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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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