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SubjectRe: drivers/usb/misc/emi*.c have the biggest data objects in the whole tree
Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> Hi Tapio,
> You are the author of these files. Are you still maintaining them?

His newer email address that I found with Google is dead, too.

> These two object files hold the biggest data objects in the whole
> Linux kernel
> Basically, these are big arrays of the following structures:
> typedef struct _INTEL_HEX_RECORD
> {
> __u32 length;
> __u32 address;
> __u32 type;
> I suggest the following optimizations:
> Change structure to
> typedef struct _INTEL_HEX_RECORD
> {
> __u8 type;
> __u8 length;
> __u16 address;
> } INTEL_HEX_RECORD __attribute__((__packed__));
> Store gzip compressed tables and unpack them at load time.
> Declare them const and __initdata.

I have a patch somewhere that moves the firmware code to userspace and changes
the drivers to use request_firmware().


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