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SubjectRe: 2.6.28-git8: tg3 doesn't work due to firmware not loading (-git7 is ok)
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:48:22 -0500

> One unanswered question: What do we expect the system to do if they have this
> patch, TIGON3=y, FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=n, and configure a netconsole for boot
> messages? I'm *hoping* the answer is "the netconsole doesn't come up at boot,
> but can be re-enabled via the /sys/kernel/config/netconsole interface after
> you've done an 'ifconfig eth0 up' or similar, or do a 'modprobe netconsole'.
> Those seem like reasonable semantics to me - anybody got a different opinion?

Even better, how about nfsroot? There is no "later", either you
can mount to root filesystem or you fail.

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