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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL]: firmware patches for building firmware into kernel
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On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 07:08 +0530, Jaswinder Singh wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 14:21 -0400, David Dillow wrote:
> > Please drop that patch from the series for now; I'm not happy with it,
> > as it reintroduces things I've asked be changed.
>
> You mean this :
>
> + /*
> + * Need to check request_firmware should be called only once
> + * so you don't leak memory if there is more than one NIC.
> + * Need to check if PCI probing gets multi-threaded as
> + * mutex is used while loading the firmware.
> + */
> + if (typhoon_fw != NULL) {
> + err = typhoon_init_firmware(tp);
>
> This is not required now, As I already fixed request_firmware.
>
> So it is replaced by :
>
> + err = typhoon_init_firmware(tp);
>
> Do you think we still need above comments ?

No, the comments will be unneeded, but you don't need an extra function
to handle this, and I'm not real keen about the release_firmware_all()
interface -- it doesn't match up with the get/put semantics of the
reference count.

I don't like releasing the firmware before the pci_unregister_driver()
call. I worry about ordering issues during cleanup, though I'll admit I
have not yet researched if it will be a problem. In any event, if you're
going to request it once per adapter in typhoon_init_one(), then it
should be in the per-device struct, and released in
typhoon_remove_one().

Drop the typhoon patches, and once you fix the problems in the core,
I'll respin the patch in a style I'm comfortable with. It will also need
to be tested before it goes upstream.

Feel free to cc me on the core patches, I will try to review them.

Dave

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