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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 16:39:30 +0200
From:	Hannes Reinecke <hare@...e.de>
To:	Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
Cc:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>,
	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, 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"

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.

Cheers,

Hannes
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