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Date:   Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:57:05 -0700
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     Markus Trippelsdorf <>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Kyle McMartin <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Michal Marek <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        David Woodhouse <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] firmware: Restore support for built-in firmware

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:01:16AM +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> Commit 5620a0d1aac ("firmware: delete in-kernel firmware") removed the
> entire firmware directory. Unfortunately it thereby also removed the
> support for built-in firmware.

The goal was to delete the in-kernel firmware, why do you want to add it

> This restores the ability to build firmware directly into the kernel by
> pruning the original Makefile to the necessary minimum. The default for
> EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR is now the standard directory /lib/firmware/.

But what firmware is this fixing the build for?

As I asked in the other email, I don't understand the problem here, but
it's early, and the Plumbers closing party lasted really late...


greg k-h

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