[cgl_discussion] Re: alternate event logging proposal
cfriesen at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Sep 24 12:57:36 PDT 2002
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> "What do you want to log?" is as important to me as "how do you want to
> log it?" And the answers to the two questions are very much intertwined.
Also related is "how can userspace be notified of kernel events?".
There is no way for a userspace app to be notified that, for instance,
an ATM device got a loss of signal. The drivers print it out, but the
userspace app has no clue.
I think that there should be a relatively generic way for drivers to
distribute events such as this and for userspace to register interest in
Maybe netlink is the way to go, but its not exactly a simple interface.
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