The PCI Utilities package contains a library for portable access to PCI bus configuration space and several utilities based on this library. Current version works only on Linux, but it can be easily extended to work on other systems as well.
The utilities include: (See manual pages for more details)
The library (and therefore all the utilities) can access PCI registers
either via the
/proc/bus/pci interface present since Linux 2.1.82
or via direct hardware access (to be used with older kernels and also for
hardware diagnostics). It's also capable of reading and interpreting
register dumps printed by `
Unfortunately, there is no documentation
on how to use the library yet, so if you want to play with it, just ask
me for whatever you want.
To compile the package, just run "make". To install it, "make install".
If you have any bug reports or suggestions, send them to the author.
You can ask questions and report bugs on the
mailing list –
list server to subscribe.
Announcements about new versions are also sent there.
You can download pciutils-2.0.tar.gz (the latest release) from our FTP server. Also available on metalab.unc.edu, but usually few days after the release. Also available on a local mirror.
If you dare to try a development version, look at the Alpha directory, but keep in mind that these versions tend to be everything else than stable and bug-free.
Another interesting source of information is the PCIUtils AppIndex record at FreshMeat. It contains not only the pointer to the latest version, but also an archive of all new version announcements the author has sent to FreshMeat.