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SubjectRe: [PATCH -net-next 1/4] firmware: convert e100 driver to request_firmware()
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Jeff Kirsher
<jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
>> From: "Jeff Kirsher" <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
>> Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:20:24 -0800
>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 4:06 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
>>> > From: "Jeff Kirsher" <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
>>> > Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:33:36 -0800
>>> >
>>> >> Please hold off on committing, until we have had ample time to do some
>>> >> regression testing. While this patch may have been in linux-next,
>>> >> this is the first we have seen of it.
>>> >>
>>> >> I am concerned that IPMI traffic will be adversely affected by this patch.
>>> >
>>> > Status please?
>>> > --
>>>
>>> The only testing left to do is to make sure that ICH devices still
>>> work and to make sure the IPMI traffic is not affected by this patch.
>>> All other testing looks good. I am sorry that I have been slow to
>>> give status, the holiday's have put a strain on available resources.
>>
>> Ok, thanks for the update.
>> --
>>
>
> So here is the latest testing update...
>
> The only testing that we were not able to do was the IPMI testing,
> because of the lack of resources. All other testing passed.
>
> While all other testing passed, I am concerned about not being able to
> test whether or not this change affects the ability to pass IPMI
> traffic. I am not sure if the "gain" of using request_firmware() out
> weighs the potential risk that IPMI traffic may be broken with this
> patch. I guess I wondering what the gain is in using the
> request_firmware() function?
>
> From past experience with IPMI traffic and the e100, the loading of
> the microcode in the correct manner greatly affected whether IPMI
> traffic would pass or not.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Jeff
>

Removed bad email address (linux.nics@intel.com) from CC. That email
address is no longer valid.

--
Cheers,
Jeff


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