Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] firmware_loader: introduce new API - request_firmware_direct_full_path()

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Tue Apr 14 2015 - 12:21:06 EST

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 11:56:26AM -0400, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> This is why I think that the right approach would be to avoid using
> firmware_class entirely for this. IMO a simple_char device would be
> the way to go (hint hint...) but other simple approaches are certainly
> possible.

Btw, didn't mfleming want to try using capsules for other funky stuff
like early logging and pstore-like logging in panic time so that we can
read out crash data on the next boot?

Which would mean that capsules would need a completely different
interface, something new for shuffling lotsa binary data in and out of
the kernel and in and out of the UEFI...

Which would make the firmware_class thing completely inappropriate for



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