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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tg3 driver - make use of binary-only firmware optional
Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Andreas Jochens wrote:
>
>>Would the patch be acceptable if the firmware parts were kept in tg3.c
>>as they are now but #ifdef'd out when CONFIG_TIGON3_FIRMWARE is not set?
>
>
> Is there any reason for not using the hotplug firmware infrastructure?


Right now there is not a high enough "Just Works" value to do this. The
mechanisms for wide dissemination of necessary firmware, and automatic
placement in initrd/initramfs, are not present yet.

This is a long term goal of all drivers that ship firmware, though.

Jeff



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