> > Sorry, I've just realized that it shouldn't have sent to the list because
> > /proc/pci is absolote in 2.1.x kernels, and other utilites like lspci
> > have user space solutions (/etc/pci.ids for example). Sorry again.
> > Btw : When /proc/pci will be removed from the kernel source ?
> Since several commercial X servers parse /proc/pci to get device addresses,
> we probably need to keep this interface in 2.2. If Linus agrees, I'll remove
> it at start of the 2.3 line.
Is there any good reason why /proc/pci couldn't be generated at boot time
using a script of some kind? That way, old stuff that relies on it could
still work, new PCI devices could be included without having to alter the
kernel and kernel developers get the freedom to clean out kruft from
 I may have misread some of the arguments here, but the impression that
I have is that the device strings are stored in the kernel.
 Since you could use a file to store any information needed....
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