On Saturday, September 23, 2017, Steve Mynott <steve.mynott@gmail.com> wrote:
On 23 September 2017 at 10:17, Dario Niedermann
<dario@darioniedermann.it> wrote:
> Il 20/09/2017 alle 02:39, Dave Horsfall ha scritto:
>> Definitely FreeBSD, because it's solid, has thousands of ports,
>> and well, is BSD...
> I have been a user in the past, but I just can't forgive FreeBSD for
> abandoning the proc filesystem  :-(

procfs still exists in FreeBSD and can be added to fstab but isn't
mounted by default after an install.

Generally the BSDs (and OS X) don't seem to actively maintain procfs
and it has been remove from OpenBSD.

4096R/EA75174B Steve Mynott <steve.mynott@gmail.com>

This is not true.  Procfs has been deprecated in FreeBSD since at least 2012.


And replacement for procfs is not sysctl, but rather ptrace(2).


I am one of those that also did not like that.  There is some magical simplicity in the way procfs is implemented -- it spells real UNIX to me.