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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,
    Big Man)

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