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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:13:22 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>, Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>,
	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 10:10 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 09:42 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >> mkinitrd and similar scripts must be updated, so that drivers that 
> >> worked prior to dwmw2's changes will continue to work after dwmw2's
> >> changes.
> > 
> >> If you fail to update some script somewhere, then the driver will be 
> >> copied into the initramfs, but not the firmware, with obvious results.
> > 
> > No, mkinitrd works fine, because a whole boatload of drivers _already_
> > require it to work that way and have done for a long time.
> > 
> > Either you are severely mistaken, or you are being deliberately
> > misleading.
> 
> It is a fact that mkinitrd, today, is unaware of your new system of 
> obtaining firmware from the kernel source[or build] tree.

Of _course_ it is. Just as it's unaware of the need to download the b43
driver and b43-fwcutter and extract it.... what was your point, again?

I'm working on making the required firmware get installed as part of
'make modules_install'. We already discussed that. There's no need for
you to continue crying wolf with nonsense like 'mkinitrd won't work'.

-- 
dwmw2

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