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Date:	Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:57:27 +0100
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	"Alexander E. Patrakov" <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Henrik Carlqvist <>,
Subject: Re: tristate and bool not enogh for Kconfig anymore

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 04:32:19PM +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> >That's wrong.   You can load firmware from the initramfs even if the
> >driver is built in.  There is no valid reason why a driver shouldn't
> >be allowed to be built in.
> Could you please explain how this is supposed to work?
> As far as I understand, the kernel initializes all built-in drivers, and 
> only then starts /init in initramfs (which is then supposed to start 
> udevd and load firmware) - but that's too late.

populate_rootfs is a rootfs_initcall which happens before all the driver
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