[Pcihpd-discuss] Re: PCI Hotplug Slot Naming Scheme

Matthew Wilcox willy at debian.org
Fri Apr 9 02:43:02 EST 2004

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 10:04:42AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 04:19:08PM -0500, Linda Xie wrote:
> >
> > Since php core exepects an u32 address value from a php driver and
> > it converts the value into "%04x:%02x:%02x" string, we can't use
> > "address" attribute file to store the physical location of a slot
> > (in our case it is a long string like "U7311.D11.104CE9A-P1-C2" ).

Why not name the slot this in the first place?

> > I'd like to know if we can add a new attribute file called
> > "phy_location" or "location" for storing physical location (a
> > regular ASCII string) of a slot.
> Sure, I don't have a problem with that.

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