Provided by: pcmcia-cs_3.2.8-5.2ubuntu5_i386
stab - current PCMCIA socket status
The stab file is created by cardmgr and contains identification and
device driver information for PCMCIA cards. Each socket is described
by one header line, followed by one or more device descriptions. The
header gives the card name as given in /etc/pcmcia/config. Device
lines consist of a series of tab-separated fields. For each device,
the fields correspond to socket number, device class, driver name,
instance, device name, and major and minor numbers. The device class
identifies which script in /etc/pcmcia is used to configure or shut
down this device. The instance is used to number devices when a single
card has several devices associated with the same driver. The device
name may either a filename in /dev or be a network interface name. The
major and minor numbers are only present if appropriate for this device
The file is updated by cardmgr whenever a card is inserted or ejected,
and when cardmgr receives a SIGHUP signal.
The stab file will normally be created in /var/lib/pcmcia, but if that
directory is unavailable, it will be found in /var/run.
David Hinds - firstname.lastname@example.org
cardmgr(8), cardctl(8), pcmcia(5).