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SubjectRE: [PATCH v9 0/8] thunderbolt: Introducing Thunderbolt(TM) Networking
On Fri, Nov 18 2016, 12:07 PM, wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 08:48:36AM +0000, Levy, Amir (Jer) wrote:
> > > BTW, it is quite a shame that the Thunderbolt firmware version can't
> > > be read from Linux.
> > >
> >
> > This is WIP, once this patch will be upstream, we will be able to
> > focus more on aligning Linux with the Thunderbolt features that we have
> for windows.
> Why is this patch somehow holding that work back? You aren't just sitting
> around waiting for people to review this and not doing anything else, right?
> Is there some basic building block in these patches that your firmware
> download code is going to rely on?
> confused,
> greg k-h

All the Thunderbolt SW features (including networking and FW update) depend
on the communication with FW, which is patch 3/8 in the series.
The patch also sets up a generic netlink for user space communication.
So yes, the communication with Thunderbolt FW is a basic building block.

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