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    SubjectRe: /proc/pci unknown devices
    On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Gerard Roudier wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:
    > > At the very least this should be a kernel option,
    > > "legacy /proc/pci (obsolete)". Taking this choice out of users hands is
    > > *bad*.
    > The initial decision was indeed unclever, but once a feature has been made
    > available it gets hard to remove it.

    I cant see any compelling reason to encourage use of this obsolete
    interface especially now that a userspace tool is available that is
    100,000x better.

    > > Besides, lspci is 100,000x more verbose and useful than 'cat /proc/pci'.
    > > Is "user habit to type 'cat /proc/pci'" a good enough reason to keep it?
    > That is one of the possible question about /proc/pci and if decision is
    > taken to remove it, we must allow time to userland softwares that still
    > rely on this feature for being converted to the replacement feature (that
    > already exists).

    But what software depends on /proc/pci to function? Is there any?

    -Dan


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