Another way to get PCI ids


Sascha Wildner has added a way to get a new list of PCI IDs added to the system; for those who don’t know, these lists are how the system knows what names to use for devices detected and listed in dmesg.

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  1. Sascha Wildner says:

    The change is only for the database which is used by pciconf(8). I extended the script for producing this database to take into account also the pci.ids list, so it’s now merged from 3 lists instead of 2.

    dmesg’s IDs and descriptions are handled separately in the kernel.

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