system calls, like uname

Aaron Gaudio icy_manipulator at mindless.com
Thu Jul 15 10:43:47 PDT 1999


And lo, the chronicles report that Aaron Gaudio spake thusly unto the masses:
> 
> And lo, the chronicles report that Robert W. Current spake thusly unto the masses:
> > 
> > So, I think I am inclined to disagree.  I don't think something like
> > uname would be in the scope of kernel development.
> 
> Actually, uname is already in the scope of kernel development: it's a system call- uname(2)
> The original poster was saying that there should be another system call which returns information
> about the hardware.

Sorry....didn't realize you were the original poster ;-)

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

If you didn't think it belonged in the kernel why'd you say to add it as a system call?

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