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    SubjectRe: BNX2 MIPS06 firmware in tree is 6.2.1, driver wants 6.2.3
    On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 09:50 +0100, Tony Vroon wrote:
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    > Good morning,
    > As of mainline commit c2c20ef43d00b1439631e603f8dcee9a803cd8b3 in
    > December 2011, the BNX2 driver requests bnx2/bnx2-mips-06-6.2.3.fw;
    > however the firmware/bnx2 directory in the kernel sources only
    > contains bnx2/bnx2-mips-06-6.2.1.fw so the call fails.
    > The network interfaces will not come up at all, making it necessary to
    > steal & rename 6.2.1 firmware to get the interfaces up, and then
    > install a linux-firmware tarball. Before this commit, the bnx2 driver
    > as compiled was self-sufficient.
    > Would it be possible to get back to this situation by updating the
    > relevant firmware/bnx2 files in the kernel sources please? I noticed
    > this problem in an upgrade from 3.2.11 to 3.4.2, but I verified it is
    > still an issue in mainline today.

    You're supposed to upgrade firmware blobs on your own.;a=summary

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