Subject: Re: Adding bootverbose
To: None <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/23/2000 23:49:24
According to Matthew Jacob:
>This is all pretty good as a start, but you *can'* use dmesg. Something else
>has to be used.

AFAIK the kernel does not store the locators anywhere - they are
printed out by the driver but that is it.  _If_ the locators were
stored in kernel (ala the locator names) then I would happily use
them.  I consider parsing dmesg output an ugly hack at best.

> You also have to decide which is more important- spitting out
>a config file (logical hierarchy) or printing out the device tree (hardware
>hierarchy + pseudo device list).

No, I disagree.  The routines in prtconf that gather the data about
the devices can be shared with another tool that emits a config file,
if you think about it the data is the same it is just the presentation
that varies.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS