Re: [PATCH 1/3] firmware: allow firmware files to be built into kernel image

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 10:54:19 EST

At Fri, 23 May 2008 14:44:42 +0100,
David Woodhouse wrote:
> Some drivers have their own hacks to bypass the kernel's firmware loader
> and build their firmware into the kernel; this renders those unnecessary.
> Other drivers don't use the firmware loader at all, because they always
> want the firmware to be available. This allows them to start using the
> firmware loader.

This looks like a nice cleanup. It'd be nicer if we can skip vmalloc
and duplication of the image for static binaries.

BTW, is the dependency considered? FW_LOADER depends on HOTPLUG, and
the static loader shouldn't depend on HOTPLUG.


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