Re: [dev] [wmii] Locale problem with "uptime" (loadavg in status bar) and a suggestion

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:57:08 -0400

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 12:00:51AM -0700, Robert Ransom wrote:
>On Linux (and many other versions):
>$ cat /proc/loadavg

What do you mean “many other versions”? /proc/loadavg is purely
Linux. Most other Unices use /proc for, well, processes.

>(I assume the kernel doesn't try to read and act on locale environment
>variables. Yet.)

No, thank gods. /proc and /sys are fixed-specification system
interfaces. Whatever you may say about Linus, he'd blow a gasket
about locale-responsive system interfaces.

Kris Maglione
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