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NetBSD gets New sysctl Infrastructure 44

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the brand-spanking dept.
jschauma writes "NetBSD's Andrew Brown has committed a complete rewrite of the kernel's sysctl infrastructure. To test these changes, he cross compiled 150 kernels for 30 architecures to see where some problems might come up. Additional information can be found in Andrew's email to current-users."
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NetBSD gets New sysctl Infrastructure

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  • by HoldmyCauls (239328) on Saturday December 06, 2003 @12:50PM (#7647951) Journal
    To test these changes, he cross compiled 150 kernels for 30 architecures to see where some problems might come up.


    That's dedication. Kudos.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 06, 2003 @06:32PM (#7650268)
    I am sure the OpenBSD developers will check it out and add it if it makes sense to them, without affecting security. I recall they had to add sysctl variables for pf, which is what makes thing brittle to change.

    Kudus, that is a lot of dedication!
  • An honest question (Score:2, Insightful)

    by austus (199520)
    What are the benefits to having this new sysctl infrastructure?
  • If you read his message he compiled but he didn't test them.

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