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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 2/3] utils: Add cpuinfo helper to fetch /
Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 2/3] utils: Add cpuinfo helper to fetch /proc/cpuinfo
Mon, 9 May 2016 12:21:08 +0100
On 9 May 2016 at 11:59, Suzuki K Poulose <address@hidden> wrote:
> Well, we have been waiting for a use case, like this, before we merge
> the series.
This isn't a great strategy for moving people away from things
you'd like them to avoid like parsing /proc/cpuinfo, because typically
userspace app writers are not very interested in coding to facilities
which don't exist yet, and will prefer to make do with what's actually
present in the kernel today... You need to provide the improved API,
and then it needs to get out into kernel versions in distros and
otherwise, and only then are you likely to get app developers who
will start to say "this is useful".