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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] PCI legacy I/O port free driver (take2) - Add device_flags into pci_device_id
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On Tuesday 21 February 2006 21:56, Greg KH wrote:

> I don't think you can add fields here, after the driver_data field. It
> might mess up userspace tools a lot, as you are changing a userspace
> api.

User space should look at the ASCII files (modules.*), not the binary
As long as the code to generate these files still works it should be ok.

> Do you _really_ need to pass this information back from userspace to the
> driver in this manner?

Well driver_data wouldn't be needed then either. Obviously it's for more
than just userspace.

-Andi


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