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Re: Requesting for review of the Draft proposal for - procfs

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Requesting for review of the Draft proposal for - procfs
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:41:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:21:42AM +0100, Carl Fredrik Hammar wrote:

> It seems to me that many (most?) of the translators will be /very/
> simple.  For uptime, cpuinfo, cmdline etc. their task boils down to
> gather some info and produce a string using with asprintf().
> This is much like the hello translator, except with a parameterized
> string.  For something so simple the hello translator is still ~200
> lines of code and I suspect it will get tedious and error-prone to
> write several such translators when the actual functionality can be
> summed up in 30 lines or so.

I totally agree that it would be desirable to have a library that help
writing such *really* trivial translators. (libtrivtrivfs?... ;-) )

But as you mention yourself, this is not at all specific to proc; there
are totally different kinds of translators that could use such a library
just as well.

I think this is out of scope for the procfs project. Maybe some followup


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