Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 16:30:43 EST

Dave Jones <>:
> Questionable. Dumping this in /proc just to make kernel autoconfig
> easier seems dreadful overkill.

Actually, that's far from the only reason I can think of for including it.

Consider the lives of people administering large server farms or clusters.
Their hardware is not necessarily homogenous, and the ability to query the DMI
tables on the fly could be useful both for administration and automatic
process migration.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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