Stephen Williams (steve@icarus.icarus.com)
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 21:44:16 +0800

To accompany the /proc/pcibus patch I posted earlier, I have placed
the pcistat.tgz package in ftp://ftp.picturel.com/pub/source/pcistat.tgz.

This comtains a sample program that reads the /proc/pcibus directory
and produces a pretty list of the pci devices it finds. It even handles
PCI-to_PCI bridge BARS correctly, something /proc/pci does not.

I included a device list from the PCI LIST web page, but I think it would
be a good idea to keep a database in a data file, and write programs that
can add/edit entries. This would allow an automated driver install
(i.e. from a .rpm or .deb package) to add new device identifiers.

Anyhow, baby steps.

Steve Williams

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And lines to code before I sleep, And lines to code before I sleep."