Subject: Re: Driver to device bindings
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/28/2003 15:13:18
Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 10:09:53AM +0200, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> Probably, this is already discussed topic, but let me ask once more.
>> Let say I have some device (for example, NIC) and it is newest clone of
>> some other well known NIC. This means, I have a drivers for it, but
>> config_match() is not recognizes my NIC (please correct me if I am
>> wrong). So, is it possible to specify in my kernel config to bind some
>> driver to that device?
> No, you need to update the driver itself to attach to the new
> vendor/device ID for this.

It might be neat if, instead, we could keep a table binding drivers to
PCI IDs etc. separately so that people could update it without having
to update the drivers themselves.

Perry E. Metzger