Subject: Re: nore on disk stats
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/1995 15:06:50
Quoting Jason Thorpe,
> Jon Buller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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...
> Well, that would require that our drivers a) store this information, b)
> it's in a consistent form. If you want just primitive info, I wrote a
> short (~300 lines, including comments) that demonstrates how to get stuff
> like the device name, it's parent device, and it's device class (DV_DISK,
> DV_IFNET, etc.) using libkvm. On my Sun 4/260:
The name 'lsdev' comes to mind here. I don't know which OS had it first, I only
know the AIX and FreeBSD versions. The latter is implemented using sysctl().
Such a thing could perhaps also be implemented using an ioctl call like
SIOCGIFCONF, although I can't think of a suitable way to create and fd
that you would use here..