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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
H. Peter Anvin writes:

> Red herring. It's not very nice for *applications* to not indirect
> through a driver, but if that driver is in userspace or kernel space
> is irrelevant. Incidentally, "applications" here include a lot of the
> parsers that produce /proc output. /proc/pci is occationally handy,
> but it is also an example on why you shouldn't do data reduction in
> kernel space unless you can avoid it. Now /proc/bus/pci is available
> and contains all the data, however.

Of course, /proc/bus/pci contains forbidden binary files.
You're supposed to be happy with ASCII text, as found in
the /proc/pci file.

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