On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 01:08:05AM +0100, Grzegorz Kulewski wrote:On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Greg KH wrote:Disadvantage:
- 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?
Well, if you can't find it written down anymore, here, I'll give you a
"/proc should only be for process related things."
- Greg Kroah-Hartman, December 16, 2004
IIRC there is no standard describing what should be in proc and what
We have one now, see above :)
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... :-)
Hey, everyone needs a windmill to chase after to define their life's
And polluting / with proc, sys, dev, selinux, debug and who knows what
else is at least equally bad.
Why? Each location is defined to have one, specific, well defined thing
there that people can count on (or not count on in the case of /debug.)