Re: Linux Jobs as of 2.3.99pre6-5

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 05:44:28 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
In newsgroup:
> > Map PCI device numbers to modules to simplify module selection.
> That is a solved user space issue. No kernel help appears needed

One thing would be very good to have: non-manifest sections in modules
that describe what devices the particular module is good for. For
PCI, AGP and CardBus, these are PCI device IDs; for ISA PnP these are
PnP device IDs; for ISA it probably needs to be actual code; there
should be equivalent things for NuBus, MCA and what have you.

In Genesis I was intending to use these to feed the kernel the
appropriate device drivers.


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