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

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 13:58:42 EST

Greg KH <>:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 10:50:01AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > And the /sbin/hotplug program knows about _all_ devices that the
> > currently compiled kernel can handle due to the MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE tags
> > in the drivers.
> Along these lines, I am very disappointed in looking at the
> autoconfigure stuff in CML2. It should be taking all of the device and
> driver matching information from the kernel itself, as it is already
> specified there.

I'm taking my rules file from Giacomo Catenazzi, who developed it
originally for a shellscript he wrote. I don't know how he generates
the hardware probes; for all I know, he's got code groveling through
the module device tables.

I've been meaning to ask you about this, Giacomo. Where *did* all
those probes come from?

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

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