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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/6] firmware_loader: cleanups for v4.18
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 09:17:08PM +0200, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@kernel.org> writes:
>
> > * CONFIG_WANXL --> CONFIG_WANXL_BUILD_FIRMWARE
> > * CONFIG_SCSI_AIC79XX --> CONFIG_AIC79XX_BUILD_FIRMWARE
> >
> > To this day both of these drivers are building driver *firmwares* when
> > the option CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD is disabled, and they don't
> > even make use of the firmware API at all.
>
> Don't know for sure about Adaptec, but wanXL firmware fits every
> definition of "stable". BTW it's a 1997 or so early PCI card, built
> around the PLX PCI9060 bus mastering PCI bridge and Motorola 68360
> (the original QUICC) processor. Maximum bit rate of 2 Mb/s on each sync
> serial port.

So we can nuke CONFIG_WANXL_BUILD_FIRMWARE now?

> It's more about delivering the .S source for the firmware, I guess.
> Nobody is expected to build it. The fw is about 2.5 KB and is directly
> linked with the driver.

:P Future work I guess would be to just use the firmware API and stuff
it into linux-firmware?

Luis

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