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SubjectRe: Module read a file?
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Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
> > 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.
>
> Longer term that is precisely what the hot plug interface is there fore

And in the longer term, I plan on migrating this product over to the
hot plug interface.

In the medium term, this will be a really useful feature for quite a
few users of this driver.

In the short term, I just want to get this thing working.

>
> > Having to remember "run this userspace tool after every card reset"
> > (which includes power suspends and so forth) would be a major pain.
> >
> > Besides, the card already has a good validator in it.
>
> What do you do if the card is compiled in and initialised before the
> firmware holding fs is mounted ?

Tell the packager and/or user of the module Dont Do That, and have the
card_reset and card_insert functions return with an error.

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