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From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
To: Manuel Estrada Sainz <>
Cc: LKML <>
Subject: Re: request_firmware() backport to 2.4 kernels
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 14:55:51 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030726185551.GA5053@x30.random> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 02:16:38PM +0200, Manuel Estrada Sainz wrote:
>  Hi,
>  A while back request_firmware() was added to the 2.5 kernel series to
>  support firmware needing drivers keeping the firmware images in
>  userspace. And I also backported it to the 2.4 kernel series on top of
>  procfs, but Marcelo didn't answer emails relating to it (there where
>  probably other more important matters back then).
>  Since then, the 2.4 backport has been deployed and tested with
>  orinoco_usb driver variant (,
>  as you can see in the download statistics in alioth, there has been
>  more than 400 downloads of the request_firmware enabled version
>  (0.2.1). And drivers on the 2.5/2.6 series are being ported to use
>  request_firmware() interface.
>  Would it be possible to include it in the -aa kernel tree? That would
>  make it accessible to a wider audience for testing, and make it easier
>  for developers to backport their drivers to the 2.4
>  series.
>  Attached goes the patch against current 2.4-bk-cvs.

it's not intrusive, so I can certainly include it in the meantime,

>  Have a nice day

same to you ;)


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-26 18:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-26 12:16 request_firmware() backport to 2.4 kernels Manuel Estrada Sainz
2003-07-26 18:55 ` Andrea Arcangeli [this message]
2003-07-26 21:04 ` Marcel Holtmann
2003-07-26 21:15   ` Manuel Estrada Sainz

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