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

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 16:46:32 EST

> That's fairly much the kind of thing I was expecting we might see, I'm
> not sure it's reasonable to suddenly declare that overwriting the
> firmware is forbidden. I'd done the version which avoided the extra
> vmalloc and copy, but I've just reverted it.

It saves us a lot of memory in several cases where the drivers hang onto
the firmware so I definitely think we should fix the folks assuming they
can widdle on the firmware. That doesn't look hard to do and could save
50K+ on many systems.

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