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Date:	Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:03:33 +0100
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	Denys Vlasenko <>
Cc:, David Miller <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] bnx2: factor out gzip unpacker

> For example, bnx2 maintainer says that driver and
> firmware are closely tied for his driver. IOW: you upgrade kernel
> and your NIC is not working anymore.
> Another argument is to make kernel be able to bring up NICs
> without needing firmware images in initramfs/initrd/hard drive.

dgrs should be using the request_firmware interface. Actually dgrs is
probably a good candidate for /dev/null

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