Re: 2.6.15-rc2 pci_ids.h cleanup is a pain

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 19:25:09 EST

Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 02:27:23PM -0800, David Fox wrote:
> > I'm sure I'm not the only person that applies patches to the kernel that
> > use some of the 500 plus PCI IDS eliminated from pci_ids.h by rc2. I
> > would like to see the PCI ids that were removed simply because the don't
> > occur in the main kernel source restored. Is there a rationale for
> > removing them that I'm not aware of?
> They were not being used. Why would you want them in there?

Because they contained useful information which had been accumulated by
many people over a long period of time.

Throwing that information away seemed rather pointless, especially as the
cost of retaining it was so low.
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