Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 21:19:23 EST

Dave Jones <>:
> On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Lionel Bouton wrote:
> > > If /proc/dmi were to go in soon, at least I *could* rely on it in 2.6.
> > If in rc.sysinit a call to "dmidecode > /var/run/dmi" were to go in the
> > user space 2.6 kernel build dependancies in Documentation/Changes,
> > you'll be on the same level.
> Could even be done as part of Al's early-userspace, thus removing the
> reliance upon vendors to do it. Does imply that you're building 2.6 on a
> 2.6 enabled distro though.

Tell me more. This begins to sound potentially interesting -- I can
certainly live with knowing the state of the DMI tables as of the time
of last boot, as long as it's in a fixed location that the
autoconfigurator can count on.

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

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