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NAME

       mod_firmware_load -  load sound driver firmware

SYNOPSIS

       int mod_firmware_load (const char *fn, char **fp);

ARGUMENTS

       fn           filename

       fp           return for the buffer.

DESCRIPTION

       Load  the  firmware for a sound module (up to 128K) into a buffer.  The
       buffer is returned in *fp. It is allocated with vmalloc so is virtually
       linear  and  not  DMAable.  The  caller  should free it with vfree when
       finished.

       The length of the buffer is returned on a successful  load,  the  value
       zero on a failure.

CAUTION

        This  API  is  not recommended. Firmware should be loaded via an ioctl
       call and a setup application. This function may disappear in future.