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SubjectRe: request_firmware() hotplug interface, third round.
On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 03:36:24PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> Other than those very minor tweaks, I like this interface, it's looking
> very good. I wouldn't worry about any "checksum" calcuation crud, it's
> up to the userspace tool dumping the firmware to the kernel to make sure

Ok, if that is true, then we could also have this tool enforce a
size. Otherwise we are reading and reading without ever ending
and allocating a lot of kernel resources while we are at it.

If we know the size, then we also now start and end. So the
"loading" attribute can certainly go.


Ingo Oeser
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