Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:23:10 +0200 From: Natanael Copa <ncopa@...inelinux.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Cc: timo.teras@....fi, justin@...cialbusservice.com Subject: Re: if_nameindex/getifaddrs and dhcpcd issue On Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:25:59 +0300 Timo Teras <timo.teras@....fi> wrote: > IMHO, if someone wants to be linux compatible today, it's easier to > implement the netlink stuff; than the /proc stuff. /proc has equally > linux specific things in it and is mainly intended to be human > readable with few exceptions. /sys would be better option as it's > inteded to be machine readable, but it's still text too. But /sys is not claimed to be stable so location can move around. Not sure we can use it for network interfaces. Basically we want wants in /sys/class/net but sysfs-rules says thats kernel implementation details and might change. https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt We could probably scan /sys/device for dirs named 'net' but that's not prettier than /proc. -nc
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