A few notes on testing

Rickard Niklasson virux at home.se
Tue Jul 13 10:05:29 PDT 2004


On Monday 12 July 2004 14.55, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, James Robertson wrote:
> > 4.) The (now removed redirected) link to the kernel build howto mentions
> > two packages (lspci from pciutils) and mkinitrd.  Would it be a good
> > idea to put these in LFS as base packages?  My rationale would be for
> > kernel building dependency.
>
>  Bloat.
>
>  lspci is useful for kernel developers/testers, or for looking at new
> hardware, and is probably a useful thing to have on the *host* system
> when trying to work out what to put into the kernel.  Many LFS users
> will never need it.  Anyway, /proc/pci is there.
>
>
> Ken

According to the kernel configuration /proc/pci has been deprecated in favor 
of lspci. It is still in the kernel but it may be removed in future versions 
so I don't think we should assume it's available. That doesn't mean we should 
add lspci however...

Rickard Niklasson



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