RE: [PATCH] pm8001: support HDA (flashless) mode

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Thanks Mark,

So how we get the bin images? PMCS only offer the converted c Header file
for this, we need users who want to use this function convert the header
file to bin file.

Patch need a little more time to look into, will comment back soon.


> The pm8001 can be delivered as a standalone product with flash-programmed
> firmware images, or without the flash present requiring the driver to
> the images into the chip's RAM and then run. This is called HDA mode.
> We add support for this firmware upload in the enclosed patch. We try some
> basic initialization checks of the Firmware, and if it appears dead, we
> the assumption the adapter must in-fact be halted in this HDA mode. The
> Firmware images themselves have not been cleared for open-release by PMC,
> they are available in OpenSolaris <hint hint>. PMC's rationalization for
> wanting an open-release of the Firmware Images is that they do not want to
> take support calls except from paying OEMs (such as Xyratex) that are
> PMC product into the motherboards and thus may have a tested combination
> Firmware and Hardware. Please respect this sentiment. Images are expected
> /lib/firmware/aap1img.bin
> /lib/firmware/ilaimg.bin
> /lib/firmware/iopimg.bin
> /lib/firmware/istrimg.bin
> using the exact same naming convention as PMC and in OpenSolaris (and its
> followon children) for these image files.
> Signed-off-by: Mark Salyzyn <mark_salyzyn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>  drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_hwi.c  |  584
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_hwi.h  |   37 ++
>  drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_init.c |   30 +
>  drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_sas.h  |    3
>  4 files changed, 613 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
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