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SubjectRe: Qlogic/FC firmware


On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> Why. What exactly is your argument ? Lets waste 128K of kernel space to keep
> Dave happy. If the lack of proper boot time init on the sparc64 platform is
> causing more problems then copy the firmware image out of the BIOS into the
> card if sparc64 is defined.
>
> And an initrd is the right answer. You free up the 128K of wasted space
> using it.

initrd is the right answer to question "where can I find shitty code?"

Now, having firmware loaded from userland _is_ nice and sane, but we
need something better than initrd for that.

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