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

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 14:19:08 EST

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Greg KH wrote:

> I don't know. I asked the dietLibc people if they would be willing to
> create a stripped down version of it and help port it to the remaining
> archs that Linux supports, but dietLibc doesn't, and didn't hear
> anything back.

That doesn't fill me with confidence. This thing will need
maintainence after initial merge.

> It doesn't look like much work to do the stripping (I did a bunch of it
> for the latest version of dietHotplug) but the porting, I have no idea
> of what is needed there.
> Anyone want to start up a klibc project? :)

That's not half a bad idea. If we want a _maintained_ libc for the kernel,
having it maintained by kernel folks may make sense. There's nothing
stopping us borrowing bits from dietlibc and friends after all.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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