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SubjectRe: A proposal - binary
On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 12:36:00PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> > That is good to know. But there is a kernel option which doesn't make
> > much sense in that case:
> >
> > [*] Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmware
>
> No, that is very different. That option is present if you don't want to
> build some firmware images from the source that is present in the kernel
> tree, and instead, use the pre-built stuff that is also present in the
> kernel tree.

You're describing PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD. The text Zach quoted is from
STANDALONE, which is something else completely. That allows us to not
build drivers that pull in things from /etc and the like during compile.
(Whoever thought that was a good idea?)

Dave

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