Re: /proc/pci deprecation?

From: Erik Hensema (
Date: Sun Dec 08 2002 - 07:30:00 EST

Petr Vandrovec ( wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 02:14:24PM +0100, Tomas Szepe wrote:
>> > > IMO, yes, since those tools provide the summary, and exist almost purely in
>> > > userspace. I forgot to mention in the orginal email that we could also drop
>> > > the PCI names database, right? This would save a considerable amount in the
>> > > kernel image alone..
>> >
>> > If you want, make it user configurable like it was during 2.2.x. But
>> > I personally prefer descriptive names and system overview I can parse
>> > without having mounted /usr to get working lspci.
>> Actually I'm inclined to insist that lspci belong in /sbin. Really. :)
> Try it. At least on Debian it is useless without name database, which lives in
> /usr/share/misc/pci.ids... I can read numbers directly from /proc/bus/pci, if
> I want numbers.

Hmmmm, on SuSE 8.0 too. I consider this a bug. Or at least a misfeature.
Binaries in /bin and /sbin should not need anything from /usr.

Erik Hensema <>
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