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SubjectRe: C99 Initialisers
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 05:23:44PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:08:41AM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:53:24AM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> > > What would be *really* nice, would be the ability to do something
> > > to the effect of..
>
> Yeah, that would be cool to do. 2.7 :)

Well, we'd need some cooperation from the GCC folks for it ... I can't
see them being too interested in this extension.

> Yeah, it was just a port from 2.4 which says:
>
> struct pci_device_id {
> unsigned int vendor, device;
> unsigned int subvendor, subdevice;
> unsigned int class, class_mask;
> unsigned long driver_data;
> };
>
> We could probably change it now if you really want to. Don't know if it
> will save much space though.

Think about it, 8 bytes per pci_device_id; that's 120 bytes in tg3 alone.
Admittedly tg3 has more than its fair share of IDs, but distro kernels
will love it.

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