Provided by: pcmcia-cs_3.2.8-5.2ubuntu5_i386 bug


       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 -


       cardmgr(8), cardctl(8), pcmcia(5).