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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 16:39:30 +0200
From:	Hannes Reinecke <>
To:	Takashi Iwai <>
Cc:	Theodore Tso <>,
	David Woodhouse <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

Hi Takashi,

Takashi Iwai wrote:
> 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...)

Firmware loading is just a matter of copying the file at the correct
location (ie /lib/firmware) and with the name the fw loader expects.
mkinitrd should do it correctly.
But I wasn't aware that the tg3 has external firmware, so I doubt
we have any rpm for it.


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