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SubjectRe: PATCH Backport /proc/pci from 2.4.x to 2.2.x
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz wrote:
> I mean moving the __init database compiled into kernel (based on pci.ids) to
> a separate module, which would be responsible for on-demand updating of text
> information (i.e. replacing VID:DID numbers with text).

In early 2.3.x, the fbdev subsystem added "modedb", a feature which
provides a standard video mode database for all framebuffer drivers.
This is also __init code, because after boot, video mode information can
be provided from userspace (via 'fbset', in fbdev's case).

I see you suggestion in the same way... If we keep the PCI device name
data around after boot, then we have a lot of kernel memory locked up
on the off chance that a HotPlug PCI device might appear for which we
need a name.

I would much prefer a userspace solution for naming unnamed PCI devices
after boot...


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