[LinuxBIOS] RFC Winflashrom Architecture -- Current device driver (testbed)
patrick at georgi-clan.de
Mon Jun 11 20:01:36 CEST 2007
Jeremy Jackson schrieb:
> Well unloading the driver seems a bit clumsy, and a contradiction
> really. (unloading a driver to use hardware). I would add the flash
> ROM functionality to the NIC driver, and have it export an MTD map. The
> space.c stub implementation would just return EBUSY if the interface is
> up, but specific drivers could enable interleaved access as they are
so who puts exactly the same chunk of code in all the 50-or-so network
drivers (not to speak of all the other devices that might be flashable)
and maintains it?
From a maintenance perspective, this proposal is a nightmare - in this
case, just unloading the driver is preferred imho.
Hmm.. I'm not sure how the suspend stuff works on linux, but maybe you
could fake a suspend signal to the driver from your driver, so it
detaches properly (and can attach again once you're done)?
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