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Re: Bug#379475: [Etch] Should sysfsutils be added to the base system?

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> On Tuesday 25 July 2006 01:42, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> Which packages actually use it, and why?
>> What can it do that "echo $VALUE > /sys$DEVPATH/attribute" and similar
>> commands cannot do?
>> What is the point of having an abstraction layer for a published and
>> already widely used API?
>> I object to adding 160 KB to base unless it will be better explained
>> why we need this.
> My main rationale is that its init script offers offers a fairly clean and 
> obvious way for users to set values in /sys at boot time. (Without the 
> need for them to hack a local init script.)
> IMO it is much easier to find functionality like this if it is already 
> present on the system than if you have to search for it. And it seems to 
> me basic enough that it warrants inclusion in base, especially as 
> equivalent functionality for /proc/sys already is.

I agree that we already have equivalent functionality for /proc values
so makes sense to have it in too.

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