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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.34 (rt2860 regression)
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 09:44:26PM +1000, CaT wrote:
> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 02:39:36PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > So 2.6.34 is out, and the merge window is thus officially open. As usual,
> > I probably won't do any real pulls for a day or two, in the (probably
> > futile) hope that we'll have more people running plain 2.6.34 for a while.
> > But you can certainly start sending me pull requests.
> >
> > Go forth and test,
>
> Whilst I realise this is for a staging driver... On 2010/3/4 the firmware
> for the rt2860 driver (amongst others) was removed as part of a patch
> to get the driver to use request_firmware(). See:
>
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=c22202faade08b6b45f14fd86bfb57f79d73464c
>
> The firmware is in the linux-firmware.git repository and has been for a
> while (at least I think that's the right firmware):
>
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/airlied/linux-firmware.git;a=history;f=rt2860.bin;h=778a771716aff389c79fec3b245ed00beba23a67;hb=HEAD
>
> Is there any chance of this making it into 2.6.34.1/35 so that the driver
> works again as it once did?

I do not understand. The firmware is now part of the linux-firmware
tree, and if you install that, it is working just fine, right? We moved
the firmware out of the kernel tree on purpose.

So what is the problem here?

confused,

greg k-h


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