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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/86] pci: export pci_ids.h and related cleanups
On Mar 29 Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> The macros in pci_ids.h are pretty useful for userspace
> using the pci sysfs interface, e.g. to decode class
> device and vendor sysfs files.
>
> At the moment userspace is forced to duplicate these macros (e.g. QEMU does
> this, so does gpxe, seabios, etc), it is better to export them in
> /usr/include/linux/pci_ids.h so everyone can just include this header.
>
> This patchset is structured as follows:
> 1. include/linux/pci_ids.h is moved to include/uapi/linux/pci_ids.h;
> a stub file is created in include/linux/pci_ids.h to avoid breaking
> bisect

Since linux' include/linux/pci_ids.h is incomplete, I am doubtful that it
is appropriate for userspace.

> 2. all users are converted to use the new header

This step should not be necessary. It has not been done with other
headers which were moved to include/uapi.

> 3. include/linux/pci_ids.h is removed
> 4. cleanups for several issues detected during step 2

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Stefan Richter
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