[PATCH 2/2] xfree86: configure: remove vendor and card name matching rules
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Thu Jun 10 10:46:47 PDT 2010
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:04 AM, Guillem Jover <guillem at hadrons.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-09 at 07:27:32 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> Tiago Vignatti wrote:
>> > Vendor and board naming were never used to create the configure file a device.
>> > This patch remove their references.
>> I have been wanting for a while to move the autoconfiguration matching for
>> video cards from a hardcoded list in the code to xorg.conf.d-style files
>> like we use for input devices, and wonder if we'd want to use these in
>> Match rules like the input devices have - though obviously we can do
>> MatchPCIVendor "0x8086" just as well as MatchPCIVendor "Intel", and
>> probably more reliably since pci.ids names can change without warning.
> In case the latter was to get implemented, couldn't it just load the
> pci.ids only if a MatchPCIVendor (or similar) appeared in the config
> files, and thus only inflicting any slow down on such systems where
> this was explicitly requested?
In Alan's example we're matching on the ID and not the string, but I
suppose you could add a slowed down variant like MatchPCIVendorString
or something that grabs the strings from pci.ids. But, yeah,
definitely you'd only want to reach out to pci.ids if you really
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