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SubjectRe: Displaying/modifying PCI device id tables via sysfs
On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 18:25, Greg KH wrote:
> > 2) Add new IDs at runtime and have the drivers probe for the new IDs.
> Ick, no. If a driver really wants to have a user provide new ids on the
> fly, they usually provide a module paramater to do this. A number of
> the USB drivers do this already (and to be honest, they have caused
> nothing but trouble, as users use that option for new devices, that the
> driver can't control at all due to protocol or register location
> changes.)
> In short, it's not a good idea to allow users to change these values on
> the fly, the driver author usually knows best here :)

I would strongly disagree with that statement. The majority of users run
kernels a little behind the times, and in may cases adding the PCI id is
just fine. It doens't want to be casual and uncontrolled but it does want
to be possible

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