Q: MTD and NIC Roms...
jgarzik at pobox.com
Thu Feb 13 01:14:37 EST 2003
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Currently I have a patch to eepro100.c that adds an MTD map driver so
> the onboard rom can be written. Making code like etherboot easier to
> flash etc.
> I am currently looking for ideas on ways to cleanly get this code
> into the kernel, and I am looking for ideas. The map driver is
Well... this functionality has existed for a while, and it doesn't need
to be in the kernel :)
Donald Becker's diag suite can do flashing.
ftp://www.scyld.com/pub/diag/ He provides means to program the flash
And I think that's the best place for it. We _could_ bloat up the
kernel code by adding the ability flash -- but how many users is that
going to serve, that are not already served by existing programs? So, I
disagree with getting this stuff into the kernel at all.
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