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    Phoronix: Linux 5.8 Brings Modernization Work To Procfs

    Adding to the Linux 5.8 changes is the landing of modernization work for the proc special-purpose file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ernizes-Procfs

  • #2
    I thought procfs was to be superseded by sysfs anyway, so why not just go into that direction?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Berniyh View Post
      I thought procfs was to be superseded by sysfs anyway, so why not just go into that direction?
      For backward compatibility, probably.
      But maybe it should be moved out of the kernel entirely, like /dev/ is now managed in userland by udev based on what is in /sys, which is the real kernel interface.

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      • #4
        When will they make seeking work?

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        • #5
          I would personally love to see something like task_diag brought back to life as a modernization of a subset of procfs information:It's clear the current approach (possibly even with the upcoming readfile syscall) is not very ideal. Granted, readfile is possibly the easiest band-aid to apply.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Berniyh View Post
            I thought procfs was to be superseded by sysfs anyway, so why not just go into that direction?
            maybe you thought about non-proc parts of proc(non-pid directories)?

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