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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
Dave Jones <davej@suse.de>:
> On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Lionel Bouton wrote:
>
> > > If /proc/dmi were to go in soon, at least I *could* rely on it in 2.6.
> > If in rc.sysinit a call to "dmidecode > /var/run/dmi" were to go in the
> > user space 2.6 kernel build dependancies in Documentation/Changes,
> > you'll be on the same level.
>
> Could even be done as part of Al's early-userspace, thus removing the
> reliance upon vendors to do it. Does imply that you're building 2.6 on a
> 2.6 enabled distro though.

Tell me more. This begins to sound potentially interesting -- I can
certainly live with knowing the state of the DMI tables as of the time
of last boot, as long as it's in a fixed location that the
autoconfigurator can count on.
--
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and
strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a
woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.
-- L. Neil Smith
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