Re: [PATCH 1/3] firmware: allow firmware files to be built into kernelimage

From: Rene Herman
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 12:51:18 EST

On 23-05-08 18:44, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:38:41PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 06:21:01PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
Looks good.
But do we need the firmware after init?
In other owrds could it be inside a discard after init block?
What is you can hotplug the device and hence need to initialize the same
device type multiple times? Wouldn't keeping the firmware around be
useful then? How about on suspend/resume, do you need to reload
firmware in those cases?

There are cases where we need it after init.
But if there are cases where we do not need it after init maybe
we should be able to save some memory there?

Let us get it working as is - then we can add such features later.

If embedded is the main consumer I would consider this a fairly vital feature though.

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