Re: [PATCH] firmware: Make firmware drivers generally available

From: Clemens Ladisch
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 09:13:40 EST

Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> Currently only x86, ia64 and blackfin architectures include
> drivers/firmware/Kconfig, as a result firmware drivers are only available on
> these platforms. This has not been a problem historically, because all of the
> firmware drivers were architecture specific.
> But this has changed with the addition of the SigmaStudio firmware loader
> (commit e359dc24 "sigma-firmware: loader for Analog Devices' SigmaStudio"),
> which is used to parse and load firmware files for Analog Devices' SigmaDSP
> processors.

It looks as if sigma.c doesn't actually belong into drivers/firmware.
That directory is for code that lets the kernel access the firmware
of the platform that the kernel itself runs on.

The request_firmware() stuff is usually part of the actual driver that
needs it.

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