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    SubjectRe: Module read a file?
    Mark Atwood wrote:
    > "Christopher Friesen" <> writes:
    > > Mark Atwood wrote:
    > > > I'm modifying a PCMCIA driver module so that it can load new firmware
    > > > into the card when it's inserted.
    > > > Are their any good examples of kernel code or kernel modules reading a
    > > > file out of the filesystem that I could copy or at least look to for
    > > > inspiration?
    > >
    > > What about adding an ioctl() and making a userspace tool to pass the
    > > new firmware down in a buffer? This lets you do more complicated
    > > error-checking and maybe some sort of validation of the firmware in
    > > userspace, saving on kernel size.
    > Because the firmware is stored in volitile memory on the card, and
    > vanishes on a card reset or removal, and I would like to have it Just
    > Work with the pcmcia-cs package with minimal changes.

    Ah, okay. I was assuming that the firmware was stored in nonvolatile memory.

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