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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: nVidia's MCP61 ethernet card needs quirk for wrong class
On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> There are other network devices that do not claim
> PCI_CLASS_NETWORK_ETHERNET either.

Nor any other PCI_CLASS_NETWORK subclass?

> Since this is a purely cosmetic issue -- said userland tools would need
> to support weird cases _anyway_ -- I am not inclined to apply the patch.

What would you recommend as a method for userspace to detect whether given
hardware is a network card, supposing that there is no driver bound to it
yet?

> The kernel could do a lot to make things "prettier," but that would lead
> to lots of additional code bloat. It's easier to export the world as it
> is, and let the chips fall where they may.

OK, I don't seem to agree with you on this matter, let's wait for Greg's
oppinion.

Thanks,

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Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs
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