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Date:	Sun, 1 Jun 2008 23:37:49 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
Cc:	eilong@...adcom.com, netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	jeff@...zik.org, davem@...emloft.net,
	Eliezer Tamir <eliezert@...adcom.com>,
	Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/13]bnx2x: Adding bnx2x_link

Andi Kleen wrote:
[...]
> > +/* Programs an image to DSP's flash via the SPI port*/
> > +static u8 bnx2x_sfx7101_flash_download(struct bnx2x *bp, u8 port,
> > +				     u8 ext_phy_addr,
> > +				     char data[], u32 size)
> 
> Hmm does the driver really need a flash updater as standard
> functionality? That could be a separate program.
[...]

It shouldn't need to do this.  The boot loader in the SFX7101 allows
flash update through MDIO if the appropriate pin is pulled low at
reset (see phy_flash_cfg option in the sfc driver).  Of course that
doesn't help if the board doesn't allow this to be controlled...

Ben.

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