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    SubjectRe: [patch] do not allow IPW_2100=Y or IPW_2200=Y
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    On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 13:27 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > > > > >> Kconfig currently allows compiling IPW_2100 and IPW_2200 into kernel
    > > > > >> (not as a module). Unfortunately, such configuration does not work,
    > > > > >> because these drivers need a firmware, and it can't be loaded by
    > > > > >> userspace loader when userspace is not running.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > False, initramfs...
    > > > >
    > > > > which would warrant some extra documentation in Kconfig explaining that this
    > > > > driver needs initramfs with firmware for it to work when compiled in the
    > > > > kernel. A link to the ipw2x00 documentation might also help.
    > > >
    > > > Besides, the initramfs runs long after the driver init routine
    > > > runs which is when the firmware needs to be available.
    > >
    > > .. unless you use sysfs to do a fake hotunplug + replug the device, at
    > > which point the driver init routine runs again.
    >
    > Ouch, nice trick. But how do I actually pull it up? There's nothing
    > that looks like allowing that in /sys:
    >
    > root@amd:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:02.0# ls

    /sys/bus/pci/slots/0000:04:02.1

    need to go there via bus/pci/slots


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