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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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