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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/2] firmware version management: add firmware_version()
On Sun, 2006-07-09 at 21:09 +0200, Michael Buesch wrote:
> On Sunday 09 July 2006 17:25, you wrote:
> > > yes it does. bcm43xx asks userspace to upload firmware (via
> > > request_firmware() ) and a userspace app (udev most of the time) will
> > > upload it. That app, eg udev, can do the md5sum and checking it against
> > > a list of "known good" firmwares. Voila problem solved ;)
> >
> > I see. It's an interesting way that I didn't noticed.
> > Thanks for the guidance.
> Nono, stop. Not too fast. :)
> Where is this "list of "known good" firmwares" actually stored?
> In userspace (udev)? That would be guaranteed to be out of sync
> with the driver.

for all I care it's part of the kernel tarbal somehow

but a real file, not some in kernel memory eating thing

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