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

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 11:09:58 EST

> A third set of drivers already use the firmware loader, but can't be
> used without help from userspace, which sometimes requires an initrd.
> This allows them to work in a static kernel.

This makes a lot of sense to me - its small, clean and while I don't
think its relevant to the PC world it has real clear advantages to the
embedded space.

For the embedded case isn't either compressing the firmware or not doing
the vmalloc/copy worth the effort however ?

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