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SubjectRe: PATCH 2.2.18.9: Backport /proc/pci from 2.4.x to 2.2.x
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz wrote:
> BTW, what do you think of idea making the pci.ids base modular ?
> I mean replacing data requests from pci.ids base by their queuing requests
> (+ eventually request_module(pci_ids) to process the queue if possible )
>
> The module while loading should process the queue.
>
> I see two advantages of this solution:
> - make if possible to use Vendor/Device info when booting from floppy
> (kernel size limitations)
> - useful for hot-plugable PCI devices...

I'm not sure I understand what you are describing here...

pci.ids is just a vendor/device id -> device name map. It shouldn't
affect functionality at all... just whether or not you know the names of
your devices.

Jeff




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