[PATCH] staging: tidspbridge: remove file handling functions for loader

Ramirez Luna, Omar omar.ramirez at ti.com
Wed Dec 8 23:02:20 UTC 2010


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 12:09:06AM -0600, Omar Ramirez Luna wrote:
>> Instead use request_firmware and friends to get a valid firmware
>> image.
>> Right now the image is supplied dynamically through udev and the
>> following rule:
>> KERNEL=="omap-dsp", SUBSYSTEM=="firmware", ACTION=="add",     \
>>       RUN+="/bin/sh -c 'echo 1 > /sys/$DEVPATH/loading;       \
>>               cat $FIRMWARE > /sys/$DEVPATH/data;             \
>>               echo 0 > /sys/$DEVPATH/loading'"
> Why do you need a custom firmware rule?

It was meant as an example, when I compiled my minimal file system it
didn't supply the firmware.sh script nor created /lib/firmware... I
thought that not everybody would have the firmware.sh, so I just
provided a sample rule.

>  Why doesn't the default  firmware loading rule that comes with udev work properly for you?
> What are you needing different here that works properly for all other drivers?

firmware.sh under /lib/udev/ and dsp binaries installed under
/lib/firmware/, my rule is the brute version of firmware.sh so nothing
different in the script.

Probably the only change would be to supply the firmware name only, as
of now the insmod parameter requires the entire path, e.g.:

insmod bridgedriver.ko base_img=/lib/dsp/baseimage.dof

if using firmware.sh and placing firmware files under /lib/firmware/, then

insmod bridgedriver.ko base_img=baseimage.dof

Should be enough.



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