Re: [PATCH] pci/pci-sysfs: Set pci interface in uppercase

From: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 17:11:09 EST

Hello Greg

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:56:57PM +0200, Ricardo Ribalda Delgado wrote:
>> No worries,
>> I have to mark for stable it or Bjorn? It it is me, how :) ?
> Bjorn can when he applies it, for details on the process, see the kernel
> file Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
>> ps: For other people reading this thread, the kmod/modprobe is in
>> and handles all the modalias as strings without differing the type.
> That sounds wrong, and odds are, will cause more problems over time.
> These are hex values, not strings :(

I totally see your point, but I disagree on the method.

I think is our resposibility (modalias/file2alias) to provide a
matcheable string, otherwise modprobe should be aware of all the types
(pci, usb, spi, vmbus.....)

As we keep adding types, and they don't follow any standard, we would
be adding a dependecy between kmod and the kernel, and duplicating
code. That is bad systemwise

Maybe the code on kmod should not be case sensitive, that is all :)

> thanks,
> greg k-h


Ricardo Ribalda
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