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

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 10:58:43 EST

On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 16:53 +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> This looks like a nice cleanup. It'd be nicer if we can skip vmalloc
> and duplication of the image for static binaries.

Yeah, I thought about that. I was slightly concerned that drivers might
actually try to _modify_ the firmware they loaded, though. As it is,
there's no fundamental reason why they shouldn't do that.

If we're willing to declare that drivers mustn't write to the firmware
data, then we could do as you suggest.

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

Ah, good point; I'll take a closer look at that. Thanks.


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