Re: [PATCH] add buddyinfo /proc entry

From: Dave Hansen (
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 03:51:08 EST

Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 07:31:44PM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> Not _another_ proc entry!
> Yes, not another one. Why not move these to driverfs, where they
> belong.

Could you show us how this particular situation might be laid out in a
driverfs/kfs/gregfs tree?

It's great that you keep suggesting this, but we have another
chicken-and-egg problem.

The problem with driverfs today is that it isn't worth it for _me_ to
use it to just get this one, single thing. If I used driverfs right
now, the only thing that I would get out of it would be ... buddyinfo!
How is it worth my while to use it on a shared machine where most
people probably won't be mounting driverfs, or _want_ it mounted as
the default?

> (ignore the driverfs name, it should be called kfs, or some such
> thing, as stuff more than driver info should go there, just like
> these entries.)

If even its most ardent supporters don't like its name...

Dave Hansen

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