Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 12:08:06 EST

> All the info I've ever needed is /proc/ide/hdx/capacity
> which I could get from /proc/partitions with more a bit
> more effort, so I vote for removing /proc/ide.

/proc/ide has useful information in it that you can't get easily by
other means at the moment - which controller is driving the disks, what
devices are present etc.

> For e.g. could the same arguments could be made for lspci only
> interface to pci info rather than /proc/bus/pci? The following
> references are made to /proc/bus/pci on my system:

lspci relies on /proc/bus/pci - its the only part of the universe that
actually knows how to handle PCI and virtualised PCI devices. Unlike the
older /proc/pci interface it keeps all the complex gunk out of the kernel
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