[3.13.y-ckt stable] Patch "PCI: Generate uppercase hex for modalias var in uevent" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Tue Mar 31 18:45:20 UTC 2015

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    PCI: Generate uppercase hex for modalias var in uevent

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.13.11-ckt18.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y-ckt tree, see



>From 67907af48335e71e78c0f9e944f0d82f55b26ecc Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <ricardo.ribalda at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:35:04 +0100
Subject: PCI: Generate uppercase hex for modalias var in uevent

commit 145b3fe579db66fbe999a2bc3fd5b63dffe9636d upstream.

Some implementations of modprobe fail to load the driver for a PCI device
automatically because the "interface" part of the modalias from the kernel
is lowercase, and the modalias from file2alias is uppercase.

The "interface" is the low-order byte of the Class Code, defined in PCI
r3.0, Appendix D.  Most interface types defined in the spec do not use
alpha characters, so they won't be affected.  For example, 00h, 01h, 10h,
20h, etc. are unaffected.

Print the "interface" byte of the Class Code in uppercase hex, as we
already do for the Vendor ID, Device ID, Class, etc.

Commit 89ec3dcf17fd ("PCI: Generate uppercase hex for modalias interface
class") fixed only half of the problem.  Some udev implementations rely on
the uevent file and not the modalias file.

Fixes: d1ded203adf1 ("PCI: add MODALIAS to hotplug event for pci devices")
Fixes: 89ec3dcf17fd ("PCI: Generate uppercase hex for modalias interface class")
Signed-off-by: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <ricardo.ribalda at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas at google.com>
Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/pci/pci-driver.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/pci/pci-driver.c b/drivers/pci/pci-driver.c
index 25f0bc6..7f41551 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/pci-driver.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/pci-driver.c
@@ -1324,7 +1324,7 @@ static int pci_uevent(struct device *dev, struct kobj_uevent_env *env)
 	if (add_uevent_var(env, "PCI_SLOT_NAME=%s", pci_name(pdev)))
 		return -ENOMEM;

-	if (add_uevent_var(env, "MODALIAS=pci:v%08Xd%08Xsv%08Xsd%08Xbc%02Xsc%02Xi%02x",
+	if (add_uevent_var(env, "MODALIAS=pci:v%08Xd%08Xsv%08Xsd%08Xbc%02Xsc%02Xi%02X",
 			   pdev->vendor, pdev->device,
 			   pdev->subsystem_vendor, pdev->subsystem_device,
 			   (u8)(pdev->class >> 16), (u8)(pdev->class >> 8),

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