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Subjectipw2200 [was Re: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel]
On Wed 07-12-05 12:14:25, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 December 2005 12:51, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > Just so we're all on the same page, I think there are two sets of
> > unhappy people here... one is the group who want new stuff fast and
> > stable. For the most part that's not me, although I was in the "if
> > you're going to add ipw2200 support, why not something that works?"
> > group. But new stuff is going in faster than most people can assimilate
> > it if they have a real job, so I don't see too much problem there.
>
> My laptop has an ipw2200 but I can't get it to work in any kernel I built
> because the kernels I build aren't modular. I hope to be able to work around
> this someday with a clever enough initramfs (if necessary, moving the
> initramfs initialization earlier in the boot sequence), but it hasn't made it
> far enough up my todo list yet.

Well, building modular kernel for a test is not *that* much work.
Anyway, if you are going to fix it, fix it properly (by
delayed firmware loading) -- initrd hacks are good for you
but unusable for anyone else.

Pavel
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Thanks, Sharp!
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