Subject: Re: Kernel API question 2
To: Filka Michal <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/23/2006 13:53:39
On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:51:23PM +0100, Filka Michal wrote:
> > firmload(9) in -current?
> ... I don't have such thing in my NetBSD. Despite this fact, I have no
> problem with loading the firmware image, I know correct procedure. The
> problem I have is that I don't know if (and how) I can open file from
> driver directly or not. I know that e.g. MS Windows forbids direct
> access to files from driver, but I don't know if NetBSD forbids it too
> or not.

firmload(9) is a generic framework to load firmware into devices that
needs it. I think you should consider using it (eventually backporting
it to the NetBSD version you're using) instead of writing your own
framework for this

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference