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SubjectRe: Missing file
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On Mon, 2006-02-20 at 12:08 -0500, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
>
> Hello,
> Linux-2.6.15.4 fails to contain the file:
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.15.4/drivers/pci/devlist.h
>
> This contains product NAMES used to identity various PCI
> devices when they are installed. What replaces this file?
>
> The file existed up until at least linux-2.6.13.4 and
> should not have been removed just because some audit
> may have determined that it's "not in use." It is in
> use by vendors which need to convert "Computerese" to
> "Customer readable" stuff.


actually an entirely different file is used for that;
/usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids

which comes from the pci id repo on sourceforge (same as the file you
want to look at). Distributions at least tend to update pci.ids file
more frequent than the kernel updated devlist.h...


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