[linux-dvb] [PATCH] allow dvb-usb firmware loading in warm state?

ivor at ivor.org ivor at ivor.org
Tue Jan 22 10:27:39 CET 2008


On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:17:45AM +0100, Patrick Boettcher wrote:
> Hi Ivor,
> 
> how sure are you that really the new firmware was downloaded?
> 
> It is not possible to download another firmware, once a firwmare was 
> downloaded. Meaning you cannot stop the firmware running already, it will 
> simply continue to run. When the new firmware downloaded is only slightly 
> different it may not crash, otherwise it will simply stop to work.
> 
> So your patch enables something which was meant to be not there because of 
> hardware limitations.
> 
Ahhh right, many thanks for the info.

Cheers,
Ivor.



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