Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Something to consider (while still restricting this discussion to ISA
> junk), you can always get ethN <---> irq/ioport mapping via. SIOCGIFMAP.
> But the only reliable way to query the kernel as to what compiled in ISA
> net driver is installed is by a model name in /proc/[ioports,interrupts]
> (Yes, I know, a minor issue...)
I always use 'dmesg' for this...
> Also, the trend for /proc/ioports (and interrupts) in other parts of the
> kernel still appears to be based on hardware/model names and not kernel
> device names, e.g. serial and not ttyS*, BusLogic BT-XXX and not scsi0,
> soundblaster and not /dev/audio, etc. -- hence 3c509 and not eth0 would
> be consistent?
Especially for interrupts, it would be much smarter for the other
devices to indicate their device, since that allows you to differentiate
between adapters of the same type.
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