pcilib(7) The PCI Utilities pcilib(7)
pcilib - a library for accessing PCI devices
The PCI library (also known as pcilib and libpci) is a portable library for accessing PCI devices and their configuration space.
The library supports a variety of methods to access the configuration space on different operating systems. By default, the first matching method in this list is used, but you can specify override the decision (see the -A switch of lspci). linux-sysfs The /sys filesystem on Linux 2.6 and newer. The standard header of the config space is available to all users, the rest only to root. Supports extended configuration space, PCI domains, VPD (from Linux 2.6.26), physical slots (also since Linux 2.6.26) and information on attached kernel drivers. linux-proc The /proc/bus/pci interface supported by Linux 2.1 and newer. The standard header of the config space is available to all users, the rest only to root. intel-conf1 Direct hardware access via Intel configuration mechanism 1. Available on i386 and compatibles on Linux, Solaris/x86, GNU Hurd, Windows, BeOS and Haiku. Requires root privileges. intel-conf2 Direct hardware access via Intel configuration mechanism 2. Available on i386 and compatibles on Linux, Solaris/x86, GNU Hurd, Windows, BeOS and Haiku. Requires root privileges. Warning: This method is able to address only the first 16 devices on any bus and it seems to be very unreliable in many cases. fbsd-device The /dev/pci device on FreeBSD. Requires root privileges. aix-device Access method used on AIX. Requires root privileges. nbsd-libpci The /dev/pci0 device on NetBSD accessed using the local libpci library. obsd-device The /dev/pci device on OpenBSD. Requires root privileges. dump Read the contents of configuration registers from a file specified in the dump.name parameter. The format corresponds to the output of lspci -x. darwin Access method used on Mac OS X / Darwin. Must be run as root and the system must have been booted with debug=0x144.
The library is controlled by several parameters. They should have sensible default values, but in case you want to do something unusual (or even something weird), you can override them (see the -O switch of lspci). Parameters of specific access methods dump.name Name of the bus dump file to read from. fbsd.path Path to the FreeBSD PCI device. nbsd.path Path to the NetBSD PCI device. obsd.path Path to the OpenBSD PCI device. proc.path Path to the procfs bus tree. sysfs.path Path to the sysfs device tree. Parameters for resolving of ID's via DNS net.domain DNS domain containing the ID database. net.cache_name Name of the file used for caching of resolved ID's. Parameters for resolving of ID's via UDEV's HWDB hwdb.disable Disable use of HWDB if set to a non-zero value.
lspci(8), setpci(8), pci.ids(5), update-pciids(8)
The PCI Utilities are maintained by Martin Mares <email@example.com>.
This page is part of the pciutils (PCI utilities) project. Information about the project can be found at ⟨http://mj.ucw.cz/sw/pciutils/⟩. If you have a bug report for this manual page, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository ⟨git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/pciutils/pciutils.git⟩ on 2020-05-27. (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in the repository was 2020-05-27.) If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have corrections or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to email@example.com pciutils-3.6.4 25 January 2020 pcilib(7)
Pages that refer to this page: pci.ids(5), lspci(8), setpci(8)