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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] ACPI PCI slot detection driver
On Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:30 am Greg KH wrote:
> bad data is worse.

But we don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater; assuming there are
lots of machines out there with good data (I really hope that's the case),
this feature seems like a really good idea.

> And then there's the machines with duplicate slot names, how does this
> code handle PCI slots with that? I think some of the IBM machines had
> non-hotplug slots named the same as the hotplug slots, right?
> This stuff needs a _lot_ of testing on a lot of different machines, and
> a sane way to fall-back if there are errors to ensure that working
> machines don't break.

Yeah, I think a good fallback is important. Might be good to have a blacklist
along with a heuristic for detecting duplicate slot names... Anyway, yeah,
testing will be huge here.


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