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    SubjectRe: PATCH: Update for the serial driver.
    Chris Wedgwood wrote:
    > On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 02:18:09PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > "struct pci_dev" contains the name of the PCI device ("dev->name",
    > > surprise, surprise), and it has been copied there from __initdata
    > > information that is discarded after bootup so that we don't waste
    > > run-time memory on keeping all the PCI names around when they
    > > aren't needed (ie only the devices that were found have the name).
    > How will this work with hotplug PCI? Will we not then need to keep
    > the whole table around?

    If you are doing hotplug you will most likely have a userspace daemon,
    so it can assist by proving PCI id->name info in this case.


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