On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:28:00PM +0100, Stefan Smietanowski wrote:
there is one. Nothing uses it
(sysconf() provides this info)
Seems to me that it would be fairly trivial to modify those programs (that should use this mechanism but don't) to use it? So why should they be allowed to dictate kernel behaviour?
quality of implementation; for example shell scripts that want to do
echo 500 > /proc/sys/foo/bar/something_in_HZ
or /etc/sysctl.conf or ...
Then write a simple program already. How hard is it to write a program
that does a sysconf() and returns (as ascii of course) just the
value of HZ? Then do some trivial calculation off of that.
If your 500 was 5 seconds, do
echo $TIME > /proc/sys/foo/bar/something_in_HZ
Will this be USER_HZ or kernel HZ?
Someone earlier suggested it would be USER_HZ which would make it
I mean, come on.
Then you include it in the default distro of choice so that
everybody can use it and there you are.
If someone doesn't have "gethz" then they can download it.
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