Re: debugfs in the namespace

From: Grzegorz Kulewski
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 19:15:19 EST

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Greg KH wrote:
- it puts a non-process type thing into /proc which is what I am
specifically trying to get away from doing.

Only process related things _should_ be in /proc. Now if I can ever
fully achieve that goal in my lifetime is something that is left to be

Ok, probably - but who said this? IIRC there is no standard describing what should be in proc and what should not. I do not think that after so many years of storing everyting in /proc there is any chance that you will remove all not [0-9]* dirs and files from /proc before the sun will stop lighting... :-) Many, really _many_, binary only apps are using proc for 999999 different (often stupid) things - how you will change that? There is way too late for such change, in my opinion.

And polluting / with proc, sys, dev, selinux, debug and who knows what else is at least equally bad.


Grzegorz Kulewski

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