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Date:	Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:24:02 +0200
From:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
To:	Eliezer Tamir <eliezert@...adcom.com>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	jeff@...zik.org, mchan@...adcom.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH][BNX2X] round three

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 06:22:03PM +0200, Eliezer Tamir wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 18:05 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > This is not a driver issue.
> > > Unfortunately, the firmware code is different for LE and BE machines.
> > > We had issues with the BE firmware that appear to be resolved.
> > > Hopefully, the next version will have both.
> > 
> > If the firmware is big it might be better to just add the necessary
> > conversions to the driver and always use BE. Endian conversions
> > tend to be very cheap.
> 
> For a given architecture, only the right version of the microcode is
> compiled, so the binary only contains one copy of the microcode.

But we still have source code bloat. drivers/net already has too much
binary gibberish in hex; no need to add to it unnecessarily.

-Andi
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