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Re: [PATCH] pcictl: simplify its usage

On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 10:35:55PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> >> There is nothing that compels busses to be numbered starting 0, and,
> >> if pci0 is explicitly configured but not found, it won't exist.
> > No, you're right.  But that would be a very strange kernel config
> > file;
> Not so strange as all that.  If you want to nail down something - disk,
> network, etc - you have to nail down everything on the path from
> mainbus0 to it, which likely includes PCI busses.  Then if you boot
> that kernel on a machine which doesn't have one of those, it will be
> absent.

config(5) has allowed referencing specific instances of a starred
configuration for quite some time, and even though it's far from perfect
for partially wired down configurations, it does allow a lot more
flexibility than what you describe here.

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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