Modern 2.6 kernels - Notification for changing hostname from proc/sys/kernel/hostname ?

From: Shawn Starr
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 13:23:19 EST


I was looking at utsname_sysctl.c (if this is the right place) and noticed
there doesn't seem to be any notification via the connector bus to tell
userspace the hostname has changed? Is this correct?

if so, would not not make sense to add such event triggers so that things like
KDE would not have to poll to determine if the hostname changes and instead
had D-BUS tell userspace the hostname changed?

Perhaps this could be applied to other values (where applicable)
in /proc/sys/kernel?

Or is this all going to go into sysfs eventually (where some of this really
might belong)


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