Re: [uclinux-dist-devel] [PATCH] firmware: Make firmware driversgenerally available

From: Mike Frysinger
Date: Mon Jun 20 2011 - 21:46:30 EST

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:35, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 02:25:21PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 14:11, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
>> > "drivers/firmware" is the obvious name for both, but that makes
>> > it ambiguous. ÂI'd suggest to split the two subsystems into
>> > "drivers/host-firmware" and "drivers/device-firmware".
>> i honestly dont see how this is better. Âthe drivers/firmware/ isnt
>> exactly overflowing, and differentiating between the two modes doesnt
>> seem to gain us anything.
> Do we have anything like an actual subsystem in firmware? ÂIf we do and
> it's sensible to do things that affect all firmwares then splitting
> seems reasonable but if not then it's less clear.

i dont think there is. we havent hit enough critical mass yet to warrant it.
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