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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: Make firmware drivers generally available
    Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
    > Currently only x86, ia64 and blackfin architectures include
    > drivers/firmware/Kconfig, as a result firmware drivers are only available on
    > these platforms. This has not been a problem historically, because all of the
    > firmware drivers were architecture specific.
    > But this has changed with the addition of the SigmaStudio firmware loader
    > (commit e359dc24 "sigma-firmware: loader for Analog Devices' SigmaStudio"),
    > which is used to parse and load firmware files for Analog Devices' SigmaDSP
    > processors.

    It looks as if sigma.c doesn't actually belong into drivers/firmware.
    That directory is for code that lets the kernel access the firmware
    of the platform that the kernel itself runs on.

    The request_firmware() stuff is usually part of the actual driver that
    needs it.


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