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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:46:01 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, tytso@....edu,
	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 09:39 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> You have been told repeatedly that cp(1) and scp(1) are commonly used
> to transport the module David and I care about -- tg3.  It's been a
> single file module since birth, and people take advantage of that
> fact.

And you can _continue_ to do that. You'd need to install the firmware
just once, and that's all. It's a non-issue, and it isn't _worth_ the
added complexity of building the firmware into the module.

_Especially_ since I strongly suspect you'll come back with an even
sillier argument if we do.

Like claiming that you also run 'grep request_firmware tg3.ko' and your
scripts will fail if it matches...

-- 
dwmw2

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