some tiny and dumb questions

Thomas 'Dent' Mirlacher (
Sun, 17 May 1998 15:57:33 +0200 (CEST)

Hi there,

so i have a couple of questions,

1) how can someone read a file out from kernel-space
assume you've a module, getting its config data from
a file in userspace, and i'd like to use sysctl to
specify this file - but the module should read it
-> downloading a formware release to a card

2) which is the most elegant way to get some additional
snmp info from a module (so snmp works via /proc/*)
but i have some additional parameters which should
be read/written via snmp (like frequency ...)

3) are there any plans for putting the utime patch into the
kernel / any ongoing work for making the /dev/rtc
shareable between multiple applications
(for exaple implementing rate control - the shaper
isn't sufficient for our purbose - the rate is too

tnx for your help


PS: sorry for those stupid questions ;)

Thomas Mirlacher	Student of ComputerScience, University of Salzburg

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