Subject: Re: Adding bootverbose
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/2000 11:12:59
On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 11:49:24PM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> 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.
Locators are difficult to store when you consider cloned devices. The
locator is "-1" :-).
I suppose the device structure could be changed to get an
"int *dv_loc" that is allocated when the device is attached
and filled in by the parent once the child has finished attaching
(that's the only way to fill in the correct locators).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>