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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 23:08:00 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <>
To:	Grant Coady <>
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 Sat, 2008-07-05 at 07:34 +1000, Grant Coady wrote:
> 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.

It's done as part of 'make modules_install' now anyway.


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