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Date:   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:36:47 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Michael Walle <michael@...le.cc>,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: PHY firmware update method

> Yeah, I tend to agree here. I believe that phylib should probably find a
> separate way to to the flash.
> 
> But perhaps it could be a non-user-facing flash. I mean, what if phylib
> has internal routine to:
> 1) do query phy fw version
> 2) load a fw bin related for this phy (easy phy driver may provide the
> 				       path/name of the file)
> 3) flash if there is a newer version available

That was my first suggestion. One problem is getting the version from
the binary blob firmware. But this seems like a generic problem for
linux-firmware, so maybe somebody has worked on a standardised header
which can be preppended with this meta data?

      Andrew

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