<<On Tue, 19 May 1998 12:58:47 -0300 (EST), Joao Carlos Mendes Luis <email@example.com> said:
> While I'm here, I'd like to note that sysctl is somewhat like SNMP,
> and SNMP variables have a unit name as this small extract from a
> snmpwalk shows.
> Things that have the notion of units should reflect this in its
> sysctl, even if 99.999% of people only have one of those interfaces.
I strongly disagree. Devices that have a notion of units should export
a unit-based interface in the filesystem (i.e., /dev/foo999). sysctl
is very much unsuited to this. (I'm still unhappy about the way I had
to kluge things for the ifmib. At least it works...)
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