Subject: Re: nore on disk stats
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Jon Buller <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/13/1995 23:10:36
Jason> I personally don't see anything wrong with displaying the entire line,
Jason> but that's me.  Of course, if you wrote it all in C, you could easily get
Jason> that kind of information.  See the "perfect world" comment at the top of
Jason> most's.

Chris> There's some redundancy in the way it's done now, but the fact that
Chris> "ncr0 targ 0 lun 0" is sd0 is never directly established (as it is
Chris> with my version).  Additionally, I don't really think that the current
Chris> way is in line with the way the configuration code is meant to be
Chris> used...

Perry> This is also insufficient. I'd like to be able to pull a bunch of
Perry> information out like hardware address and other stuff. Again, its all
Perry> hard when you don't really have standardization on the printout.

Perhaps what is needed is a program like 'autoconf' on Pyramid's
DC/OSx (their SVR4 alike)  It prints out *everything* the OS knows
about the hardware config, and the drivers, etc.  It also has a
flag to output a machine parsable version instead of something more
human readable.  All their install scripts grep through the output
of autoconf to find things...

Just a thought,