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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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