On Saturday 29 September 2007 08:33:12 pm Sam Banks wrote:
> Hey all,
> I have started looking into cleaning up sysctl's with empty
> descriptions and have come across kern.dummy.
> Looking into sys/kern/uipc_sockbuf.c, kern.dummy does
> absolutely nothing other than offer the ability to change
> it. The variable that the sysctl call populates (dummy) is
> not used directly in sys/kern/uipc_sockbuf.c or, as far as I
> can see, anywhere in the sys/ code.
> Is there a reason I'm missing why this seemingly uneeded
> sysctl call is in the code or can it be removed with the
> attached patch?
It reserves a specific OID value since the old kern.maxsockbuf wasn't