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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.1: Update PCI Name database, fix gen-devlist.c for long device names.
    On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:05:28PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Kieran Morrissey wrote:
    > >Hi all and sundry..
    > >
    > >Although /proc/pci and by extension the name database is allegedly
    > >legacy and therefore deprecated, some (including myself) still use it
    > >for things such as phpSysInfo, and the still-widespread usage of it is
    > >obvious in the regularity of slight patches to pci.ids. So, this is an
    > >all-inclusive patch to bring things up to date:
    > >
    > >* Updates pci.ids with a snapshot from as
    > >at 14 Jan 04.
    > >* Fixes gen-devlist.c to truncate long device names rather than reject
    > >the whole database
    > > (previously the latest databases had some devices that were too long
    > >and caused a kernel with the latest db to fail to compile)
    > Well, appreciated, but we really do need to remove it. We don't need
    > these strings in the kernel at all. pci.ids is just a static lookup
    > table that is best kept in userspace.

    It will be removed in 2.7.


    greg k-h
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