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SubjectRe: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied from in-kernel, use it in more drivers.
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 4:47 PM, David Woodhouse <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 16:41 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:23:26 -0700
>> David Woodhouse <> wrote:
>> > Linus, please pull from the for-2.6.27 branch of:
>> > git:// for-2.6.27
>> The firmware flamewars seem to have subsided lately. Is everyone happy
>> with this now?
> I've deliberately left drivers/net out of this pull request... all
> _other_ maintainers seemed quite happy to see their drivers updated to
> use request_firmware().
> Let's see how it pans out. I don't expect any problems -- after all,
> modern drivers have been using request_firmware() for a _long_ time now,
> and the distributions cope quite happily with it already. We're ready to
> ship the firmware in a separate package in Fedora as soon as Linus pulls
> from my tree. Once the dust has settled and it's all working fine, we
> can look at converting drivers/net and drivers/scsi too.

so after this patchset, if i put qllogic fw in firmware/, that fw will
work or not...


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