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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2008-discuss] RFC: Moving firmware blobs out of the kernel.
On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 10:20 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Not all firmware has the ability to check the version :(
> >
> > So while Arjan's goal would be nice, Matthew is right, this can't happen
> > for all types of firmware.
> Well for loaded or packaged firmware it can happen. Just stick a revision
> number on the start of the firmware file and check it rather than load it
> into the hardware in that specific driver.

Or append it to the name of the firmware file, in some cases.


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