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SubjectRe: tristate and bool not enogh for Kconfig anymore
On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 02:42:38PM +0200, Henrik Carlqvist wrote:
> I think there is a need for Kconfig to specify that a functionality could
> be built as a module or not built at all.
> Some drivers require that firmware is loaded when the driver is
> initialized. The kernel has functionalities for this by using a userspace
> program. However, this userspace program is only usable from modules and
> not during boot while any initrd or any other file system has not yet been
> mounted and yet less any processes started.

That's wrong. You can load firmware from the initramfs even if the
driver is built in. There is no valid reason why a driver shouldn't
be allowed to be built in.

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