system calls, like uname

Lou Grinzo lgrinzo at
Thu Jul 15 04:50:34 PDT 1999

I agree.  I think this is clearly a case where a standard would
be very helpful.  There are several benefits to having this kind
of information readily available via a standard mechanism and
in a standard format.

If nothing else, it would make cross-platform development (meaning
for Linux on different architectures) a bit easier.  Given Linux's
immense potential in this area, this sort of information gathering
should be made easier.


-----Original Message-----
From:	rob at [SMTP:rob at] On Behalf Of Robert
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Sent:	Thursday, July 15, 1999 12:48 AM
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Subject:	system calls, like uname

I suggest a general system call be implemented to obtain information
about hardware.

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