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SubjectRe: /proc/pci design idea
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Werner Almesberger wrote:
>
> Stephen Williams wrote:
> > Each of the files there is the configuration space for the device with the
> > given bus/slot number.
>
> Hmm, if it's two digits for each, maybe a separator should be between
> them so that people don't think this is a single 16 bit space.
>
> > then will start in on the usr mode program that does the pretty printing.
>
> One suggestion: it would be nice to have the actual translation data in a
> directory with plain text files (/lib/pci ?). This way, packages with new
> drivers can add the names cleanly without needing to "upgrade" the pretty
> printer executable.

There is a "PCI working group" that at least maintains the vendor ID
list. I think they publish this on the net nowadays. It would be nice
if the pretty printer would simply be able to grok the format that
the file comes in from the PCI working group.

Roger.


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