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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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