Re: [PATCH] firmware: Allocate firmware id dynamically

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 10:13:21 EST

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 16:04, Samuel Ortiz <sameo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Since the firmware loader is not maintained by anyone, I'm sending this one to
> you, for the next merge window:

It's part of the driver-core directory, and handled by Greg.

> The firmware loader has a statically allocated 30 bytes long string for the
> firmware id (a.k.a. the firmware file name). There is no reason why we couldnt
> allocate dynamically, and avoid having restrictions on the firmware names
> lengths.

Looks good.

> Please note that we have to keep the FIRMWARE_NAME_MAX definition around as
> some drivers rely on it.

I think the 6 files should be converted, and FIRMWARE_NAME_MAX
removed, otherwise people will keep copying that crap around.


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