This directory contains information specific to the various buses available on the system. For example, on a standard system containing PCI and USB buses, current data on each of these buses is available within a subdirectory within
/proc/bus/by the same name, such as
The subdirectories and files available within
/proc/bus/vary depending on the devices connected to the system. However, each bus type has at least one directory. Within these bus directories are normally at least one subdirectory with a numerical name, such as
001, which contain binary files.
For example, the
/proc/bus/usb/subdirectory contains files that track the various devices on any USB buses, as well as the drivers required for them. The following is a sample listing of a
total 0 dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 May 3 16:25 001 -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 May 3 16:25 devices -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 May 3 16:25 drivers
/proc/bus/usb/001/directory contains all devices on the first USB bus and the
devicesfile identifies the USB root hub on the motherboard.
The following is a example of a
T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2 B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0 D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00 S: Product=USB UHCI Root Hub S: SerialNumber=d400 C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=255ms