Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 16:13:47 EST

Bill Nottingham <>:
> Dave Jones ( said:
> > > You can make an educated guess. However it is at best an educated guess.
> > > The DMI tables will tell you what PCI and ISA slots are present (but
> > > tend to be unreliable on older boxes).
> >
> > And newer ones. I've seen 'Full length ISA slot' reported on a laptop
> > for eg.
> I have an ia64 here that, according to dmidecode, has a
> 32bit NUBUS slot in it. AFAIK, that's not the case. ;)

I just downloaded and tested Arjan deVen's dmidecode.c program.
That will do what I want, but it has the irritating problem that
it requires root privileges for access to /dev/kmem.

Is the DMI data available in /proc files anywhere?

If not, should it be?

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