at 03:35:34PM -0500, Ajax wrote:
An alternative solution would be to read such information from kernfs,
usually (although optionally) mounted at /kern.  kernfs is the *bsd
equivalent to many of the files in linux's /proc.  This would, of
course, require the app to be rewritten to use /kern instead of
/dev/kmem, but well worth it in my opinion.

I should like to know why more apps don't require the *bsd {proc,kern}fs
interface.  They were, after all, designed to reduce the need for read
access to /dev/kmem.

Under modern BSD4.4, the preferred method is using sysctl(3),(8), as
opposed to kernfs.

Dom Mitchell -- Palmer & Harvey McLane -- Unix Systems Administrator

    "EDLIN comes free with MS-DOS, and is expensive at the price."

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