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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/14] firmware update for av7110 dvb driver
Hello Marcel,

>>... send to Linus only. (You don't want a 150kB bzip2 compressed firmware blob, don't you? In case you do, drop me a line.)

> the request_firmware() framework is part of Linux 2.4 and 2.6 and so for
> most drivers the firmware file can be loaded from userspace through proc
> or sysfs. Please take a look at it.

Yes, we know. When I looked at it the last time, there were some
problems that kept us from actually finishing the work.

(If you did not use a hotplug agent, then the system was frozen, because
the firmware foo did not use it's own workqueue)

I gave some feedback, but I don't know if the fixes made it into the
kernel yet.

I have once patched our drivers to use request_firmware() and I have
these patches still lying around, so I'll try and see if they work when
I have some spare time.

> Regards
> Marcel


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