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SubjectRe: Displaying/modifying PCI device id tables via sysfs
In message <> you write:
> On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 10:53:51AM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > So the question is, how do you add PCI IDs to a module which isn't loaded?
> Do we really care about this question? I mean, if a user knows that
> they want to use a specific module for their device (as they must know
> this somehow), then they can just load the module today, and use the
> dynamic id feature to add the new id. At that time the device is bound
> to the driver.

Jeff's once complained about a distro having to update modules simply
to update the PCI tables, which he indicated happened frequently.

But adding new aliases is trivial, so this covers it.

> > You can trivially add a new alias for it, which will cause modprobe to
> > find it, but the module won't know it can handle the new PCI ID, and
> > will fail to load.
> Not true. The module will load just fine, just not bind to the device.

Yes, Matt pointed this out, which makes it work fine.

Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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