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Old 06-17-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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list PCI slots

Is there any command line tool to find out how many PCI slots are in SPARC machine... and how many of them are used (or how many are free) ?

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You can run
and look for the available pci instances. You can use "-v" for more verbose output.
Usually a "driver not attached" means that there is no device connected to this instance, or there is no driver loaded for that device.
Take a look at prtconf manpages for more options.
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Not really helpful as prtconf -v shows lot of things called PCI. I need to know only this PCI which are able to plug any card inside.
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hmm. And you don't know the kind of machine or have physical access to it? Typically, if you had say an E250, or a SunBlade100, or a T5220, you would look up the service manual pdf on and see what it has for slots and interfaces. Then you look on the backside if you don't know or didn't install it yourself and see what slots are occupied.

Of course, on my servers, if I do `prtdiag` it tells me some of that also. For example,

========================= IO Cards =========================

     Bus   Freq
Brd  Type  MHz   Slot  Name                              Model
---  ----  ----  ----  --------------------------------  ----------------------
SYS   PCI    33     0   SUNW,m64B                         ATY,GT-B              
SYS   PCI    66     3   scsi-pciclass,0100                LSI,1030
`prtdiag -v` gives me more detail on some other things, but not on the PCI slots. Oh, and that doesn't tell me anything about the empty slots. I have to know that from knowing what kind of server it is and what that kind of server has (from the service manual if I don't already know).


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