Re: [RFC] Changes to the driver model class code.

From: Sean
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 14:55:18 EST

On Tue, March 15, 2005 2:08 pm, Dominik Brodowski said:

> For example, temperature sensors could be exported
> using /sys/class/temp_sensors/... -- then userspace wouldn't need to know
> whether the temperature was determined using an ACPI BIOS call or by
> accessing an i2c device. Such "abstractions", and other kernel code whcih
> uses these "abstractions" (a.k.a. class interfaces) are a great feature
> to have, and one too less used by now.

That really sounds like a job for user space, why complicate the kernel?
A simple user space library could handle returning temperatures without
the caller knowing from where the value was obtained. Isn't this the
exact type of thing that just bloats a kernel needlessly?


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