[linux-dvb] [PATCH] firmware: convert av7110 driver to request_firmware()

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Sun Jul 6 03:31:37 CEST 2008


Hi,

Jaswinder Singh wrote:
> +config DVB_AV7110_BOOTCODE
> +	bool "Compile AV7110 bootcode into the driver"
> +	depends on DVB_AV7110
> +	help
> +	  This includes firmware for AV7110 bootcode
> +	  Say 'N' and let it get loaded from userspace on demand 

This option does not make any sense.

Nobody needs to replace the bootloader.
Furthermore, if you load the boot code from userspace, you must provide
some means to ensure data integrity (file header, crc protection).
It is a very bad idea to load garbage into the ARM processor...

CU
Oliver

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