Subject: Re: Adding bootverbose
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brett Lymn <email@example.com>
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
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS