[alsa-devel] Merging alsa-firmware into linux-firmware

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Wed Jul 21 11:29:45 CEST 2010

On 2010-07-20 12:51, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-07-20 at 11:38 +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Chase Douglas (@canonical) and I plan to take what's left of
>> alsa-firmware and try to merge it into linux-firmware, this might happen
>> now or in the coming weeks. This will make alsa-firmware obsolete as all
>> firmware will be provided by linux-firmware instead.
>> Any words of disagreement, warnings or encouragement before we do so?
> Encouragement, certainly...


There are a few firmwares (e g echoaudio and hdsploader) that actually
are .c files with a big constant array in it, like this:

static u_int32_t digiface_firmware[24413] = {
0xffffffff, 0x66aa9955, 0x8001000c, 0xe0000000, 0x8006800c, 0xb0000000,
0x8004800c, 0xb4fc0100, 0x8003000c, 0x00000000, 0x8001000c, 0x90000000,

Would you prefer the actual .c files in the linux-firmware git tree
source (and the makefile that goes with it), or just the output from
them (the binary firmware files)?

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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