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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:26:55 +0200
From:	Takashi Iwai <>
To:	David Woodhouse <>
Cc:	Hugh Dickins <>, Jeff Garzik <>,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <>,,,, Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

At Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:17:51 +0100,
David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 13:06 +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Hmm, I got this error even with CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y.
> > 
> > Through a quick look at the code, the firmwares are not built indeed.
> > I guess the fix like the following needed for building firmwares for
> > modules.  Now trying to build the kernel again to check this...
> For modules, you just need run
> 	'make INSTALL_FW_PATH=/lib/firmare firmware_install'.
> I should...
> 1. Change the default to /lib/firmware so that you don't have to set
> 2. Add that to the 'make help' text.
> 3. Look at making 'make modules_install' installl the firmware required
>    by the modules it's installing, so you don't even need to do
>    _anything_ new.

Ah I see.  I thought you implemented the built-in firmware even for
modules, but apparently it's not.

Is mkinitrd clever enough to put all needed firmware files to initrd
automatically?  Otherwise this can still break the existing setup...


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