firmware: endianness support for fw_stub.awk
this patch adds an optional parameter to a firmware specification
tuple for the fw_stub.awk script. The argument is a path to the
big-endian version of the firmware. If it is provided by the user, the
first path in the tuple is treated as little-endian, and two calls of
firmware_register() are generated by the script. The calls are
compiled conditionally according to endianness of target machine.
This is needed for the isp driver firmware to be moved from uit16_t C
arrays in header files to .uu files in sys/contrib/dev/isp.
Example of generated C source code:
#if BYTE_ORDER == BIG_ENDIAN
fp = firmware_register("name", _binary_BigEndianFW_start , (size_t)(_binary_BigEndianFW_end - _binary_BigEndianFW_start), 1234, NULL);
fp = firmware_register("name", _binary_firmware_start , (size_t)(_binary_firmware_end - _binary_firmware_start), 1234, NULL);
#1 Updated by firstname.lastname@example.org 2 months ago
- Status changed from New to Closed
Well, this doesn't seem to work as intended when firmware is to be embedded in a module. In order for it to work, kmod.mk would need to be patched too. Modifying the isp driver code so it is more endianness aware will be the simplest solution after all, because it is probably the only driver with this issue.