Re: /proc/pci deprecation?

From: Nicolas Mailhot (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 06:00:47 EST

[Please CC me replies as I'm not on the list ]


        When I added kt400 agp support recently (just a ID declaration since
generic via routines work fine on my box), I had to declare the KT400
pci id in gart. Which was the only thing really needed (or so I thought
in a sane world).

        Then I did the 2.4 patch. And guess what ? I found I had to declare it
in dri (two times, ie for each versions supported) and in the pci id
database. What kind of madness is it ? How many people do you expect to
update *four* lists with the same info (and btw the last time I checked
2.4 followups were not merged in 2.5) ?

        And all this time lspci knew my chip. In fact, I *used* lspci info to
get the right info to put in the kernel. And to this day since not
everything was merged in 2.5 lspci is more accurate than the kernel.

        So from my very na´ve point of view /proc/pci wouldn't be mourned,
quite the contrary.


Nicolas Mailhot

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