Re: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 17:17:29 EST

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 12:32:48PM +0100, Martin Knoblauch wrote:
> seeing this thread - is there any serious work being spend on something
> like "hinv" on IRIX, which gives you a *complete* listing of your
> hardware? I have seen some attempts at shell and perl scripts, but none
> of them really is trustworthy.

 When devicefs is ready (or more to the point, the drivers become
 devicefs aware), something to the effect of ls -R /devices
 should be possible.

 If we have ACPI fill out the tree, it enumerates pretty much
 every device you have in the system, and half dozen you probably
 didn't know you had.


Dave Jones.          
SuSE Labs.
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