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

From: Kai Germaschewski (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 18:25:03 EST

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> devicefs is just a means of exporting this to userspace, be that for
> usage with the userspace acpi tools, or for hinv like programs.
> As I mentioned earlier, ACPI enumerates pretty much everything in the
> system, even if theres no driver for it.
> If there is a driver for it, it can register things like "I support
> these power saving states" with driverfs for additional functionality.
> It would be nice at some point to get some of the other (pre-ACPI)
> busses registering stuff there too, for completeness.

I had a patch which showed ISAPnP devices within driverfs at one point.
Once the switch to struct device is in the kernel, I'll dig it out and
bring it up to date.


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