[LinuxBIOS] RFC Winflashrom Architecture -- Current device driver (testbed)

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Mon Jun 11 20:24:35 CEST 2007

* Jeremy Jackson <jerj at coplanar.net> [070611 19:36]:
> > Nonetheless, you can make sure it does not happen by unloading the
> > network card module.
> 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
> able.

Still, it has to disable all it's memory and io resources before the rom
resource can be used reliably. This is equal to unloading the module, no
matter whether you really unload or not.

Adding this to the NIC driver sounds like an interesting approach.

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