Re: [PATCH 00/04] Load keyspan firmware with hotplug
> > I agree with Dmitry on this point. The IHEX parser should not be inside
> > firmware_class.c. What about using keyspan_ihex.[ch] for it?
> That's what I had originally, actually called firmware_ihex.ko, since
> the IHEX format parser is not in any way keyspan specific and there are
> several usb-serial converters that seem to use the same IHEX->.h trick
> which could trivially be modified to use this loader.
> But the compiled parser fairly small (< 2KB) and adding it to the
> existing module didn't effectively add any size to the firmware_class
> module since things are rounded to a page boundary anyways.
so it seems that this is usb-serial specific at the moment. Then I would
propose to add it to the core of the usb-serial driver. Unless no other
driver in the kernel needs a IHEX parser, I think it is bad idea to mess
it up at the moment. People are also working on a replacement for the
current request_firmware(), because the needs are changing. Try to keep
it close with the usb-serial for now.