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    SubjectRe: module.viomap support for ppc64
    On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 11:42:50PM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
    > On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 19:40, Olaf Hering wrote:
    > > On Fri, Aug 13, Rusty Russell wrote:
    > >
    > > > 2) Please modify scripts/mod/file2alias.c in the kernel source, not the
    > > > module tools. The modules.XXXmap files are deprecated: device tables
    > > > are supposed to be converted to aliases in the build process, and that
    > > > is how userspace tools like hotplug are to find them.
    > >
    > > I found no user of the modules.alias file. Hotplug still uses the map
    > > files. Parsing one big file will not improve performance, but thats a
    > > different story.
    >
    > You don't use the modules.alias file. You simply "modprobe vio:xyz^abc"
    > and modprobe reads modules.alias if necessary (the user can also insert
    > aliases in the modprobe.conf file, for example). Note that fnmatch is
    > used, so you can actually use ? and * in your generated aliases.
    >
    > > A hack for 2.6.8-rc4 is below. Can I read the alias file via
    > > while read a b c ; do : done < modules.alias ?
    > > Is b supposed to contain not spaces? What special delimiter chars are
    > > allowed? The 'name' and 'compat' property can contain almost any char.
    > > I used '^' for the time being.
    >
    > Spaces are probably a bad idea, yes. ^ is a little odd, but probably
    > not a bad choice. You could even use a full: "vio:name:%s:compat:%s" if
    > you wanted to.
    >
    > > > 3) I will still accept patches to module-init-tools if required for 2.4
    > > > compatibility, but they will be going away at some point!
    > >
    > > Noone cares about that old junk.

    I do care!

    > Shh... Marcelo might get offended 8)

    Yes, I, I, rrrr :)
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