Re: [PATCH] firmware: Allocate firmware id dynamically

From: Marcel Holtmann
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 02:20:22 EST

Hi Samuel,

> > 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.

Acked-by: Marcel Holtmann <marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> > 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.
> drivers/pcmcia/ds.c
> drivers/usb/atm/ueagle-atm.c
> drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c
> drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_spi.c
> drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb.h
> drivers/media/common/tuners/tuner-xc2028.c

I do agree with Kay here that we should just go ahead and fix these.



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