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Re: [PATCH] Obtain number of ports in proc and libps


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Obtain number of ports in proc and libps
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 00:51:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

address@hidden, le Fri 10 Sep 2010 02:31:25 +0200, a écrit :
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 02:03:28AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Samuel Thibault, le Wed 08 Sep 2010 12:01:12 +0200, a écrit :
> 
> > > [...] but it seems odd to me to add an interface just for this small
> > > part of information which you can fetch yourself for your own
> > > processes.
> > 
> > Or put another way, I'm really not at ease adding an RPC just for this
> > kind of information, because later on we'll probably want some other
> > information, and then another, etc.
> 
> I'm not sure why you consider this a problem?...

Bloat.

> *If* ten year down the road we indeed end up with half a dozen
> miscallaneous info queries, we can *still* replace them by a new RPC
> covering all of it...

But still have to keep the old calls for old clients.

> Also note that there is precedenct for extending the proc info query by
> adding new RPCs.

Ok, but I guess it wasn't just for _one_ piece information.

Samuel



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