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    SubjectRe: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied from in-kernel, use it in more drivers.


    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
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    > Hey, how about a config option that turns firwmare files into
    > stand-alone kernel modules that register the blob into the
    > request_firmware internal list, and MODULE_FIRMWARE into a module
    > dependency?

    I think that should work fine from a technical angle, and I don't disagree
    per se, but it really is very ugly.

    Wouldn't it be much simpler to just require people to have a reasonably
    up-to-date mkinitrd. Apparently it's not available _everywhere_, but if we
    check for this up-front (even if we can apparently only do so at "make
    install" time due to the root requirements), wouldn't that really solve
    the issue with much less work?

    Linus


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