[cgl_discussion] Re: alternate event logging proposal

Chris Friesen 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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