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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.


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