ngx_os_specific_status on Linux and access permission to /proc/sys

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at
Fri Jan 4 18:41:23 MSK 2008

Igor Sysoev ha scritto:
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 04:01:01PM +0100, Manlio Perillo wrote:
>> I'm testing mod_wsgi on an Italian hosting company and they reported me 
>> that the Linux kernel they use does not allow the access to /proc/sys.
>> Now, as far as I can see the information from /proc/sys is used for 
>> information only (printed in the log file), so I think that nginx should 
>> not abort if reading from /proc/sys is not allowed.
>> Better if the NGX_HAVE_OS_SPECIFIC_INIT is checked in autoconfigure 
>> phase, but nginx can just print:
>> 	OS: unknow (or just Linux?)
>> in the log.
>> Not sure if somebody else have this limitation on /proc/sys
> It was changed in 0.6.16:
> Changes with nginx 0.6.16                                        29 Oct 2007
>     *) Change: now the uname(2) is used on Linux instead of procfs.
>        Thanks to Ilya Novikov.

Thanks and sorry for the noise.
I should start to follow the development branch...

Manlio Perillo

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