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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 00/56] atmel_mxt_ts misc
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Hello Dmitry

sorry for the delay,

On 2020/05/27 15:43, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Hi Jiada,
>
> On Thu, May 07, 2020 at 10:56:00PM -0700, Jiada Wang wrote:
>> This patch-set forward ports Nick Dyer's work in ndyer/linux github
>> repository as long as some other features and fixes
>
> Sorry for ignoring the series for quite a while. I guess my biggest
> issue with the series is that quite a bit of patches are trying to
> handle the fallout from a very unfortunate design decision in the
> driver: the fact that it attempts to automatically upload firmware and
> config on every boot/probe. This design was done at my urging because I
> did not have access to the technical documentation and did not realize
> that the controller has non-volatile memory for both firmware and
> configuration. We should only attempt to automatically load firmware
> where device does not have non-volatile memory and is unable function
> otherwise, in all other cases we better leave it to userspace to decide
> whether to execute firmware update and when. The kernel should only
> provide facilities so that userspace can initiate firmware update. This
> design has worked well for Chrome OS for many years (it used Atmel
> controllers in several products), and I would like to bring it to the
> mainline.

I agree with you, I will review the patch-set,
and only pick these not related to firmware/cfg upload

Thanks,
jiada
>
> Thanks.
>

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