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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] add driver matching priorities
    On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:33:38 -0800, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:18:37PM -0500, Adam Belay wrote:
    > >
    > > The second "*match" function in "struct device_driver" gives the driver
    > > a chance to evaluate it's ability of controlling the device and solves a
    > > few problems with the current implementation. (ex. it's not possible to
    > > detect ISA Modems with only a list of PnP IDs, and some PCI devices
    > > support a pool of IDs that is too large to put in an ID table).
    >
    > What deficiancy in the current id tables do you see? What driver has a
    > id table that is "too big"? Is there some way we can change it to make
    > it work better?
    >

    Stepping a bit farther away - sometimes generinc matching is not
    enough to determine if driver suits for a device - actual probing is
    needed (consider atkbd and psmouse - they can both attach to the same
    port but we can't determine if it is a keyboard or mouse until we
    started probing)
    --
    Dmitry
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