[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Remove fdump tool for av7110 firmware

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jul 6 11:09:19 CEST 2008


On 07/06/08 03:15, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> Jaswinder Singh wrote:
>> There's no point in this, since the user can use the BUILTIN_FIRMWARE
>> option to include arbitrary firmware files directly in the kernel image.
> 
> NAK! This option allows to compile the firmware into the _driver_,
> which is very useful if you want to test various driver/firmware
> combinations. Having the firmware in the _kernel_ does not help!

I strongly support Oliver's request!
Working with various driver versions is much easier with the
firmware compiled into the driver!

Klaus

> Well, I am tired to fight for this option in the kernel every other
> month. :-(
> 
> @Mauro:
> Is there a way to strip this stuff from Kconfig/Makefile/av7110*.[ch]
> for submission to the kernel? Basically I don't care whether and how
> they cripple the driver in the kernel. But I would like to keep the code
> 'as is' in the linuxtv repositories.
> 
> CU
> Oliver



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