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Date:	Sat, 05 Jul 2008 07:34:16 +1000
From:	Grant Coady <>
To:	David Woodhouse <>
Cc:	Hannes Reinecke <>, Takashi Iwai <>,
	Theodore Tso <>, Jeff Garzik <>,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:42:37 +0100, David Woodhouse <> wrote:

>On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 16:39 +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
>> 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.
>It doesn't yet; that patch is in linux-next. The firmware is shipped as
>part of the kernel source tree, and you currently need to run 'make
>firmware_install' to put it in /lib/firmware, although we're looking at
>making that easier because apparently having to run 'make
>firmware_install' is too hard...

Oh come on now -- not a case of too hard, it's a case of breaking _all_ 
existing kernel build scripts.

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