On 13.09.23 11:53, Wen Gu wrote: > > > On 2023/9/11 19:54, Wenjia Zhang wrote: >> >> >> >> Hi Wen, >> >> I can understand your problem and frustration. However, there are two reasons I'm not really convinced by the proc file method: >> 1) AFAI, the proc method could consume many CPU time especially in case with a log of sockets to read the pseudo files. >> 2) We have already implemented the complex netlink method on the same purpose. I see the double expense to main the code. >> >> Then the question is if the lack of dependency issue can be handle somehow, or the proc method is the only way to achieve this purpose? >> >> Any opinion is welcome! >> >> Thanks, >> Wenjia > > Hi, Wenjia. I agree with your concerns. > > My initial intention is to make these proc files serve as a supplement to netlink to conveniently > check smc connections in an environment where smc-tools cannot be easily obtained. > > Yes, proc files won't be the first choice for diagnosis, but can be a convenient backup. > > Thanks, > Wen Gu > > As /proc is an interface to userface, we would have to maintain the 2 redundant methods basically forever. I personally don't think we should implement another interface without a very strong reason.