Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?
fbsd-questions at mawer.org
Fri Aug 4 01:25:18 UTC 2006
On 4/08/2006 10:29 AM, User Freebsd wrote:
> I was thinking of that ... my concern, and it may be totally invalid,
> but is it guaranteed to always translate the same? ie:
> Will that always translate the same regardless of running 4.x vs 5.x vs
> ... ? If so, you are right, that does greatly simplify things ... I
> just wasn't 100% certain ...
The text may change slightly, but if anything, wouldn't it be better if
all your stats consistently referred to the same device IDs with the
A vendor name may be updated in the list (company gets bought out,
renamed, etc), but I'm fairly sure nothing ever gets *removed* from the
list - it just grows as new devices and vendors are added over time.
The important information is the ID numbers -- the text attached to them
will always be the same in meaning, even if the text may vary a few
letters here or there (ie. a device ID that was a Pro/1000 NIC won't
suddenly turn into a Realtek 8139 one day).
The non-verbose information is all you need for building a stats
database. Your stats database can have its own database of the
pcidevs.txt imported periodically, and link the information up at
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