In message <199812302051.MAA05699@dingo.cdrom.com>, Mike Smith writes:
>> In message <199812301938.LAA04955@dingo.cdrom.com>, Mike Smith writes:
>> >> Nutshell: Can anybody forsee the need to export symbol type to userland?
>> >No, the obvious solution is to improve and expand the sysctl interface,
>> >which already provides size and type information.
>> It would be trivial to implement in a sysctl, and we can even do it
>> sysctl kern.nlist.val.avenrun
>> sysctl kern.nlist.type.avenrun
>> if you want to...
>Why not just use the current type/format specifier convention? It
>works just fine for all the things it's currently being used for.
Sure, I just pointed out the flexibility of sysctl.
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