cvs commit: src/sys/modules/iwi Makefile src/sys/dev/iwi if_iwi.c if_iwireg.h if_iwivar.h

Nate Lawson nate at
Sun Nov 20 07:20:39 GMT 2005

Sam Leffler wrote:
> Damien Bergamini wrote:
>> damien      2005-11-19 16:54:55 UTC
>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>   Modified files:
>>     sys/modules/iwi      Makefile     sys/dev/iwi          if_iwi.c 
>> if_iwireg.h if_iwivar.h   Log:
>>   Load firmware images directly from the filesystem (looks into 
>> /etc/firmware
>>   directory by default) without requiring the user to load them by 
>> hand using
>>   e.g iwicontrol.  Get rid of the old ioctl crud.
>>   Updated iwi-firmware port coming soon.
> Rather than hack individual drivers this should be done in a generic way.

Right, but such an approach won't work for storage drivers like isp(4). 
  Couldn't you just generalize the approach used by ispfw(4)?  It uses 
the kld module approach to get the firmware into kernel memory.


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