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SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [2.6 patch] remove DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE
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Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 08:45:56PM -0800, Trent Piepho wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 01:06:02PM -0800, Trent Piepho wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 26 Nov 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > > DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE was (except for some OSS drivers) the only option
> > > > > that was still compiling a binary-only user-supplied firmware file at
> > > > > build-time into the kernel.
> > > > >
> > > > > This patch changes the driver to always use the standard
> > > > > request_firmware() way for firmware by removing DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE.
> > > >
> > > > Doesn't this also prevent the AV7110 module from getting compiled
> > > > into the kernel? Shouldn't the Kconfig file be adjusted so
> > > > that 'y' can't be selected anymore and it depends on MODULES?
> > >
> > > No.
> > > No.
> > >
> > > request_firmware() works fine for built-in drivers.
> >
> > Wouldn't that require loading the firmware file before the filesystems are
> > mounted?
>
> Sure.

And you have to create an initrd for the firmware!

As I wrote before:
I NAK any attempt to remove this option.

The option _is_ useful because it allows a user to build an av7110 driver
without hotplug, initrd etc.

Nobody has to use this option, but it should be possible to do so.

CU
Oliver

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