Re: [PATCH] pnp & pci structure cleanups

Greg KH (
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:51:34 -0800

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:50:12PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 11:12:40PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 22:12, Greg KH wrote:
> > > Yeah! Thanks for taking these fields out of pci.h, I really appreciate
> > > it. I'll send this on to Linus in a bit.
> >
> > Argh I was using those to implement a test "pci_compatible" driver so
> > that you could feed new pci idents to old drivers. Oh well
> Note that we need a way to do field replacement of PCI id tables.
> I've been harping on that to various ears for years :)

And USB id tables. A number of usb drivers are slowly adding module
paramater hacks to get around this, but it would be really nice to do
this "correctly" for all drivers. Somehow...

> <tangent>
> I also want to add PCI revision id and mask to struct pci_device_id.
> </tangent>

Do any drivers need that today? It shouldn't be that hard to do it, and
now is the time :)


greg k-h
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