Re: [PATCH] PCI vendor and device strings in sysfs

From: Greg KH (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 21:35:52 EST

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 03:41:24PM +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
> Hi,
> Here is a patch against 2.6.0-test1 to display PCI vendor and
> device strings in sysfs.
> At present, the PCI "name" attribute has a length restriction
> (DEVICE_NAME_SIZE) within which it tries to accomodate the vendor
> and device strings, leading to, in most cases, truncation of one
> or both strings.
> This patch alleviates the issue by creating the vendor_name and
> device_name attributes for PCI devices.

I agree with Pat, this should be done in userspace.

We should really just get rid of the dev->name file all together to keep
people from relying on it :)


greg k-h
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