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SubjectRe: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"
David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 13:17 -0700, wrote:
>> if David W were to make it possible to not use the load_firmware() call to
>> userspace and build the firmware into the driver (be it in a monolithic
>> kernel or the module that contains the driver)
> You _can_ build the firmware into the kernel.

Which is a problem for those rare situations, like oh say vendor
kernels, where you can ship a driver update but not update the main kernel.

Just like with modules, we were all given the _choice_ to use the new
regime (modules) or stick with the old (100% monolithic kernel).

Under any new system, firmware should be able to be compiled into the
driver module itself -- as it is today.


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