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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 16:23:46 +0200
From:	Takashi Iwai <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
Cc:	David Woodhouse <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,, Hannes Reinecke <>,,,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

At Fri, 4 Jul 2008 10:10:14 -0400,
Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 02:27:15PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > 
> > That's the way it has been for a _long_ time anyway, for any modern
> > driver which uses request_firmware(). The whole point about modules is
> > _modularity_. Yes, that means that sometimes they depend on _other_
> > modules, or on firmware. 
> > 
> > The scripts which handle that kind of thing have handled inter-module
> > dependencies, and MODULE_FIRMWARE(), for a long time now.
> FYI, at least Ubuntu Hardy's initramfs does not seem to deal with
> firmware for modules correctly.  

Neither SUSE's mkinitrd.
(Hannes, please correct if I'm wrong...)

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