Re: [PATCH] DMI-based module autoloading

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On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 02:54:29AM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> To take advantage of DMI based module autoloading, a driver should
> export one or more MODULE_ALIAS fields similar to these:
> MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:svnMICRO-STARINT'LCO.,LTD:pnMS-1013:pvr0131*:cvnMICRO-STARINT'LCO.,LTD:ct10:*");
> MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:svnMicro-StarInternational:pnMS-1058:pvr0581:rvnMSI:rnMS-1058:*:ct10:*");
> MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:svnMicro-StarInternational:pnMS-1412:*:rvnMSI:rnMS-1412:*:cvnMICRO-STARINT'LCO.,LTD:ct10:*");
> MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:svnNOTEBOOK:pnSAM2000:pvr0131*:cvnMICRO-STARINT'LCO.,LTD:ct10:*");

Is there any way to automatically generate these aliases (like we do for
PCI and USB), in a way that is easier for the developer, instead of
having to figure out how to create such a "wierd" string like these by

> These lines are specific to my msi-laptop.c driver. They are basically
> just a concatenation of a few carefully selected DMI fields with all
> potentially bad characters stripped.

What is a "bad character" here?


greg k-h
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