[procps] Re: [PATCH v2] sysctl: restore old -p handling

  • From: Sami Kerola <kerolasa@xxxxxx>
  • To: procps@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 20:28:13 +0200

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 May 2012 03:42:12 Sami Kerola wrote:
>> Assuming argument is globed it is probable that the sysctl should
>> understand multiple files as an argument list, which is applied in
>> order it is given. Comments?
> i noticed that, but wasn't sure the direction to take.  older sysctl would
> silently throw away extra args, but i don't think that's the greatest
> behavior.  so if new sysctl wanted to process all the files on the command
> line, that sounds OK to me.

Sounds like potential yes but let's leave last call to Craig.

Timing of these patches are a bit problematic as the project is
nearing to next release, so though decision whether to include fixes
or stand known problems in release. To make matters worse while
sorting out globing I noticed a bug, which can be fixed with following
patch. Notice that all of the sysctl patches are in my git to ease up
maintainer job.

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