Re: [PATCH v9 1/5] firmware: add extensible driver data params

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 - 16:29:05 EST

To respond to one issue in your wall-of-text response:

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 09:35:22PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> You may argue that *one* upstream users is not sufficient to introduce a new
> feature for, but I disagree given we have had new full *API* added for a new
> feature on the firmware API even for drivers THAT ARE NOT UPSTREAM! For
> instance request_firmware_into_buf() has no upstream users!!!

That's not acceptable at all, I'll send a patch after this to remove
that. We don't keep apis around with no in-kernel users, you know this.

> Now, you might say that even though this is true that there many users of
> out-of-tree drivers that need this. While true, if this is the bar we'd go
> with, we can't then ignore the iwlwifi userbase, and the possible gains of
> having a proper non-recursive use of the daisy chained requests.

Nope, I don't care about out-of-tree drivers as we have no idea what is
going on there at all. I've always had this position.

Patch forthcoming.

greg k-h