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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:28:32 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
To:	Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
Cc:	Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>, Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com>,
	mchan@...adcom.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@...ck.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 15:26 +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Ah I see.  I thought you implemented the built-in firmware even for
> modules, but apparently it's not.

It isn't really necessary. If you can load modules, then you have
userspace. And if you have userspace, you can load firmware too.

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

Yes, it's had to be clever enough for that for a long time anyway --
most modern drivers have _only_ the 'request_firmware()' option and
never gave you the choice of building it in. I'm just updating some of
the older drivers to catch up.

-- 
dwmw2

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