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diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci
index f979d825d112..36bf454ba855 100644
--- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci
@@ -145,9 +145,11 @@ Date: July 2010
Contact: Narendra K <narendra_k@dell.com>, linux-bugs@dell.com
Description:
Reading this attribute will provide the firmware
- given name(SMBIOS type 41 string) of the PCI device.
- The attribute will be created only if the firmware
- has given a name to the PCI device.
+ given name (SMBIOS type 41 string or ACPI _DSM string) of
+ the PCI device. The attribute will be created only
+ if the firmware has given a name to the PCI device.
+ ACPI _DSM string name will be given priority if the
+ system firmware provides SMBIOS type 41 string also.
Users:
Userspace applications interested in knowing the
firmware assigned name of the PCI device.
@@ -157,12 +159,27 @@ Date: July 2010
Contact: Narendra K <narendra_k@dell.com>, linux-bugs@dell.com
Description:
Reading this attribute will provide the firmware
- given instance(SMBIOS type 41 device type instance)
- of the PCI device. The attribute will be created
- only if the firmware has given a device type instance
- to the PCI device.
+ given instance (SMBIOS type 41 device type instance) of the
+ PCI device. The attribute will be created only if the firmware
+ has given an instance number to the PCI device.
Users:
Userspace applications interested in knowing the
firmware assigned device type instance of the PCI
device that can help in understanding the firmware
intended order of the PCI device.
+
+What: /sys/bus/pci/devices/.../acpi_index
+Date: July 2010
+Contact: Narendra K <narendra_k@dell.com>, linux-bugs@dell.com
+Description:
+ Reading this attribute will provide the firmware
+ given instance (ACPI _DSM instance number) of the PCI device.
+ The attribute will be created only if the firmware has given
+ an instance number to the PCI device. ACPI _DSM instance number
+ will be given priority if the system firmware provides SMBIOS
+ type 41 device type instance also.
+Users:
+ Userspace applications interested in knowing the
+ firmware assigned instance number of the PCI
+ device that can help in understanding the firmware
+ intended order of the PCI device.

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