Provided by: procinfo_18-1_i386 bug

NAME

       lsdev - display information about installed hardware

SYNOPSIS

       lsdev

DESCRIPTION

       lsdev gathers information about your computer’s installed hardware from
       the interrupts, ioports and dma files  in  the  /proc  directory,  thus
       giving  you  a quick overview of which hardware uses what I/O addresses
       and what IRQ and DMA channels.

OPTIONS

       None.

FILES

       /proc/interrupts
              IRQ channels.

       /proc/ioports
              I/O memory addresses.

       /proc/dma
              DMA channels.

BUGS

       lsdev can’t always figure out which lines in the three  examined  files
       refer  to  one  and  the same device, because these files sometimes use
       different names for the same piece of hardware. For  example,  in  some
       kernels  the  keyboard  is referred to as ‘kbd’ in /proc/ioports and as
       ‘keyboard’ in /proc/interrupts.  This should be fixed  in  the  kernel,
       not in lsdev (as has indeed happened for this particular example).

       The program does however try to match lines by stripping anything after
       a space or open parenthesis from the name, so that  e.g.  the  ‘serial’
       lines   from   /proc/interrupts  match  the  ‘serial(set)’  lines  from
       /proc/ioports.  This attempt at DWIM  might  be  considered  a  bug  in
       itself.

       This  program only shows the kernel’s idea of what hardware is present,
       not what’s actually physically available.

SEE ALSO

       procinfo(8).

AUTHOR

       Sander van Malssen <svm@kozmix.cistron.nl>