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SubjectRe: /proc/pci cleanup
On Mon, 29 Dec 1997, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
[...]
> + DEVICE( COMPAQ, COMPAQ_NETEL10, "Netelligent 10"),
[...]
> I've alway wondered why these text-strings are necessary in the kernel?
> Surely numeric values would suffice - and have the values parsed via
> something in user land?
[...]

Umm... that's what this patch is supposed to do; the table you see is for
compatablity and can be disabled with a config option

-=- James Mastros

--
Information as a base of power is coming to an end. In the way the world
works tomorrow, the power to *do* *something* *with* *information* is what
will matter.

-=- James Mastros, rephrasing Nugget (David McNett, distributed.net
Big Man)


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