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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.1: Update PCI Name database, fix gen-devlist.c for long device names.
On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 04:25:00AM +0000, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 05:23:14PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > > 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.
>
> So I'm the only one with deja vu ?
>
> My recollection of history went something like..
>
> 2.2 - Marked as OBSOLETE when /proc/bus/pci came to town.
> iirc, even Martin Mares (PCI maintainer at the time) wanted
> it removed in 2.3.x
> 2.3 - Linus decides he likes it, and wants to keep it.
> 2.4 - Unmarked OBSOLETE
> 2.5 - Silence, (though we now get PCI stuff in /sys too, woo!)

No, we tried in 2.5 too. Linus said it wanted to keep it as a CONFIG
option for now, so we can drop it in 2.7.

> 2.6 - "It will be removed in 2.7"
>
> Anyone else spot a pattern ? 8-)

Heh, well, we can try again :)

thanks,

greg k-h
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