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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:10:44 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
To:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, tytso@....edu, jeff@...zik.org,
	hugh@...itas.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com, mchan@...adcom.com,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 12:09 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org> writes:
> >
> > I'll look at making the requirement for 'make firmware_install' more
> > obvious, or even making it happen automatically as part of
> > 'modules_install'.
> 
> Perhaps I didn't pay enough attention, but how are "only 
> boot bzImage without initrd or modules" setups supposed to work now
> for those drivers? My testing setup relies on that heavily.

That will continue to work just fine.

> Will the firmware automatically end up in initramfs and be included
> in the bzImage and loaded at the right point?

No, not even in the initramfs. It's built _right_ into the static kernel
image, and request_firmware() finds it there without even having to call
out to userspace at all.
http://git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/firmware-2.6.git?a=commitdiff;h=81d4e79a

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dwmw2

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