Commit f1485f3d authored by David Woodhouse's avatar David Woodhouse Committed by David Woodhouse

ihex: request_ihex_firmware() function to load and validate firmware

Provide a helper to load the file and validate it in one call, to
simplify error handling in the drivers which are going to use it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Woodhouse <>
parent bacfe09d
......@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/firmware.h>
#include <linux/device.h>
/* Intel HEX files actually limit the length to 256 bytes, but we have
drivers which would benefit from using separate records which are
......@@ -47,4 +48,27 @@ static inline int ihex_validate_fw(const struct firmware *fw)
return -EINVAL;
/* Request firmware and validate it so that we can trust we won't
* run off the end while reading records... */
static inline int request_ihex_firmware(const struct firmware **fw,
const char *fw_name,
struct device *dev)
const struct firmware *lfw;
int ret;
ret = request_firmware(&lfw, fw_name, dev);
if (ret)
return ret;
ret = ihex_validate_fw(lfw);
if (ret) {
dev_err(dev, "Firmware \"%s\" not valid IHEX records\n",
return ret;
*fw = lfw;
return 0;
#endif /* __LINUX_IHEX_H__ */
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