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Re: [PATCH 00/04] Load keyspan firmware with hotplug

On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:32:38AM +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 23:51 -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Firmware loader is format-agnostic, I think having IHEX parser in a separate
> > file would be better...
> Why should this be in-kernel at all? Convert the firmware into a binary
> blob or do it in the userspace request.

Because the keyspan headers seem to have a specific sequence of
operations, something like 'load these 5 bytes at offset 10, load this
byte at offset 0, etc.' I don't know if there is some magic in that
sequence. Without knowing what is in the firmware, it looks to me like a
little bit of bootstrap code is loaded first.


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