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    SubjectRe: bnx2 dirver's firmware images
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    From: "Michael Chan" <mchan@broadcom.com>
    Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:05:51 -0700

    > The bnx2 firmware changes quite frequently. A new driver quite often
    > requires new firmware to work correctly. Splitting them up makes things
    > difficult for the user.
    >
    > The firmware in tg3 is a lot more mature and I don't expect it to
    > change. I think tg3 is better suited for using request_firmware().

    Like I said, I think neither should change and the driver should
    be fully functional when built statically into the kernel.

    :-)
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