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

From: Mike Frysinger
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 11:57:19 EST

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 07:40, 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. These DSPs are usually embedded in for example audio codecs, which
> use the I2C or SPI bus for communication and are not architecture specific.
> Thus make the firmware drivers generally available, so it can be used on all
> architectures.
> Note that this moves the Kconfig "Firmware Drivers" entry from the top-level to
> the "Device Drivers" submenu for architectures which had it already available.

Acked-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@xxxxxxxxxx>
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