RE: [PATCH net-next 0/4] r8152: firmware support

From: Hayes Wang
Date: Sun Aug 24 2014 - 23:43:20 EST

From: David Miller [mailto:davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> You haven't told us why you need to do this.
> These are just programming registers in the chip, and I see no reason
> to not keep these in the driver with real code.
> I'm not applying this series, you haven't explained what is happening
> here and the reason for doing so. Ironically, that's exactly what you
> are supposed to provide in this 0/4 header email.

The nic has the MCU inside which is used to fix the PHY,
MAC, and some behavior of the USB device. Each parts have
different methods of updating the firmware by accessing the
registers. The firmware files are used to deal with the
processes, so I need some functions to parse the firmware
files to update the fimrware code.

I would resend these. Sorry.

Best Regards,
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at