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SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 09:38 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
> >> dwmw2 has been told repeatedly that his changes will cause PRECISELY
> >> these problems, but he refuses to take the simple steps necessary to
> >> ensure people can continue to boot their kernels after his changes go in.
> >
> > Complete nonsense. Setting CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL isn't hard. But
> > shouldn't be the _default_, either.
> >
> >> Presently his tg3 changes have been nak'd, in part, because of this
> >> obviously, forseeable, work-around-able breakage.
> >
> > They haven't even been reviewed. Nobody seems to have actually looked at
> Yes, they have. You just didn't like the answers you received.

I received no comment on any part of the changes within tg3.c; only
whining about the default behaviour -- which isn't even _set_ as part of
the patch in question, any more.

> In particular, the Kconfig default for built-in tg3 firmware should
> result in the current behavior, without the user having to take extra steps.

After feedback from a number of people, there is no individual Kconfig
option for the various firmwares; there is only one which controls them
all -- CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL. The thing you're whining about isn't
even part of the patch which needs review.

> Because of your stubborn refusal on this Kconfig defaults issue, WE

I strongly disagree that CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y should be the
default. But if I add this patch elsewhere in the kernel, will you quit
your whining and actually review the patch you were asked to review? ...

diff --git a/drivers/base/Kconfig b/drivers/base/Kconfig
index 339c148..d47482f 100644
--- a/drivers/base/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig
@@ -37,6 +37,7 @@ config FW_LOADER
bool "Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary"
depends on FW_LOADER
+ default y
The kernel source tree includes a number of firmware 'blobs'
which are used by various drivers. The recommended way to

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